The Bahamas - very contrasting place for vacation options. 6.3 million guests come to the country each year!
Since we are traveling as a family of 3, our main priority was to have more activities for kids age 10-12. The Royal at Atlantis was the best option among others with a huge selection of waterparks and activities.
While it is a great place for kids, I personally not fond of crowded place like this. Now we know why it has a second name - Vegas by the sea. The Resort is so huge with gorgeous views but service and food options needed a lot of improvements. Although Ilias is having a lot of fun with these activities, I feel tired and little exhausted by making choices, where to eat, where to go and avoid the crowd and long lines... What I really like is, everything outside of this property and traveling to downtown, eating at local restaurants, interacting with locals, drivers and learn more about local culture, life and just have an authentic and simple conversation.
If I had a choice I would prefer to stay in a quite bungalow and enjoy the nature without the overwhelming crowd and less commercialized life. Probably that time will come when Ilias goes to collage?! Today we had the best experience, swimming with dolphins at the Blue Lagoon Island, which is 20 min boat ride from the property. Amazing and friendly animals... and then enjoy the shallow and sandy beaches of the island.
So far we had experienced only the half of activities at the property and have couple of days left to cover the most of them.
If you have been here before, please share what we should try, visit and eat and experience?