The Atlantis Bahamas Resort is an icon among Caribbean resorts, with its one-of-a-kind Atlantis-themed architecture, gigantic themed subterranean aquariums, vast acres of "waterscape" with shark lagoons and pools with manta-rays, giant thrill waterslides, special waterplay zone for little kids, kids' pool with slide and waterfalls, sheltered lagoon with beach and aqua-trikes -- not to mention its famous casino, a marina, and shopping village.
The 140-acre AQUAVENTURE "waterscape" redefines the "river float", adds special effects such as smoke, fire, and fog to the river ride and to the waterslides, and generally reinforces Atlantis' bragging rights as "one of a kind" and living larger than any other resort.
The Current - River Ride: get on your inner tube and get ready for a mile-long ride: propelled by water escalators, waves, surges... you can even ride up the water-slide tower along a conveyor.
The Current has nearly 3 million gallons of water, 7-foot high lifts and drops, and an area of white-water Rapids. Guests can float along or divert to the waterslides. The tower slides, and The Rapids loop, all flow into zero-entry pools, where guests can exit or keep on going through an 80-foot underground tunnel and caves. You never need to stop.
Power Tower waterslides: 120 feet tall, with four ways down (and a 48" minimum height for riders):
- The Abyss: drop 50 near-vertical feet through the center of the Tower into total darkness, then on through a waterfall, to a cenote "filled with menacing Alligator Gars"
- The Drop, The Falls: Both these inner-tube slides can be accessed from the river: guests ride a conveyor up to the 58-foot-high level, then slide down. Special “master-blaster” technology that makes a roller coaster effect, as jets of water propel riders up and down. The Drop spirals through the dark center of the Power Tower; The Falls plummets down 58 feet and then propels riders up through twists and turns.
- The Surge: another tube slide, starts at the top of the Power Tower (stairs up), with a drop into a cavern, and a flash flood.
Special Effects: Both the Power Tower and The Current use special effects in the dark: be surprised by fire, water, smoke and fog, and some high-tech video effects.
Pools: AQUAVENTURE has two fresh-water pools: The Grotto Pool, the largest pool at The Atlantis, and The Baths, with hieroglyphic columns and special rockwork. There are several tidal pools, too (always a hit with little kids.)