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Exploring Atlantis

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A November 2007 trip to Paradise Island by nukegirl

Royal Towers, Atlantis Photo, More Photos
Quote: The Atlantis resort on Paradise Island features a world-class aquarium habitat and water activities, plus great accommodations, restaurants, and shopping.

Exploring Atlantis

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Overview

Royal Towers, Atlantis Photo,
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The Atlantis resort, themed after an ancient (and fictional) civilization, is grandly scaled and beautiful. Like many resorts it features a beach, a casino, a spa, luxury shopping, and good restaurants, along with three hotels designed to match differing budgets. But there are a couple of things that make Atlantis really special. One is the marine habitat. Atlantis features an aquatic environment that contains several million gallons of salt water and tons of fish. Visitors can view sharks, sea turtles and stingrays - sometimes just by looking out of their hotel room windows. There's a viewing tunnel at the Predator Reef, and several restaurants have tables right next to the main aquarium tank...Read More

Atlantis Paradise Island Royal Tower

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Hotel | "Royal Towers"

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When Atlantis was built in the 1990s, two hotels already existed on the property. These two became the Coral Towers and the Beach Tower. The Royal Towers, with its huge scale, towering sculptures, monumental fountains and elegant decor, were built specifically for Atlantis and are the resort's most luxurious accommodations. Here you can visit the huge aquarium habitat in the Dig, or have lunch at the Great Hall of Waters, or head right out to the pools. One of the Royal Towers' perks is its location - it is closest to the big waterslides and many of the best pools in the entire resort. It's also close to the casino, which lies along the indoor hallway from the Royal Towers to the Coral Towers, to shop...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 5, 2007

Atlantis Paradise Island Royal Tower
PARADISE ISLAND
Nassau, Bahamas
+954 809-2705

Atlantis

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Hotel | "Coral Towers"

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The Coral Towers were a preexisting structure on the resort that became Atlantis in the mid 1990s. As a result the building is more or less an older, standard hotel placed within a stunning tropical resort. Though it isn't as luxurious as the Royal Towers, its convenience and cleanliness make it an outstanding vacation choice.The Royal Towers may have proximity to resort amenities, but the Coral Towers have their own advantages. For example, the hotel is close to the casino and arcade shopping. It is the most centrally located of all the towers, which means it doesn't take long to get anywhere in Atlantis - outside or inside. The Discovery Kids Adventure camp is located on the lower level, and...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 5, 2007

Atlantis
Paradise Island Bahamas
Paradise Island, Bahamas
(888) 528-7155

Atlantis Paradise Island Beach Tower

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Hotel | "Beach Tower"

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The Beach Tower is the least expensive and most basic of the accommodations offered at the Atlantis resort. Like the Coral Towers, it existed on this spot before Atlantis took over most of Paradise Island. But don't let its simple exterior fool you - "basic" at Atlantis is still pretty darn good. You still have access to all the waterslides, pools, sealife, restaurants, and clubs. The Beach Tower is more isolated than the others. Though it's still connected to everything through the indoor walkway, sometimes getting to the east side of the resort can be a hassle. This means that it's quieter. Here you'll find Atlantis' arcade, the Seagrapes restaurant, and you'll be close to some really nice A...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 5, 2007

Atlantis Paradise Island Beach Tower
One Casino Drive
Paradise Island, Bahamas
(954) 809-2100

Harborside at Atlantis

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Hotel | "Harborside Resort at Atlantis"

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Technically, Harborside Resort at Atlantis is a little bit outside Atlantis - it's across the marina, to be exact. But Harborside owners and their guests have access to all of the Atlantis amenities, and they have many comforts that visitors even at the Royal Towers don't get. Harborside is full of timeshares that feature full kitchens, washer/dryers, Jacuzzi bathtubs, balconies with nice views, and lots of living space. A free shuttle takes Harborside guests to each hotel at Atlantis continuously throughout the day. Another free daily shuttle takes them to a grocery store in Nassau for food and sundry purchases. But the walk from Harborside to the Coral Towers goes through Marina Village, whi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 5, 2007

Harborside at Atlantis
Paradise Island Bahamas
Paradise Island, Bahamas

Marketplace at Atlantis Paradise Island

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Restaurant | "Marketplace"

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Marketplace is one of three buffet restaurants located at the Atlantis resort. It is pricey, but the return you get for the cost makes it worth going to at least once during your stay on Paradise Island. The spread includes many different styles of cuisine, from a sushi bar to a chocolate fondue fountain stocked with fruits and breads for dipping. If you like pasta, you can get pasta made-to-order. If you like salads, you can peruse a wide selection. Seafood? Pizza? No problem. Bahamian specialties like pigeon peas with rice are offered alongside comfort American staples like pork chops and roast beef, Mexican dishes, Asian-inspired stir-fries and dozens of other selections. The buffet is huge - you m...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 5, 2007

Marketplace at Atlantis Paradise Island
Casino Drive
Paradise Island, Bahamas
(242) 363-3000

Seagrapes

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Restaurant

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Seagrapes is the mid-priced offering of the three buffet restaurants located at Atlantis. Though not as fancy as Marketplace, Seagrapes has some nice features, including windows overlooking a lagoon with stingrays. On weekends they do circus-themed nights, where balloons are given to children and performers come by the tables to entertain customers; this makes it a good choice for families.Located in the Beach Tower, Seagrapes features many food choices including, on circus nights, a kid-friendly area with hot dogs, chicken nuggets, french fries, and other staples - even roasted marshmallows and cotton candy for dessert. For adults there's seafood, pasta, meats, brick-oven pizzas, stir-fries a...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 8, 2007

Seagrapes
Atlantis Resort, Beach Tower
Paradise Island, Bahamas
+1 242 363 3000

Mandara Spa

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If you're interested in making the most of your Atlantis vacation, I highly recommend a trip to Mandara Spa. I go every year when I come, and it's always helped relax me. I'd say it's not the best spa I've ever been to (that honor goes to the Four Seasons in Dallas), but it's way up there on the list. Mandara Spa offers a variety of treatments, including facials, manicures, massages, wraps, hair extensions, makeup application, and combination packages. You can get a nail polish change for as little as $20, and a shampoo and blow dry for $35, but it's worth it to splurge and try one of the higher-end treatments. For one thing, you get to experience a special "ritual" - and if you spend over...Read More

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nukegirl

nukegirl
Glenview, Illinois