Trip to Paradise


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Published: January 6th 2016
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We are ringing in the New Year with Champaign and Fireworks in Paradise!

Just off Nassau's north shore lies our resort...Atlantis! With miles of white sand beaches and over 100 acres of lagoons, rivers, pools, marine habitats and thrilling water slides we are sure to have FUN IN THE SUN.


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Atlantis

Ringing in the New Year with a trip to Paradise
Ready To GoReady To Go
Ready To Go

Flying out of Detroit. Can you believe we fit 5 people and 10 bags in one taxi!!
Royal TowerRoyal Tower
Royal Tower

We have arrived. Our room is in the East Tower (left) on the ninth floor. The bridge between the two towers is one huge suite! It is reportedly the world's most expensive; $25,000 per night.
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Royal Tower

The hotel grounds are beautiful, with winding paths, fountains and waterfalls
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Room View

Our room overlooks the world’s largest open-air marine habitat
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Room view

Alongside the marine habitat is a 140 acre waterpark called Aquaventure.
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Royal Lobby - The Great Hall of Waters

This breathtaking area welcomes you with gleaming marbles floors and ornate Atlantean pillars. Eight majestic murals that tell the story of Atlantis from its glory days to its final days encircle the domed ceiling, each painted by artist Albino Gonzalez.
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Royal Lobby

From ceiling to floor every detail is breathe taking
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Royal Lobby

Overlooking the aquarium and entrance to The Dig
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Exploring The Dig

The Dig is a giant walk in aquarium that also holds the preserved underwater relics from the mythical lost city of Atlantis. It was like walking through the streets and tunnels of this fabulous lost city.
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Exploring the Dig

Each twist and turn leads to a new aquatic treasure.
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The Dig - Jewel Habitat

The Dig features habitats for 100 venomous Indo-Pacific Ocean Lionfish, 500 piranhas, iridescent jellyfish and six-foot Moray Eels. There are special environments nine species of enormous groupers. And in separate, smaller “Jewel Habitats,” multitudes of brilliantly colored tropical fish dwell.
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The Dig - moray eels

These eels are over 6 feet in length and looked like Flotsam and Jetsam in The Little Mermaid.
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Casino

Attached to the Royal Tower is the casino. Grandma and Pat played the penny slots. Katie and Christian played at the craps table. Nancy roamed the casino taking pictures of the crystal sculptures
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Casino - Crystal Gate

The Crystal Gate at the entrance to the Atlantis Casino, designed by Dale Chihuly, is 30,000 pounds and is made of 2,000 pieces. It is a glittering tower of crystal soaring nearly 20 feet into the air. The resort also has 3 others - Temple of the Moon, Temple of the Sun, and Seaform Chandelier. Each chandelier is valued at $1,000,000 each
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Casino -Temple of the Moon

The opalescent white and cobalt blue glass of the Temple of the Moon seems to glow and fill the room with a cool light. It is made up of over 900 separate pieces.
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Casino - Temple of the Sun

The Temple of the Sun has more than 2,300 yellow, orange, and red elements radiating from a fiery globe atop a replica of a Mayan temple.
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Casino - Atlantis Seaform Chandelier

This Chandelier hangs over the HIGH roller area of the casino. The magnificent Seaform chandelier is made up of over 900 sealife forms of jellyfish, anemones, squid, and seaweed in delicate shades highlighted with silver and gold.
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Royal Tower - at night

Hard to believe that the sunset is before 6:00pm.


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