Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Memorial Day Runaway: The Bahamas

Laid-back Bahamian style awaits



Bumper-to-bumper traffic. Clueless wandering tourists. And you thought Art Basel was bad.

Memorial Day weekend has arrived, and it’s time for you to scram.

Hop on a 20-minute private plane ride from Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport to Bimini Bay Resort & Marina in the Bahamas.

Where to stay
Upon landing, set sail on the resort's sea taxi that’ll take you to your own private villa with a fully equipped kitchen and expansive porch within the sprawling resort of Bimini Bay.

Sure, there's a shuttle that'll take you around the resort, but opt for renting a golf cart. Besides ensuring you're never stranded, it's a golf cart. Pedal to the metal, baby.

Where to eat
Away from the calorie-counting bodies of South Beach, you're free to indulge. The signature restaurant Sabor is the place to be at dinner, as it's the resort's poolside fine dining property serving up fresh mahi mahi.

What to do
Chill by the pool in an oversized couch during the day, or grab a rod and head out to Moselle Shoal where you'll reel in a barracuda.

As the sun sets, you’ll coast up a dusty trail in your cart, sifting past massive sand piles to find the secluded Sakara Beach Club (on Rockwell Island Beach Estates), an outdoor dance club blasting house music alongside the ocean.

It’s South Beach, Bahamas style. Your home away from home.

Bimini Bay Resort & Marina
25.42.6 N 79.18.6 W, The Bahamas
(888) 891-2263
biminibayresort.com

Room rates: Suites and villas starting at $199 per night
Ferry: $10 both ways; starting in July the Bahamas Express ferry can be taken from Fort Lauderdale to Bimini Bay $49.50 each way

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