The Water Adventure of Atlantis Paradise Island
Atlantis Paradise Island was opened in 1998. It is a large holiday and entertainment resort that was built on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. This accommodation resort is built around a 141-acre waterscape feature that includes both fresh and saltwater lagoons, diving pools and marine habitats. The resort also has water slides and river rides. It was designed by South African hotel magnate Sol Kerzner and owned by his property development company Kerzner International Limited.
Atlantis Paradise Island is presently owned by Brookfield Asset Management and the resort is managed by Brookfield Hospitality. Atlantis Paradise Island became a member of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection Hotels in 2014. This means that they are included in the elite marketing family that allows their guests to earn or redeem Marriott Rewards.
Accommodation at Atlantis Paradise Island
Paradise Island resort had initially named its hotel towers the Trump Plaza, but later changed the name to Coral and Beach Towers when the Royal Towers were added to the resort. The Coral and Beach Towers were also subsequently redecorated so that they matched the Royal Towers. In 2007, the Atlantis Cove and Atlantis Reef were added, contributing a further 1000 rooms to the resort.
Features and Amenities
The icon and recognisable Mayan Temple is the heart of the Aquaventure complex at Atlantis Paradise Island. Rising some six storeys in height, this temple is home to water rides of different types. There are numerous adrenaline-based rides such as a 60-foot slide that drives riders through a tunnel in a shark infested lagoon and a high speed double slide where riders race each other. There are many more relaxing rides within the Mayan Temple too.
Another feature and amenity that has come to be associated with Atlantis Paradise Island resort is the mile long water ride known as the Current. This feature is complete with waves, rapids, tidal surges, steam, special lighting effects and waterfalls.
The tallest feature of Atlantis Paradise Island’s Aquaventure centre is the Power Tower. The 120 foot tower is the launch pad for more extreme water slides. The entire Aquaventure feature uses some of the latest in scientific and mechanical engineering capabilities to take riders on an adventure that is completely unexpected and thrilling, but safe and manageable too. These features are characteristic of many of the resorts created by Kerzner and ensure all visitors of endless hours of fun, action and exercise.
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The interests of children smaller than the cut-off 54 inches are taken care of by Splashers, which is a children’s pool and water play area. Also Mayan-themed in a matching construction, this water feature includes sports cargo nets and rope bridges. Water cannons and water wheels provide for endless entertainment and amusement.
Atlantis Paradise Island has 14 lagoons and is home to more than 250 marine species. Guests are given many ways of exploring this rich and diverse marine environment.
Additional facilities at Atlantis Paradise Island include a private 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course, with restaurant and bar. The LPGA Pure Silk Bahamas Classic is hosted at this course. There are naturally many restaurants and dining facilities, as well as a shopping centre at the resort.