Bimini Sands announces “Stuck in Paradise” incentive

Bimini Sands Resort & Marina has rolled out a “Stuck in Paradise” incentive, which includes 5 day’s FREE dockage for guests who get stuck due to rough weather.

Bimini Sands Resort & Marina is offering anglers another incentive to make the short crossing from South Florida this winter. Wahoo are running and lane snapper are biting this month in the vibrant blue waters off Bimini, beckoning anglers to hop in their boats and head for this Bahamas fishing mecca. Once they arrive, Bimini Sands Resort & Marina is the perfect base of operations for a weekend of serious offshore and flats fishing and family fun. Bimini Sands features a full-service marina set in the midst of a beautiful Bahamas resort. Located on South Bimini, it also boasts its own deep-water entrance.

Winter conditions in the Gulf Stream can be unpredictable, however. Marina guests with work and other commitments are sometimes forced to fly home, leaving their boat “stuck in paradise” until the seas calm down. To help anglers avoid an unexpected extra dockage fee due to rough weather, Bimini Sands is now offering guests who have paid for two consecutive nights’ dockage in the marina up to an additional five consecutive days’ free dockage until they can return to get their boat. Bimini Sands’ “Stuck in Paradise” promotion is available from now through March 31, 2011.

“This winter, the fishing has been great around Bimini and there’ve been plenty of days when the conditions were perfect for anglers to run over here by boat from South Florida,” said Bimini Sands Owner and CEO Frank Cooney. “We want to give our patrons the peace of mind of knowing if they come for a weekend and the forecast turns bad on Sunday, they can leave their boat in our protected marina until the following Friday without racking up a huge bill.”

Popular with anglers year-round, Bimini Sands Marina accommodates boats up to 100 feet in length on state-of-the-art floating docks. The marina’s long list of amenities includes fuel (Texaco gas and diesel), 30/50 amp shore power, on-site Customs, marina store with bait and ice, dockside restaurant, free WiFi, showers, laundry, tennis courts, swimming pool and access to Bimini Sands Resort’s unspoiled white-sand beaches. Marina patrons also can book water-sports activities with the Bimini Sands Activities Staff and enjoy free bus service to the resort’s upscale Bimini Twist Restaurant and Mackey’s Sand Bar.

“Bimini offers unmatched opportunities for quality game fish, and best of all, it’s only a 50-mile run by boat from Miami,” said George Poveromo, host of “George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing” on NBC Sports. “As for Bimini Sands, it’s like my home away from home. The accommodations are beautiful, the marina is spacious and well protected from weather and currents, and the staff is both friendly and professional. ”

About Bimini SandsLocated just 50 miles from Miami on the Bahamas gateway island of South Bimini, this year-round resort features luxury one- and two-bedroom villas with beach or marina views, a full-service marina accommodating boats up to 100 feet, two freshwater swimming pools, upscale dining—including the island’s only sushi bar—and a full suite of eco-tourism water-sports activities. Minutes from Bimini International Airport with service to the U.S. East Coast and Nassau, its idyllic location offers spectacular views of Bimini’s luminous blue waters, sunsets over the Gulf Stream, coral reefs and a secluded ocean beach just steps from your door. Family-owned and operated for more than 15 years, Bimini Sands Resort & Marina is one of the Bahamas’ best-rated family vacation destinations. For more information, visit