Fodor's Expert Review Fountain of Youth

South Bimini Historic Sight

Famous explorer Juan Ponce de León heard about a Fountain of Youth possibly located in Bimini, so in 1513, on his way to discovering Florida and the Gulf Stream, he landed on Bimini but never found the fountain. The historical result? Somehow Biminites adopted a freshwater natural well that was carved out of limestone by groundwater thousands of years ago and used it to commemorate Ponce de León’s search. Now there’s a plaque to celebrate the myth. So, nonetheless, go there and make a wish (without casting a penny—this is an eco-island). You'll find the Fountain of Youth on the road to the airport.

Historic Sight

Quick Facts

South Bimini, Bimini Islands  Bahamas

242-347–3500-Bimini Sands Resort & Marina

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free

What’s Nearby

Related Forum Posts