Atlantis, Bahamas

October 22-30, 2021

Atlantis know as a par-a-dise: A place of extreme beauty, delight or happiness!

Atlantis is a luxury resort located on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Just over the bridge from the larger island of Nassau.  It was built in 1994 and has since become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean. The resort features several hotels, including The Royal, The Cove, and The Reef, as well as a variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options. We statying in a timeshare just outside the The Royal. Walking distance away and had resort passes to enjoy all the amminities during our stay.

One of the most famous attractions at Atlantis is the Aquaventure Water Park, which features water slides, a lazy river, and a variety of pools. There’s also a marine habitat that’s home to more than 50,000 sea creatures, including sharks, rays, and dolphins. Guests can even swim with dolphins or take a behind-the-scenes tour of the marine habitat.

In addition to the water park and marine habitat, Atlantis also has a golf course, spa, and casino. The resort is known for its luxurious accommodations and beautiful beaches. Overall, Atlantis is a great destination for families or anyone looking for a fun and relaxing vacation in the Bahamas.

The area of Atlantis is beautiful, the beaches are white sand and the crystal clear waters are like a over sized bathtub. Perfect for laying around on a float and just soaking in the sunshine. 

The surrounding town gives you all the island life feels. The people are welcoming, and laid back. They have their own take on common foods.  Have you ever tried conch? Well, now’s your chance!  

The water park, Aquaventure is one of the largest waterparks in the world. It covers over 141 acres and features a variety of water attractions, including water slides, pools, and a lazy river.

1. The Leap of Faith: This is one of the park’s most popular attractions and consists of a 60-foot drop down a near-vertical slide that takes you through a clear acrylic tunnel surrounded by shark-filled waters.

2. The Abyss: This slide starts with a near-vertical drop before taking you through a dark tunnel and into a pool at the bottom.

3. The Current: This is a mile-long lazy river that takes you through various rapids, waves, and tunnels.

4. The Mayan Temple: This is a large structure that houses several water slides, including the Leap of Faith and the Abyss.

5. Splashers: This is an area designed specifically for younger children and features smaller slides, fountains, and water play areas.

In addition to these attractions, Aquaventure also has several pools, including a large wave pool and several smaller pools for lounging or swimming.  There are also plenty of places to grab food and drinks throughout the park. 

While visiting we also decided to go diving and fishing. The diving was amazing. This water is so warm and clear it is perfect for this activity. We chose a 2 location dive, a reef area and a ship wreck, which was very cool. The Bahamas have a a diverse range of marine life, including colorful fish, sea turtles, and coral reefs, making it an ideal location for diving and snorkeling. 

For fishing we chose to try Bonefishing, similar to fly fishering, which we recently also tried and are big fans of.  Bonefishing is typically done on shallow flats, which are areas of shallow water near the shore that are covered in seagrass or sand.  Really a beautiful area in its own right.  

Overall, this was a really amazing trip!  Most days were spent laying by the pool or in the lazy river for hours. Taking a stroll down the beach and enjoying much needed rest and relaxation while the kids ran wild and free from slide to slide.  Although I will share, the food was not my favorite of places I have been and it is very expensive all through out.  This might be a one and done for me. 

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