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Top 20 Things to Do at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort

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Atlantis Paradise Island Resort is known worldwide for its amazing water adventures, white sand beaches, luxury accommodations and fine dining. Whether this resort on Nassau Paradise Island is on your bucket list or you're planning a return visit, your vacation days will be packed with fun. Let's countdown the top 20 things to do at Atlantis Resort.

20 Things to do at Atlantis Resort Bahamas with Kids

20. Watch a complimentary movie in the Atlantis Movie Theatre.

Located in the convention center rotunda, the Atlantis Movie Theatre offers Hollywood blockbuster movies and favorite movie-time snacks.

19. Be on the lookout for special partnerships.

When my daughter and I visited this summer, there was a Cartoon Network event going on that featured outdoor movies, parades, character meetings and a signature water obstacle course.

Top 20 Things to do at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort ~ Enjoy a morning stroll along the secluded beach

Enjoy a morning stroll along the secluded beach at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort (Photo credit: Lyla Gleason)

18. Take a morning stroll along the shore to get the beach all to yourself.

Whether you choose Cove Beach, Paradise Lagoon or Atlantis Beach, you'll find white-sand and gorgeous water views.

17. Check out the shops and restaurants in Marina Village.

Guests can peruse jewelry stores, clothing boutiques, restaurants and ice cream shops while enjoying local entertainers (and occasional parades) in a scenic waterfront setting.

16. Take in a show with the Atlantis Live concert series.

From Lady Gaga to Jerry Seinfeld, a wide range top performers are showcased throughout the year as part of the Atlantis Live concert series.

Beach time is always fun at Atlantis Resort Bahamas

Beach time is always fun at Atlantis Resort Bahamas (Photo credit: Lyla Gleason)

15. Splurge on a private cabana rental.

Whether you're traveling with a large family or with a spouse, a private cabana offers pampering services, a private changing area, fans, fridge, exclusive pool access and electricity for all of your electronic devices (upgrades for WiFi too!).

14. Dine like a local at Bimini Road in Atlantis Resort's Marina Village.

Bahamian cuisine will please adults and kids alike at Bimini Road where guests can enjoy fresh seafood dishes, local favorites like Jerk chicken, conch stew and fritters, fried plantains and an extensive children’s menu.

13. Indulge your sweet tooth at Carmine's.

New York's famed Italian restaurant, Carmine's will please guests of all ages with pasta dishes and Italian specialties. If you've got a dessert lover in your group, the restaurant's Titanic dessert is not to be missed. (Think loads of ice cream and chocolaty cake!)

Top 20 Things to do at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort ~ Indulge your sweet tooth at Carmine's with the oversized Titanic dessert.

Indulge your sweet tooth at Carmine's with the oversized Titanic dessert (Photo credit: Lyla Gleason)

12. Work off those vacation calories.

Up to two guests per room, per day have complimentary access to the Fitness Center, including use of the cardio studio as well as universal and free weights.

11. Take littlest travelers to Atlantis Pals to create their very own stuffed animals.

Kids can choose from plush bears, dogs, cats and pink flamingos and outfit them with fun clothing and accessories at Atlantis Pals.

10. Step inside the the famous Atlantis Casino.

Gamblers will be impressed by Atlantis Casino, the Caribbean's largest casino where guests can play at more than 75 gaming tables. Non-gamblers will be wowed by the amazing Dale Chihuly glass sculptures. Need to improve your gaming skills? Check out the resort's daily complimentary gaming lessons.

9. Explore the lost city of Atlantis' streets and tunnels at The Dig.

At The Dig, kids and adults can explore dozens of marine life exhibits, sunken ruins and an interactive touch tank aquarium. Make sure to pick up a scavenger hunt map for the kids.

Top 20 Things to do at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort ~ Explore marine life exhibits, sunken ruins and an interactive touch tank aquarium at The Dig.

Explore marine life exhibits, sunken ruins and an interactive touch tank aquarium at The Dig (Photo credit: Lyla Gleason)

8. Snorkel the day away.

Whether you bring your own gear or rent it at Atlantis, there are several great spots for snorkeling including Paradise Lagoon and Cove Beach. More adventurous water lovers can arrange for a snorkel boat trip or a snorkel outing to the Ruins Lagoon.

7. Enjoy fine dining and celebrity chef inspired meals.

Looking to celebrate a special occasion or just in the mood for a fabulous meal? Atlantis Resort's fine dining options range from traditional French to Asian fusion and everything in between including Nobu, Mesa Grill, Chop Stix, Olives and more.

6. Take the kids to Earth & Fire Pottery Studio where they can paint their own pottery.

The Earth & Fire Pottery Studio features a wide selection of ready-to-paint ceramics and colorful glazes. If you're looking for an indoor activity, this is a great option.

Top 20 Things to do at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort ~ Kids can paint their own pottery at Earth & Fire Pottery Studio.

Kids can paint their own pottery at Earth & Fire Pottery Studio (Photo credit: Lyla Gleason)

5. Shop till you drop!

Guests will find the worlds finest luxury stores (like Gucci, Versace, Michael Kors and David Yurman) as well as specialty stores (jewelry, fashion, beachwear, sporting goods, cigars, and more) and signature Atlantis souvenir gifts.

4. Get up close and personal with stingrays at Stingray Lagoon.

Adults and kids will love watching these unique creatures swim in the shallow Stingray Lagoon. Don't miss the chance to pet and feed them.

Top 20 Things to do at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort ~ Spend the day at Aquaventure, the largest water park in the Caribbean.

Spend the day at Aquaventure, the largest water park in the Caribbean (Photo credit: Lyla Gleason)

3. Choose between lazy or wild river ride options.

For a relaxing family-friendly float, the scenic Lazy River Ride will slowly transport you through a tropical landscape. For a more adventurous option, try out The Current which moves guests along via water escalators, rolling waves and extreme rapids.

2. Spend the day at Aquaventure, Atlantis Paradise Island's 141-acre water park.

Aquaventure, the largest water park in the Caribbean, features high-speed wateslides, river rides, kiddie splash areas and 11 pools. Your whole family will be entertained here hours and hours. (Note: Kids must be at least 48 inches tall to ride the slides.)

1. Swim with dolphins at Dolphin Cay.

Dolphin Cay at Atlantis is one of the largest and most sophisticated marine habitats in the world. For dolphin lovers, the Shallow Water Interaction and Deep Water Swim encounters are a must.

Top 20 Things to do at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort ~ Swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Cay, one of the largest and most sophisticated marine habitats in the world.

Swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Cay, one of the largest and most sophisticated marine habitats in the world (Photo credit: Lyla Gleason)

Want to learn more about Atlantis Paradise Island Resort? Read reviews on TripAdvisor. There's more to do on Paradise Island beyond Atlantis, too. Check out my picks of the five best Paradise Island activities now.

Which activity would you enjoy most at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort? Let us know in the comments below!

A Note from The Globetrotting Mama: Special thanks to Nassau Paradise Island, the Bahamas and Atlantis Paradise Island Resort for hosting my recent visit. All opinions are my own, as always. This story was originally published in 2015 and was updated in 2017.

About Lyla Gleason, The Globetrotting Travel Mama

Long before the glamorous world of marriage, motherhood and travel blogging, Lyla Gleason had an exciting career as a travel publicist representing hotels and destinations across the globe. She spent her childhood on Long Island and then attended college and grad school in Boston and lived abroad in Rome. Some of her most favorite vacation spots include the Caribbean, India and Turkey. She is currently a downtown NYC mom who can be found chasing after her 7-year-old daughter, cooking dinner, mingling at blogger events and exploring near and far with a camera in hand. She is the author of GlobetrottingMommy.com, a lifestyle blog dedicated to travel, family fun and fabulous finds. Connect with Lyla on Twitter at @travelmommy.

Comments

  1. Atlantis Paradise Island sounds so amazing! I can’t believe how much there is to do there. We’ve always wanted to go there, but we haven’t been able to make it happen yet.

  2. Wow. What a beautiful resort it is.. I would love to visit the place. Thanks for awesome tips.

  3. Oh so so fun! What a great family vacation!

  4. Claudia Krusch says:

    It sounds like there is a ton of fun things to do in Atlantis Paradise Island Resort. I would love to spend some time on the beautiful beach.

  5. Amy Desrosiers says:

    You don’t have to list 20 things to sell me! I was sold with just the name! This is on my bucket list!

  6. Atlantis Resort is one of my favorite places. It’s gorgeous and there’s endless activities to do there!

  7. We would have so much fun at The Dig! I know I’d want to try a lot of the restaurants too.

  8. This place has been on my bucket list for so long. I think it would be so fun to take the kids but it would also be a great romantic getaway with hubby.

  9. These sound SO fun! Wish I could try all these activities!

  10. Oh wow. There is so much to see and do here. I would love to swim with the dolphins.

  11. What a gorgeous place to visit. I could go for a vacation right about now.

  12. What an amazing place to visit … you wouldn’t have to go anywhere else! I love that there’s so much entertainment right on site.

  13. WOW! This really does look like paradise! I would love to visit one day myself.

  14. I can not get over how beautiful this place is! The pictures alone took my breath away. I can only imagine what it would be like to see them all in real life.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says:

      I hope you get a chance to visit Atlantis Paradise Island Resort so you can see them in real life someday soon!

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