There’s a lot traveling kids love about one of the most popular family resorts and sponsor of our next family travel Twitter chat, Atlantis Resort. Centered around bringing to life the myth and legend of the lost city of Atlantis, this holiday heaven is built around a 141-acre waterscape comprised of over 20 million gallons of fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools and habitats.
A few highlights include a Mandara spa (one of my favorites), opportunities for dolphin and other marine life encounters, accommodations in a variety of price ranges, golf, a casino, white sand beaches, kid’s clubs and world-class dining.
If you need even more convincing… Atlantis Resort is located on Paradise Islands in The Bahamas.
I haven’t been yet, but a visit is on my bucket list. And, if your kids watch Cartooon Network or Disney Chanel on TV, they’ve probably seen an Atlantis commercial. As I was writing this post, my 7-year-old said, “Oh, that’s Atlantis!”
If you, like me, want to learn more about why Atlantis Resort is perfect for your next Caribbean family vacation along with other summer family travel tips, join us on Wednesday, May 28 at 9:30am PT for the latest #KidsNTrips chat. Here’s a little teaser.
5 Things Your Kids Will Love About Atlantis Resort
1. Dolphin Cay and Other Marine Life Encounters
Interacting with dolphins and sea lions at Dolphin Cay is surely something the family will never forget. Dolphin Cay is one of the largest and most sophisticated marine habitats and animal rescue-rehabilitation facilities in the world where you really can safely snuggle a sea lion and go swimming along side a dolphin.
Along with the above comes learning (which is still fun). Older kids can work alongside aquarists to see what it’s like to care for over 50,000 animals, learn the importance of conservation, and so much more. And, there are opportunities to see marine life all over the resort.
2. Atlantis Kids Adventures (AKA)
The 8000 square foot supervised kid’s club (trust me, this is HUGE for a kid’s club) is where kids ages 3-12 are able to choose their own adventures including culinary lessons, interactive electronic art, theater and outdoor play. AKA features state-of-the-art themed spaces along with partial and full-day participation as well as evening programs so parents can enjoy a round of golf, spa day or a romantic dinner alone at Nobu, for example. I’ve loved every restaurant by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa that I’ve ever been to.
3. Epic Cartoon Network Adventure
The Cartoon Network celebrates summer at Atlantis Resort from May 30 through August 23 with character parades, an inflatable outdoor obstacle course, nighttime outdoor screenings, red carpet premiers of their favorite shows, a concert on the beach by the hit band Paramore and… much more.
4. CRUSH Teen Nightclub
Teens ages 13-17 will love hanging out in CRUSH, a 14,000 square foot, high-tech space with an internet lounge, gaming room, a live DJ with touch screen song request, concession stand and more. It looks like a place even I would want to hang out in, but no parents allowed!
5. The AQUAVENTURE Water Park
You’ve probably seen photos of the Leap of Faith slide with its 60-foot vertical drop, but there’s also a mile-long river ride with rolling rapids and wave surges, 20 swimming areas, a spectacular kids water-play fort, and a lazy river. This park alone provides days of fun.
And, I have to tell you that we didn’t even scratch the surface of things to do with kids at Atlantis. Not even close. Learn more with us on Wednesday.
Summer Family Travel #KidsNTrips Twitter Party with Atlantis Resort
Who: @lajollamom, @jenleo, @travelmamas and @AtlantisResort
When: Wednesday, May 28 at 9:30am PT/12:30pm ET
Where: On Twitter using hashtag #KidsNTrips
Prize: Get ready… Someone is going to win a 2-night stay for two in the resort’s iconic Royal Towers! This includes free access to the amazing 141-acre water park, Aquaventure and the marine habitats at the resort for travel through Dec 2014 (blackout dates – including holidays – apply). Airfare and any food & beverage excluded. Read additional prize terms and conditions. Giveaway is open to US and Canada (excluding Quebec) and void where prohibited.
See you there!