Saturday, July 30, 2016

Nassau, Bahamas

We got in to our next port, Nassau, around 1 o'clock on July 12th. This is the port that Landon was most looking forward to because we'd bought tickets to Atlantis. I'd read mixed reviews of the excursion online and I was a little nervous about what was going to happen, but it all turned out just fine.

The process of getting to Atlantis wasn't simple and everyone ended up waiting in long lines to board buses for the different excursions, but our ride wasn't long and we were there in no time. As we got off the buses a tour guide met our group and led us through a shopping mall with stores like Gucci, Versace, Rolex and Michael Kors to name a few. We didn't even bother looking and after seeing what the available stores were I knew we wouldn't be back! We walked from there through a GIGANTIC casino and then outside towards the water park. Our tour guide stopped every once in awhile to tell us about the resort but we grew tired of it and ended up just quietly slipping away from the group.

Zoe and Landon got the chance to ride everything they wanted as the water park wasn't terribly busy. There were lines but they were short and moved quickly. One ride they rode a couple of times was the Serpent Slide which was a dark tunnel that ended in a clear acrylic tunnel that sharks swam around. 

We were able to see the sharks from the outside of the tank and also see the tubers riding through the was pretty cool!

There was a little kids splash area and a few swimming areas, one of which was HUGE. There was an area where little kids could play in waterfalls and slide down short slides into shallow water. Dakota and I played there for a long time while Harper and Tony went on The Current, a fast moving river. It was Harper's favorite thing of the day and he would have done it again and again if he'd had the opportunity. (Dakota was afraid of it and cried when I tried to get her to ride it with me.) 

He rode it even after his spill and he loved every single minute of it! 

Once we realized we could walk to the beach from the water park, Zoe, Mema and I went to see how the water/sand was. It was absolutely glorious. Soft, soft sand and cool water. It was awesome. 

While we were waiting on Landon and Zoe to get back from their last water slide of the day, Harper and Dakota found a slide they really liked. I lost count how many times they came down that slide, but it was only the two of them using it so they did over and over and over again.

The water park closes at 6 pm (ridiculous considering the money we paid to go there) but we caught one of the very last shuttles out to maximize our time. We stopped along the way to get some pictures because the resort itself is very well kept and quite beautiful.

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