This is the name of the high-speed, really high waterslide that you see in all the ads and everything. I also reccomend you try this even once. My grandfather of 86 went on this and said it was so fun he wanted to do it several times over. The actual slide takes about 15 to 20 seconds, and you're going so fast you really can't tell if you're under water. There are a couple other slides on the Mayan Temple; the Challenger, a racing slide where you compete with one other person to see who gets to the bottom first; the Jungle slide, a twisting slide you would find at any water park; and the tube ride with the sharks. All four of the lines are relatively short at all times of the day in comparison to the waterparks I've been to, like Splish Splash and Blizzard Beach.
Get a wristband at any of the towel stations in the pavillion. All you have to do is show your room key and it's yours, "free" of charge. The colors change every day, so you're going to have to get one every day you're there. Children like to collect these wristbands and tend to keep the old ones on while aquiring new colors
This is a must-do to anyone going to the Atlantis Resort, because it's very neat to know that you're in an intertube underwater with sharks swimming above, below and beside you. Certainly worth the wait in line for the little wrist band thing.
Here, you can listen to a live band sing songs that range from Bob Marley's entire Legends album to Van Morrison. Only the greatest hits of the classic American genre is available from these people, but you know, you can't just make a Bahamian beat to every single song and have them memorized for an on-demand performance. It's interesting hearing some hit songs with a Bahamian flavor. Even Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville sounded quite different, but it was very well done. They're great entertainment, and they're amplified throughout the entire outside pavillion by little speakers in the foliage, so it makes a nice poolside lounge background.
They may be crowded at times, but the temperature is always perfect for the temperature outside after sunbathing for a little while. If you're not a beach-person, this is the way to go. There aren't any jellyfish or sharks to scare you out of the water. Possibly the safest swimming encounter at the hotel is in the pools. Be sure to swim in the ones with people in them and not the ones with sharks and stingrays in them.
Atlantis is home to the 2nd largest marine habitat in the world - behind nature itself. 6 inches of glass sit between you and millions of gallons of water and some of the most impressive fish you will ever see, including sharks, eels, rays, tuna, grouper, snappers, barracuda, and more. Over 200 species are represented, and most are indigenous to Bahamian waters.
The Bridge Suite at Atlantis has been occupied by Michael Jordan, Queen Elizabeth, and other celebrities. It costs $25,000 per night for a minimum stay of 4 nights. Yes, that would be $100,000 per stay. You have plenty of time to save up - it is booked 5 years in advance.
Our cruise ship got in quite early and we took a $4 taxi ride over to Atlantis from Nassau. Apparently security wasn't in full force yet, as we wandered into the guest area and then into the Dig, part of the $25 Aquarium, for free! Interesting tour and premise of long-lost archeological finds of the mythical city. If you're not so lucky, you can see some of the Aquarium from the lobby's cafe, or pay the $25 for the full tour (with the shark tunnel). Plan to spend time wandering around the shops and bring some money to donate at the casino (look UP at the beautiful glass sculptures).
A good selection of slots, card games, craps, roulette, and a new sports book. The tables do get full by midnight, and I believe they actually close down around 3-4am, as do the bars and clubs in the resort. Drinks are complimentary as long as you are actively gambling, just like in US casinos.
Gambling in The Bahamas is big-time. Places like Crystal Palace on Paradise Island have almost a thousand slot machines and a dizzying number of blackjack, baccarat, craps, roulette, stud poker, and big six tables. At the huge Atlantis Resort and Casino on Paradise Island, more than 30,000 sq.ft., over 800 slots pay out about $35,000 an hour. And win or lose, the show in its new million-dollar showroom is always good. You can play the slot machines 24 hrs a day for less than a dollar but you won't find any locals here since gambling is illegal for residents of the Bahamas.This casino offers all the casino action of Las Vegas in the warmth, charm and beauty of The Bahamas.
When in the bahamas be sure to partake in the numerous water sports and activities-at the atlantis' beautiful man-made beach you can kayak, scuba-dive and learn to scuba-dive, snorkel etc. At the beach, diving, snorkeling, scuba diving, jet-skiing, parasailing and banana boating are a must! Also be sure to find a ferry to take you to one of their infamous beautiful pink beaches!
You must go to Paradise Island. Atlantis Hotel is a big attraction itself. You can have a tour, go to the cassino - win or loose some money, and they have the world's largest marine habitat. It's somewhere over eight million gallons of salt water - creation of the sunken city streets of mythical Atlantis, a replica of an archeological excavation site and sharks, barracuda, large grouper and much more.
The stores, the decoration, the cassino... you have to see. Even though shopping at Atlantis Hotel is very expensive, you don't pay a penny to look around, take pics. You must go!