A Trip To The Islands

For years we have visited the Bahamas annually with friends and family. It is always enjoyable to spend time in at Atlantis.

There is lots to do for all ages. The Cove is an excellent place to rest up and have fun daily. The pool is awesome and the cabanas really give the place a private touch when you want some quiet time. The Cove is adult only but there are numerous other areas for families to enjoy throughout the resort as well. Taking a few trips around the lazy river is fun and check out if you have time the new “swimming with the sharks” attraction. 30 minutes interacting with twenty plus sharks is fun and the time just flies by.

The restaurants are many and great. Nobu is my personal favorite. 77• West and Olives are also terrific. You have to try the coconut rice.

The sports bar has every game imaginable so you never have to miss your team. The club is open 6 nights a week for the more adventurous. Gambling is a 24/7 sport.

If you like Italian food I recommend Cafe Matisse in downtown. Excellent service and the owner is awesome.

For an excursion and my highlight of the week was a day trip to Staniel Cay. Which is 30 minutes by plane or 2 hours by boat. I’d suggest the plane. There are hundreds of cays to explore with endless beaches, each one seemingly prettier and more remote than the last. On this trip we visited about ten cats. Each was special. Within a few hours we had visited Iganuna Cay and feed families of them. Exhilarating and feeding by hand is something else.

Then we got to swim with sting rays and sharks. Again special.

Lunch at Staniel Cay Yacht Club was delightful and was even better than breakfast. Walking around the property and seeing the beautiful views everywhere you turned was amazing.

In the afternoon we got to first swim with a pack of sharks. They were nurse sharks and boy was that fun.

The highlight of the day was when we hit a beach swarming with huge pigs. Even before I got into the ocean from the boat the pigs were en mass swimming out to me. There is something very very special about being surrounded by 200 to 400 pound pigs swimming and grunting loudly in the ocean.

What a day and what a trip. Highly recommend you place the Bahamas on your travel list if you get the opportunity.

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