Atlantis Paradise Islands, Bahamas
AN ANCIENT CITY RISES FROM THE SEA
Atlantis, Paradise Island – the most popular resort destination in the Bahamas – features the world’s largest open-air marine habitat; Aquaventure water park, including the iconic Mayan Temple’s Leap of Faith slide; 11 unique pools; renowned beaches; 18-hole golf course; the largest casino in the Caribbean; over 21 restaurants, 19 bars & lounges and Aura nightclub. Atlantis also offers a multitude of unique accommodations, including the iconic Royal Towers and the stylish Cove Atlantis.
ABOUT ATLANTIS, PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS
In 1994, Sol Kerzner purchased a languishing Resorts International from entertainer/entrepreneur Merv Griffin. This once-popular jet-set playground on Paradise Island had seen better days, but from the start Kerzner saw its potential. Struck by the beauty of the location, on a lush tropical island with a pristine two-mile white sand beach, Kerzner vowed to build the most engaging and astounding resort the world had ever seen, a place where dreams would be made real and all who experienced it would fall under its mystical spell … whilst having a whole lot of fun in the process.
From 1994 to 1998, Sol Kerzner created the mythical city of Atlantis from the ground up — or, more accurately, from the seabed to the skies. More than $800 million was spent to bring to life the myth and legend of the lost city of Atlantis. The original scope and scale of the project was mind-boggling: the world’s largest open-air marine environment of 11 million gallons, home to 50,000 sea creatures representing 200 species; new lagoons and countless waterfalls; a spectacular Mayan Temple Waterslide complex; 6 swimming areas and a $15 million Marina – itself an engineering marvel — that would attract the sleek international mega-yacht set.
In 1998, the 1,200-room Royal Towers opened – a major architectural achievement of arches, domes and spires, flanked by soaring towers that appear to have arisen from the sea — based on the myth that inspired them. Millions of dollars were spent commissioning museum-quality art from renowned artists from Europe, Africa, The Bahamas and the United States. The Caribbean’s largest casino was built in the Royal Towers, and contains millions of dollars in art. The most notable of which are Temple of the Moon and Temple of the Sun by glass sculptor Dale Chihuly, insured for $1 million apiece. Upon opening, the casino also offered a gaming industry first: a wall of windows – bringing light and the outdoors in.
Following a decade of success, Atlantis, Paradise Island continued its growth as Kerzner International embarked on a third phase of development with its approximately $1 billion expansion in 2007. Adding to Atlantis’ existing 2,317 rooms and the world’s largest open-air marine habitat, the Phase III expansion includes: the luxurious 600-room resort within the resort, The Cove Atlantis; a 497-key condo-hotel, The Reef Atlantis; a 14-acre dolphin habitat and education center, Dolphin Cay; a 63-acre addition to the waterscape, now called Aquaventure and a total of 140 acres; Aura, a nightclub from the operators of Hakkasan Group; approximately 100,000 additional square feet of new conference facilities and a total of over 500,000 indoor and outdoor space creating the largest conference space in the Caribbean; and the 30,000 square-foot flagship Mandara Spa.
RELAX…. AND WELCOME TO PARADISE
Atlantis has designed a comprehensive way for you to explore all of our room-types based on your preference and budget. No matter which room you choose, you receive complimentary access to Aquaventure (our 141-acre water park), beaches, pools, aquariums and restaurants throughout your stay. Sit back, take your time and explore the wonders of an Atlantis vacation.
DIVE INTO A WORLD OF CARIBBEAN BLUE ADVENTURE
Learn how scientists and the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation (ABPF) are working to conserve the world’s coral reefs. Ask about Blue Adventures at any Blue Adventures Center operated by Stuart Cove. A portion of the proceeds of each Blue Adventures program is donated to the ABPF by Stuart Cove.
AQUAVENTURE. NON-STOP WATER. NON-STOP FUN.
Aquaventure, Atlantis Paradise Island’s water park, is a one-of-a-kind 141-acre waterscape. This non-stop aquatic thrill ride features over twenty million gallons of water, incredible Atlantean-themed towers, thrilling high-speed water slides, a mile-long river ride with rolling rapids and wave surges, 20 swimming areas, a spectacular kids water-play fort and 11 unique and refreshing swimming pools. Aquaventure is connected by a lush, tropical environment that is both immersive and interconnected, and perfect for all vacationers, whether young and older. The water park offers an extreme level of excitement and delivers an “aqua” adventure unlike any other.
CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF WITH SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS
Challenging, masterfully-conceived and stunningly beautiful, the Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club Golf Course offers guests of Atlantis every element for the perfect round. This 18-hole par 72 championship course stretches over 7,100 yards on Atlantis, Paradise Island’s peninsula, where crosswinds challenge even the most experienced players.
MANDARA SPA FOR THAT PAMPERED TOUCH
Award-winning Mandara Spa at Atlantis brings together ancient Balinese healing touches, traditional European therapies and natural elements indigenous to The Bahamas. Taking of the Waters offers warm and cold plunge pools as well as steam and sauna rooms in both the women and men’s private lounge areas. Additionally, couples can enjoy the Couple’s Spa Suite and the women’s area includes a relaxing aromatherapy room while the men can indulge in exclusive “Time for Men” barber services or watch the plasma TV in their lounge room.
THE THRILL OF GAMING ABOUNDS IN THE CARIBBEAN’S LARGEST CASINO.
Linking the towers and spanning a 7-acre lagoon, the world-class Atlantis Casino is an innovation in casino design. Brilliant glass sculptures by artist Dale Chihuly infuse the casino with a vibrant, colorful energy. The Atlantis Casino is equipped with state-of-the-art player tracking systems, allowing guests to insert their room key into any slot machine or present it at any table to begin earning points toward promotional giveaways. There are 85 gaming tables featuring baccarat, Ultimate Texas Hold’em poker, Let It Ride poker, craps, roulette & blackjack, and over 700 of the latest slot machines. Complimentary daily gaming lessons are available every day.
ENJOY THE CREATIONS OF AMAZING CHEFS
Only one mythical resort can bring you dining options beyond comparison. Atlantis features 21 restaurants and 19 bars and lounges offering everything from fine dining to quick-and-easy favorites. Grab a quick bite pool side, indulge in endless buffets, or enjoy family-style meals — Atlantis’ dining is sure to satisfy your appetite. Dining reservations are required for all fine dining and à la carte options.