Taking one step after the other, you slowly take your first steps underwater at the Atlantis Hotel Bahamas Shark Walk. You are in full gear; wetsuit with your astronaut-like helmet pulled over your head and shoulders. You are actually breathing underwater. Swimming overhead is a 9-foot-long Nurse shark. The view of its underbelly is just like what you see on the Discovery Channel. It stops you in your track, its grace is unparalleled to anything you have ever seen as it glides through the world renown Shark Walk pool in Atlantis Paradise Island Aquaventure Theme Park.
Witnessing this at Atlantis Aquaventure Nassau is not a rare site. Many visitors flock to Atlantis Paradise Island every day. It is one of the top things to do in Nassau and on most Bahamas itinerary lists. However, the Atlantis Hotel Bahamas Resort has much more to discover and experience which is why it is one of the most popular destinations in all of the Bahamas.
Less than 200 miles from Miami, a Miami to Bahamas day trip has never been easier. With the introduction of Bahamas day trips by plane, it is entirely possible to go from Florida to Bahamas, witness the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and the pigs in the Bahamas, and still return home in time for dinner.
Below, we have outlined our favorite things to do in Atlantis Hotel Bahamas Resort.
What to do in Atlantis Hotel Bahamas Resort
Here are some of our top Atlantis Bahamas travel tips:
1. Enjoy the Atlantis Hotel Bahamas nightlife
With a number of nightclubs, pubs, swim-up bars, adult-only pools, theater shows, comedy club, and many more special events, it is hard to find a night which is dull at Atlantis Hotel Bahamas.
Many people enjoy the all-inclusive (alcohol included) aspect of the Atlantis Paradise Island resort lifestyle. Grab a friend or lover and hit the nightlife scene at Atlantis resort.
2. Walk with sharks
Sounds scary, right? Well, it is not. It is actually a very unique opportunity to walk underwater on the floor of the Shark Exhibit at the Mayan Temple. Using state of the art clear visor helmets, you are able to walk and breath underwater without having to certify yourself like in scuba diving. Actually, you don’t even need to know how to swim because you will simply be walking along the exhibit’s floor.
This is your fast pass to step side-by-side man-eating beasts. But, don’t worry, these Nurse sharks are mostly harmless so long as you don’t threaten them.
3. Go snorkeling, snuba/scuba diving at Atlantis Hotel Bahamas
The Bahamas has been rated the best place in the world to dive with big animals for the past ten years. We are sure it would not take long to discover why. There are hundreds of diving sites in the Bahamas and some of the most popular is located right off Paradise Island where a boat can easily access.
For those without diving experience, you can also snorkel or snuba. Each is equally as fun to explore the undersea marine life without being scuba diving certified.
4. Explore the world’s largest marine habitat
Atlantis Bahamas is home to the world’s largest open-air marine habitat featuring 14 lagoons, eight million gallons of ocean water, and 250 species of marine life; over 50,000 animals in total.
Lagoons, caves, corals, underwater ruins and sea walls showcase diverse marine life ranging from sharks to barracuda to eels — even featuring endangered alligators. There is a little something for everyone!
5. Staniel Cay day trips to the Exumas
Take a day trip to Bahamas’ Exuma Cays and go on one of many swimming pigs tours on Big Major Cay. These lovable guys are sure to steal your heart and your food so make sure you know all about swimming with pigs Bahamas before you go so as to stay safe and enjoy your time as thoroughly as possible. Visit the swimming Pigs on the Nassau to Exuma Day Trip with Bahamas Air Tours.
Also on your Exuma itinerary might be snorkeling at Thunderball Grotto, spotting rock iguanas on Bitter Guana Cay, swimming with nurse sharks at Compass Cay Marina, or also diving to a sunken plane which was filled with marijuana when it crashed while smuggling drugs internationally in the 80s.
You can do any of these activities on a day trip to Staniel Cay. As a matter of fact, a day trip to Exumas is one of the top things to do from the Atlantis Hotel Bahamas on Paradise Island.
6. Unwind with a world-class spa
The spa at Atlantis Hotel Bahamas, Mandara Spa, combines ancient Balinese healing methods with traditional European therapies and natural treatments from the Bahamas to provide the most delicate and rewarding spa day.
It is perfect after a long day in the sun or to freshen you up in the morning after a long night out. Atlantis Bahamas reviews of Mandara spa are mostly positive so chances are you will have an enjoyable experience.
7. Chill out on white sand Atlantis Bahamas beaches
Not only does Atlantis Hotel Bahamas have facilities that will make your mind boggle, it is also located on a 5-mile stretch of famous white sand beaches and crystal clear, turquoise water.
There are plenty of places to take a dip, too, with more than 20 swimming areas and 11 different and equally refreshing pools. At Atlantis Hotel Bahamas, you are never too far from digging your feet in the warm sand. Atlantis Bahamas beach life is the way to spend your time.
8. Experience the adrenaline-pumping Atlantis Aquaventure Nassau
We are assuming you have heard of the Aquaventure Water Park through other Atlantis Bahamas travel tips or Atlantis Bahamas reviews of some sort. This is Paradise Island’s 141-acre thrilling water park which has a one-mile lazy river, nine water slides, and 11 pools alongside the white sand beaches mentioned above.
It is quite an environment to spend a day in with fun for the whole family (you, too, Mom and Dad).
9. Play a round at the renowned oceanside Atlantis golf course
If you are staying in Atlantis Hotel Bahamas, it would be a shame to miss the world famous Ocean Club Golf Course featuring dozens of spectacular ocean views and vistas.
This 18-hole, par 72 championship course, designed by Tom Weiskopf, is often visited by highly associated celebrities and routinely holds professional and semi-professional tournaments.
10. Enjoy the extraordinary environment of Dolphin’s Cay
This is a marine habitat — quite different than an aquarium. And inside this habitat, these beautiful creatures are rehabilitated, protected, and we are able to be educated through the entire process.
The environment was created in response to threatening and changing ecosystems following Hurricane Katrina. It now homes 17 struggling and recovering dolphins and is a safe haven for those mammals who were stranded by the storm in 2005.
One Day Cruise to Bahamas Exuma Pigs
There is plenty of opportunity to take a swimming pigs Nassau to Staniel Cay day tour to Pig Island (Big Major Cay) from Atlantis Resort. Tours to Pig Beach via Bahamas air charter happen every day with Bahamas Air Tours.
With the choice to fully customize your itinerary, the chances of going home unimpressed are non-existent. You will fly anywhere you want in the Bahamas and get to see everything on your vacation list.
Book one of the many Exuma day trips on offer today and make your Bahamas vacation better than you could have ever expected. Don’t hassle with a crowded ferry when you can fly in luxury and get there in less than half the time. Make your trip to Bahamas memorable for the right reasons with Bahamas Air Tours!
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