My husband (George) and I knew we wanted to go someplace tropical for vacation (it was a very cold, very snowy winter) and the Bahamas was an obvious choice for several reasons. First off, it’s just a 2.5 hour flight from Baltimore, so it’s ridiculously convenient to get to. Second, it’s beautiful, truly beautiful, with some of the friendliest people you will find on this planet. So, why Atlantis? Well, George and I aren't really into the whole lay around on the beach like a turkey basting for Thanksgiving dinner. We love being outside, but like to be a bit more…active. That's why we chose Atlantis. It’s got active in spades.
Let’s start with the water park – one of the primary reasons we picked Atlantis over the many other resorts in the Bahamas. Atlantis has the best water park I've ever been to. Hands down. We were there for four and a half days and went to the water park every one. And never got tired of it. When we did take a break, it was to wander around the resort and peer in amazement at the marine habitats woven into the grounds. Habitats that are larger and far more elaborate than what many aquariums have to offer. Sharks, rays, turtles, hundreds of species of fish, plus jellies, seastars, you name it, Atlantis has it, and all laid out in a beautiful, wandering locale of paths and pools and viewing areas.
Want a beach? They've got that too. We spent a few hours there snorkeling and collecting seashells, enjoying the sunrise or the sunset, or just wandering idly because we could. But mostly we went to the waterpark. Over. And over. And over. Oh, the resort has other attractions: amazing (if a bit spendy) food, nightclubs, a casino, island tours, sunset cruises, all the typical island activities could be arranged through the resort if you want to do that kind of thing. But George and i just wanted the fish and the waterpark. So, that's what we did. That and walk around. A lot. See, there's just a lot to look at while you're there. From the amazing architecture and decorations, to the luxury mega yachts in the harbor, you just never get tired of looking around, exploring, checking out what's down is path and around the next corner.
So, the big question, the one everyone always asks me after I go away on vacation: Would we go back? Hell yeah. In a heartbeat. This time I might take a dive trip. Or a sunset cruise. But mostly I’m gonna hit that water park again. ‘Cause I’m, still not tired of it.