New Providence, Bahamas
Like a Sea World on steroids, Atlantis is for those who like their vacations over-the-top. Occupying almost the entire area of Paradise Island—which is connected to Nassau by both bridge and boat—Atlantis tops all competitors in terms of sheer glitz and excitement, and is definitely the place to wow jaded city kids who think a tropical vacation sounds boring. Kids' pools and play areas abound, and the Aqua Tots program lets kids participate in a unique fish feeding experience.
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- Stock up. Prices are high on-site and the resort is a trek from town, so plan to bring lots of meal-stretching snacks unless your package includes meals.
- Here Comes the music. Grammy-nominated Katy Perry will be heating up the Atlantis LIVE concert series on July 17. In addition to performing "California Gurls," Perry fans will enjoy a first-listen of songs off her new album, Teenage Dream.
Just the Facts
Fees: Moderately priced