Monday, November 2, 2009

Journey to Atlantis!!!

In 2005 we took our kids on their first big, out of the country vacation.  We surprised them with a trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas.  They were just four and six years old at the time and this was quite an adventure! Once again, a long, holiday weekend called out to me to start looking for a travel journey so the planning began for Labor Day weekend.  It was my son's first week of First Grade and he'd have to miss one day of the first week of school, but certainly a trip to the Bahamas was more exciting and more educational than the first couple of days of school!  We went for five days and it was amazing.

We stayed at the Harborside Resort, which are the time share condos that are part of the Atlantis property.  At the time that we stayed there the prices to stay in the condos were less expensive than staying on the actual Atlantis property, yet we were able to use all of the perks of the Atlantis resort!  However instead of just a small hotel room, we had a kitchen, a bedroom and a separate living area with a sofa bed that the kids slept on.  Harborside has it's own pool if you care to use that as well.  It's located just across the harbor, a short walk from the main area of Atlantis.  

When we arrived the kids were amazed.  Just the size of the resort, the color of the ocean, there were so many pools, and best of all the aquariums just about everywhere you kept us all busy for the duration of our visit!  We had a lot to explore.....


  1. I have been trying to find a good destination for a family vacation. Now I want to go to Atlantis!! Sounds like fun!

  2. Cory,

    We really enjoyed Atlantis. It was a great place for a family vacation. It is expensive though - the Bahamas in general seem to be. However, I'd go back in a second! Hope you get to go!