Planning a family vacation with little kids can be tough. The idea of a vacation sounds great, but organizing a trip that suits everyone’s needs is a challenge! With my mom celebrating a milestone birthday this year, she wanted to go away as a family. She wanted to be relaxed while spending time with her family. We spent a lot of time thinking about where we should go where we would be able to do just that and we decided on Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
A trip for everyone in the family
Rewind to six years ago when I went to Atlantis for the first time. I was newly married and my husband and I went for a few days on our honeymoon. We stayed at The Cove and there was not a child in sight — perfect for newlyweds. This time around, we stayed at The Royal Tower and our experience was completely different, as you can imagine!
When we arrived, it didn’t take long to see that it was the perfect place for everyone, including my parents, my 21-year-old brother, and my kids, who are 2-years-old and 4-years-old. As you stand in the lobby, you can see the floor to ceiling aquarium a floor below.
Keeping cool and having fun
Atlantis Bahamas has so much to offer kids of all ages, but my kids couldn’t get enough of Splashers. We spent most of our days doing just that, splashing in the water, which is three feet deep. Jonah went up and down the numerous slides more times than I can count, while Addison went down the little slide and played in the water fountain.
Children who want to go on the water slide need to get a bracelet from any of the towel desks by the pool before sliding.
When we weren’t submerged in the water at Splashers, we were relaxing on the tubes on the Rapids River. The Rapids River is not the same as the Lazy River, but we are a family of daredevils, especially Addison, so we strapped life jackets on the kids and went for a ride! The resort offers free one day use life jackets in all sizes that are available throughout the property.
Don’t worry, there are water slides for you, too, Mom! We had a little too much fun racing down the slides (oh, I won every time)! With eight fun-filled water slides to choose from, you will have the time of your life! Get close to the sharks without worrying about getting a bite — take the Leap of Faith or the Serpent slide throughout the shark tank and enjoy the view.
The Atlantis has so much to offer for families with kids and family members of all ages — it’s truly the best multi-age destination. Go rock climbing, swim with the dolphins, interact with the sea lions, or go snorkeling. Whatever you do, enjoy every minute. The Atlantis is worth savoring!
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