Bimini, a district located to the west of the Bahamas, is a region that is made up of several islands in proximity to Miami. This moderately small area forms the nearest point to access the mainland United States from the Bahamas. Bimini comprises of three main islands, namely North, South, and East Bimini, East Bimini being the smallest of the three. Both North and South Bimini are moderately developed, and tourists penetrate them via boat to partake of their vibrant day and nightlives. Significant activities around Bimini include swimming in the warm, turquoise blue waters, snorkeling, and scuba diving, among others. Visitors can view the remains of the partially submerged SS Sapona, a ship that sank in 1926 during a hurricane. The history of Bimini has unique tales, some of which are simply mystical, narrated to visitors. They include the mystical Bimini Wall and pavement underwater, the Fountain of Youth, as well as the Healing Hole of Bimini. Visitors enjoy viewing the unique wild animals indigenous to Bimini like the iconic and almost extinct smalltooth sawfish, the giant Boa constrictor, and the swift Ameiva lizard. Visitants like to take a tour of the world-class Shark Lab, which is also known as the Bimini Biological Field Station. The lab is at the forefront in undertaking shark research and ensuring the ocean systems' conservation remains intact.
The climate of Bimini is majorly a tropical savannah one, under the Köppen climatic classification of Aw. The weather is characterized by two major seasons: a dry season with mildly warm weather (winter) and a wet season with hot temperatures (summer). The general climate is influenced by the location of Bimini on the Atlantic Ocean plus the winds from the ocean. The wet season, which is the hot season too, starts in May and ends in October. Warm air masses dominate the season, causing the weather to remain hot and humid throughout. The daytime temperature ranges between 29.2°C (84.6°F) and 32.6°C (90.7°F), and the nighttime temperature reaches between 21.3°C (70.3°F) and 24.3°C (75.7°F). Rainfall during the season is ample, with the precipitation readings going as high as 233.3mm (9.2") o the wettest month. Precipitation during the wet season is approximately 178.6mm (7") per month, with June as the rainiest month having the highest precipitation reading of 233.3mm (9.2"). The wet season comes with several weather hazards, like flooding in the lower regions of the island, thunderstorms, and periodic cases of hurricanes like those recorded in the history of the Bahamas. Between July and October, especially, visitors remain warned as it is the official hurricane season. During the dry season, from November through April, Bimini experiences a considerable drop in the temperature averages. The northeastern winds and the westerlies result in dry weather that is both sunny and arid. The days become so dry that occasionally, a drought is experienced in Bimini. The temperature, though, drops to highs of between 25.3°C (77.5°F) and 27.8°C (82°F), and lows of between 16.8°C (62.2°F) and 20.4°C (68.7°F). Even if this period falls within the dry season, the days still experience some showers of rain, albeit in very minimal amounts. This remains the peak of tourism in Bimini. The driest month of the year is March, experiencing the lowest reading in precipitation, of approximately 39.7mm (1.6").