Ready for a splash of adventure like no other? Swim your way to the Atlantis Paradise Island, a spectacular water park and resort nestled in Paradise Island, Bahamas. It first opened in 1998 by Sol Kerzner, owner of several South African hotels under the company Kerzner International Limited.
When this resort was first built with only the Coral and Beach Towers, it was first called the Trump Plaza. The name was eventually changed to Atlantis after the construction of the Royal Towers. The first two towers were improved to match the magnificence of the Royal Towers.
But that was just the beginning. The owners built another massive structure, a luxury hotel with 600 suites. It’s called The Cove Atlantis. Another building, slightly smaller with only 497 rooms, called Reef Atlantis opened nine months later.
One of the most popular attractions of the resort is the Multi-City World Water Slide, which sends adrenaline junkies high and flying before making a big splash into the gigantic pool. This is one of the reasons the resort is packed with tourists all year round, even when it’s not vacation peak season.
Of course, your day doesn’t end here. The resort has other equally enticing attractions. Check out Aquaventure, a 141-acre water park that has all the slides, rapids, and lazy rivers that could drive anyone crazy with delight and excitement. Right in the middle is the Power Tower, from where you can access four waterslides called The Abyss, The Drop, The Falls, and The Surge.
Another must-experience facet of this resort is The Current. It’s a water ride that runs a mile long, and contains 3 million gallons of water. The artificial tidal surges will send you flying high above the waves.
The Mayan Temple at the Royal Towers wows guests with slides called the Jungle Slide, Leap of Faith, Serpent Slide, and Challenger Slides.
Then there’s Dig, a collection of aquariums underneath the Royal Towers lobby. It is the biggest open air marine sanctuary in the world that serves as home to hundreds of marine species including sharks, manta rays, angelfish, and jellyfish.
For a more vicious treat for the eyes, visit the Predator Lagoon, where stingrays, barracudas, sawfishes and sharks abound.
Allow yourself to get lost in the marvels and wonders of the Atlantis Paradise Island in Bahamas.Image Source: pinterest.com