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The Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort and Casino Offers Caribbean
Vacationers World-Renowned Dinning Gaming Entertainment,
Recreation and the Luxurious Underwater World of Ancient Atlantis.

Kerzner International’s spectacular Atlantis, Paradise Island resort and casino rises
    magically from the turquoise lagoons and blue Atlantic of The Bahamas, and is
    known worldwide as a resort destination that has truly redefined entertainment and
    gaming in the tropics. A vibrant tribute to fun and playfulness, Atlantis resort has
    also offered the perfect location to the numerous films, television shows, concerts
    and sporting events that have taken advantage of the pristine tropical destination.

This unique, ocean-themed destination offers a variety of guest accommodations; 40
restaurants, bars and lounges to satisfy any palette; the Caribbean’s most electrifying
casino; extensive meeting facilities; and a marina capable of handling yachts of any size.

Water is the focal point of Atlantis. The resort is built around 20 million gallons of fresh
and salt-water pools, lagoons and cascading waterfalls.         Atlantis’ marine habitat is
second only to Mother Nature in size, with an unparalleled assortment of exhibit lagoons
and underwater formations - all located on a seemingly endless stretch of beach that
has been called the most beautiful in the world. In recent years, the waterscape and
marine habitats at this destination have become even more impressive with the
opening of AQUAVENTURE, the lushly-landscaped water experience of rides and thrills
and Dolphin Cay—a state-of-the-art dolphin education center and interaction habitat.


To build Atlantis, Paradise Island, Kerzner International’s Chairman and CEO, Sol Kerzner,
took the approach: “Let’s turn all the theories – plausible and implausible, inspirational,

beautiful and outrageous – into a vacation experience that the world will never forget.”

Among the most dramatic features of Atlantis are its soaring arches, domes and spires,
the enormous 70-foot ceiling of the Great Hall of Waters, and the most spectacular and
exclusive suite at any resort, The Bridge Suite. For these towering spaces, Dale Chihuly,
an internationally acclaimed Seattle artist who has been called the Tiffany of the late
20th century, created overpowering sculptures of glass located in the Atlantis Casino,
the dazzling Temple of the Sun and Temple of the Moon: huge tentacles of fiery reds
and orange for the sun, extraordinary icy discs of blues and white for the moon. Chihuly
also created a uniquely beautiful chandelier depicting sea life in the casino’s exclusive
high-limit table area, once again, making water and marine life the focus at this awe-
inspiring resort. These and many other features create a scale that is larger than life,

an apt reflection of Sol Kerzner’s boundless and bold optimism and emphatic belief
that a resort should transport its guests into a dazzling, imaginative world of its own.

It is fitting then, that Atlantis has served as the location for many entertainment and
celebrity events, including: prime-time specials and sitcoms on major networks NBC,
ABC, CBS, MTV and CW; popular US talk shows “Live! With Regis & Kelly” and “The
Martha Stewart Show” and major motion pictures After the Sunset, Casino Royale and
Duplicity. This is all in addition to the amazing parties and celebrity events that continue
to draw entertainment’s biggest names – including performers Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift,
Fergie, Carrie Underwood, Janet Jackson, Miley Cyrus, the Pussycat Dolls and guests
such as Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, John Travolta, Kim Kardashian, Nick Cannon and
Mariah Carey, Liv Tyler, Rob Lowe, Claire Danes, Michael Jordan, Kanye West and the
Jonas Brothers.


    The world’s largest open-air marine habitat, celebrates the world that is synonymous
    with the legend of Atlantis, the earth’s oceans. The marine habitat at Atlantis resort and
    casino extraordinary celebration of the sea: 14 lagoons full of more than 250 species
    and 50,000 live creatures from the oceans of the world, including giant rays, sawfish,
    piranha, barracuda, alligator gar, rainbows of tiny tropical fish and, of course sharks, as

well as some of the first species ever born in a man-made marine environment.

Within the Predator Lagoon is an underwater acrylic viewing tunnel where guests come
tooth-to-tooth with barracuda and several shark species. The winding Ruins Lagoon,
the largest at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums facility, wanders through the
luxurious Royal Towers, providing astonishing views of giant creatures of the sea. The
Seagrapes Lagoon introduces guests to its nine-foot sawfish. The resort also offers 1,150
feet of waterfalls, underground grottos for wildlife viewing, a 100-foot suspension bridge
for “aerial” viewing and much more.       Guests can get up close and personal with
Atlantis’ marine inhabitants during regular daily fish feedings in the lagoons – observing,
interacting and learning about the varied sea life as the Atlantis Seakeepers tend to

The Sea Keeper Adventurer program is available for resort guests interested in a
hands-on experience, as they work side-by-side for a day with the Aquarists and
SeaKeepers throughout the resort

The myth of Atlantis comes alive in The Dig, a maze of underground passageways and
tunnels offering underwater vistas into the boulevards and streets of the ruins of the lost
city. Along the way are the laboratories of the ancient Atlanteans, with their inventions
of electricity, flying machines and submarines; the royal treasury, guarded by deadly

piranha, and endless opportunities to explore and immerse into a highly imaginative
recreation of a mystery, complete with an entire hieroglyphic language to decipher.

The fun of Atlantis takes off in Aquaventure, complimentary for all guests and featuring
over twenty million gallons of water, the remarkable 141-acre playground of water thrills
and swimming pools intertwined throughout Atlantis and each of the resort options.

In addition to the 13 swimming pools available to guests and, of course, the
magnificent crystal blue Caribbean, Atlantis, Paradise Island resort and casino is home
to a seven-acre snorkeling lagoon, multiple high-speed water slides, and a lazy river,
which offers guests a subdued and relaxing ride as they float along, carried by a gentle

A life-size replica of an ancient Mayan Temple features a series of thrilling water slides
and water rides, including The Leap of Faith, a 60-foot near perpendicular plunge
ending in a clear acrylic tunnel submerged in a shark-filled lagoon. The Serpent slide,
48 feet up the Temple, spins its riders into the blackness of the Temple’s mysterious core
before they emerge through the shark-filled lagoon at a leisurely “shark-viewing” pace.

The Challengers, two high-speed dueling water slides and the Jungle Slide, which
meanders through exotic jungles and caves, provide more aquatic thrills and excitement.

The Power Tower is the grand icon of the Aquaventure water park. At 120 feet tall, the
tower offers guests the choice of four adrenaline-inducing water slides including: The
Abyss – an exhilarating body slide that starts at the top of the Power Tower and drops a
staggering near-vertical 50 feet into total darkness, through a tumbling waterfall and
finishing in a deep cenote filled with menacing Alligator Gars. The Drop, The Falls and
The Surge are three inner tube slides using “master-blaster” technology, which
effectively creates roller coasters from jets of water that propel riders up and downhill at
a fast pace. The Drop - spirals through the Power Tower’s dark center while The Falls -
drops riders down 58 feet before propelling them up again through twisting turns. Both
of these slides are accessible from the river, where guests can exit the river loop to a dry
conveyor, allowing them to ride on their tube to the 58-foot-high level of the tower and
then slide down through snake-like cylinders. The Surge - starts at the very top of

the Power Tower (stair accessible), drops into a cavern and ends in a flash flood.

Surrounding the Power Tower is a complex river ride system with waves pushing inner
tube riders through lush landscape.

The river loop, called The Current is approximately 1 mile long, contains nearly 3 million
gallons of water, and harbors 7 foot high elevations and drops, as well as an area
called The Rapids, featuring white-water rapids. A wave generator simulates a wave

surge, propelling riders in their inner tubes along the course of the river on the wave

Splashers, a children’s water play area and pool, provides a world of thrills for kids under
54 inches and their parents. The elaborate Mayan-themed aquatic playground
features two enclosed spiral body slides, one open spiral body slide, and a child-friendly
version of the resort’s famous side-by-side Mayan Temple Challenger water slides.
Splashers also features cargo nets and rope bridges for climbing, and water cannons,
fountains and water wheels for endless soaking.         Overhead, a 320 gallon bucket
regularly showers water-lovers below with 8,000 gallons of water per hour.            Other
swimming areas for younger resort guests include the nearby Ripples Pool, with
miniature slides, and Poseidon’s Kid’s Pool, with fountains and in-water play structures.


Dolphin Cay is the dolphin interaction and education center located at Atlantis,
Paradise Island Resort. Dolphin Cay was created with the goal of enlightening and
educating visitors about dolphins and various other marine mammals, including sea
lions. Atlantis guests have the opportunity to meet and interact in a spacious and
natural environment with one of the world’s most charismatic animals in an
unparalleled encounter that is enriching for both the guests and the dolphins.          The

Trainer For A Day program allows guests to interact with these animals on a more
    intimate level, as they join the team of over 80 marine mammal specialists for their daily
    food preparation, training and positive reinforcements with these special marine mammals.


As a leading family beach destination, Atlantis, which continually strives to awe and
inspire guests of all ages, is considered to be one of the leading world-wide family
beach destinations, and is recognized by Parents magazine as one of their “Ten
Best Family Resorts.” From the surreal sea life to the heart-pounding water slides,
even the youngest guest will be able to explore and discover the lost city of Atlantis.

Opened in December 2009, Atlantis Kids Adventures is a 8,000 square-foot state-of-the-
art kid’s club for resort guests ages 3-12. The programming allows kids to choose their
own adventure, with staff Adventure Guides available to help with culinary lessons,
interactive electronic art, theater and outdoor play – playing to each child’s interests.

AKA at Atlantis also breaks the mold with the incorporation of cutting-edge technology –
throughout the play space – for both the entertainment and educational value it will
provide young guests. Interactive, touch-screen walls, tables and floors, provide creative
game play and artistic expression. Projections on the walls and floors feature schools of

fish and other creatures that follow fingers and swim away from the touch of hands;
lizards may chase their feet across the floor or beach balls may bounce around them.

Test out your creative abilities as guests have the opportunity to design and build their
own remote control race car or monster truck at Atlantis Speedway. Guests can put
their driving skills to the test against other racers on one of two adrenaline infused
courses.       Atlantis Speedway participants will receive their own customized Atlantis
Driver's License and carrying case for your vehicle. Atlantis Speedway is located in the
Lower Level of Coral Towers.
Gamer’s Reef Arcade offers the latest electronic and video games. Teens can beat
their best scores on games such as Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Top Skater; race each
other in Fast and Furious; challenge a friend to a kung-fu dual in Tekken; or enjoy classic
video games like Pacman and Galaga.

Earth & Fire Pottery Studio is where the entire family can have fun creating their own
personalized artifacts from Atlantis. Guests select a piece of unpainted pottery --
from picture frames and plates to vases and candle holders -- and use an array of
paints, sponges and stamps to personalize each piece. Each masterpiece is then
baked in a kiln creating a unique gift or memento from their Atlantis resort vacation.


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The Entertainment Center, which features the largest casino in The Bahamas, is home
to 100,000 square feet of gaming, dining and entertainment space. Overlooking the
azure waters of the lagoon, the casino offers a variety of gaming, from baccarat and
craps to black jack, Caribbean stud poker and roulette to the Pegasus Race and Sports
Book. A high-energy gaming area is reserved exclusively for high-rollers. Players can
test their luck at the high-limit slot machines while overlooking the Paradise Lagoon.

AURA, yet another hotspot from Pure Management Group, operators of PURE, LAX, and
Coyote Ugly, is located off the Atlantis Casino.        Guests ascend the ethereal white
granite staircase, allowing them to flirt with seduction in the intimate space, designed
by Jeffrey Beers. Two ultra-VIP sections are raised above the electric dance floor, one
cocooned by an alcove lit by playful candlelight and the second VIP area expands the
length of the dance floor, providing for an intimate setting to watch the bacchanalia
unfold. Guests of these exclusive areas can enjoy bottle service while looking directly
across the pulsating dance floor to the DJ booth, the source of the rising temperatures
and ultra-hot beats. The nightclub is designed to encourage resort guests to mingle
and interact as they explore every aspect of the luxury and decadence that is Aura.

Nightlife at Atlantis is not for Adults-only -- kids own the night as well. The resort provides
an array of evening activities, allowing parents to enjoy a night off for themselves.

With games including DJ Hero and Rock Band, a stage performance area, a computer
area outfitted with iMacs and themed-nights, AKA evening programs become THE time

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“to be seen.” For the older, more sophisticated ‘tween or teen, Club Rush is a fully-
supervised “No Adults” private club setting where teens and ‘tweens (each with their
own club hours) can socialize and enjoy their own entertainment – with no parents!


One of the most exciting features of Atlantis is the deep-water Atlantis Marina where
the most luxurious mega-yachts dock, disembarking their passengers for an evening at
the casino or a day of water activities. Capable of handling 63 yachts up to 220 feet in
length and with it’s own 100-foot channel into Nassau Harbor, the Marina has made
Atlantis the “Monté Carlo of the Americas,” attracting some of the most famous yachts
from around the world.

Marina Village at Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort and Casino features a 65,000
square-foot marketplace, boasting superlative dining and world-class shopping all
in one spectacular location, a definite must-see on any Bahamian travel itinerary.

Situated around the existing Marina at Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort, Marina Village
resembles a quaint Bahamian marketplace, with three main plazas each defined by
their own sense of place and style. The design features colorful paved walkways, lofty
coconut trees, boldly painted buildings and lush vegetation, combined to create a
spirited and authentic Bahamian setting. This charming and vibrant bazaar features 21

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retail shops and five distinct restaurants, as well as local entertainment, offering every
    Atlantis resort guests an unforgettable and distinctly Caribbean vacation experience.


Sophisticated seafood, innovative sushi, quick bites, foods from around the world: the
dining and entertainment experiences at Atlantis are as fabulously varied, exciting and
multi-faceted as the resort itself. Resort guests are welcomed into Chef Nobu
Matsuhisa’s famed restaurant, Nobu, through a glowing green archway, just off the
    casino floor. The restaurant's perennial popularity and devoted following are a tribute
    to the Chef putting his own spin on traditional Japanese fare. A large bar and
    entryway provide seating for dinner guests as well as those simply looking to relax
    with a glass of wine or a cocktail. In addition to two small-scale dining areas on
either side of the main dining space, the hidden “jewel” of Nobu is the sake cellar.

Award-winning chef, television personality, cookbook author and restaurateur
Bobby Flay brought the vibrant Southwestern cuisine of his nationally-acclaimed
Mesa Grill to The Cove Atlantis. The restaurant, at The Cove, is Flay’s first outside of
the United States and features vistas directly onto the beach and Atlantic Ocean.
The restaurant was designed by famed interior architect, David Rockwell.

Casa D’Angelo, helmed by Italian-born Chef Angelo Elia, adds to the impressive roster

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of gourmet cuisine and fine wine available at Atlantis. Chef Elia is known as a modern-
day, world-class chef with an old-country passion, conveyed through his traditional
Tuscan dishes with Southern Italian accents.

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has recreated the legendary Café Martinique in
Marina Village. This restaurant was originally made famous by its appearance in the
1965 James Bond classic, Thunderball. The restaurant features a delectable menu of
Classic French gourmet fare for which Chef Vongerichten is known. Iconic elements
including a wrought-iron birdcage elevator, a dramatic mahogany staircase and
elegantly etched glass windows help to rekindle its much celebrated ambiance.

Other options in Marina Village include Bimini Road, welcoming diners looking for a
thoroughly Bahamian experience — from the colorful Junkanoo décor to the savory
local cuisine to the high-energy live music on the outdoor deck. Serving typical island
fare, the restaurant offers a casual and festive dining experience, the centerpiece
being a one-of-a-kind conch bar offering guests fresh, local conch prepared to order.

Seafire, a modern steakhouse that boasts a traditional butchery and wine
market for Marina guests, offers an extensive menu of delicious grilled meat,
poultry and fish entrees in addition to its signature dish—Spit Roasted Prime Rib.
The high-pitched ceilings, large chandeliers and rustic brick wall illuminated by

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amber glass in the dining room at Seafire create an elegant yet relaxed

Another option for guests at Marina Village is the ever popular New York institution,
Carmine’s, which offers classic Italian cuisine, served family style on sumptuous platters
meant to be shared. Enjoy some fun family favorites with an Island splash at Seagrapes
and watch entrees come to life at its live-action cooking stations with an overflow of
culinary delights from around the world, including our BBQ smoke station, American
comfort foods and some Caribbean touches. For those visitors looking for a quick bite,
Johnny Rockets never disappoints, with a menu of All-American favorites including juicy
hamburgers, hand-dipped shakes and malts, and freshly-baked apple pie. Starbucks
and Jamba Juice offer their signature choices, as well as incorporate local Bahamian
ingredients for new favorites. The Marina Pizzeria offers traditional pizza pies with your
favorite toppings, and a few new Bahamian-inspired ones, at this modern, dockside pizzeria.


In addition to gaming and entertainment, recreational opportunities at Atlantis include
all manners of sports activities at the Sports Center and Atlantis Tennis Center, which
feature a four-lane lap pool, six basketball hoops and six clay and hard tennis courts,
respectively. An enhanced fitness facility offers a variety of fitness classes, including
comprehensive yoga and Pilates, set in new, contemporary studios, as well as in the

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freshly landscaped and tranquil yoga garden. For golfers desiring championship play,
Atlantis offers the nearby Tom Weiskopf designed 18-hole Ocean Club Golf Course.

Climber’s Rush, a state-of-the-art rock climbing facility with 11 different rock
climbing surfaces and numerous routes on each surface was developed in
conjunction with some of the world’s most renowned rock climbers.

It challenges adventure-seeking guests by allowing them the opportunity to improve
their climbing skills and practice new techniques, including lead climbing and
rappelling.    Beginners, and children as young as five, can also take advantage of
Climber’s Rush with youth camps and beginner’s classes designed to create a level of
comfort for new climbers of any age.

Climber’s Rush offers an orientation for guests to learn about the facets of
climbing and begin their introduction to the sport on two novice climbing routes.

The luxurious, 30,000-square-foot flagship Mandara Spa reflects a contemporary,
Balinese design and provides a complete range of sensory-satisfying treatments
and services to rejuvenate the body and the spirit.        The signature Mandara
experience begins as soon as the guest arrives, as spa hosts guide visitors across a
glass bridge and bamboo water garden leading to the reception area. All spa

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guests can partake in the signature Taking The Waters bathing experience, which
includes sauna, steam, cold plunge, hot whirlpool and Asian showers or relax with
herbal and Ayurvedic teas, before and after their treatments. Mandara Spa at
Atlantis is home to the “Generation Y Spa” for teens and Time for Men grooming


With more than a dozen luxury stores featuring everything from the world’s greatest
designers to casual collectibles and the culture and craftsmanship of local Bahamian
artisans, Marina Village, at Atlantis, Paradise Island is a shopper’s dream come

Situated around the existing Marina at Atlantis, Marina Village resembles a quaint
Bahamian marketplace, featuring emeralds, silks and jewelry; a wide range of unique,
high-quality logo goods; surf and casual wear; candles, pottery and local handmade
items crafts from local Bahamian artisans.

The Crystal Court at Atlantis features a spectacular collection of designer stores that
rivals the finest of Fifth Avenue or Rodeo Drive, including Gucci, Bvlgari, Cartier, Lalique,
Versace and Salvatore Ferragamo. In addition to the many fantastic shops within the

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resort, Atlantis’ owner and operator, Kerzner International, in conjunction with the
Bahamian government, developed the $2.4 million Bahamas Craft Centre, nearby on
Paradise Island, which offers the finest wares from artists and craftsman in The Bahamas.


Like any popular destination, Atlantis offers several resort options, all with varying
categories, including queen and king rooms, as well as regal, grand, presidential, and
penthouse suites. The most famous accommodation at Atlantis, Paradise Island is the
Luxurious Bridge Suite.

The one-of-a-kind Bridge Suite, perched 17 stories above Atlantis and connecting the
East and West wings of Royal Towers, offers panoramic views from its ceiling-to-floor
windows of the Atlantic, nearby Nassau and the Marina at Atlantis.        Guests of the
$25,000-per-night Bridge Suite look down on the entire destination and resorts area. The
suite offers 2,500 square feet of entertainment space, an 800-square foot balcony,
two bedrooms and the ultimate in bathroom as well as living facilities and amenities.

Additional choices in lodging range from the 1,200 room Royal Towers, an
architectural achievement of arches, domes and spires; to the more casual beach-

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styled Coral and Beach Towers; to the newest and most refined tower, The Reef
Atlantis, a 497-key offering which features home-like accommodations on Paradise
Beach; to The Cove Atlantis – a 600-room ultra-luxury resort, offering guests private all-
adult and family pools, lavish cabanas and breathtaking views of the ocean at every

Each accommodation offers guests a different perspective of this ocean destination, as
well as the latest in technology and in-room amenities. Atlantis has implemented the
NXTV entertainment and information system, featuring digital movies, Internet services
and folio review/express check out on the guestroom televisions (32” flat screen LCDs in
Royal Towers, The Cove and The Reef).                 All guestrooms offer a wired port for high-
speed Internet access, and wireless access is available in areas throughout the resort.

True to Kerzner International’s reputation for delivering the highest standards in facilities and
services down to the smallest detail, accommodations at Atlantis, Paradise Island offer a
level of quality which continues to set the standards of vacation pleasure in The Bahamas.

Atlantis, Paradise Island is the flagship resort of Kerzner International, a leading international developer
and operator of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels. This unique, ocean-themed destination is

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located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, and features a variety of accommodations, all built around a
141-acre waterscape comprised of over 20 million gallons of fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools and
habitats. Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, there are over 50,000 marine
animals in lagoons and displays, including The Dig, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways
providing a journey through ancient Atlantis. Atlantis is home to Aquaventure, a non-stop water
experience consisting of thrilling water slides, a mile-long river ride with high intensity rapids and wave
surges, and never-before-seen special effects. Dolphin Cay, the resort’s interaction and education
center, was created with the goal of enlightening visitors about the wonders of these remarkable ocean

The Cove Atlantis, a 600-room resort, features oversized rooms with a step down living space,
spectacular designs by acclaimed interior architects Jeffrey Beers and David Rockwell, unprecedented
services and amenities, private all-adult and family pools, lavish cabanas and breathtaking views of
the ocean. Atlantis is also known as THE culinary destination in The Caribbean with a collection of
restaurants from world-renowned chefs including Nobu Matsuhisa, Jean-Georges Vongerichten
and Bobby Flay. The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops,
and the largest casino, conference center, meeting and convention facilities in The Caribbean.

For further information about the Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort and Casino visit or call 954-809-2000. For reservations, call your travel agent or 800-ATLANTIS.

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