BAHAMAS, Atlantis Paradise Island is an ocean-themed resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. It features a variety of accommodations built around Aquaventure, a 141-acre waterscape, which includes fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools, marine habitats, and water slides and river rides. Mayan Temple slides
The Mayan Temple is the grand icon of Aquaventure, with a height of over six stories. The structure features a series of water rides, including the Leap of Faith, a 60-foot near-perpendicular plunge that sends riders through a clear acrylic tunnel submerged in a shark-filled lagoon. Also located atop the Mayan Temple are the Challenger Slides, two high-speed dueling slides where riders race against the clock for the best times. From just below, the Serpent Slide spins out from 48 feet up the Temple and into the Temple's dark core before emerging through the shark-filled lagoon at a more leisurely “shark-viewing” pace. For a milder change of pace, the Jungle Slide meanders through exotic jungles and caves built in the heart of the Mayan Temple.
The Rapid River
The Rapid River is a mile long water ride complete with waves, artificial tidal surges, rapids, and environmental effects such as steam, special lighting, and waterfalls. The Falls and the Drop water coasters are accessible from The Rapid River without the guest needing to leave their inner-tube. The Rapid River has changed only slightly since its 2007 opening, with an optional rapids waterway closing.
The Power Tower is the tallest feature of Aquaventure, at 120 feet tall. The tower is home to four water slides: The Abyss, The Drop, The Falls, and The Surge. The Abyss drops riders a near-vertical 50 feet into total darkness and through a tumbling waterfall, ending their journey in a deep cenote filled with Alligator Gars. The Drop, The Falls and The Surge are three inner-tube slides powered by “master-blaster” technology, which uses jets of water to create roller coasters of waves that propel riders both up and downhill at a fast pace. The Drop spirals through the Power Tower’s dark center, while The Falls drops riders down 58 feet and propels them up again through various turns. The Surge also drops riders into a cavern from the top of the tower before ending in a flash flood.
For those under 54 inches (and their parents), multiple size appropriate rides can be found at Splashers, a children’s water play area and pool. Splashers is an elaborate Mayan-themed water play structure featuring two enclosed spiral body slides, one open spiral body slide, and a child-friendly version of the Mayan Temple Challenger slides nearby. Splashers also sports cargo nets and rope bridges for climbing in addition to water cannons, fountains, and water wheels for soaking. Overhead, a 320-gallon bucket regularly showers those below with 8,000 gallons of water per hour. Other swimming areas for younger guests include the Ripples Pool, with miniature slides, and Poseidon’s Kid’s Pool, with fountains and in-water play structures.
Atlantis is home to 14 lagoons and more than 50,000 aquatic animals representing over 250 marine species. The Dig simulates the 11,000-year-old lost continent and provides a unique look at the wondrous civilization, home to some of the world’s most exotic sea creatures. The goal of The Dig is to provide guests with a taste of life in the legendary destroyed city of Atlantis. If one observes the bottom of the floors in the different aquariums, wreckage and debris scattered about represent the "Lost City of Atlantis."
A Predator Lagoon is full of sawfishes, barracudas, stingrays, and sharks. A 100-foot (30 m) clear acrylic tunnel runs underwater, allowing visitors unobstructed views of the marine environment.
The Ocean Club Golf is a private 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course that stretches for over 7,100 yards at the Atlantis, Paradise Island. The course features a restaurant and bar located at the clubhouse. Many professional golf events are hosted at the Ocean Club Golf including the LPGA Pure Silk Bahamas Classic.
Atlantis Paradise Island, Atlantis, Paradise Island - the most popular resort destination in the Bahamas - features the world's largest open-air marine habitat; Aquaventure , including the iconic Mayan Temple's Leap of Faith slide; 11 unique pools; renowned beaches; 18-hole golf course; the largest casino in the Caribbean; over 21 restaurants, 19 bars & lounges and Aura nightclub. Atlantis also offers a multitude of unique accommodations, including the iconic Royal Towers and the stylish Cove Atlantis. This non-stop aquatic thrill ride features over twenty million gallons of water, incredible Atlantean-themed towers, thrilling high-speed water slides, a mile-long river ride with rolling rapids and wave surges, 20 swimming areas, a spectacular kids water-play fort and 11 unique and refreshing swimming pools.