In September of 2013 myself and my hubby travelled to the most beautiful place on earth (in my opinion) for 8 days. The Bahamas is a tropical paradise with turquoise crystal clear water and white soft sand beaches. We chose to stay at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island (very fitting) in Nassau. Here’s a break down of what I experienced.
We stayed in the Coral tower which is one of the budget friendly towers with access to all other towers and amenities within the resort. Our room was massive but not newly furnished which was to be expected. The bed was comfy and the room was very clean.
Aquaventure was the main reason we chose this resort it is a 141 acre waterscape full of tube rides and slides for all ages. Our favourites were the mile long river ride with rolling rapids. We literally rode on this 3-4 hrs a day it was so fun. Our other favourite was the Mayan Temple shark lagoon tube ride where you get an upclose experience with the sharks. There are 11 pools to enjoy as well as a huge kids waterpark.
Each day we went and checked out the aquariums and lagoons. Within the resort there are 14 aquariums each with exotic marine life. None are the same so I highly suggest checking them all out as each one has something different to offer. They even have a kids section where kids can touch starfish and other marine life.
All these amenities are included with your stay. This resort is massive with endless amounts to do and see. I highly recommend checking out all the towers because they are all so different.
Food and Drinks
Next up the good stuff… Food! This is not an all inclusive resort but you can still dine on a budget or get a room with a kitchenette. It is a moneyless resort so you only need to present your room key and it will be billed to your room to pay at checkout.
There is everything from Starbucks to five star dining on the resort. Quizno’s was one of my favourite places to get a quick lunch for cheap. They have a duty free shopping center called Marina Village on the resort with good food and nice shops. They seem to have an ice cream shop on every corner which I took full advantage of. For dinner our favourite place was Virgil’s, a western style restaurant where everything is served family style. One item off the menu was meant to feed 3-4 people! My favourite was the pulled pork nachos and the chocolate cake. For the amount of food you get it is very reasonably priced and the food is amazing.
Alcohol mmmm… we walked two minutes off the resort bought the alcohol we wanted for CHEAP and brought it back to our room. We would fill up our Starbucks tumblers each day and off we went! Drinks on the resort range from $6-$15 USD so making our own drinks was a better option for us.
We spent $500 on food for the both of us over a 8 day period which still made this trip cheaper than paying to go to an all inclusive. I could go on and on about how amazing this resort is but you really need to experience it for yourself. This has been my favourite trip so far and the only place I would go back to, which is big for me because I like to experience a new destination each time.
Check out my Atlantis Do’s and Dont’s here: http://seastheday.ca/2016/11/13/atlantis-dos-and-donts/