A legendary island said to have sunk beneath the Atlantic Ocean west of the Straits of Gibraltar By Chester Robards, Nassau, Bahamas


You’ve already heard of it. The famed, mythical city under the sea that has been lost for millennia. Atlantis is no stranger to wonder and mystery but the fabled metropolis is no longer a secret having been brought to life as a mega resort.

b3 Escapes to Atlantis_BIn fact, Atlantis in the Bahamas, is so renowned these days that the island on which it sits has essentially adopted its name. Only the old school Bahamian talks about visiting Paradise Island (or just P.I.); Generation-Y knows the island as Atlantis.

And just as Atlantis has rooted itself in the Bahamas’ tourism culture, it has embedded itself firmly into the medulla of North America and indeed the world, through catchy advertising, world class concerts and the promise of the best darn family vacation you’ll ever embark upon.

There is almost nothing Atlantis does not have, and there is nothing at Atlantis that
won’t Blow. Your. Mind!
First of all, Atlantis boasts the world’s largest open-air aquarium. If that’s not a reason to
visit, let me further tantalize your senses. The hotel has one of the most beautiful stretches of powder-white-sand beaches around the New Providence area. Still not convinced?

Casino-gambling. Sports-betting. Nobu. Bobby Flay. Mayan temple water-slides.
Starbucks. Even I can’t take this onslaught anymore.
b3 Escapes to Atlantis_AAtlantis has something for everyone. If grown folks want a nightclub, there’s Aura. If the
kiddies want a nightclub, they have Club Crush – replete with ‘mocktails’ for the youngstersto sip on (no hangovers from these drinks). Mom and dad need a grown folks pool? Taken care of. Kiddos want a water park? Ha! Water slide through a shark tank.

When the entire family wants to come together for activities, they can choose from a
variety of fun and often educational adventures. Swimming with dolphins and meeting sea
lions is a popular way to wow kids and adults alike, all while gaining a bit of knowledge on
picsDining together is forever a treat at Atlantis given the number of restaurants to choose
from but good luck picking: pizzas, burgers, ice cream, sushi, fusion, Chinese, BBQ, it’s
all there to sample. After the food, frolic and sun, it’s always nice to take a stroll through
Marina Village where mega yachts eclipse you and the scent of after dinner coffee envelopes you. The kids will want to stop at Ben and Jerry’s for something sweet, while parents will give into the urge to dance to the rhythmic music of the islands played by a live band.

b3 Escapes to Atlantis_DAtlantis is nothing short of magical. And, though both children and adults will agree
that the resort is absolutely amazing, they may have a tough time compromising on what to see and do first.
Ready to start planning your family’s most unforgettable vacation? Then hop over to for more details on the über cool Atlantis Paradise Island resort.