If splashing in the sea on your family vacation is a must, then head over to Paradise Island and the Atlantis hotel, a full service resort, in the Bahamas. The Atlantis Resort, in the Caribbean, has a 14 acre waterscape filled with water slides sure to excite kids of all ages and will please everyone on your family vacation.
Now is the best time to be planning a Bahamas family vacation. Make plans now so that when the weather turns cold your family goes south for a tropical paradise all families will enjoy.
The Bahamas are located off the coast of Florida. The islands are located near the Atlantic Gulf Stream making the water temperature an average of a pleasant 80 degrees year around. Think of how wonderful that will seem when the weather where you live is frigid.
The beaches are white and sandy with more water activities than you can even begin to think of. Swim with the dolphins, snorkel along the reef, or scuba dive with the sea creatures. Brilliant colors combined with sun, fresh air and the beautiful sea will create memories that will always be remembered. There are four towers that make up the Atlantis Hotel. The Royal Towers is the largest tower with 1,201 rooms and beautiful water views. All of the standard rooms have French balconies while the suites have full ones. You have your choice of King or double queen beds. This tower includes the sumptuous bridge suite with over 5000 square feet of space and is suspended 17 stories in the air.
The Coral Towers, home of the Kids Club has 656 deluxe rooms with many amenities decorated in a contemporary, relaxed style. The atrium has a lounge with a waterfall and a domed skylight. Your rooms view can be the Terrace or the sea. Here your choice for beds is a king or two doubles. This is much small then the Royal Tower. At the Kids Club children over 3 years and at least 48 inches tall can experience the thrill of feeding the fish in the Estuary Lagoon. They select five children a day to participate in this activity. Register your children at the Atlantis Kids Club for a chance for one of the spots. This activity is done Tuesday through Saturday at 2:30 pm. There are two rules, the kids must have water chicago cubs hawaiian shirt and be able to get into the lagoon without the aid of a parent.
Then there is the beach tower which is more moderately priced. The rooms, all 423 of them, are decorated in a tropical decor. Here you can choose from king or two double beds with Terrace or water views.
Then there is the truly elegant Harborside that has 392 villas. These villas can house four to ten guests. They have one, two or three bedroom options. Each has a kitchen and separate living and bedroom areas. Each villa has a balcony but the views are not guaranteed. It features a fitness room, a zero entry pool, children’s pool and 2 whirlpools. Guests at the Harborside have full privileges at Atlantis with a free shuttle services. There is lovely, relaxed dining on the Harbour front.
If you like to gamble there is one casino on Cable Beach and another one at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. The casino at Atlantis spans a seven acre lagoon with skylights and windows bringing the scenery inside. Dale Chihuly, who makes famous glass sculptures, designed the casino with vibrant colorful energy. You will find 78 gaming tables including, Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat and Baccarat. And of course, what casino would be without Craps, Roulette, Let It Ride and Caribbean Stud Poker. This being the Caribbean largest casino there are over 800 slot machines for the casino patrons to use.
They have three dining options available. The Gourmet plan which costs $92.00 per day for adults and $40.00 per day for children gives you the most choices. You can get a full American breakfast at each of five restaurants: Seagrapes, Marketplace, Water’s Edge, Café at the Great Hall of Waters and Murray’s deli. For dinner you have a whopping 12 places to choose from: Seagrapes or Water’s Edge, Mama Loo’s, Seafire Steakhouse, Bahamian Club, Fathoms, Marketplace, Nobu, Café at the Great Hall of Waters, Carmines, Café Martinique or Dune. Dinner includes a choice of an appetizer; soup or salad; one entrée, a selection of one dessert; tea, soda, or coffee. Reservtions are required in all Gourmet restaurants.
The modified American Plan offers relaxed dining with no reservations. The cost for this plan is $59.00 per day for adults and $28.00 for children. Here you are offered a full American breakfast daily in a choice of four restaurants: Seagrapes, Marketplace, Water’s Edge, and Murray’s Delicatessen. For dinner you have a choice of seven restaurants: Seagrapes or Water’s Edge, Atlas Grill & Bar, Marketplace, Murray’s Delicatessen, Bimini Road and the Point at Harborside Resort. Dinner includes a choice of an appetizer; soup or salad; one entrée; a selection of one dessert; tea, soda, or coffee.
Atlantis Guests dining on either plan at Seagrapes, Marketplace and Water’s Edge for breakfast and Seagrapes and Marketplace for dinner will enjoy a variety of selections available from the buffet.
Or you can opt for the no Meal plan and plan your meals on your own.
These are some of the highlights of the Atlantis Hotel on Paradise Island, a truly great place to spend a family vacation. While you are there don’t forget to visit the straw market. Have fun.
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write by Meredith