Atlantis, ahhh. This place is a dream for any girl growing up in the 90's who was obsessed with Mary-Kate and Ashley's Holiday in the Sun. Raising my hand right now.
Before booking our cruise we were just going to go to Atlantis for vacation. Then we discovered that we could see three places instead of just one and we decided to go the cruise route instead. Plus, #unlimitedfood.
We were all giddy when pulling up to the dock. You can see Atlantis in the distance and it looks just as grand as you'd imagine. Right as we were docking an announcement came over the intercom saying something along the lines of "due to an influx in crime in the area, please leave all valuables on the ship." So off to Atlantis we went without any valuables, including my camera. Luckily one person in our group brought their point-and-shoot, so we got some pictures.
And here goes the brutally honest review because we all know I'm all about the honesty.
Yup, that's all the island in the sun gets from me. Was it beautiful? YES. Was it fun? YES. Would I ever go back? NO.
Chris and I are active people. We are not your typical lay around and tan couple. Read: we are so pale and we burnnnn. Atlantis has tons of gorgeous pools and the ocean, but only has a six water slides. SIX. We thought we were going to a water park and there were only six slides?! No thanks.
The slides were fun, and we went on everyone of them, but we honestly did everything there was to do in our one day there. I'm not sure how we would have survived a week there. The grounds are so lush and gorgeous, the casino was nice, you can swim with dolphins, the ocean ripped my bathing suit off, but it just wasn't that great.
You're definitely paying for the experience to be able to say that you went to Atlantis.
We are so happy we got to check that stop off our list. It was a fun day, possibly the most fun day of the whole cruise, but it just would not be worth going to more than a couple days, max. After going to Kauai on our honeymoon, I think we set the bar high from the beginning and have yet to find anyplace that compares!
If you have any other questions about Atlantis, feel free to ask!