Atlantis, Paradise Island Fun

Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas
Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas

A Cartoon Network inflatable obstacle course will entice attendees staying at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas this summer to have some youthful fun. It is merely one of several onsite teambuilding activities for groups to experience the beachside property’s 141 acres of waterscape that make up the largest open-air marine habitat in the world. Within the habitat, there are more than 50,000 marine animals as well as The Dig, a maze of underwater passageways that mimic a journey through ancient Atlantis.

The custom-made, 9,000-sf Cartoon Network inflatable obstacle course takes over the property again this summer for its fifth consecutive year from June 19 to Aug. 22. Groups can rent out the Adventure Time-themed course, created based on characters in the popular Cartoon Network show. Attendees will race in and out of the 16-foot Finn and Jake, 50-foot double Lady Rainicorn slide, 10-foot Ice Kingdom and Candy Kingdom towers—just a few of the inflatable characters—while trying not to get too wet from the Nerf super soakers.

Groups can also have their own Junkanoo celebration. The Bahamian street parade, which happens every Boxing Day (Dec. 26), New Year’s Day and sometimes during the summer, features music, dance and costumes. A large part of the local culture, the celebration was originated in the late 1700s when enslaved people would celebrate the few days a year they had off by singing and dancing in colorful masks. The resort invites attendees to participate in Jun-CAN-oo, in which attendees will create sculptures out of canned goods and parade them around the room before donating the creations to a local charity.

The resort also offers the Build A Boat and Hope It Floats Regatta, created for teams to work together as they design and construct a cardboard boat before racing it. The resort’s high-tech scavenger hunts or “tablet hunts” also encourage teams to use iPad apps loaded with videos, photos and audio challenges that lead teams through the expansive resort.

Teams can also participate in sports activities such as climbing the rock wall at Climber’s Rush. The rock-climbing facility has 12 different climbing surfaces for attendees to select from as well as offers a group climb clinic. Of course, golf and group golf lessons at the property’s Ocean Club Golf Course are also available as well as beach volleyball and soccer activities on Paradise Beach.

Apart from its teambuilding excursions, Atlantis offers more than 500,000 sf of function space for groups as well as its beachside Ocean’s Edge venue. This event space includes an indoor Pavilion as well as an expansive beach deck and event lawn outlined with palm trees and tropical flowers. Starting this fall, Atlantis will also offer a new all-inclusive plan, which bundles several of these teambuilding activities with dining plans, daily amenities and accommodations.