Located on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, Atlantis is a lively beachfront resort featuring 19 bars, 21 restaurants, a water park, 9 pools, and 2 marine habitats. Atlantis Resort is the perfect destination for travelers of all ages. Aaaaand it’s another one that hits close to home for me! I spent 4 days there about 8 or 9 years ago with my mom and sister. I L O V E D it. I love the Bahamas in general, but Atlantis is everything I love about a tropical vacation. I mean, you literally look down from your room balcony and there! are! sharks!!! I don’t know why or how but there are. Now, fair warning…Atlantis is a bit on the pricier side. But that’s why we have dreams, right?!
The resort itself is huge, it has 6 six different sections! Some of these sections include the Beach Tower, Coral Towers, and the Royal Towers. There is something for everyone at Atlantis and I highly recommend you do your research to see which section is best for you before booking!
One of the sections, The Reef, is a residential-style community where you can find studio room options as well as suites with kitchenettes or full kitchens. This is perfect for families or a group of friends. And, if you see the picture below, you can’t beat that view! The Bahamas has some of the most beautiful waters I have ever seen…Imagine waking up to this! Guests at The Reef (and The Cove which we will talk about next) also have access to the Cascades Pool.
Another well-known section is The Cove, which is super high-luxury and geared towards adult guests. Guests at The Cove can experience beachfront and poolside dining, the exclusive adults-only Cove Pool, beachfront cabanas, and a variety of suite types.
Next up is where I believe my family and I stayed (it’s been a while), The Coral. This section of the resort isn’t quite as luxurious as The Reef, but is still luxurious nonetheless. Guests at The Coral Towers can enjoy a Bahamian pastry, coffee, ice cream, and gelato parlour. The hotel is also right next to Marina Village where you can find entertainment, shopping, dining, and some pretty impressive yachts.
The last section I want to mention also happens to be the most recognizable (and probably most expensive. It’s Atlantis’ Royal Towers, and it is definitely where I want to stay if I’m ever so lucky to visit Atlantis again! Fun fact: Celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Oprah, Michael Jordan, and Celine Dion have stayed in the Bridge Suite in the Royal Towers at Atlantis. How much did it cost them? A mere $25,000 per night (literally 1 year of college for me ha ha….ha). And hey, I know this blog is supposed to be about affordable travel destinations but it’s good to have goal destinations too! So besides a $25,000 a night room, what else can you find at the Royal Towers? Well, you’re super close to the world’s largest open air marine habitat for one. This isn’t your average aquarium, folks. It is absolutely majestic. In fact, the theme surrounding the entire resort but especially the Royal Towers is the Lost City of Atlantis (hence the resort name, duh). Here, enjoy some pictures of Atlantis’ fishy majesty (and some other fancy shots):
You’ll pretty much see marine life everywhere you go at Atlantis which is one of the things that makes it so unique AND one of my favorite destinations! Guests can come face-to-face with these beautiful creatures at places like the Ruins Lagoon, the Predator Lagoon, the Mayan Temple Shark Lagoon, and the Stingray Lagoon. Those were just a few, there are a ton more! Guests can even snorkel in some of the lagoons…not my cup of tea because I’m a chicken but still really cool!
Atlantis is gigantic so I could go on forever talking about everything there, but honestly I’m getting pretty sad writing this post because a girl! is! broke! One last thing I do want to bring up though is Aquaventure, the water park at Atlantis. Their water park features that famous Mayan Temple structure with the 2 slides on either side, one of which takes you underwater through the shark-infested waters. If you don’t know what I’m talking about:
Last but not least, Atlantis has a HuGe lazy river. Super relaxing yet fun. I can’t think of anything else I’d rather be doing right now than drifting all over Paradise Island, but alas, I am doing anything but that here in cold and cloudy Binghamton, New York.
Like I said, there is sooo much more about Atlantis that I could go on about but I hope I provided enough information to tempt you! I loved this place and would love to go back on my (eventual) honeymoon.
Bonus Fact: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen filmed one of my favorite movies–“Holiday in the Sun” at Atlantis!!
It’s such a cheesy movie but here’s a clip I found on Youtube. I’ve probably watched this movie 50 times.
And that’s all I’ve got on Atlantis! Hope ya enjoyed 🙂