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Bimini

Bimini is a group of two small islands in the Bahamas, North Bimini and South Bimini. North Bimini is about 7 miles long and 700 feet wide: its main settlement is Alice Town, a collection of shops, restaurants, and bars surrounding a single road. South Bimini houses an airstrip and two hotels, and offers a quiet alternative to the slow bustle of North Bimini.

The island is best known for fishing, and the surrounding ocean is considered by many to be one of the world's top fishing spots. Because Bimini is about 50 miles from Miami, Florida, many American anglers go to the island by boat to fish, or to enjoy the local nightlife. Scuba diving is also a popular activity, as there are many shipwrecks in the area.