Tips For Traveling To Atlantis With Toddlers
I’m still on a high after spending a couple of days at Atlantis Bahamas with our toddlers. Who would have thought that what was meant to be a couples trip turned into an awesome family trip? What a blessing in disguise! There are so many things to do in Atlantis with toddlers.
We’ve spent the last few years wanting to spend more time traveling with and without the boys. Going to Atlantis with your toddlers is a great idea for today and for years to come. Atlantis Bahamas is very kid friendly so we primed our toddlers for the upcoming adventure by bringing it up often a week before our flight. We learned that this can help reduce their anxiety on the trip and asking loads of questions– our oldest is in the question asking phase right now and wants to know everything about everything!
We spent the first half of the trip focusing on activities that our toddlers would love. We took a trip through the giant aquarium, Dolphin Cay, in the Royal Towers. If you’re up for it, there’s an opportunity to swim with the fish in the aquarium, which looked so fun! There is so much to do at this aquarium, the boys loved it. It leads right out to one of the many beach areas on the property.
After lunch we headed to feed the turtles at the beach tower before enjoying a relaxing afternoon at the beach. After showering the beach off in our suite in Coral Tower, we explored around the property to check out the shows and movies that were being offered. We went to dinner at Chopsticks for some Asian cuisine and called it a night.
Here’s a tip: bring your toddler’s favorite snacks, mini bottles of water and a handful of their favorite toys. This will help them settle in and stay hydrated but also reduce from the cost of food which came out to about $1000 for our three day/three-night stay. Atlantis meals can get pretty expensive.
For our next day we booked a babysitter from Atlantis for half of the day for Kezie since Atlantis Kids Adventure would only take 3-12 year olds. Atlantis Kids Adventure is so fun for kids and definitely something you don’t want to miss, but make sure you make a reservation to ensure a spot in the adventures! There is a Victorian dollhouse, grocery store, legos, wizardology, and even more adventures at night. You can also look into culinary adventures that may be happening during your trip. Hubby and I spent that time trying to relax with a couples massage. Unfortunately, my experience wasn’t the best so I’d recommend holding off for a couples massage at another time.
If you are traveling to Atlantis with toddlers, I definitely recommend taking a stroller. It is a huge property so you can rent your own stroller at Atlantis but ours came in so handy while maneuvering around the airports, and you can save so much money by bringing your own. We received at least 40 compliments on our Phil & Ted Voyager stroller. It’s seriously the best stroller we’ve come across and easy for the boys to get in and out off. If they were willing to take stroller naps (we’ve got nap fighters on our hands) both seats could easily recline flat.
THINGS WE MAY HAVE MISSED
- Aquaventure: A 141 acre waterpark, with huge water slides, rolling rapids, over 20 swimming areas, and so much more! The boys were not ready for this one but we’ll take full advantage next time!
- Ocean Club Golf Course: I’m sure some of you love golfing like my husband does, so this is definitely a perk for parents (or even a treat for husbands!). This course is 18 holes and stretches 7,100 yards on Atlantis!
- Earth & Fire Pottery Studio: You can create your own pottery, jewelry, and more and even get it fired! This would be so fun if you have kids or teens that love art!
- We didn’t venture off of the property which one of our favorite parts of a vacation. The property had all we needed but next time we’ll focus on experiencing true Bahamian culture.