Where to stay around Port Royal?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 142 vacation rentals near Port Royal. From 68 Condos/Apartments to 32 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Port Royal for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Port Royal?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 68 Condos/Apartments in Port Royal. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Port Royal include:

  • Houses: 32 rentals available
  • Studios: 25 rentals available
  • Villas: 14 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Port Royal?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 97 vacation rentals with pool available in Port Royal. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Port Royal: Ernest Hemingway's favorite spot

    The little archipelago of Bimini lies just 50 miles east of Miami and is perhaps best known as the favorite haunt of Ernest Hemingway, who lived on the island in the 1930s and penned his book, To Have and Have Not. It's not just the island life he was after. Bimini is legendary for its sports fishing and the author spent much of his time onboard his boat Pilar, in pursuit of marlin and swordfish. The little town of Port Royal lies on the quieter South Bimini, a secluded spot just moments away from the gorgeous beaches the islands are famed for.

    Port Royal is the sport fishing capital of the world

    The Gulf Stream which passes the archipelago provides a rich habitat for marine life and the reason the islands have become such a mecca for anglers. Don't take our word for it, there must be a reason that Bimini is often dubbed the "Sport Fishing Capital of the World". Not bad for such a tiny group of islands. The scuba diving is equally good and when you stay at a Port Royal vacation rental, a day spent exploring the underwater world is not time wasted. Nor is a sunny afternoon paddling around the cays and mangroves on paddleboards or kayaks.

    Port Royal's eclectic history

    For attractions, you're going to have to look a little further than the area around your Port Royal vacation rental, but with the islands and cays so close, it's never a problem getting around. Try not to miss a visit to the Dolphin House, a unique home built entirely from salvaged ceramics, glass and shells. The eclectic Bimini Museum is equally fascinating and houses a collection of mementos from notable figures who have visited the islands, including the immigration card of Martin Luther King, who reportedly wrote some of his famous speeches here, not to mention the fishing logs of Ernest Hemingway.

    Fly to Port Royal for some winter sun

    The Bimini islands have fairly well-defined seasons, the busiest of which runs between mid-December and mid-April. During this time, you'll likely be treated to gloriously warm weather and sunny skies, with little to no chance of rain. If you plan to score a Port Royal vacation rental over the festive season, be sure to book up early. There's plenty of folk out there who want to skip the snow back home and spend Christmas and New Year in the sun. If you don't mind the odd tropical downpour, you can bag yourself a rental bargain in May, but the rain could put a dampener on proceedings.

    Get face-to-face with bull sharks at Port Royal

    Bimini is home to some of the most unique creatures on all the Caribbean islands. Some are, unfortunately, endangered, like the endemic Bimini boa and the smalltooth sawfish, while others thrive like the Bimini ameiva, a type of lizard which can be seen scampering around the whole island. There's a particularly large number of shark species that roam the waters around Bimini, including mako and threshers. To get up close to these feared predators, lower yourself into the dockside cage and you'll be face-to-face with several bull sharks, some of the largest and most aggressive of the shark family.