I’m not one for resorts. They’re too busy, the food is mediocre, they’re awash with the kind of tourists I try to avoid, and for the same price, I could spend a month backpacking, well…anywhere. It’s a case I’ve built for friends time and again. The reality behind all that talk, however, is someone who (token childhood Disney trip aside) only recently vacationed at his first resort. So it is with this short photo post, I eat my words, and offer a much needed apology for my paradoxically pretentious backpacker attitude.

As my travel companion outlined in her recent article “Atlantis Paradise Island: Six Reasons to Get Back On The Beaten Path“, our pre-holiday trip to Atlantis in Nassau, the Bahamas, was quiet, delicious, affordable, and, for the first time in recent memory, completely relaxing. Perhaps most importantly, it gave us a quick escape from what’s been one of the most bitterly cold Canadian winters in recent memory. It was, all around, unlike the picture I had painted of resort vacationing.

While I don’t think I would substitute my more remote, and far less opulent, trips for Mount Gay-filled beach coconuts, it certainly won’t be my last resort. Here are a few photos of the property to give you a feel.

Palm Trees in the Bahamas

Atlantis Paradise Island - Royal Towers

Atlantis Paradise Island - Rope Bridge

Flowers in Nassau, the Bahamas

Atlantis Paradise Island - Beach

Atlantis Paradise Island - Water Slide Shark Tank

Atlantis Paradise Island - Bridge Suite

Atlantis Paradise Island - Behind the Waterfall

Atlantis Paradise Island Aquarium Fish

Aquarium Lobster

Atlantis Scuba Diving

Atlantis Paradise Island at Dusk

Mount Gay

Atlantis Sunset

The Bahamas WestJet View

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JP Bervoets

JP Bervoets

JP has spent the last decade working in the not-for-profit sector and has called Canada, the Netherlands and South Africa home. He’s travelled to over 30 countries and currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada. His interests include photography, cycling, playing guitar and working on Departful. JP co-founded the site in 2012.

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