Alice Town Travel Guide

  • Municipal Building
    Municipal Building
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  • Off the beach
    Off the beach
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  • Looking down into museum yard
    Looking down into museum yard
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Alice Town Things to Do

  • Bill & Nowdla Keefe's Bimini Undersea

    There are actually 2 scuba outfits - one on South Bimini, but the main one is in Alicetown. They have moorings at various dive sites, and in addition to the scuba trips they do a wild dolphin swim. The picture is of the old hotel where they kept the dive boat.They have a snorkel with the wild dolphins trip which is expensive, but if you are...

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  • The Compleat Angler

    The Compleat Angler is a hotel on North Bimini that was built in the 1930s. It has been made famous by the likes of Ernst Hemingway, who used to stay at the hotel from time to time and probably frequented the bar even more than that. Today, Calypso music pour from its doorways, little rings are tossed onto little hooks sticking out from the wall...

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  • Scuba Dive on 'The Bimini Road'

    Scuba Dive on 'The Bimini Road'... Many people have concluded Bimini to be one of the possible sites of the lost city of Atlantis. Their evidence lies 20 to 30 feet below the surface of the water. There are several large stones that appear to have been quarried into retangles and laid end to end; thus, forming a road. After having dove on the site,...

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Alice Town Restaurants

  • The Anchorage at Blue Water Resort

    Restaurant sits on the top of a the rise looking out over the Gulf Stream. Service is attentive, and thoughtful. I had a wonderful lobster special and Bob had the catch of the day. The bread was hot and they gave us a pitcher of iced tea. There was lemon cake for desert.

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  • Captain Bob's

    This place is in front of the Sea Crest Hotel and across the street from the Sea Crest Marina. It is not air conditioned- just has a fan, but it is good for breakfast and lunch- only open until about 2 pm. I've been here twice to have lunch after we crossed the Gulf Stream and checked in. Each time I've had the bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich...

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  • Fishermans

    This restaurant is down at the south end next to the End of the World bar If the weather is good you can sit outside on the deck. We didn't do that because it was cold and windy I had fried chicken. Ask what they have before you order. Provisioning is apparently hit or miss in Bimini and it does no good to look at the menu and decide when they are...

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  • Red Lion

    Lots of locals. Has somewhat disconnected service - lady that took our order didn't bring it, and we asked someone else, and then both of them brought it so we had two. I had calamari and Bob had snapper. The food was good

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  • Breakfast and Lunch

    This place is in front of the Sea Crest Hotel and across the street from the Sea Crest Marina.It is not air conditioned- just has a fan, but it is good for breakfast and lunch- only open until about 2 pm. I've been here twice to have lunch after we crossed the Gulf Stream and checked in. Each time I've had the bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich...

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  • The Blue Restaurant at the harbor...

    This restaurant is down at the south end next to the End of the World barIf the weather is good you can sit outside on the deck. We didn't do that because it was cold and windy I had fried chicken. Ask what they have before you order. Provisioning is apparently hit or miss in Bimini and it does no good to look at the menu and decide when they are...

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  • Cracked Conch a specialty

    Has specials and you can find out what they are by calling on the VHF radio. They have a TV, stools and tables. Has kind of a local diner hangout ambience. Cracked conch, and other fried food - also the only place that has ice cream.My SIL says they have the best cracked conch here. Unfortunately Bob can't eat conch as he's allergic.

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  • North end of town

    Lots of locals. Has somewhat disconnected service - lady that took our order didn't bring it, and we asked someone else, and then both of them brought it so we had two. I had calamari and Bob had snapper. The food was good

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  • Nicest restaurant in Bimini

    Restaurant sits on the top of a the rise looking out over the Gulf Stream. Service is attentive, and thoughtful. I had a wonderful lobster special and Bob had the catch of the day. The bread was hot and they gave us a pitcher of iced tea. There was lemon cake for desert.

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Alice Town Transportation

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    by Cabana_Boy Updated Feb 24, 2003

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    Take a sea plane from Miami... I flew Chalk 's Ocean Airways. They fly out of both Fort Lauderdale and Miami and can be reached at 1-800-424-2557 for details and schedules.


    The main island (North Bimini) where all the hotels & bars are located is so small, you can walk everywhere. I think the widest portion of the main island is 700 to 900 feet wide and around 5 or 6 miles long.

    Chalks float plane in North Bimini

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Alice Town Shopping

  • Chalks (Ocean) Airline

    Waiting room and ticket office Post cards of the airplanes. Possibly you can also get literature about the airline here.

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  • T-Shirts and Bimini Bread

    Very few places to shop on Bimini. There are 2 hardware stores - one at each end of N. Bimini, and several little general stores, an art gallery which never seems to be open and the outdoor market. Bimini Bread and Coconut Candy. The coconut rolls are too sweet for me. They also have T-shirts, straw baskets and souveniers, although there isn't...

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Alice Town Warnings and Dangers

  • Phone Service

    You can not buy phone cards that will work in the Bahamas from anyone else other than Batelco. Batelco has also recently been privatized and neither Verizon nor AT&T (nor I suspect any other phones) will work in the Bahamas any longer.

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  • As is the trouble with many Caribbean...

    As is the trouble with many Caribbean islands, there is very little in the way of regular trash picks and often you will see a lot of refuse in the streets or empty lots...a situation I am sure the throngs of tourists only amplify. So, do not be surprised if parts of the islands look terribly unkempt.

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Alice Town What to Pack

  • Money

    You can use US$ on Bimini without exchanging them for Bahamian $. There are no ATMs on Bimini. The bank will not cash a personal check. You can get a cash advance with VISA, but not AMEX or Mastercard. Some businesses will allow MC charges. Sometimes there will be a 25 cent charge to cash a traveler;s check.

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  • Packing List

    If you are flying over on a seaplane or other small engine aircraft, be sure to pack lightly. Since the planes are quite small the pilots must caluclate weight carefully, adjusting the load evenly throughout the plane. With too much weight in your bag, pilots may request that you lighten the load at the airport. Check with your air carrier for...

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Alice Town Off The Beaten Path

  • Learn the history of the island

    Try to visit the Bimini Museum which tells the history of the island(s) including Lerner marine laboratory, the old time wreckers, how sports fishing became popular, the wild children (like Adam Clayton Powell) who vacationed here, smuggling during prohibition, the immigration card of Jimmy Hoffa, and the sports hero records. It is housed the the...

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  • Walk to the south end of North Bimini

    The cemetery is on the south end of the island. Bob walks down there every time we go to Bimini. From there you can see the cruise ships, and you can see what the waves are like in the Gulf Stream.I have never gotten all the way down to the cemetery on foot although I've walked down to the Chalk Airline office.

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  • Snorkeling

    You can just walk down to the beach off Queen Street and snorkel. It's probably not as good as going out on a dive boat, but it is accessible. For diving, see the Bimini District page.I usually try to swim off the beach at least once while I'm there. Last time I had a new camera that I wanted to try out (after having lost my former dive camera on a...

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Alice Town Favorites

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    by Cabana_Boy Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: Bimini offers the traveler little other than big game fishing, scuba diving and a few bars to wet your whistle. My trip there centered around diving and it was my first trip to the Bahamas.

    Fondest memory: I have several good memories of Alice Town. Drift diving along the Continental Shelf at 130 feet below the surface was totally breathe taking. Back on land, hanging out in the bar at the Compleat Angler Hotel (one of Hemingway's old haunts) listening to Calypso music. And lets not forget the "ring toss" game at the Compleat Angler or the local who can always get the ring on the hook...I guess he's had a lot of time to practice.

    A spiny lobster in the waters around Bimini
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