Atlantis Paradise Island is an ocean-themed and most popular resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. It features a variety of accommodations built around Aquaventure, a 62-hectare (154-acre) waterscape, which includes fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools, marine habitats, water slides, and river rides; five miles of magnificent beaches; a Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole, oceanfront golf course; and the Atlantis Casino.
There’s no better place to make memories in The Bahamas than Atlantis, Paradise Island. As one of the most iconic hotels in The Caribbean, Atlantis attracts people from around the world even celebrities.
Atlantis also offers a multitude of unique accommodations, including the iconic Royal Towers and the stylish Cove Atlantis. It is home to 21 restaurants, 19 bars & lounges, 11 swimming pools, a 20 million-gallon water park, an 18-hole golf course, and one of the largest casinos in the Caribbean.
The property was originally part of the Paradise Island Hotel and Casino, which opened in 1968. It was owned by Resorts International, a Merv Griffin company. Donald Trump at one point owned a majority stake in Resorts International. He spun off ownership of the Trump Taj Mahal property from the company and sold Resorts in full, including outstanding debts from the Taj Mahal construction, to Griffin. Paradise Island was purchased by South African hotel magnate Sol Kerzner and Kerzner International Limited in 1994, and Kerzner’s new resort, comprising the Coral Towers and previously built The Beach Tower, opened officially in 1998. The property’s name was changed to Atlantis when The Royal Towers was built. The Coral Towers and The Beach Tower were later refurbished to match the theme of the Royal Towers. On March 28, 2007, a 600-suite luxury hotel named The Cove Atlantis opened on Paradise Island. Another tower, the 497-room The Reef, opened 19th December 2007.
Currently, the property is owned and operated by Brookfield Hospitality. In October 2014, Atlantis, Paradise Island became a member of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection Hotels, which includes a marketing partnership with the brand in order for guests to earn or redeem Marriott Rewards at Atlantis.
From the moment visitors arrive at Atlantis, they will be amazed by the sweeping property. The resort is split into six accommodations, each with a unique vacation experience. Visitors can choose among premium rooms at the renowned The Royal at Atlantis, contemporary spaces at The Coral at Atlantis, value-priced amenities at The Beach at Atlantis, ocean view suites at The Cove Atlantis, or residential-style accommodations at The Reef Atlantis and Harborside Resort at Atlantis.
Atlantis, Paradise Island is situated on the famed beaches of The Bahamas, making it easy to enjoy warm waters. Visitors can slide into The Abyss and through shark lagoon, lounge on the Lazy River, ride along the rapids of The Current, or simply relax by one of the 11 swimming pools all at this one-of-a-kind water park. For guests of The Cove Atlantis looking to lounge away from the kids, The Cove Pool offers an adult-only swimming section with cabanas, a café, and outdoor gaming.
The Ocean Club Golf is a private 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course that stretches for over 7,100 yards. The course features a restaurant and bar located at the clubhouse. Many professional golf events are hosted at the Ocean Club Golf including the LPGA Pure Silk Bahamas Classic.
Attractions of Paradise Island –
The Power Tower is the tallest feature of Aquaventure, at 120 feet tall. The tower is home to four water slides.
The Rapid River is a 1.6-kilometre (1 mi) water ride complete with waves, artificial tidal surges, rapids, and environmental effects such as steam, special lighting, and waterfalls. The Falls and the Drop water coasters are accessible from The Rapid River without the guest needing to leave their inner-tube. The Rapid River has changed only slightly since its 2007 opening, with an optional rapids waterway closing.
The Mayan Temple is the grand icon of Aquaventure, with a height of over six stories. The structure features a series of water rides, including the Leap of Faith, a 18-metre (60 ft) near-perpendicular plunge that sends riders through a clear acrylic tunnel submerged in a shark-filled lagoon.
Atlantis is home to 14 lagoons and more than 50,000 aquatic animals representing over 250 marine species. The Dig simulates the 11,000-year-old lost continent and provides a look at the civilization, home to sea creatures. The goal of The Dig is to provide guests with a taste of life in the fabled city of Atlantis. A Predator Lagoon is full of sawfishes, barracudas, stingrays, and sharks. A 100-foot (30 m) clear acrylic tunnel runs underwater, allowing visitors unobstructed views of the marine environment.
When the sun goes down, Atlantis turns up the fun! With a variety of bars and lounges, there’s always somewhere to experience the incredible nightlife of Paradise. Atlantis guests can experience the new nearby island excursions on charter boats. Guests can swim with the pigs, relax for the day on the private Rose-Island, or snorkel the shallows. Discover Paradise Island and Nassau Harbour onboard of Atlantis’s customized luxury boats. Pieces of 8 tours have 12 m (38 ft) Fountain powerboats that cruise up to 72 km/h (45 mph).
The resort features a marina designed to dock large yachts. The eastern side of the marina features the Marina Village, which is a small shopping centre. The Dolphin Cay was the first rehabilitation centre in the Bahamas. It is the home to a 6-hectare (14-acre) marine habitat for rescued bottlenose dolphins, sea lions and manta rays. The marine habitat is an “open-air” habitat that includes 14 lagoons with over 50,000 animals. The Ruins Lagoon contains lobster, snapper, a colorful reef, and the opportunity for Atlantis guests to snorkel with the many different species. The fantasy sea theme continues throughout, capturing the imagination of young and old alike.