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IMATA's better in the Bahamas

With the lure of a big city and the ease of tropical utopia, Nassau & Paradise Island are considered by many as, well, paradise. Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas, is a bustling metropolitan hub full of culture and modern amenities. To the north lies Paradise Island. Its name tells you everything. It’s 685-acres of pure euphoria, developed almost exclusively to delight and accommodate visitors. The island boasts resorts, hotels, restaurants, shops, nightlife, a golf course, an aquarium and a casino.


Atlantis and Paradise Island has plenty of options for food and drink. Atlantis has 21 restaurants and 19 bars. Everything from fine dining to quick and easy favorites.

Some of the best restaurants are the family style dining at Carmines and Virgil’s BBQ, portions here can feed up to 5 people, so grab some IMATA friends and try these places out.

Those who need the coffee fix in the morning, have no worries, Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts are both present on Paradise island or within Atlantis.

There are plenty of places on property at Atlantis to grab lunch, especially within Marina Village, but there are also options just walking distance from the hotel too. The Green Parrot, Violas and Anthony’s are all just 2-4 minutes’ walk away from the lobby of the hotel.

Also, 2 minutes’ walk from the hotel is the Paradise Island Shopping plaza, you will also find a convenience store, a pharmacy, liquor store and souvenir shops.

Those who would like venture over the bridge and into the heart of Nassau will also find plenty of restaurants, shops and bars, some of the highlights downtown (10-15 minutes cab ride from hotel) include Senor Frogs, Fat Tuesdays, Lukka kairi (Traditional Bahamian food), Fish Fry, The Crew Pub, GreyCliff, Pirate Bar and many more....

While in the Bahamas make sure you sample the local flavors including fresh conch salad, conch fritters and sky juice, one of the best places to find these favorites is the Fish Fry, located at Arawak Cay. (10-15 minute cab ride from hotel).



The Islands of the Bahamas offer an array of dive experiences like no other destination in the world. You’ll find sunken Spanish galleons, inland blue holes, underwater caves and forest-like coral reefs teeming with vibrant marine life. You can even feed and swim with reef sharks—an experience sure to get your adrenaline pumping.