Here is a link to the resort map just to show you how huge it is: http://www.atlantis.com/content/pdf/ALLPROPERTYMAPFINAL.pdf
The first day we were there we carried a map with us and I was sure we would have to use it the rest of the week. We kept getting lost and frustrated. By the second full day at the resort (The second day of vacation we went on a powerboat adventure. More on that later.) we had it pretty much figured out.
We spent most of our time at the water park (Aqua Adventure) and on The Current (a lazy river full of rapids and other surprises). Another of our favorite places was The Dig, which is a huge Aquarium! There are so many awesome animals in it, including a massive Manta Ray, sharks, hundreds of different kinds of fish, and stingrays. We also enjoyed a glass tunnel that weaves through the bottom of one of the shark pools near our hotel (Coral Tower). There was a huge Saw Fish that liked to swim over the top of the tunnel, which gave us a great view of him. During the evenings we like to wander over to The Harbor and look at all the huge yachts and check out the shops.
|Part of the view from our room|
|Another part of our view!|
So my rating for Atlantis would have to be 3 stars out of 5. It was a beautiful resort with many things to keep us entertained, but it was just too expensive. Meals were outrageous and I feel that more things could be inclusive with the price of the rooms. A 1-liter bottle of water in the room cost $5.95 for crying out loud! The last day there we found 1-liter bottles of water for sale at The Bahamas Logo store near the Harbor for $2.00!! Dang it! If you ever decide to go to The Bahamas I would suggest the following:
A.) Stay at the Sandals resort between the Airport and downtown Nassau, which is an all inclusive resort (I believe) and get a day pass to Atlantis so you can check out the resort and enjoy the water park.
B.) Find some resort or something in The Exumas (chain of islands south of Nassau) and enjoy the Caribbean for what it is...crystal clear waters, laid back island life, and relaxation! My last trip to The Bahamas is what I'm talking about.
"Vacation: a period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need." ~ Author Unknown