Family wading in pool at Atlantis Paradise Island

Family Vacation Ideas

Family fun and relaxing vacations go hand in hand at Atlantis, Paradise Island. There's so much to see and do, your family will never want to leave! Filled with family fun and adventure for kids of all ages -and their parents- Atlantis, Paradise Island is the ideal place for your Bahamas family vacation. Here's everything you need to know about bringing your kids to Atlantis, Paradise Island.



General Information

  • Atlantis Kids Adventures (AKA) is reserved for kids between the ages of 3 & 12. Proof of kid-dom (passport) will be required.
  • All children must be toilet trained and diaper/pull-up free.
  • Guests must stop by AKA and check their children in and out of the facility. Reservations and payment must be made to guarantee a spot in any of the sessions. 
  • Photos will be taken of the child and parent for security purposes.
  • Cancellation policy: A refund will only be given if the reservation is canceled by 8:00pm the night prior to confirmed adventure. 
  • Cubbies are provided for all participating children.
  • Kids 11 years and under stay free at Atlantis.
  • Kids 11 years and under eat free with a purchase of an adult dining plan.


Morning Adventure (inc. lunch)
10:30am – 1:00pm
Afternoon Adventure
2:30pm – 5:30pm
Evening Adventure
6:30pm – 10:30pm
6:00pm – 6:30pm
Culinary Adventure
Inquire within Atlantis Kids Adventures for this week's schedules and times.
Hourly Rate




  • Must be at least 5 years old or older to participate. Children under 4 are free with paid adult.
  • Minimal swimming skills required.
  • 10 -12 participants.
  • Start time: 7:00AM.

Sunrise Fitness At Dolphin Cay

  • Guided by a pilates/yoga instructor.
  • Start time:  7:00AM.


  • Suitable for ages 13 and older.
  • Start time is 11:25AM.


  • Suitable for ages 11 and older. Children 10 and under will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian participating in the program.
  • Start time: 7:30AM.
  • Duration: 25 minutes.


  • 20 minute freestyle swim in our dolphin habitat.
  • Mask and snorkel provided for your activity and are yours to keep.
  • For Ages 8 and older.
  • Strong swimming and snorkeling abilities required.
  • Start time: 7:00AM.
Recommended for children 10 and older. However younger children ages (6-9) may participate but may be required to wear life vest.
Children 13 and under must have a guardian participating with them in the program.
Children 14-18 may participate in the programs without a guardian but an adult must be present and on-site during the interaction.

Sea Lion Interaction

  • Limited to 12 guests.
  • Begins with an orientation and includes 30 minutes in the water.
  • Wetsuits, personal lockers and beach towels are provided, along with all-day access to Dolphin Cay’s private beach.
  • Our professional photographers are on hand to capture your experience for memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
Age Limit
Open to all ages.
10 years old or younger must be accompanied by a paid parent or guardian.

Shallow Water Interaction

  • Limited to just 10 guests per dolphin.
  • Begins with an orientation and includes a 30-minute in-water interaction.
  • A personal photographer assigned to the group, wetsuits, personal lockers and beach towels are provided.
Age Limit
Open to guests of all ages and swimming abilities.
3 years old and under are free with a paid adult.
10 years old and under will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian participating with them in the shallow water.

Deep Water Swim

  • Limited to just 6 guests.
  • begins with an orientation and includes a 30-minute in-water experience.
  • A personal photographer assigned to the group, Wetsuits, personal lockers, and beach towels are provided.
Age Limit
6 years old or older to participate.
13 years old or younger must be with a paid adult.
6-9 years old must wear a life preserver.

Jr. Ultimate Trainer for a Day

  • This interaction takes place in multiple areas of the resort and requires some walking and getting wet.
  • Children must wear appropriate swim trunks, t-shirt, personal lockers, beach towels. Lunch is provided.
  • Limited to just 12 kids (two groups of 6)
  • 4 hour experience which includes lunch with Atlantis Marine Mammal Specialists and Aquarists
  • Daily from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
  • Feed fish, experience the fish hospital, care for turtles, meet dolphins and birds
  • Discover fun filled facts for an unforgettable learning experience
  • Memorable moments throughout the day captured by our personal professional photographers all downloaded on a 1GB flash drive. 
Age Limit
Ages 6 – 10.
Must be in good physical condition and does not mind getting wet. 
Proof of age required.

Availability is limited so book early to ensure a personal and unique experience as this popular experience fills up quickly. 
Exclusive private Jr UTFAD experiences are available upon request.

Ultimate Trainer for a Day

  • Experience customized dolphin training sessions 
  • Come in contact with and feed predatory nurse sharks and experience their unique feeding behavior.
  • Hand-feed gentle cownose stingrays in waist deep water, then snorkel in the Seagrapes Lagoon with the stingrays and hundreds of other tropical fish and sharks.
  • Take a behind-the-scenes tour of our world-class facilities and animal hospital to learn the basics of animal care, feeding and diagnostics.
  • Wetsuits, personal lockers, beach towels and lunch is provided.
  • Enjoy lunch with an Atlantis Marine Specialis in Cascades outdoor restaurant at The Cove Atlantis. 
  • You'll receive a gift bag complete with snorkel gear, fish guide and Ultimate Trainer for a Day T-shirt.
  • Memorable moments and special images from your day will be captured by a personal professional photographer and downloaded to a flash drive that's yours to keep.
Age Limit
10 years old or older and must be in good physical condition.
13 years old or younger must be accompanied by a paid “Trainer for a Day” adult as part of the program.

Exclusive private Ultimate Trainer for a Day experiences are available upon request.

Sting Ray Experience

  • After a brief overview of the experience and review of safety rules, guests will receive their own container of food to feed sleek stingrays and tropical fish in the Waters’ Edge Lagoon. 
  • Small children feed from the shallows in the Stingray Lagoon, while older children and adults can feed in waist-deep water. An Aquarist will demonstrate the proper way to feed and share fun facts about the rays.
  • A photographer will be available to take photos of your Stingray Experience. Photos may be purchased following program.
The program is 45 minutes in length with 30 minutes of in-water time. Groups are limited to 8 people.
Must be 5 years or older. A parent or guardian must participate with anyone under the age of 12.

To book the Stingray Experience, visit the Dolphin Cay Welcome Center or any Atlantis Adventures Desk.

Check in for this program is at the desk located inside the doors to the left of check-in at Coral Towers.

Snorkel the ruins of atlantis

Must be 8 years or older. A parent or guardian must participate with anyone 12 years old and under. 

Dolphin Cay Beach Pass

The Beach Pass package includes use of chaise lounge chairs with umbrellas, towels, and all day beach service.

  • Dolphin Cay Beach Pass (Observer): $30 per person (Available for sale on-island only. VAT Taxes not included)
  • Add a Beach Pass with an Interaction party: $15 per person (Available for sale on-island only. VAT Taxes not included)
Age Limit
Open to all ages.

For the safety of everyone, Observers must remain on the Beach and are not permitted to enter the water.



Kid's Pools

Paradise Island's unparalleled waterscape offers resort guests more than 20 swimming areas and 11 refreshing and distinctly different pools - including three kids pools - located throughout the resorts lush tropical setting. And they're all just one small part of the Caribbean's largest water-themed attraction.

Mini-water slides and flowing water fountains. Located outside the Royal Towers.

Water fountain and animal figures that kids can climb on & slide down into the shallow pool. Located outside the Beach Tower.

Mayan-themed kids pool and water playground features 3 tube slides & a side-by-side slide, cargo nets & rope bridges for climbing, water cannons, fountains and water wheels for endless soaking. Max. depth of 3 feet.

Ripples & Splashers Rules & Regulations

Ripples & Splashers are interactive family attractions geared toward small children.

  • Persons over 54" tall are not permitted on the children's waterslides
  • Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian
  • Jewelry, watches and valuables must be removed
  • Clothing with rivets, buckles or exposed metal are not permitted
  • Excessive horseplay that may endanger the safety of others is not permitted
  • Atlantis wristbands must be worn at all times

Atlantis assumes no responsibility for lost articles. Rider assumes all risk.

  • Some water slides require that you be at least 48" tall
  • Wristbands are required and can be obtained at any outdoor towel hut
  • Life jackets are provided free of charge
  • Sandals or water shoes are strongly recommended - the Carribean sunshine heats-up our pathways
  • Aquaventure is one of the largest waterparks in the Eastern Hemisphere and is designed to be a multi-day experience

For your own personal safety, please follow the complete set of rules posted at all pools, water slides, lagoons and beaches. Exercise caution when walking around pool decks as wet surfaces may be slippery. Please do not run. Beach, sand, and deck surfaces may be hot. Wearing shoes, sandals or "aqua socks" is strongly recommended, especially for children of all ages. Guests with visible injuries (i.e. casts, bandages, etc.) are not permitted to ride the slides. Please remove all jewelry, watches and eyewear before riding the slides. Do not place valuables in swimsuit pockets.



Kids eat complimentary

Kids 11 years and under eat complimentary with the purchase of select adult dining plan. View Dining Plans

Kid Friendly Dining

  • Seagrapes - Casual Dining with Live Cooking Stations
  • Carmine's - Casual Family Style Italian Dining
  • Bimini Road - Casual Bahamian Seafood Dining

Age Restrictions

The following venues have Age Restrictions:

  • Nobu - Gourmet Japanese Cuisine (children under 6 can be seated at 5:30 & 6pm only)
  • Cafe Martinique - Gourmet Epicurean French Delights (6 and up)
  • Casa D'Angelo - Gourmet Tuscan Meets Bahamian Fares (children under 6 can be seated at 5:30, 5:45 and 6pm only)

The other restaurants do not have any children restrictions.

Kid's Menus

Kosher, Halaal & Special Dietary Needs

Atlantis offers dining options that cater to special dietary needs. Guests who require special attention to their diets should provide the Chef’s Office with full details for special requests at least two weeks prior to arrival. On arrival, a culinary executive will arrange the times and locations for requested meals. Meals will be carefully prepared concerning food allergies or dietary restrictions. The Chef’s Office can be reached Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by calling (242) 363-3000, ext. 66540.




While we open Atlantis to the world, there are a few regulations concerning age which are strictly enforced.

Minimum age requirements at Atlantis:
  • To reserve a room ~ 18 years or older**
  • To drink alcohol ~ 18 years or older
  • To gamble ~ 18 years or older
**One person staying in each room must be at least 18-years-old or above to confirm a room in the Beach, Coral or Royal Towers, The Reef Atlantis, and The Cove Atlantis. This guest must hold a major credit card in their own name to be used at check-in. To confirm a room at the Harborside Resort, you must be 21 yrs of age.

Gamer's Reef

Age Limit
All ages

Varies by game. Room charges only

Beach Tower Lobby

Operating Hours
Weekdays: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Weekends: 10:00am – 11:00pm


Age Limit
Ages 13 - 17

A cover fee applies for each session

Coral Towers Lower Lobby

Operating Hours
Tours: 4:00pm – 11:00pm Sunday thru Thursday
Tours: 4:00pm – 8:00pm Friday & Saturday
Family Session: 4:00pm –11:00pm Sunday thru Thursday (For Resort guest of all ages)
Family Session: 4:00pm – 8:00pm Friday & Saturday (For Resort guest of all ages)
Teen Session: 8:30pm – Midnight Friday & Saturday (For Resort guest 13-17 only)

Identification is required for our Teen session: (Passport or Driver's license only)

Atlantis Pals

Age Limit
All ages

Fee applies (room charges, credit cards, & gift cards only)

Beach Tower

Contact Info
(242) 363.3000, ext. 66667

Earth & Fire Pottery Studio

Age Limit
All ages

An activity fee applies. Room charges, credit cards and gift cards are accepted.

Beach Tower

Last Seating
4:30pm Daily

Contact Info
(242) 363.3000, ext. 64470


Take a break from the outdoors, relax and take in a recent Hollywood blockbuster movie.


Convention Center Rotunda, between Coral and Beach Tower.

Operating Hours
Please refer to the daily Atlantean for movies and showtimes.




Our babysitting service is an in- room service only, meaning that the babysitter comes to your room and baby sits, but is not allowed to take the child/children out of room unless they are accompanied by the parent/parents.

All of our babysitters are CPR certified and have child care qualification as well as background and security checked by Atlantis Security Department.

There is a fee of $25.00 an hour (based on one child) and $10.00 for each additional child per hour. If the sitting is booked between 10:00pm-7:00am the fees are $30.00 (based on one child) and $10.00 for each additional child per hour.

There is a 3 hour minimum requirement for each sitting. A sitting that last more than six (6) consecutive hours, we ask the guest to provide the babysitter with a meal or allow her a 30 minute break. She brings to the room with her, an agreement form that has to be completed prior to the service. There are ABSOLUTELY NO cash transactions. Any tip or gratuity you wish to give the babysitter, must be added to the form and the total amount will be charged to your account.

If you wish to cancel or adjust the booking time, we ask that you give us a two (2) hour notice to avoid a penalty of $60.00 to your account.

* All prices, service options, restrictions and availability of sitters are subject to change at any time without notice.
*A 7.5% Value Added Tax (VAT) will be added to babysitting fees.

Is there a nurse/doctor on site?

Nurses Station:
Atlantis Mediclinic, located in the Beach Towers, is open from 7:00 a.m. until midnight every day. There is an outdoor Nurse's station, located near Royal Towers. There is a doctor on call 24 hours a day.

Changing Rooms Available

The Transit Lounge, located adjacent to the Royal Towers, and the Hospitality Cavern, located adjacent to Beach Tower, provide showers, bathing suit dryers, changing rooms, and lockers to arriving and departing guests. These facilities are available at no charge.

The Reef Transit Lounge, exclusively for guests of The Cove and The Reef, provides showers, bathing suit dryers, chasing rooms, and lockers to arriving and departing guests. These facilities are available at no charge.

Mobility Assistance

Should you require mobility assistance during your stay, you may arrange for a rental delivery to your guestroom.
Day rates start at

  • $20 per day for wheel chairs and strollers,
  • $65 per day for power chairs and
  • $45 per day for scooters.

A $250 refundable security deposit will be required.

Can I ship items to the resort before I arrive?

For shipping anything, including letters or packages to Atlantis, please note the exact address below. Please be sure to mark to whose attention the delivery is for.

Atlantis - Paradise Island
One Casino Drive
Paradise Island, Bahamas
(No Postal Code)
Attention: (Guest Name and/or Department and/or Convention or Group Name)

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