Emily in Paradise: Part 1


What’s up, friends? 🙂
Welcome to the beginning of my long-ish-awaited Bahamas blog series! I’m starting off today with a shorter intruductory post. Enjoy!

Well, let’s get to it!!


I’m so excited and blessed to be able to take this trip! We’re staying on Paradise Island, at Atlantis, which takes up the majority of the island. Here’s a little teaser:


Photos from the Atlantis website- atlantisbahamas.com

So, what am I going to do on this blog series?

  1. Swim with dolphins-twice! I’m doing a deep water snorkel and a shallow water interaction. Dolphin Cay (the large lagoon where the dolphins are kept and trained) has an interesting story behind it which will be shared in a later post.
  2. Go to the resort’s amazing waterpark! Aquaventure has 11 pools, a mile-long rapids river, and many thrilling waterslides!

Aquaventure, Atlantis Paradise Island’s water park, is a one-of-a-kind, 141-acre waterscape. This non-stop aquatic playground features over twenty million gallons of water, magnificient Atlantean-themed towers housing high-speed water slides, a mile-long river ride with rolling rapids and wave surges, 20 swimming areas, a spectacular kids water-play fort and 11 refreshing swimming pools. Aquaventure is a lush, tropical environment that is both immersive and interconnected, and perfect for all vacationers, whether young and older. The water park offers an extreme level of excitement and delivers an “aqua” adventure unlike any other.

3. See the stunning beaches, of course! And snorkel with my GoPro

4. Atlantis is home to the largest marine habitat in the world- I’ll definitely be seeing that! The aquarium is spread out through the whole resort.

Before getting a first look at Paradise Island, vacationers may not realize the incredible opportunity they’ll have to explore the extraordinary collection of marine habitats and marine exhibits—lagoons, caves, coral formations and breathtaking underwater ruins are designed to showcase exotic marine life ranging from sharks to rays, barracuda, piranha, eels and even endangered alligator gar. Atlantis, Paradise Island is home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world… encompassing 14 lagoons, eight million gallons of ocean water and more than 50,000 aquatic animals representing over 250 marine species.

…to name a few things 🙂

what did I do today?

Our flight was delayed so instead of getting there at around 5 or 6 pm, we got there at midnight. We checked into the hotel at about 1 am. Tomorrow, we plan to head to the water park and hopefully the beach 🙂


I’m so excited for tomorrow’s adventure!

See you then!