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Atlantis Tip Blog 3| An Experts Kid Activity Guide to Making the Best of Your Family Trip

Family and Kid Activities:

Activities and marine attractions (marine exhibits, aquariums, turtles, stingrays, sharks) are everywhere at the Atlantis.   A great summer bonus is when Cartoon Network comes to the Atlantis for the summer (June through September).

Atlantis Obstacle Course

Cartoon Network Obstacle Course Tip:

On the day you arrive go to the Cartoon Network Obstacle course and sign up for a time.  You need to make a reservation early (it is free) to make sure you get a time slot.

Attend Free Activities at The Atlantis Resort:

The Cartoon Network Character parade in Marina Village is on Tuesdays and Friday evenings at 7 pm.   Also, don’t miss the “Screen on the Green”.   Monday, Thursday and Friday at 8 pm on the Dolphin Cay lawn.  My daughter loved this!  They put up a huge inflatable screen on the lawn with chairs and Cartoon Network blankets and the kids watch their favorite Cartoon Network shows.  Beautiful outdoor nighttime activity!

outdoor movie

Cartoon Network Tip:

Get there on time to get the free Cartoon Network sunglasses that they give out – who doesn’t love free stuff!

 Paddle-boarding at the Atlantis:

We also loved Paddle-boarding in the Paradise Lagoon.   It is a great fun family activity – $44 per person for ½ hour.  Very relaxing and refreshing.  While paddling in the lagoon you are next to the Cartoon Network obstacle course so it’s like you are watching a live version of the show “Wipeout”.  Well, not that intense because the obstacle course is for kids but great entertainment and scenery all around.



Ocean and Beach:

I can’t say enough about how beautiful, clear and blue the water is in the Caribbean.  Perfect temperature, crystal clear water, beautiful sandy beach – we couldn’t get enough of the ocean.  The beaches and sand are clean and we swam and relaxed at the beach for hours.  The great part about the Atlantis is that the beaches are right there – no driving anywhere to get to the beach – you can go from beach to pool to water-slide to aquarium very easily.

beach at night ocean









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I am so excited to share with my readers tips from my latest family trip to the Atlantis Bahamas Resort.  Each week, I will post insider information on the best rooms/tower to stay in, kids activities, places to eat, entertainment, how to make the most out of the casino and overall which places/things are not to be missed!

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Outside The Atlantis Hotel

Atlantis Bahamas Rooms and Towers:

royal tower west

Royal Tower West

I booked my room this trip in the Royal Tower West. This is the first time I stayed in Royal Tower West (I usually stay in the Royal Tower East).  Both Royal Tower East and Royal Tower West have French Balconies (you can open the door and walk out on the balcony to take pictures and selfies but it is not a full balcony that can have chairs on it).   Royal Tower West does have a few full balconies on the corner rooms on a few of the floors.  West tower is little quieter than the Royal Tower East – elevator banks and general foot traffic was less busy in the West tower.   I have stayed in both the East and West tower.  Royal Tower East is also a very central location for the waterpark and main Atlantis attractions and also has spectacular water views.    East is slightly closer to the casino and Marina Village. West is perfect if you plan on using the Kids Club and the fitness center.  We had a wonderful water view (could see the lush green of the entire resort plus the waterslides and ocean from the balcony).  Pleasantly surprised to find 2 comfortable white robes in the closet.   Our room had 2 queen beds.  We requested a rollaway bed and that is no extra charge.  There was plenty of space to move around the room  – even with the rollaway bed.

View From Our Room

View From Our Room

Atlantis Room Tip:

Rooms in the West tower with a full balcony are hard to get and go quickly but you can always ask for a balcony room upon check-in and maybe you will get lucky.

Atlantis Bahamas Water-slides and Pools:

Family in the pool

Family in the pool

Pools are open from 9 am to 7 pm (Water-slides open at 10 am).   We were there at the end of June (peak summer vacation time) and although we waited in line for most of the slides it was not too long of a wait and the lines go quickly.  We liked to park our stuff (towel, sunscreen, room key) at the Royal Baths pool (located very close to Royal Tower West) and then took off for the water-slides.  All the water-slides are right there in the resort – very easy!

Kids pool

Kids pool

Several times our 12 year old daughter took off to do some rides on her own while my husband and I relaxed at the pool.  We also bought a Nerf football for the pool and my daughter and husband loved tossing the football around the Royal Baths pool.  Tons of room to play with fun music playing.

Me on the Leap of Faith slide!

Me on the Leap of Faith slide!

With 18 pools and 10 water rides there is something for all ages.  The best waterslide and the one you always see on TV is the Leap of Faith.  It looks crazy scary and intimidating but trust me – it is a thrill!  Do not leave the Atlantis without experiencing this ride.  I promise you will love it!  For the little kids (under 48”) there are several kids pools/areas with mini water-slides – almost like a mini version of the big stuff.

Atlantis Pools Tip:

We loved going on the water-slides at the end of the day (5-6:30 pm) when lines were very short.  Several times my daughter and I would ride down and then hop right back in line and go down again.  Who can resist going twice in a row when there is no line?!  Have to take advantage of this time frame.

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Atlantis Hotel at night

Atlantis Hotel at night

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Limited time only –  Must book by November 18th, 2014

(Not valid between November 25th – 30th or December 24th – January 4th, 2015 )
Offer is valid for children 11 years old and younger- Kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult dining plan. (adult plan is $89 per day for value plan and $139 per day for Atlantis full plan).

Valid on new bookings only for travel between now and December 31st, 2015.
“All in” pricing (room, hotel tax, Atlantis fees and booking fee to DRCS, Inc) for 2015 is $246.30 per night in Coral Tower and $272.70 per night in Royal Tower.

**Blackout dates do apply in 2015** – Rates are not valid Feb. 13th – 21st, March 6th – 16th, March 27th – April 13th, July 3rd – 7th, November 25th – 30th and December 24th – January 3rd, 2016.

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