Our 25th wedding anniversary was approaching quickly and we felt it required a splurge, something memorable. We decided that a trip to Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas might be that special trip. We were right!
We departed Austin from ABIA on a cloudy, 34-degree day and 5 hours later were in sunny, 80-degree Nassau, Bahamas, awestruck at the clear, multicolored blue water as we were landing. Our destination was only a 30 minute taxi ride.
The Atlantis resort is very grand in size and visually spectacular. We had seen the Atlantis television commercials and heard the resort was great but photos and video do not do it justice. The resort has five hotels, world-class dining, spa, casino, golf course, marine habitats and aquarium with 50,000 aquatic animals, a 141-acre water park including a mile-long river tubing adventure, 9 water slides, and 11 pools. Nightlife includes a comedy club, nightclub and movie theatre. The beach and stunningly beautiful Caribbean water are there too, as well as, boating, diving, snorkeling and fishing. The resort offers something for everyone and is both child and adult friendly.
Atlantis is a bit pricey but worth the money when you consider all that is offered. Dining is especially expensive but there are less expensive options within walking distance or by taxi to Nassau. The resort website has specials on room rates, resort credits and activity credits that make it more affordable.
For a fantastic tropical getaway, Atlantis Paradise Island is fun for all!