Atlantis Paradise Island is an ocean-themed resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. It is built around Aquaventure, a 62-hectare (154-acre) waterscape.
The property was originally part of the Paradise Island Hotel and Casino, which opened in 1968. It was owned by Resorts International. The property’s name was changed to Atlantis when The Royal Towers was built. On March 28, 2007, a 600-suite luxury hotel named The Cove Atlantis opened on Paradise Island. In October 2014, Atlantis, Paradise Island became a member of Marriott Bonvoy, a loyalty program for guests to earn Marriott Bonvoy points at Atlantis.
Mayan Temple Slides
The Mayan Temple is an attraction at Atlantis Paradise Island, with a height of over six stories. The structure features a series of water rides, including the Leap of Faith, an 18-meter (60 ft) near-vertical plunge that sends riders through a clear acrylic tunnel submerged in a shark-filled lagoon.
The Rapid River
The Rapid River is a 1.6-kilometer (1 mi) water ride including waves, artificial tidal surges, rapids, and environmental effects such as steam, special lighting, and waterfalls. The Falls and the Drop water coasters are accessible from The Rapid River without the guest needing to leave their inner tube. The Rapid River has changed only slightly since its 2007 opening, with an optional rapids waterway closing.
The Power Tower is the tallest feature of Aquaventure, at 120 feet tall. The tower is home to four water slides.
Atlantis is home to 14 lagoons and more than 50,000 aquatic animals representing over 250 marine species. The Dig simulates the long-lost 11,000-year-old continent, providing a look at the civilization, home to sea creatures. The goal of The Dig is to provide guests with a taste of life in the fabled city of Atlantis.
A Predator Lagoon is full of sawfishes, barracudas, stingrays, and sharks. A 100-foot (30 m) transparent acrylic tunnel runs underwater, allowing visitors to obtain unobstructed views of the marine environment.
The Ocean Club Golf is a private 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course that stretches for over 7,100 yards. The course features a restaurant and bar located at the clubhouse. Many professional golf events are hosted at the Ocean Club Golf including the LPGA Pure Silk Bahamas Classic.
Pieces of 8 Tours
Atlantis guests can experience the new nearby island excursions on charter boats. Guests can swim with the pigs, relax for the day on the private Rose Island, or snorkel the shallows. Guests can also discover Paradise Island and Nassau Harbour onboard Atlantis customized luxury boats. Pieces of 8 tours have 12 m (38 ft) Fountain powerboats that cruise up to 72 km/h (45 mph).
The Imperial Ballroom hosts conventions, concerts, and other events. In late November of each year, it is converted to a 3,500-seat arena, and serves as the venue for the Battle 4 Atlantis college basketball tournament.