BIMINI — Banyan Tree is heading to the Caribbean for the first time with plans to open the new five-star, 50-key Banyan Tree illa Bahamas.
Launched in partnership with Island Developers, the eco-conscious resort is set to deliver the Caribbean’s first authentic, Maldives-style overwater bungalows, all accessible via a 20-minute seaplane ride from Miami. Bimini is the westernmost district of The Bahamas, comprising a chain of islands located about 80 kilometres east of the Florida hotspot.
In addition to hotel suites featuring private terraces and plunge pools, the resort will also boast 54 luxury residences, unique culinary pop-ups, a curated music series, oceanside meditations at the Banyan Tree Spa and more.
“illa Bimini represents a vision to bring the highest level of luxury and service to The Bahamas while being environmentally sensitive in our approach,” said Alejandro Capo, Principal illa Bimini. “We are ecstatic to align ourselves with a brand that shares that vision in Banyan Tree.”
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio currently includes close to 50 properties across four brands and 24 countries.
According to Peter Hechler, Head of Regional Operations MENA, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, the new resort represents the Group’s continued strategic expansion into the Americas.
“With this signing, we are proud to bring our founding brand of Banyan Tree to the beautiful island of Bimini,” he said. “As our first luxury resort in The Bahamas, Banyan Tree illa Bahamas will showcase the best of our brand’s ethos of creating a sanctuary for the senses, while deeply connecting with the environment and local culture.”
An opening date for the new Banyan Tree illa Bahamas has yet to be confirmed. For more information go to https://illabimini.com/.