By John Bell
Alice Town, Bimini – With the Labor Day Weekend on hand, the historic Big Game Club is attracting customers by air, by sea and with a unique tasty menu featuring a Caribbean specialty— Lionfish Nuggets.
General Manager Mike Weber said the 51-room Big Game Club is completely sold out for the end of summer Labor Day weekend, a good sign for the iconic resort and marina, which returned as a Guy Harvey Outpost last year.
“We are looking good with several bookings for 2012 all ready in place,” said Weber. “The property is really spectacular and we currently rated very high with customer reviews on the TripAdvisor service.”
The Bimini Big Game Club reviews can be found at:
Closed for two years, the Big Game Club re-opened last year following a multi-million-dollar renovation that included all guest rooms, the new Bimini Big Game Bar & Grill, the Outfitter Shop and the Gulfstream Conference Center and adjoining Hemingway’s Rum Bar and Social Lounge. Located on the main navigation channel in Bimini, The Big Game Club has again become the epicenter of water-oriented pursuits, including offshore game fishing, backcountry fishing and diving. The resort features a 75-slip marina capable of accommodating boats up to 145 feet in length.
Host to numerous major sportfishing tournaments for more than half a century, The Big Game Club in May returned to its roots as host of the Billfish Invitational, and is scheduled to become a yearly event along with other tournaments and family fun-fishing outings.
Bimini’s location along the legendary Gulfstream (a “river” of warm water) location is at the apex of a superhighway for migrating fish and acts as a kind of sushi conveyor belt carrying abundant food to the local fish. Deepwater game fish include marlin, tuna, sailfish, wahoo and swordfish, while big grouper, barracuda and schools of snapper can be found on the reefs. Bimini’s flats are home the fishermen’s favorite prey, bonefish and permit. With more than 50-record-setting catches in the waters around the island, Bimini has earned its title of Sport Fishing Capital of the World.