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onsite review july 2012 A and the lost city TLANTIS, the resort ed wetschler ESCAPE TO Some employees at Atlantis, Paradise Island, carry business cards that say, “Core Value #1: blow away the customer,” and that’s exactly what Atlantis does. Customers are blown away just taking their first walk about this Bahamian destination resort, with its five soaring hotels—especially the Royal Towers, whose spires and turrets seem straight out of mythology—and palm trees, endless beach, pools with waterfalls, rock-climbing walls, tennis courts, Mayan-style temple, Power Tower, aquariums, bars, DJs.... And then there are the 3,400 rooms and suites: memorize all the categories, and you get to be president of ASTA. “This is the perfect destination for a family who wants tons to do without ever having to leave the property,” notes Christine Hard- enberger, owner of Magical Mouse Plans in Virginia. “Multi-generational families find enough onsite activities and attractions to appeal to all age groups,” says Joan Novack, owner of Majesty Travel NY at Pisa Brothers. Some of these attractions beckon to couples, including honeymooners: there’s that colossal casino (which has windows—a rarity in the gaming world), 40 lounges and restaurants (including three operated by superstar chefs), innumerable entertainment and sporting options, the Mandara Spa, shopping, and plenty of bling. But above all, Atlantis attracts families. Indeed, it blows them away. When Atlantis completed the great Mayan Temple (1998), with water slides like the 60-ft. Leap of Faith that passes through a “Multi-generational families find enough onsite activities and attractions to appeal to all age groups.” Joan Novack, Owner, Majesty Travel NY at Pisa Brothers S The Challenger Slide is one of many family-friendly water attractions at Atlantis.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend September 2012

Editor's Notes
Hotel Desk: Omni Hotels & Resorts
Tour Talk: Adventures by Disney
Disney Fantasy
Atlantis, The Bahamas
Beaches Turks & Caicos
Great Kid-Friendly Resorts
Mexico with Kids in Mind
Belize + Costa Rica = Family-Friendly
Ancestry Travel: Family Roots & Routes
Hotel-Free Stays for Ski + Beach Escapes
Kidding Around in Asia
It's All in the Family Israel

Recommend September 2012