The iconic Atlantis resort seemingly rises up out of the ocean, and absolutely sprawls out across Paradise Island in the Bahamas. This resort has a colorful Disney-like vibe, with themed hotels, attractions, endless activities and crowds. Visiting (and surviving) your stay at Atlantis takes a little bit of planning, budgeting and a whole lot of patience. Don’t expect to do everything in one visit; you’ll be overwhelmed. Instead, do a little research and decide what appeals to you most, including activities and accommodations.
Atlantis offers the gamut of choices when it comes to accommodations to cater to space needs, budget and desired amenities . The Beach and Coral Towers (the original two, built about 20 years ago) offer the most affordable accommodations. Rooms are a bit smaller, the lobbies are a little more spartan and amenities are a little more budget basic. The Royal Towers (which is the large building at the center of the resort, which you’ve likely seen in ads) offers more posh accommodations, and is located right at the Aquaventure park. The Cove and the Reef are at the top end of the budget, with more space and luxurious accommodations. The Cove offers adult-only perks (a nice touch with this family-friendly resort), including an adult -only beach section and pool. Located in the Marina area, is Harborside, which has one and two bedroom condominiums, including full kitchens and laundry facilities. Included with all accommodations is access to the Aquaventure and beaches, shuttle buses and admission to the aquariums and the library.
One thing’s for sure: at Atlantis you won’t go hungry! Guests can choose from snack shacks populating the beaches and waterparks, featuring standard snack foods along with Bahamian specialties, to family-style restaurants that are big on flavor and on portion size to gourmet options, including club dining, interactive dining and signature restaurants from acclaimed chefs. One word to the wise- if a particular restaurant appeals to you, make reservations right away. Many restaurants fill up quickly- even days in advance. Also, there is a 15 per cent gratuity automatically added to all bills (even at the snack shacks), so read your bill carefully.
Choosing where to retire in the US can be very overwhelming – so many great options and factors to consider! Regardless of whether you’re seeking an action-packed retirement or looking
Traveling for business or pleasure can easily derail your health and fitness regime.
Antigua has 365 beaches, one for every day of the year, and it’s not hard to find one, two or even ten that are your favorites.
Once ruled by Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s, Costa Rica today evokes thoughts of lush, emerald rainforests, lofty, mist-capped mountains, and a bounty of some of the earth’s rarest and
Wales is often the overlooked country in the United Kingdom.
One hears the words “Cook Islands” and immediately thinks of clear turquoise waters, volcanic peaks, palm-fringed beaches and a feeling of being cast away into another world.
It is no secret that kids go crazy for toy stores and planning a vacation with a trip to one always brings smiles.
In the past two decades New Zealand’s Waiheke Island has gained recognition in terms of a top producing wine region.
Quitting your job and traveling the world is one of the most common daydreams. Sadly, the business of earning a living often gets in the way of prolonged vacationing.
New Zealand isn’t the first place you think of when you think about vacationing with the kids.
One of the most fitting ways to explore the ins and outs of Norway is by traveling along any one of the country’s national tourist routes; well established drives that
Indoor water parks promise endless summer, a perfect getaway as the winter months are quickly coming.
If you haven’t yet started your Christmas shopping, it’s time to get in the game! Of course this list will be helpful at any point in the year when you’re
There’s a reason that France ends up near the top of lots of travel bucket lists—the country is simply one of the most beautiful places in the world.
All-inclusive vacations are undeniably easy; all you have to do is show up and every need is catered to, without you having to open your wallet.
Portland is high on many traveler’s lists, but what about the rest of the great state of Oregon? There’s beauty to be found in every corner of the state, from
For over four centuries, New Mexico has been a cultural crossroads, a place where Spanish, Native American, Mexican and American influences have co-mingled to create a rich and unique society.