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11 Secrets Of Atlantis Bahamas
I don’t know all of the secrets of Atlantis, in Nassau, Bahamas, but what I do know is the Atlantis Bahamas has the waterpark of the century. Great food, a constantly entertaining atmosphere, surrounded by some of the most beautiful waters in the world are only a few of the perks. With all of it’s restaurants, shops, casinos, beaches and more, you know Atlantis Bahamas is a great place to go for all types of getaways. Whether it’s a family, friend, weekend or a romantic trip, they cater to everyone.
Even if you aren’t staying at the resort, you can still come experience the attraction. Drop in and hang out at the resort for free. Get a day pass for the waterpark. There are all kinds of little secrets at Atlantis Bahamas.
Atlantis is centered around it’s elaborate waterpark. According the the Atlantis Bahamas website, the waterpark has “magnificent Atlantean-themed towers housing high-speed water slides, a mile-long river ride with rolling rapids and wave surges, a spectacular kids’ water-play fort and 11 refreshing swimming pools.”
Visit Atlantis, but first discover these 11 secrets of the resort.
1. Atlantis is open to the public
You can walk right into the resort. Personally, I brought my boat and docked it at their free dinghy docks. You can walk right up to the resort though as well and enjoy their casino, restaurants and bars, as well as a few other things that are listed below.
2. The Bridge Suite
You know that one spot that’s situated between the two big buildings? That’s THE suite!
The suite is 4,000 square feet and has a minimum stay of 4 nights. This lavish suite has a waiting list that could take years for your name to come up.
The Bridge Suite is rumored to cost somewhere between $25,000 and $40,000 per night.
3. Visit the boardwalk for free
Atlantis Bahamas is so big, it’s like it’s own little town. The boardwalk has activities, shopping and restaurants. It also has a great view of the water. The marina is right next to the boardwalk.
4. Get in the waterpark *free without staying at Atlantis*
Comfort Suites Paradise Island is is cheaper than staying at the Atlantis resort. The biggest perk of this is that when you book a room at Comfort Suites, access to water park is included in your stay. And, there’s a free shuttle to the park.
A second option is to purchase day passes to the waterpark. Available online or in person.
5. Secret Cenote
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This one isn’t too big of a secret. But, there is a secrete Cenote in Atlantis Bahamas. You can find the secret Cenote is at the end of the Abyss waterslide.
6. There's a movie night every night
Every night at the Atlantis is movie night. Finding something to do after spending all day at the waterpark isn’t too big of a thing at Atlantis. Movie night sounds fun for the whole family!
7. Leave the resort
Downtown Nassau is a bustling area for tourists and it’s just a 5 minute ride from the resort and a 30 minute walk over the bridge.
I recommend the 2nd one as it is a beautiful walk over the bridge. Get outside of your comfort zone and head downtown to shop, eat and meet the locals. Head home around 5 or 6 though, as everything shuts down then.
Junkanoo Beach is another good spot to visit while in Nassau. The beach is beautiful and Fish Fry Road has all kinds of Bahamian delicacies.
Everyone wants you to buy something here, so just be aware of your surroundings and be prepared to have to say no.
8. Visit the marina
After hanging at the boardwalk, walk down the ramp to the marina. Some of these mega yachts are simply stunning. And, the people are friendly enough, so you may just get an invitation to join someone for drinks!
9. Go to the beach
There are two private beach access points at Atlantis Bahamas. I had a hard time finding one of them, but the other is just off the rapids and just behind the hammocks. Bring sunscreen because it is so beautiful, you will be out there for hours.
10. Aquarium after 5 pm
This secret is probably more of a hack. The aquarium at Atlantis is manned between 9 am and 5 pm. But, before and after, it’s just open! Slide in and see all kinds of marine animals, especially the big sting ray.
11. Book Atlantis Bahamas with points
Family! You can book Atlantis Bahamas with Marriott Points! Yep, starting at 50,000 points per night you can stay with up to 4 people. And the waterpark passes come with the room! You can book with points at Choice Suites Paradise Island too.