With two days in Nassau, you’ll be able to check out the city’s historic sites, beaches, and nightlife and still have plenty of time left over to visit neighboring Paradise Island, home to the world-famous Atlantis resort. Here’s how to plan your time.
Atlantis, Paradise Island
One Casino Dr, Suite 41, Nassau
Opened in 2007, the Atlantis’ 141-acre (57-hectare) Aquaventure combines slides, lazy rivers, and rapids into one large waterscape, whose centerpiece is the Power Tower with its four waterslides. The casino is open 24 hours a day and offers tables, slots, tournaments, and other events. Day passes to certain resort attractions are available for non-Atlantis guests on a limited basis—check the Atlantis website for details. Some guided tours of Nassau feature a visit to the Atlantis.
Things to Know Before You Go
Look for deals on ticket packages during the low season.
Make dinner reservations well in advance of your visit.
Tips—including bellhop services—are already folded into the resort prices.
The hotel is accessible to wheelchairs.
How to Get There
The Atlantis is located on Paradise Island, about a 10-minute drive from central Nassau. Instead of renting a car, travelers suggest grabbing a taxi (available from Lynden Pindling International Airport, formerly known as Nassau International Airport), especially if you’re staying at the Atlantis.
When to Get There
To avoid the cruise ship crowds, visit the Atlantis on a Sunday or Monday, as ships aren’t usually docked on those days. The best time to hit Aquaventure is early in the day or after 5pm. In general, expect more tourists during the Bahamas’ high season, November to mid-April.
While the Atlantis property boasts plenty of retail therapy opportunities, no trip to the Bahamas is complete without some souvenir shopping at the popular Straw Market. Around a 15-minute drive from the hotel, this attraction showcases one of the traditional crafts of the islands, straw working. Remember to bargain for the best prices.
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