How to sleep under the stars at Atlantis Paradise Island: Travel Weekly

Atlantis Paradise Island has raised the bar on overnight camping with its new dusk-to-dawn Marine Life Camping Adventure that features an overnight getaway under the Bahamian stars.

This is not camping one might remember as a kid with leaky tents. Participants on this package sleep in climate-controlled luxury canvas beachside tents along the shores of Atlantis’ Dolphin Cay habitat.

The all-weather tents are decorated in style with Adirondack chairs, couches and cushioned cots made up in comfortable resort bedding. Tents include a coffee pot, tea kettle, snack basket and minifridge stocked with water.
Guests can add wine, beer and light bites to their package. Campers have access to adjacent bathrooms and shower facilities as well as nearby outdoor showers.

Four tents are available: two tents sleep up to four guests and two tents can accommodate up to six guests. The minimum age for occupancy is 6.

Nighttime activities include movies and games on the lawn, a campfire on the beach with s’mores and kayaking by moonlight.

During the day there’s a behind-the-scenes tour of the undersea world of Atlantis, which includes the Royal Towers Fish Hospital, Rehab Center and Fish Kitchen. Guests will have a chance to meet a baby sea turtle and visit the resort’s pod of rescued dolphins and family of sea lions after dark.

The commissionable package, available Sundays through Thursdays, kicked off in July. The price per tent is the same regardless of the number and ages of guests: Nightly rates start at $4,000 for a four-person tent and $6,000 per night for a six-person tent. An Atlantis room reservation is required to book the package.

A portion of the proceeds supports the nonprofit Atlantis Blue Project Foundation, which is dedicated to saving sea species and their habitats throughout the Caribbean.

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