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Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas: A Guide


What first comes to mind when you think of paradise? Do you think of clear blue skies, the waves crashing in the background, swimming with beautiful fish, the smell of saltwater wafting thru the air? Do you think of the Caribbean, The Maldives, Bali or somewhere in the USA?


When I visited Atlantis Paradise Island, I immediately understood why it's called Paradise Island. The beauty of the nature, the ocean, the people and the way the hotels just fit in so perfectly with the environment, it truly is paradise. I was blown away as soon as we reached Paradise Island. You can see the hotel from miles away and its stunning...but once you arrive there, its BREATHTAKING!!

I was truly taken back by the grandeur, decor and how detailed everything was based on the real "underground city".


I stayed for three days, and it honestly was NOT enough time. There is SO much do to on the Atlantis Paradise Island property. Water park, swimming with dolphins, the Mandara Spa, snorkeling with the sharks and so much more. I felt like a week would've been enough time for me to do EVERYTHING I wanted to do, on and off the property.


The Atlantis, Paradise Island resort is a luxury resort in the Bahamas that offers guests a variety of activities. It has a casino, spa and waterpark. The resort is located on the island of New Providence and is one of the most expensive hotels in the world. It is also one of the largest resorts in The Bahamas with over 1,000 rooms. There are two main hotels at Atlantis: The Cove Atlantis and The Royal Towers. The Royal Towers has more than 400 suites with private balconies overlooking either Nassau Harbor or Paradise Island Beach. The Atlantis resort is widely regarded as one of the most expensive hotels in the world, with room rates averaging $3,000 a night. In 2009, Forbes magazine ranked The Atlantis Resort and Casino best in "Top U.S.–Canada Tourism Destinations".


TIP #1: BOOK YOUR EXCURSIONS & MEAL RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE!!

Before you even leave your house to head to Atlantis Paradise Island, BOOK ALL OF YOUR EXCURSIONS IN ADVANCE!! The dolphin experience, snorkeling, the Mandara Spa, the restaurants and almost everything else requires reservations and they will be BOOKED up if you wait to make you rsvp. I did not get the chance to swim with dolphins or scuba dive at the aquarium because everything was booked, and I was CRUSHED!



TIP #2: SPEND A FEW HOURS AT THE SPA

Yall know by now that I travel around to different spas just to get different

treatments that are native to that country or city. Of course, I had to visit the Mandara Spa at Atlantis Paradise Island and it did NOT disappoint. I was able to get the Bahamas Botanical Massage that lasted for 50mins, and that was NOT long enough!! Besides my massage being FANTASTIC (thanks Fredricka), the spa itself is STUNNING. Get there 30mins-1hr earlier than your appointment time to enjoy the warm or cold plunge pools, steam and sauna rooms or the aromatherapy room. It's the perfect way to relax your muscles before your massage, facial or body scrub. It's definitely something you don't want to miss and when you visit, make sure you tell them I sent you :-).




TIP # 3: GET LOST