Atlantis Paradise Island: A Jewel of the Bahamas after 20 Years

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Ocean Club Golf Course, Atlantis Paradise Island

Rising out of the Bahamian waters, Atlantis Paradise Island inspires a feeling a wonder and awe. The iconic hotel celebrated its 20th anniversary in September 2014—numerous group options and a massive 500,000 sf of indoor/outdoor function space, including the new Ocean’s Edge at The Cove event space, ensure the hotel is even more fab than when it opened.

The property has grown and evolved over the years to remain the preeminent destination resort in the Bahamas. At Ocean’s Edge at The Cove, groups will not only find breathtaking views of the ocean, but access to an indoor pavilion, beach deck and event lawn with lush tropical landscaping for creative brainstorming sessions or cocktails. Contemporary guest rooms in the Beach Tower, Coral Towers, Royal Towers, The Cove Atlantis and The Reef Atlantis, capture the proverbial Caribbean spirit with options for any budget level, affordable to luxury.

“Atlantis is a distinct brand that has stood the test of time. We see continued success by making improvements over the years to enhance the group experience,” says John Washko, VP of Marketing/Sales for Atlantis Paradise Island. “Our multi-generational staff understands that their work is more than a job and that service is a priority.”

Groups have a wide array of activities to choose from for discovery and entertainment. The 141-acre waterpark, Aquaventure, includes water slides, river rides, 11 pools and three beaches. Other popular water activities are snorkeling, scuba diving, stingray experience and Dolphin Cay, where guests can swim with dolphins and interact with Sea Lions. Along with The Dig and Blue Adventure Tours, an on-site pottery studio and rock climbing wall are possible locations for team building sessions. Over 40 restaurants, bars and lounges, a nightclub and comedy club add possibility for a night out without ever having to leave the hotel.

The Mandara Spa Atlantis is the perfect counter effect to this excitement, with Balinese and traditional European therapies that integrate local resources such as Caribbean coffee, coconut and lime. The on-site Ocean Club Golf Course, an 18-hole par 72 marvel that sprawls out over Paradise Island’s peninsula, is equally relaxing and regularly rated one of the best courses in North America and the Caribbean; the LPGA is dropping by early this month.

In October 2014 Atlantis Paradise Island joined Marriott’s Autograph Collection, a portfolio of upscale independent hotels each with a distinct personality. Atlantis is the largest hotel in the portfolio and is the first member resort in the Bahamas. Marriott rewards members can now earn and use points on Atlantis stays.

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Laurel Herman is publisher/editorial director of Prevue. She has spent the last 39 years roaming the globe with the focused belief that sharing stories of different cultures and experiences is an integral way to foster world peace. It all started in 1972 while she was finishing her college education in London, when she had the opportunity to backpack throughout Europe. Laurel continued her love affair with travel by expanding Recommend Magazine to a worldwide destination brand when she became its publisher/editorial director in 1985. She then launched the Prevue brand in 2009, which has taken her to destinations like Egypt, India, Australia, France, Barcelona, Thailand, Italy and Israel, among others.