Hidden depths to Atlantis activities

Hidden depths to Atlantis activities

lyfish, and more than 100 species of tropical fish.

At the sports club guests can opt for an exhausting schedule of basketball, volleyball, swimming and golf. The centrepiece is a tennis complex with 10 courts for all-weather play.

Relaxing after some rigorous sport is easy at the spa, with treatments including aromatherapy body wraps, massage, facials and detoxifying sessions. Saunas and steam rooms are also available, as well as a gym, aerobic studio and beauty salon.

Though at the top end of the market, the Atlantis is likely to appeal to a wide range of holidaymakers. Its supervised children's programme caters directly to the family market, putting its focus on 'edutainment' for the youngsters.

An eco-tourist slant gives children a chance to help relocate sea turtles and observe the wide variety of sea-life using the many facilities in the water park.

Along with the usual range of children's activities, there is the Discovery Channel Camp for the five-12 year olds. Taking the theme 'Explore your World', the base camp introduces children to a range of new subjects - including everything from archaeology to word play.

A technology lab and science outpost should stimulate small and larger minds, and an arts and crafts centre allows visitors to exercise their creativity.

Caribtours offers a lead in of £1,083 for seven nights in September. This includes accommodation in a terrace room, with return BAflights and private transfers.

The Atlantis hotel and resort is one of the Caribbean's largest developments of recent years. And it is getting bigger.

Since reopening in December, the resort has continued its renovation programme with the addition of a sports centre, spa and conference facility.

This comes after a $480m expansion in 1998 which included the addition of the Royal Towers development.

The statistics are impressive - the 1,208 new rooms in the Royal Towers property doubled the total number of rooms at the resort to more than 2,300.

Atlantis' 14-acre water park features attractive waterfalls and lagoons. For the more adventurous there's a whole range of slides and rides.

The real beach is only minutes away but Atlantis does its best to keep clients on site with its facilities. These include 12 restaurants and almost as many bars, as well as a 24hr casino and a full-sized interpretation of the ruins of Atlantis, known as The Dig.

A walk-through aquarium is inhabited by a wide variety of local sea life, from sharks to jellyfish, and more than 100 species of tropical fish.

At the sports club guests can opt for an exhausting schedule of basketball, volleyball, swimming and golf. The centrepiece is a tennis complex with 10 courts for all-weather play.

Relaxing after some rigorous sport is easy at the spa, with treatments including aromatherapy body wraps, massage, facials and detoxifying sessions. Saunas and steam rooms are also available, as well as a gym, aerobic studio and beauty salon.

Though at the top end of the market, the Atlantis is likely to appeal to a wide range of holidaymakers. Its supervised children's programme caters directly to the family market, putting its focus on 'edutainment' for the youngsters.

An eco-tourist slant gives children a chance to help relocate sea turtles and observe the wide variety of sea-life using the many facilities in the water park.

Along with the usual range of children's activities, there is the Discovery Channel Camp for the five-12 year olds. Taking the theme 'Explore your World', the base camp introduces children to a range of new subjects - including everything from archaeology to word play.

A technology lab and science outpost should stimulate small and larger minds, and an arts and crafts centre allows visitors to exercise their creativity.

Caribtours offers a lead in of £1,083 for seven nights in September. This includes accommodation in a terrace room, with return BAflights and private transfers.

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