Getting to Atlantis Paradise Island

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Atlantis, the luxury resort in the Bahamas, is located on Paradise Island. It can be reached by plane, cruise ship or boat. What you want to do and how long you plan to spend there will determine the best way to get to Atlantis Resort for you.

This post is sponsored by Atlantis Resort Bahamas.

Atlantis Paradise Island is the first resort in the Bahamas. It is home to the world’s largest outdoor marine habitat, the family-friendly 141-acre Aquaventure Water Park, miles of stunning private beaches, gorgeous pools with cabanas, aqua blue Caribbean waters perfect for snorkeling and a full-service luxury resort with beautiful accommodations, fine dining and first-rate service.

So what’s the best way to get to this island resort for your Atlantis vacation?

Paradise Lagoon at Atlantis. Photo credit: Heidi Gollub

Where is Atlantis Bahamas?

The beachfront resort is located at One Casino Drive, Paradise Island, Bahamas. It’s just across the bridge from downtown Nassau.

Nassau is easily accessible via direct flights from major US cities including Miami, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Newark, Washington DC, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, New York, and Philadelphia.

All family members will need a passport to enter the Bahamas, even infants.

TravelingMom Tip: Before you go, read our tips for having the best vacation of your life at the Atlantis Resort Bahamas.

A jumbo jet plane hovering above red and white clouds in the sunset
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Flying to Atlantis Bahamas

If you’re flying to the Bahamas for your Atlantis getaway, you’ll want to fly into Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport. (SIN is the airport code.)

Once you clear customs, take a taxi from the airport to Atlantis Paradise Island. Taxi prices are regulated so that you are not overcharged. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the station. Bahamas taxi drivers are courteous and professional.

You can also book airport transfers through the Atlantis Resort. It costs a little more but can give you the peace of mind of knowing that a ride is waiting for you. Select Atlantis Resort packages include complimentary private transfers to and from the airport.

Lynden Pindling International Airport

Nassau Airport in the Bahamas offers the first TSA PreCheck program outside of the United States. This program helps travelers get through airport security faster, getting them to the gate with less hassle and without having to take off their shoes or remove large electronics from their suitcase.

It is also one of the selected airports offering Global Entry. This is a US Customs and Border Protection program that expedites travelers through customs when they arrive at their destination.

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Getting to the Atlantis Resort by boat

If you’re sailing the Caribbean islands, a stopover in the Bahamas is probably on your itinerary. After all, Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, is the first port of call for cruise ships.

Chances are the ship will offer an excursion to the resort. But you can also just disembark and hail a taxi to take you to Atlantis Bahamas, which is just two miles away. Buy a day pass in advance.

A day pass to visit Atlantis will allow you to see the marine life in the outdoor marine habitat, enjoy the lazy river ride, see the sharks in the Predator Lagoon, walk around The Dig, visit Atlantis Casino, stroll through Marina Village, shop at Crystal Court Shops, and be eligible to purchase all marine programs, including a Dolphin Cay or Stingray experience. A portion of the profits from paid animal encounters are donated to the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation, which works to save marine species and their habitats in the Caribbean seas.

getting to the Atlantis Resort - Marina Village is full of shops.
There is plenty of shopping at Atlantis Marina Village. Photo courtesy of Atlantis Bahamas Resort.

Getting to Atlantis by private boat

You can also enter the Bahamas by private yacht, pleasure boat or fishing boat. To do this, you will need the following documentation:

  • A copy of the Bahamas Customs Clearance Form (download PDF)
  • One Bahamian Immigration Card per person (download PDF)
  • Proof of citizenship (passport)

For more details on how it works, visit this webpage. Atlantis Marina is the premier yachting destination in the Bahamas. Located adjacent to the charming Atlantis Marina Village, sailors can enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment as well as all that Atlantis Paradise Island Resort has to offer. This luxury port accommodates vessels up to 250 feet or 76.2 meters.

Will I need to rent a car to visit Atlantis?

No. Getting to the Atlantis Resort is easy by taxi or organized ride from the airport or cruise port.

Exploring the island off the property is also easy and affordable by taxi. Plus, you’ll save money on resort parking fees.

You also won’t need a car to get around the resort’s sprawling property. Atlantis offers free shuttle service around the resort. The service, included in the daily tourist tax, runs every 30 minutes. You will never have to stay too long waiting for your turn. It’s a welcome relief when your exhausted kids are in desperate need of a nap after a long day of hurtling down the water park water slides!

The shuttle will take you to and from The Reef, The Cove, The Royal, Harborside Resort, The Coral, Ocean Club and Ocean Club Golf Course.

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