For Family Fun, Adventures and Relaxation in a Tropical Setting, There's No Place Like Nassau/Paradise Island
PHOTO: Fun in the sun ... and downtown at Nassau Paradise Island (Courtesy Nassau Paradise Island)
Sun, surf, sand and a treasure-trove of activities are in store for families at Nassau/Paradise Island all year round with accommodations to suit any budget or style. With Atlantis Paradise Island and its Aquaventure, the ultimate water wonderland; the renowned One&Only Ocean Club KidsOnly Program; and Comfort Suites Paradise Island adjacent to the Atlantis, travelers have a pirate’s bounty of choices.
Snuggled between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Nassau Paradise Island has been a refuge for many a pirate over the years, so it’s no surprise that the world famous Pirates of Nassau interactive museum is a major attraction. Others include the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre, a fascinating panorama of wildlife that's now home to 300 birds, animals and reptiles, and Arawak Cay, a popular fish fry just west of downtown. There, families can watch as local chefs turn the day’s freshest catches into island favorites including conch fritters, chowders and conch salads
From the surreal sea life to the heart-pounding water slides, even the youngest guest will be able to explore and discover the lost city of Atlantis at Atlantis Paradise Island, recognized by Parents magazine as one of their “Ten Best Family Resorts.” This unique, ocean-themed destination, which is home to more than 50,000 sea creatures, is built around 20 million gallons of fresh and saltwater pools, lagoons and cascading waterfalls all located on a seemingly endless stretch of beach. Atlantis includes a variety of guest accommodations as well as a large marina and the ultimate water wonderland – Aquaventure, a lushly landscaped water experience of rides and thrills that is one of the biggest in the world – and Dolphin Cay, the state-of-the-art dolphin education center and interaction habitat that spans 14 acres and is the largest of its kind. For more adventure, a rock climbing facility boasts 12 climbing surfaces and is the first of its kind.
Opened in December 2009, Atlantis Kids Adventures for resort guests ages three to 12 allows kids to choose their own adventure with staff Adventure Guides available to help with culinary lessons, interactive electronic art, theater and outdoor play. Teens will be intrigued with the CRUSH nightclub that just opened for them in December 2010 complete with an Internet Lounge, Gaming Room, multi-purpose video walls in the VIP sections and a café.
Shoppers and gourmets alike will be delighted with the resort’s Marina Village, an open-air marketplace designed to resemble a quaint Bahamian settlement with world-class shops and superlative restaurants as well as crafts kiosks.
One of the most elegant luxury resorts in the Americas, the One&Only Ocean Club was once the private estate of A&P heir Huntington Hartford II and conveys the ambiance of a classic colonial plantation, edged by miles of soft dune beach. Its renowned KidsOnly program is designed to actively amuse, educate and challenge children ages 4 to 12 seven days a week, 365 days a year. Each day of the week participants can experience a different theme for endless entertainment and activities.
Among the offerings, they can learn how to perform magic tricks, dress like pirates, experience colorful Bahamian customs, explore the Atlantis Resort, cook at the KidsOnly Culinary Academy and partake in an endless array of sports and sea and sand adventures. With a full-time staff that is professionally trained, the One&Only KidsOnly program is a paradise for kids.
Comfort Suites Paradise Island offers affordable, newly renovated junior suites that are within walking distance of the Atlantis Resort. Guests enjoy full use of next-door-neighbor Atlantis’ extensive facilities including pools, private beaches, the renowned Mandara Spa Atlantis, Kids Camp and day passes to the awe-inspiring Aquaventure water wonderland.
Conveniently located off the coast of Southern Florida, flying time to Nassau / Paradise Island is less than one hour from South Florida and 2.5 hours on average from the Northeast, ensuring the maximum amount of vacation time will be spent at the beach. For more information, guests can visit www.NassauParadiseIsland.com.
SOURCE: Nassau/Paradise Island press release
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