I took a little trip to the Bahamas, and while I was there I spent some time in Atlantis. It was a pretty neat place. They have the world’s largest open air aquarium, the opportunity to swim with dolphins, and a gigantic water park that needs to be seen to be believed.
The weather was great, and the place was very classy. Stuff wasn’t cheap, but it made for a memorable experience. Most of these pictures were taken on “the Dig.” The Dig was a tour of the reminants found of the mythical Atlantis. Basically, a tour guide takes you through the private portions of the aquarium and tells you all sorts of made up facts about the mythical city that they “discovered.”
We split off from the tour because it was just story telling, but we stopped and took a lot of pictures. It was a lot of fun. The dark underground caverns made for some great pictures of the aquarium. There were eels, lobsters, tiger fish, jelly fish, and even gigantic rays. (You could pay extra and swim with the rays!)
Then we split off to the other side of the hotel and took some pictures in the predator area. Sadly, you couldn’t swim with them. There were a few kids I would have liked to see with the sharks. The predator tunnel was impressive, but I was getting hungry by then. I spent a few hours in the aquarium, but once hunger set in… it was over.
There were some really lavish restaurants in the hotel and casino, but that night I skipped out to Quiznos in the shopping across the street. After that, I ate “second dinner” in the hotel.
If you have the means, go check out Atlantis. If the weather is good, check out the water park.