Virgin Voyages is making a buzz with its supercharged, adults-only onboard experiences designed to add a fresh, distinct flavor to cruising. But the new cruise line’s fun, carefree vibe doesn’t end there. Every Caribbean itinerary includes a stop to the heavenly Bahamian island of Bimini, where the Beach Club at Bimini awaits. This is nothing like other cruise lines’ private island experiences—here, you feel you’ve been transported to an exclusive island resort. Read on to get the low-down on what a day of sun and sand is like in this private seaside escape.
Arriving to Bimini
The Beach Club at Bimini is located within Resorts World Bimini, a 750-acre beachfront resort. The ship docks about a mile from the Beach Club, but no need to trudge under the hot sun. Trolleys come every few minutes to whisk passengers to the beachfront. (Tip: When you rent a cabana, you can enjoy golf cart transport to the Beach Club instead.)
The Breathtaking Beach
Though the Beach Club at Bimini itself is certainly a treat for the eyes, the adjacent white-sand beach is definitely the main attraction. It’s a blend of immaculate white and turquoise colors, and it’s peppered with dozens of beach chairs and cabanas for rent for those who want to recline near the subtle sound of waves. The beachfront swings are a popular Instagram spot, and the cruise ship docked in the background provides an irresistible photo opp.
Two Lagoon-Style Pools
Surrounded by lounge chairs, chic cabanas for rent, and palm trees rustling in the breeze, the Beach Club’s pools are the prime spot for those who want to be near all the action. Don’t expect it to be party central right away, though. The morning vibes get off to a quiet start; it’s only once the sun peaks high in its afternoon position that you’ll notice the beats thump a bit louder and conversations get a bit livelier. By then, there’s a flotilla taking hold in the pool, with a DJ spinning tunes while revelers grab drinks from one of two nearby bars. Rumor has it Mark Ronson, Diplo, and Sofi Tukker are slated to appear as resident DJs in the future.
Dining, Drinking, and Merrymaking
One of the best parts of cruising with Virgin Voyages is the huge array of goodies covered in your fare, including your meals and drinks. When you’re feeling a little peckish, head over to one of two complimentary food stations to choose from a variety of lunch bites—conch and mango salad, curry chicken, and rum cake are just the start. Not sure what you want to sample? Order a little bit of everything and share it family-style with your group.
When it comes to drinks, the Beach Club at Bimini keeps you properly refreshed, whether you’re sticking to non-alcoholic beverages or going all in with some boozy concoctions. Here’s a tip: If the main bar at the Beach Club gets busy, head over to the pool bar with the egg-shaped swinging basket chairs to get served in a flash. You can use your pre-paid bar tab at the Beach Club at Bimini just as you would onboard.
Super-Fun Fitness Options
Virgin Voyages goes above and beyond to provide plenty of options for exercise, and its Beach Club is no different. When you arrive to Bimini, you can take part in classes such as stand-up paddleboard yoga or get in on some beach volleyball action. There’s a water sports shack providing equipment you need for activities likes kayaking, snorkeling, and even diving (there’s a shipwreck nearby that’s definitely worth seeing!).
Days in port never seem long enough, right? Not so at the Beach Club at Bimini. Since the island is so close to Miami, reaching the port there won’t take as long, giving you more time to enjoy every second of your vacation. That means you can stick around to witness the dreamy sunset before settling in around a bonfire to enjoy the glow of the flames and kick it with newfound friends.
The Beach Club at Bimini is one more reason cruisers are taking note of newcomer Virgin Voyages. Count on Cruises.com’s travel experts to help you book your Caribbean cruise the smart way. With access to perks and deals no one else has, we get you more for your money!
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