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“WOW 5 TIMES BETTER THAN WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE!!”

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Bimini Magical Vacation B & B
Thomaston, Connecticut
1 review
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“WOW 5 TIMES BETTER THAN WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE!!”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

My dad and I just got back from a week at Dougie's B&B we were so happy we stayed there! About 1 hour after touring the B&B Doug asked us if we wanted to go on a boat ride to check on fish, we threw on shorts and were in the Whaler in the bluest water after about a 20 minute ride we were snorkeling and spotting tons of fish, we didn't take any because he already had plenty of Hog Fish to eat tonight, supper was out of this WORLD!! It didn't stop there, next morning Lobsters and eggs!! He hooked us up with his friends Walt (Walt is well known on the islands) Don and son J.P. and they were the best tour guides and took us to North Bimini and to the Casino and they were just the nicest people, we went back to North Bimini 2 more times with them, Doug took us fishing in his 52 foot boat and we caught lots of fish for more suppers with Stone Crabs, Pork roasts with bacon, steaks and conch salad, I could go on and on, thank you so much Dougie your the best host on the planet!! My Dad is so HAPPY!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Accomodations exactly as imagined/ expected. Doug was a wonderful host and it was a great family trip. We were sent to all the best beaches and fishing spots. Kids loved the golf cart and we loved the amazing cooking!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Kelly and I just spent a "magical" 5 days in South Bimini over the Memorial Day weekend. Dougie's B&B was recommended to us by our good friend Jillian and I can say without any reservation that I would stay with Dougie on any future trips to Bimini.

For first-timers on the island, Dougie is the best island guide/host you could ask for. He is indeed a fixture in the culture of the island in addition to being an excellent Goombay chef. The meals were all included and prepared with freshly caught Hogfish, conch and other delights. Also, the famous apple pancakes alone are worth the trip to Bimini!

We stayed in the top floor bedroom which is really like having your own apartment with a full bedroom, bathroom and living room (with satellite television). All the rooms are clean and well-stocked with everything you'll need. The 360 degree views are incredible and for those not scared of heights, there is a rooftop observation deck that is worth the climb up the ladder.

Doug was our guide whenever we needed one and then provided his golf cart any time we needed if for our solo excursions. Doug also took us out on his boat for snorkeling, exploring, and watching the evening sunsets. He even negotiated our dive trips with the local dive shop so that didn't miss out on any dive opportunities.

If you are unsure about Bimini, book a trip and stay with Dougie and you will be taken care of. The Bimini natives are extremely friendly and certainly love to have a good time. There is plenty of opportunity to party with the locals and the other visitors and the beach club bar...but be careful, it can get a little wild late at night!

Room Tip: The best room is definitely the suite at the top of the house. It has the best views and the most r...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2013

We are from Ft. Lauderdale and we have the best time crossing for the weekend. We stay at Dougie B&B with great Seafood that we catch ourselves for Dinner. We get free dockage,Ocean View rooms and Golf Cart with our stay. Bimini is a Quite Island but we really enjoy the Beach Club Sports Bar at the end of the street from the B&B. There are 3 Great pools and 2 Beaches within walking distance. Allways interesing when the Local Natives stop by for a cocktail or Tall Tail and help with Dinner.Traveling to Bimini for the last 40 Years I have finely found one of the Bahamas Best keep Secrets Captain Walt

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2013

My friend and I just got back from an amazing 3 day trip to Bimini. We stayed with Doug at his B+B and absolutely loved it. Doug picked us up from the Ferry and gave us a full tour of Bimini on his golf cart (everyone gets around on golf carts on the island). The house was spacious and clean and every room has its own full bathroom. Doug cooked all of our meals (included in the $150/night)- my favorites were the conch chowder with Bimini bread and his famous pancakes with apples. We had full access to his golf cart whenever we wanted (other places charge $60/day for rental) and we were within 1/2 mile or less from 2 gorgeous beaches. Doug also took us out snorkeling and free diving for conch (that he then cooked for dinner) on his boat (no extra charge, although he does charge for shark and dolphin dives)- it was a great experience! I can't say enough great things about Doug or Bimini. This is definitely the best deal on the island and my friend and I plan on returning and staying with Doug at the Magical B+B again in the future!

Room Tip: The B+B has 3 rooms that each sleep 2 people and have their own bathroom. The top bedroom is the bi...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Bimini Magical Vacation B & B
Address: 143 Hoghaven Drive, 33030, Bimini
Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Bimini
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Bimini
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free Dinners, Golf Cart & Snorkeling (One Day) Amenities Priceless! Bimini Magical Vacation is a B&B on a Deep Water canal with an Ocean View. We have a Goombay Chef that includes Dinner with your stay. Golf Cart & 13 Whaler Skiff is included. Cost $175 ($225 Apr-Sept) Per Couple ... more   less 
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