My son and I experienced Atlantis Bahamas and the Atlantis Bahamas water park at no cost on a press trip to Nassau/Paradise Island. We also paid for a visit on our own as a cruise excursion. All opinions are my own.
Like the myth it was named for, the Atlantis Bahamas resort rises from the sea as you head over the bridge into Paradise Island from Nassau. In the center of all of this is the 141 acre Aquaventure water park, a resort water park like no other. Whether you are staying at Atlantis Bahamas, or are there on a day pass, there’s so much that you’ll enjoy at Aquaventure.
Aquaventure: The Atlantis Bahamas Water Park
If you are staying at Atlantis, it’s just a quick walk to the water park, which is located right in the center of the whole resort. Here are some of the attractions you’ll see there.
Attractions at Aquaventure
Enjoy a relaxing ¼ mile journey around the river, while sitting in an inner tube. Like the name indicates, this is an enjoyable way to relax, cool off, and enjoy being in the water.
For the (slightly) more adventurous, the Current is a mile long journey which includes waves, rapids, and fun conveyor belt/escalators. My son and I loved this ride. I was a bit nervous, because he wasn’t too comfortable in the water when we visited, but we got a two-person tube and he loved it. If you are riding with younger kids, I’d recommend sharing the larger tube so you don’t get separated from each other. I know that my son would have been very nervous if he’d lost me at any point during our ride through the Current.
Do you and your family love water slides? The Atlantis Bahamas offers an unbelievable 18 slides – so you’ll definitely find a few that you’ll love.
Slides in the Mayan Temple
The large Mayan-inspired temple in the center of Aquaventure offers several water slides. The Challenger, pictured here, features two slides where you can challenge a family member or a friend to a water slide race.
For adventurous travelers, there’s the Leap of Faith, a fast slide that is almost 60 feet. After racing down this almost vertical slide, you’ll end up in a clear tunnel submerged in a body of water with sharks.
Prefer to slide in an inner tube? The Serpent Tube, also located in the Mayan Temple, is five stories. Like the Leap of Faith, it ends in a clear tunnel in the lagoon with sharks. There are other inner tube slides at Aquaventure, like the Surge, which goes through rapids. There’s also the Drop and the Falls.
Aquaventure also offers a splash pad area, which is perfect for families with younger children. If little ones are looking to cool down, it’s the perfect place to splash around.
Pools and Beaches at Atlantis
In addition to the water slides and other Aquaventure water attractions, there are loads of pools located throughout Atlantis. You’ll find the adult only Cove pool (open only to adults staying at the Cove tower), family pools, and kid pools. There are also several beaches on property, if you’d prefer to dip your toes in the sand.
Day Pass to Aquaventure
Not staying at Atlantis Bahamas? There are still several ways that you can visit the Atlantis Bahamas water park, without staying on property. Day passes are available for purchase for guests of select hotel partners. Bahamas residents can also purchase a day pass.
If you are visiting Nassau on a cruise, you may also have the option of booking an excursion to Atlantis Bahamas. When booking through your cruise line, make sure that you understand exactly what you are booking. There are typically multiple types of excursions are offered, and they don’t always include admission to Aquaventure. When my kids were much younger, we booked an excursion with admission to the aquarium and the beach, but not Aquaventure. Now that my children are older, I would definitely prefer to book one that includes the water park.
Finally, guests at the adjacent Comfort Suites Paradise Island are able to receive complimentary admission to Aquaventure. That’s a great benefit to staying at that resort, and can be a great way to have an affordable Atlantis Bahamas vacation.