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Atlantis, Paradise Island

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The unmistakable sight of this pink fantasia comes into view long before you cross one of the Paradise Island bridges. The towering sunstruck visage is Royal Towers, the largest wing of the Atlantis resort. With a glitzy shopping mall, the biggest casino in the country, and seemingly unlimited choices for dining and drinks (40 restaurants, bars, and lounges), Atlantis is as much a tourist attraction as a resort hotel. At Dolphin Cay, opened in 2007, you can interact with 31 dolphins, including 17 displaced in Gulfport, Mississippi, after Hurricane Katrina, and seven of their babies, since born at the facility. Aquaventure, a 63-acre waterscape, provides thrilling waterslides and high-intensity rapids as well as a lazy river tube ride through the sprawling grounds. Celebrity sightings are frequent at both Nobu restaurant and Aura nightclub. Many of the resort's facilities, including the restaurants and casino, are open to nonguests. For a peek at the rest—including the world's largest man-made marine habitat, consisting of 11 lagoons—take the guided Discover Atlantis tour, which begins near the main lobby at an exhibition called "The Dig." This wonderful series of walk-through aquariums, themed around the lost continent and its re-created ruins, brings you face to face with sharks, manta rays, and innumerable forms of exotic sea life. The rest of the tour tempts you with a walk through the many waterslides and pools inaccessible to nonguests.

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  • Address: Casino Dr., Paradise Island, New Providence Island | Map It
  • Phone: 888/528–7155; 242/363–3000
  • Cost: Discover Atlantis tour $45 adult, $30 child; Aquaventure day pass $139 high season, $125 rest of year; beach day pass $69; lockers available for $11-$14 a day; casino admission free
  • Hours: Tours daily 9–4:45, casino daily 24 hrs
  • Location: Paradise Island
Updated: 07-12-2013

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    Great place

    Did not stay at the resort, but each time I have visited New Providene we purchase the day pass there. The resort is unbelievable.. a little to glitzy for my tastes, but the aquarium part as well as the water attractions(water slides) are a blast,. Need to move there

    by Poseidon, 1/13/09
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    the Atlantis they won't tell you about

    This was my second trip to the Atlantis, so I was prepared for high prices but this is what I found. Atlantis is truly a water park and aquarium on steriods. However these attractions come with a price. Service is poor. There are long lines to eat at all restaurants (reservations needed for most) and then there is the expense. Dinner for two at Johnny Rockets (two hamburgers, french fries, two shakes = $49). Dinner for two at Carmines Italian rest = $102.00, get the picture. Well after about two days of 3 times the normal price you get enough, the problem is that there is no where to go! Try purchasing a bottle of water, 12 oz = $4.00 and it won't even be cold. Try finding someone who cares and you will be on a long hunt (pack a lunch). Then there are the crowds! Everywhere! If you are going for peace and quiet this is not the place. You will constantly be herded in with hundreds if not thousands of people you will never see again, everywhere you go. Oh, by the way, when you check out you will get another surprise...you will have to pay a 1x bellman gratuity of about $6 per person, and Room gratuities of $10 per person PER DAY! They won't tell you this upon check in. Anyway, I was at the Atlantis with 400-500 people who travel very regularly and 99% percent agreed that they would not return.

    by vanceturner, 7/2/07

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