It’s been a minute since I’ve done a Local post. A couple of weeks ago we had an outing at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island (Bahamas) and I thought I’d share some pictures. Locals often go over there to dine and hang out. Although mega-resorts aren’t usually my thing, I have to admit that the grand complex that is Atlantis is pretty impressive. Over the years I’ve visited with friends and business colleagues from out of town and their reaction is always the same: Wow!
The Atlantis Resort, built around the theme of island of Greek mythology, is major architectural feat. Besides the luxury of its guest rooms, restaurants, pools and water activities – it is the location of one of the world’s largest “aquariums”. I use the term “aquarium” loosely as it does not quite describe the maze of marine habitats and aquarium exhibits housed in eight million gallons of salt water. This includes 14 lagoons, caves, coral formations, and more than 50,000 aquatic animals (dolphins, sea lions, sharks, rays, barracuda, piranha, eels) which represent over 250 marine species. In fact, I think at the time it was completed, it was the world’s largest open air marine habitats (and may still be).
The pictures were taken just outside one of the restaurants, they don’t capture the true beauty of all the creatures you’ll find here but still pretty cool.
And this guy, he was just posing. 🙂
I hope you guys have enjoyed this little peak into a very, very small fraction of the resort. I know that some of you guys have said that you’ve vacationed The Bahamas before, please share your stories!
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