Some of our favorite things to do in Atlantis Bahamas in the sunshine of Paradise Island seem like a dream. Family fun at one of the world’s most renowned waterparks, an aquarium full of exotic marine life, gambling at a world-class casino, playing a round of golf at a PGA championship course — these are all just examples of the fun to be had when you stay at Atlantis Hotel Bahamas. But it is by no means the only things to do in Atlantis Bahamas.
Spend your vacation laying on the beautiful Atlantis Bahamas beach with your sun-kissed tan and beach-bleached hair or take advantage of the endless activities offered by Atlantis Hotel Bahamas when you visit or stay at their resort.
Take a look at our list of things to do in Atlantis Bahamas travel tips. You will find Atlantis Bahamas reviews on excursions you didn’t know about as well as some of the most popular attractions on Atlantis Paradise Island. And don’t forget to join us on a unique Bahamas Day Trip from Atlantis to the famous Bahamas Swimming Pigs in the Exuma islands on our top rated Nassau to Exuma Day Trip by plane.
Top 7 Things to do in Atlantis Bahamas
There are plenty of things to do in Atlantis Bahamas to fill your itinerary. Between the diverse marine life, water sports, shopping, and day trip excursions, chances are you won’t run out of entertainment on Atlantis Paradise Island.
Here are our best Atlantis Bahamas travel tips for vacationers to the island:
1. Splash down at Aquaventure Waterpark
Located on the island next door to Nassau, Paradise Island, Aquaventure Atlantis Bahamas Waterpark is an adventure like none other. It is a one-of-a-kind 141-acre waterpark filled with 11 swimming pools, fast-speed waterslides, a mile-long rolling rapid river rush with wave surges, 20 areas for swimming, an impressive children’s water fort, and a tropical environment you vacation in the Bahamas for.
Atlantis Aquaventure Nassau is visited by tens of millions of people each year and can be visited with a day-pass to the park or as a guest of Atlantis Resort Bahamas.
Atlantis Aquaventure Nassau Waterpark is easily one of the best things to do in Atlantis Bahamas. Don’t just take it from us, you can check out the Atlantis Bahamas reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Dive into the Atlantis Aquarium and Dolphin Cay
Paradise Island is home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world. It will give you a taste of the underwater world in the Bahamas before you ever get a chance to explore it.
Don’t have time for a diving or snorkeling boat trip? That is all right, a visit to the marine habitat should show you everything you could witness underwater.
With 14 lagoons, eight million gallons of ocean water and more than 50,000 aquatic animals representing over 250 marine species, you are sure to occupy your time with fun.
Dolphin Cay, too, is an excellent place to go to see marine life — specifically — dolphins. Made as a rehabilitation center for dolphins injured in Hurricane Katrina, this marine center is anything but an enclosed aquarium. These dolphins are treated well and have plenty of space to rehab and is one of our favorite things to do in Atlantis Bahamas.
3. Go on a spree at the Marina Village Shopping Arcade
The Marina Village Shopping Arcade is a huge outdoor market set next to Atlantis with retailers varying from high-fashion to hand-crafted Bahamian souvenirs.
This is a 65,000 square-foot shopping block with numerous quick grab and go eateries and coffee shops. If you are in Paradise Island on the second or fourth Saturday of the month, there is a beautiful local art walk exhibition set up in Marina Village from 12-7pm that you must take a look at.
Just make sure you don’t buy too much to fit in your suitcase!
4. Lay the money down at the Atlantis Resorts Casino
Linking The Royal and The Coral towers, Atlantis Casino is the premiere casino and one of the top things to do in Atlantis Bahamas. And if you are a guest, all you have to do is swipe your room key card at any of the machines or show it to the dealer at each of the tables to start playing.
Not to mention, your key card will get you complimentary drinks, special casino offers, and even free slot play sometimes. But don’t worry, if you are not a guest, you can still play at the casino.
There are 85 gaming tables featuring baccarat, Ultimate Texas Hold’em poker, Let It Ride poker, craps, roulette & blackjack, high roller & private gaming stations, and over 700 up-to-date slot machines.
5. Play a round on the renowned Atlantis Resorts Golf Course
Ocean Club Golf Course, an 18-hole beauty designed by former PGA champion and noted course architect, is the pride of golfing in the Bahamas.
A round of golf at this championship course is one of the top things to do in Atlantis Bahamas for the guests of the resort.
6. Take a trip to France and the Versailles Gardens
The Versailles Gardens and French Cloister were built to model France’s own. It is a large garden with many basins. You may consider renting a golf cart to save time which charges by the amount of people riding.
The Gardens are now owned by the Four Seasons Resort but if you don’t cause a ruckus, no one will bother you about it if you are not a guest.
7. Go on a day trip to Swimming Pigs Bahamas
You may not think of a side trip as one of the best things to do in Atlantis Bahamas, but the swimming pigs Bahamas brought in a record-breaking 6.62 MILLION visitors to the island in 2018 and it is poised to keep gaining in popularity with its charm on social media platforms. Who could turn down these cute pigs when the paddle their hearts out to you before you even reach the beach in your boat?
It is not entirely clear how these adorable pigs reached the island. There are folktales passed on by word of mouth but it is impossible to understand which one is the truth.
We believe the pigs were moved to what would become known as Pig Island when villagers in nearby Staniel Cay complained of their odor. As a solution, they were moved off the island and farmers would bring them their feed daily.
One day, to his surprise, the pigs were racing to his boat through the water to be the first pig fed. He knew he had something special on his hands but little did he know it would result in an entirely new economy for the Bahamas.
Visit this Instagrammable haven with the whole family and see the 20-25 pigs living in the Bahamas. They range in size from baby piglets to the largest and oldest pig, Big Momma. Children love the baby piglets — but then again, doesn’t everyone?
Take our swimming pigs tours to Pig Beach to hangout out with the Exuma pigs in the Bahamas. There is no Atlantis Bahamas beach that compares to Pig Island (Big Major Cay).
Book your Day Trip to Bahamas Exuma Cays Today!
One of the top trendy things to do in Atlantis Bahamas is to take Bahamas day trips by plane to the beautiful Exuma Cays. Luckily for you, there is a new Nassau to Staniel Cay day tour which will put you in the heart of the Bahamas most quaint region.
Aboard a private Bahamas air charter, the trip to the Exumas is only a half hour from Nassau which is well worth your time to make your day trip to Bahamas even more enchanting. Take your Bahamas vacation to the next level and see an entirely new side of the exotic archipelago country.
Take Bahamas Air Tours’ Exumas day trips from Atlantis Paradise Island and experience life in the out islands. Book your Staniel Cay day trips today!
Select images courtesy of the Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism.
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