Fall may be in full swing, but sunshine-filled memories await summer-seekers in The Bahamas. The lush tropical grounds of Atlantis Paradise Island, with its expansive white-sand beach and translucent turquoise waters, is the prime backdrop for your next escape this fall.
From cabana chilling to waterpark adventures and tasting the culinary delights of the world’s most famous chefs or visiting Dolphin Cay’s rescue dolphins, there is an exciting escapade for everyone. Be it a couple celebrating a momentous anniversary or a growing family with adventurous little ones, Atlantis Paradise Island invites travelers of all ages to revel year-round in seaside splendor.
While booking a stay at Atlantis Paradise Island, be sure not to miss the new Sapphire Services program, a bespoke concierge platform dedicated to curating immersive Bahamian experiences for guests eager to make the most of their trip. Those who utilize this service are appointed a specialist who creates a personal #BahamasAtHeart itinerary within the resort and beyond. Below is a guide for how couples and families can utilize Sapphire Services.
Let the romance begin. Nestled between two secluded beaches, The Cove, one of the resort’s premier lodging options, provides elegantly spacious accommodations for couples like the Sapphire Suite on the 22nd floor which boasts sweeping oceanic vistas.
A stay at The Cove’s Sapphire Suites and Club Level floor grants guests exclusive access to amenities best experienced with a loved one: enjoy breakfast, as well as pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, at the concierge level club Lapis at The Cove. Guests of The Cove have access to its famed adults-only pool and beloved cabanas. This fall, Frezca, a globally-inspired, beachside bar and restaurant will debut.
Those with the most discerning palate can taste international dishes from the world’s most renowned chefs at this culinary epicenter. Score a table at Nobu’s Atlantis outpost to savor today’s famous flavors on the Caribbean dining scene. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa fuses Japanese techniques with fresh Bahamian fare in dishes like Bahamian lobster ceviche, oyster shooters and Bahamas omakase. A can’t-miss classic? The silky smooth, miso-marinated black cod.
Local catches also take center stage at Fish by José Andrés, pioneered by the two Michelin-starred and James Beard Award winning chef from Spain. Chef Andrés is not merely influential in his creative cuisine, but the stunning interiors and ambiance his restaurants exude such as the mammoth fish sculpture perched above the dining room. Sustainability is at the heart of Chef Andrés’ innovative menu; his best selling delicacy is lionfish, which is an overpopulated species in the Caribbean waters today. The flaky, fried dish is served over a bed of vegetables with fresh herb oil and tartar sauce.
To top off the romantic retreat, the Balinese-inspired Mandara Spa offers couples massages in the privacy of one’s suite or cabana at The Cove. From aroma stone therapy and deep tissue massage to nourishing body treatments, prepare to be pampered.
Hit the ground running with your kids after unpacking at The Cove’s Lapis Club Ocean Suite by heading straight to every child’s favorite vacation spot: the pool. With eleven pools to choose from, Ripples is a must-do, as its mini-water slides and cascading waterfalls are designed just for kids. If one pool isn’t enough to entertain your water bugs, head to the largest water park in the Bahamas: Aquaventure is an exhilarating waterscape of high-speed water slides like the Mayan Temple, a mile-long river journey and a brand new water-play fort for little ones reopening in November.
Should the kids be ready for more aquatic immersion, Dolphin Cay provides a rare opportunity to connect with rescued animals. Young marine enthusiasts can be a junior trainer for a day, feeding sea turtles and fish alongside the island’s animal behaviorists. Pre-teens may be interested in meeting the sea lions, paddleboarding and kayaking with the bottlenose dolphins or swimming alongside dolphins in their Dolphin Cay habitat.
The resort debuts Marine Life Camping, a VIP dusk-to-dawn experience for families with children above the age of six who can’t say no to more time by the water. Camp under the stars, roast S’mores by the fire and snorkel at twilight at The Ruins lagoon before retreating to a canvas beachside tent with the family.
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