Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Water has 100 ft visibility whith no wetsauit required. We wore skins so we didn't get cratched on coral. Free dove with reef & blacktip sharks. This is my first free dive no feeding or sitting stagnant but swimming along with them. Completely different experience. Loved it! There is a large shark biolabt there taking samples as we swam. It was one of my best dives yet. Hope to go back soon.
The marina is excellent and the property offers many relaxing places to hang out, play games, eat and swim. There is a general store and restaurant. We had to extend our stay due to weather and the staff was very accommodating. Bimini offers wonder beaches to walk with beautiful views in brilliant colors. Be sure to enjoy local made Bimini bread and conch salad.
We visit each and every April in celebration of our anniversary. Bimini is by far our favorite place on earth. Big Game continues to please. We love to feed the bull sharks at night!!!! The views from ANY room are spectacular. The "resort" is very laid back and much more authentic than Resort World. If you are looking for a close touch with the Biminites.. Choose Big Game. If you want a casino, Miami-vibed, Gucci vacation.... Send yourself to Resort World... And stay there. You don't belong in Bimini.
The Old Man and I used to run to Bimini back in the 1990s and go fishing with the likes of "Blinky," "Albert," "Bonefish Bill," and "Bonefish Ray." Things were literally WILD back then; pretty much anything went back then. Went back recently and was quite impressed with the updates/upgrades. The closest Bahamian isle to our US soil definitely deserves to be a hot spot, of sorts, and this little Marina/Resort is on its way to being exactly that. Dont expect to find Little Miami quite yet, but if you are looking for attentive staff, decent food, quiet and clean rooms with nice touches, this is a great find. I kinda miss the old icon that was Bimini, but things were destined to change and it appears as though they are changing the right way. Fish on!
low level South American...The day we arrived when we were ready to go to bed we discovered that the bed was full of bugs...termites we were told...they changed our room. The place needs a lot of maintenance, has no beach (but a nice pool) and the service at the restaurant is from bad to abysmal, the food is fair. the whole island is trashy, literally, a lot of trash all over, abandoned houses and cars... Diving is ok, the diving center is ok, laid back but works and safe but most of the dives are shallow or very shallow and visibility was a problem (early May).
We stayed two nights at BBCG. The rooms were clean and the A/C was cold. Water pressure in shower could have been better. We experienced great customer service at the resort and the restaurant (Bimini Big Game Grill). A shout out to Huey and Andrew at the Grill. They were both very personable and hard working! We enjoyed our stay here!
One of the best resorts that I've ever been in! Great rooms, great services, amazing facilities! We hosted an underwater fashion workshop there, we had 22 people in my group and everyone was super happy. We used the conference room for our class sessions which was exactly what we needed. All the staff of the resort was great! The food and beverage manager - Ali, was awesome and helped us with the conference room and with the early breakfast we requested. Beth Watson was super nice and helpful with anything we needed around the resort. And of course, the wonderful crew of Neal Watson's Bimini Scuba Center that helped us with all of our water photo sessions. Thank you all for everything!! :)
This was a viable option if I ever came back to Bimini to fish for a few days. There is an adequate marina on site as well as a restaurant. It would be a great place to stay if you drove a boat from Florida to come to Bimini for a few days.
Not much more to say, the bartender was beyond rude and lazy. If I knew his name I'd call the investment group in California that owns/manages the place. He's bad for business! I could not possibly tip the woman dealing with him enough. New POS system was a problem but nearly as big an issue as the crap attitude behind the bar. The food was horrendous to boot. Go to Big Johns or Three daughters before this place.
I wanted to wait awhile before I did my reviews for my recent trip to Bimini because it had to be the worst vacation I ever have had. I wanted to ensure my review was based on facts and not emotions so I gave myself time to calm down. BBGC & Grill is not a place I would recommend at all as my other three traveling companions will attest to. When we arrived at the “resort” we checked in and was met with a very halfhearted greeting. This place does not believe in helping out their guests with their luggage/dive gear or give helpful information for that matter. We were told that we could use a wheel barrow to get our groups luggage (about 9 pieces) to the bottom of the stairs if someone returned it. Of course there was not a wheel barrow to be had. OK, not a happy situation, but none of us are delicate flowers and we can haul the gear. It is just when you pay the amount of money we did for our room you expect to have some decent service. After that shock we asked what we need to do to get set up for our diving the next day. The receptionist did not have a clue and of course the dive shop was closed. Now mind you, the dive shop is on site and they interact with each other regularly. You would think they have some sort of system information sheet, standard liturgy they can half-heartedly expel from their brains, but NOPE! They did dial the phone number of the shop owner for me to ask him directly but there was no answer. We had to come back later and try again. Our rooms were clean but not as nice as what they show on their website. The lighting in the room is poor at best but we made due. We were in room 201 which overlooked the roof and several loud A/C units. Our balcony’s view was dismal but we did have cold A/C so I must give credit where it is due. As I mentioned before the rooms were clean and the housekeeping staff did an outstanding job keeping them that way. The grounds were always clean and orderly as well, especially the pool area. There are not complaints in that department, thank goodness. Finally this place is a marina as well. We saw some really beautiful boats come and go from the area with some fascinating people. They need to impose a noise pollution rule there because the first night there we were out on deck and boats would pull up blaring some rather vulgar music. The “F-word” among others were just flowing from the speakers as children eating dinner were present. I will not mention some of the sexual content that those children heard as well. BBGC Grill In regards to the BBGC Grill…well it might be easier to list the good points as it won’t take up as much time. The food was decent (what they did not run out of), the views were pretty and the bartender makes a mean Miami Vice drink. That is about it! The service is glacial at best; both in regards to the speed and/or the servers. We did have one server during morning breakfast named Sharalyn (I believe). She was as sweet as pie and we all liked her. She genuinely tried her best to be a good server. Every meal, and I mean EVERY meal took an average of 1-1/2 to 2 hours to complete. There is “island time” and then there is absurd. Even the drink orders took forever, regardless if they were busy or slow. The servers for the most part acted as if they wanted to be somewhere else and on our last day there the server during breakfast (Sharalyn was off) was exceptionally short and rude to us. Every meal they were out of something, and I am talking about basic items. They ran out of coffee, cream/milk, bacon, bread, fish, sausage and various other items. They would not compensate you for anything. I mean you pay $15 US for 2 eggs, bacon, hash browns and a piece of toast and then they are out of one or more of the components. The average restaurant will substitute something, but not this place. You are getting ripped off in all areas at this place. We finally paid for a taxi a few times to go down to Resort World just to have a complete meal with great service. It is quite sad if you think about it. I could go on and on but you have probably already moved onto the next review by now. Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center Well our main reason for going to Bimini was to dive, especially with the Great Hammerhead sharks. We did get to do that and the dive operation did a good job. All of the crew (dive master, captain, deck hands) were wonderful people and very hard working to boot. They were nice and highly personable to say the least! My personal favorite was “aka Swagger” as he was a sweet guy. However, the owner really needs to make some improvements on the boats in a big way. They are not in the best of conditions at all and they need to have more gear available, such as weights. We had to be weighted extra heavy for the shark dive but at one point there was not enough. That may be due to the fact that they sell the shark dive as a maximum of 12 divers per dive, but they were packing up to 16 divers per trip. I did not feel that was safe or enjoyable at all. The boat was crowded with all the people and gear and it would take up too much time get off the boat and back on with that many people. Do not oversell a dive! They need to make sure the front desk is well informed of their process. If they have done this then shame on BBGC office staff! The whole thing was a cluster! Island of Bimini, Bahamas Beautiful island but not the people! The people were rude and very unfriendly. The only exception was two separate taxi drivers who were helpful but they had to be so that we would request them. Naw…Howard was a genuinely nice man! Do yourself a favor, if you want to go to Bimini just spend one day there. That is all you will need as there are better experiences on Nassau or Freeport.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina places you next to Dolphin House Museum and Bimini Water Sports. This 3.5-star resort has 51 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 2 restaurants, a marina, and an outdoor pool. Centrally located in Alice Town, the resort is also a short walk from Alice Town Beach and Browns Marina.
Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Big Game Bar & Grill, which specializes in American cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start your day off with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee.
The 51 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. MP3 docks, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes are also standard.
Guests staying at Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina enjoy access to a marina, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is available if you drive. Front-desk staff can assist with concierge services and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a meeting room, free use of bicycles, and a computer station.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
80% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 343 reviews