While staying at the Atlantis Resort, Bahamas, it's certainly easy to get caught up in the fun and watersports. But, the Atlantis has so much more to offer and making the Atlantis Bucket List a must-do activity. Most guests do not get that chance to fully explore the property as it's so large so this bucket list will take you to places that you didn't even know existed within the property.
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Be sure to grab a copy from your room and let's get started!
The Beach Bar
Located between The Beach and The Coral, there is definitely no reason why you wouldn't want to "hit up" every single bar - after all you're on vacation!
The Rope Bridge
Personally, I believe this bridge is one of the Atlantis' most instagrammable spots but we would not have found this location if it wasn't for our map as it is slightly off the beaten path.
Located in the center of The Predator Lagoon, you'd not only have the chance to take some pretty dope pictures, but you'll also have a chance to spot some hammerhead sharks in the lagoon below.
From our hotel room, we were able to look down and see the rays as they swam around in their area. But, you can also see them at 9 am and 3 pm every day during their feedings.
The Coral Pool Swim Up Popsicle Bar
If you've had the change to visit every bar on the resort, you'd soon realize that the drinks, the personalities and the vibe that you experience are all slightly different than the large.
This 40-foot bronze fountain is truly a sight to behold with 28 bronze fish "flocking" in the water. Fun Fact: Cypselurus is Latin for fly fish
This sculpture, designed by Bahamian artist Antonius Roberts showcases The Seven Dancing Women which represent the connection of the Bahamian past to the future, the ocean to the land and the 700 islands of The Bahamas to Paradise Island.
Leap Of Faith
This 60-foot near-vertical drop from the top of The Mayan Temple is certainly not for the faint of heart. Honestly, it's definitely more entertaining to watch persons screamed to the top of their lungs out as they came down the slide rather than to actually be the one going down the slide!
McKenzie's Conch Stand
It's a well-known fact that one simply cannot visit the island of Bahamas and leave without tasting the island's infamous 'conch salad'. So if you're staying at the Atlantis Resort, there is definitely no reason for you not to try "the world's best conch salad".
If you want to have an idea of how conch salad is made, be sure to check out this blog post!
This without a doubt is the resorts most instagrammed spot and hence you'd probably always find an extremely long line of persons eagerly waiting for their chance to sit atop this regal seat.
Tip: If you're not into the long lines, I'd suggest that you visit later in the evening (preferably after dinner or a late-night out) when most guests have returned to their rooms as a long day.
Sun & Ice
This is the ultimate dessert spot at the resort where you can satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with unforgettable ice cream, gelato and sorbet creations all day, every day! What's your favorite ice cream? Mine was Spanish Wells because one can never go wrong with a classic vanilla ice cream!
This is what makes the Atlantis resort truly special. The fact that you can have the chance to see over 250 different species of fish during your stay at the resort. There is also an interactive tank, so for those who dare to live a little, be sure to dip your hand in the pool and touch a starfish!
Seriously, how many resorts can you think of that has such an amazing feature?
This is a 14-acre marine habitat dedicated to ocean conservation and is home to the rescued Katrina dolphins. It is here that you'll be able to partake in activities such as kayaking and paddle-boarding with the dolphins and so much more.
Heads Up: There is indeed a viewing area for those only interested in catching a glimpse of these wonderful creatures without having to pay but truthfully if you're really interested in being up close, you'd need to pay and partake in one of the many activities which will give you a chance to be up close and personal with the dolphins.
Here is your chance to catch a glimpse of predators such as Caribbean reef sharks, smalltooth sawfish and hammerhead sharks up close and personal!
This species can be classified as critically endangered species as they are extremely vulnerable to overexploitation because of their propensity for entanglement in nets, their restricted habitat, and low rate of population growth. So it's heartwarming to see that with the help of the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation, Atlantis is the first and only facility to have reproductive success of this critically endangered species.
If you're staying at The Royal, two things will stand out to you as you make your way to the resort - the majestic view of the entire resort as you cross over the bridge as well as the stunning entrance to The Royal - graced by Pegasus, a group of seven beautiful bronze horses!
Most days we had a late lunch due to the fact that we tend to eat breakfast a bit late, so Sip Sip's “Caribterranean” cuisine is a great way to refuel after a busy day on the waterslides.
Hibiscus Lagoon & Sea Turtle Program
Home to a variety of green sea turtles, triggerfish and Bermuda chubs, it is here that you'll get the chance to learn about these magnificent creatures.
If you dare, plunge down The Abyss and at the end is where you'll find a magical underground pool and cavern.
Pirate Republic Taproom
Steven and I aren't huge fans of beer but we had to pop into the taproom which is dedicated to authentic Bahamian crafted beer. I watched as Steven sipped a highly recommended brew called Captain Kidds Kolsch which he seemed to enjoy, so be sure to give that a try!
In the end, the name of the game is to have fun! So if you take this up as a challenge simply for the bragging rights, or you just want to tick off a goal from your bucketlist, be sure to have fun!