With Winter right around the corner and your schedule filling up with end-of-the-year festivities, it’s time to face a hard truth: you’re nowhere close to finishing your holiday shopping. Turned off by the thought of wading through the masses at a mall, and overwhelmed by the amount of options on the web, getting gifts is turning out to be a bit more of a process than you originally thought. We, however, have the perfect solution that your spouse, kids, relatives and friends can enjoy.
This holiday season, invite your loved ones to trade in their snow boots for bathing suits and make a new batch of memories they’ll cherish for a lifetime with an escape to Atlantis, Paradise Island. An award-winning Bahamian resort featuring five unique hotels, Atlantis is an iconic destination where guests can bask in the warm sunshine at one of the three white-sandy beaches, test their luck at the on-site casino, and spend quality time splashing around with family at Aquaventure, a 141-acre waterscape.
Ready to cross those names off your Christmas shopping list? Discover which Atlantis hotel pairs best with your loved ones’ personalities:
For the romantic: Looking for something extra-special for that extra-special someone? Reserve a few romantic nights and fun-filled days at Atlantis’ white-sand sanctuary. In addition to a vast array of luxurious and stunning suites, The Cove boasts an exclusive, adults-only pool and 20 private cabanas, recently redesigned by Lulu DK, that gently skims the edges of two gorgeous beaches. When you’re ready to be pampered, take a short walk over to Mandara Spa. At Atlantis’ award-winning venue, the two of you can revel in couples’ treatments that bring together ancient Balinese healing touches, traditional European therapies and natural elements indigenous to The Bahamas.
After your relaxing afternoon, indulge in a delectable meal from The Cove’s newest beachfront restaurant, Sip Sip. offering Caribbean-inspired dishes prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, Sip Sip boasts authentic tastes that are sure to please your taste buds. Pair your meal with a handcrafted cocktail, then top it off by splitting a delicate dessert such as the famous Sip Sip Carrot Cake or Fresh Coconut Cream Cheesecake.
For the high roller: While lounging on one of the island’s white-sand beaches appeals to many, we know adrenaline junkies need a little more excitement. Lucky for them, excitement is in no shortage at Paradise Island. Only steps away from the famed Atlantis Casino, a stay at the iconic and extravagant Royal Towers – winner of TripAdvisor’s 2017 Certificate of Excellence Award – is the ideal gift for the gambler in your life. With 85 gaming tables, over 700 slot machines and complimentary rewards just for playing, the world-class casino is a premier destination for both new gamers and experienced risk-takers alike.
For the golfer: We get it. The golf pro in your life isn’t Jordan Spieth, but anyone who enjoys the sport can appreciate playing new courses. While the winter isn’t the best time to play in most places, golf is a year-round activity in The Bahamas. Ocean Club Golf Course features splendid, well-maintained greens surrounded by breathtaking views of the ocean. For the family looking to spend most of their time golfing, relaxing and spending time in the turquoise waters, we recommend Beach Tower. Running along the island’s longest shoreline, Atlantis Beach, Beach Tower is the resort’s closest accommodations to the course and the Marina Village, which celebrates the taste and spirit of the country, allowing you to connect with the Bahamian culture even further.
For the adventurer: We understand a leisurely day of spa treatments and sun bathing isn’t for everyone. For the explorers searching for new and exciting sights, look no further than The Reef. In addition to spacious extended-stay suites with homelike amenities such as full kitchens, The Reef offers easy access to Dolphin Cay, the world’s largest open-air marine habitat, dedicated to conservation, rehabilitation and education. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Atlantis features the largest marine life exhibit in the Caribbean and is home to more than 50,000 aquatic animals, representing over 250 marine species. From panoramic tanks to high-speed, clear tunnel water slides, there are plenty of thrilling, unique ways to view the underwater habitats.
For the entire family: It can be difficult to find a gift that every member of your family will enjoy. Your wife probably won’t be crazy about the drum set you’re considering for your son, or your husband might not be obsessed with your daughter’s new talking doll. However, making great memories on a family vacation is something everyone can appreciate.
While your neighbors are busy shoveling snow off their driveway, you could be at the newly-renovated Coral Towers, the most family-friendly hotel on Paradise Island. Lounge in a private cabana and unwind poolside as your kids have the time of their lives exploring Aquaventure, an immense waterscape with high-speed water slides, river rides, 20 swimming areas and a spectacular kids water-play fort. With the close proximity to Marina Village, your family can discover authentic Bahaman dining and culture that will stick with you long after you’ve cleared your plate. Don’t forget to speak with the Kids Concierge or see some of the free blockbuster movies in the Atlantis Theatre.
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