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Last week I had the grand opportunity to escape to paradise…literally.  I hoped on a jet plane out of Atlanta and a short hour and a half later I found myself greeted by the sounds of a tin drum band in Nassau, Bahamas.  Thirty minutes after that I was crossing the crystal clear turquoise waters to Paradise Island (see literally paradise) where Atlantis Bahamas was waiting with open arms. 

I’d of course heard of Atlantis before.  I mean who hasn’t seen the iconic pictures of their giant pink-coral Royal Towers sitting tall on the sand?  But truly I wasn’t prepared for just how large, and well grand, the resort is.  And trust me I know as we went on 2 mile walking tour of the entire property.  A property that includes 6 different places to call home (The Cove, Royal, Beach, Reef, Coral, and Harbourside), a casino, 21 different restaurants, a 141- acre waterpark complete with 9 water slides, 11 pools and 2 lazy rivers, an aquarium, dolphins rescued from Hurricane Katrina, sea lions, a night club, full spa, a brand new oceanside wedding chapel, white sand beaches…I mean at this point I’m just getting redundant.  Bottom line, it’s a playground for both the young and the old and if you stayed for a month I don’t think you could fit in all that Atlantis offers.    

For me it also provided the much needed opportunity to unplug and re-focus.  Other than a few (okay a lot) of pics posted on Instagram I left WOM and reality behind and just immersed myself in the moment and this place.  I chatted with the locals, I ran and mediated on the beach, I made new friends, I drank lots of Bahamian sky juice (oh my gosh, recipe coming soon), and most importantly I rested.  And that my Loves is one of the best things about staying at Atlantis.  Because of it’s size and vast array of activities everyone leaves happy.  The guys can golf, the kids can waterslide, the gamblers can gamble, the bachelorette parties can go crazy, the couples can get married (more on Ocean’s Edge soon), and the me’s can lay in a chair on the sand and do absolutely nothing.  The President of Atlantis really did put it perfectly, “…it’s the only place three generations can go together and it can be a completely different and distinct vacation for each.”  

So thank you Atlantis.  Thank you for being a breath of fresh air and the perfect vacation.  I promise I will be back, and maybe next time I’ll bring the Mr.  Maybe.  truly, MKR  

All images original to Waiting On Martha.  My time at The Cove was sponsored by Atlantis Resorts, but my opinions and love for the Bahamas and The Cove Atlantis are 100% my own.

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  • This post couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. We are thinking about honeymooning there and I feel like these pictures and your instagram account pictures just made my mind up for me. And I can’t wait to hear more about this sky juice. Thank you so much!! xxxooo

  • We went to the atlantis years ago, but now I think we need to take another trip. Lovely pictures. xx

  • You must take another trip! I’m already ready to go back! xo

  • Yay, so happy to hear that! It would be the perfect place for you to honeymoon! xo

  • Lisa / 05.14.2014

    I’m so desperately craving a beach vacation and those turquoise waters would be just the thing.

  • This photos are breathtaking

  • I’m glad you were able to get away and relax…looks absolutely gorgeous!

  • Yes! Pack your bags and jump on a plane…just go! And take me with you please! 🙂

  • Thank you so much! xo

  • It was so divine…just what I needed! xo

  • These pictures are gorgeous and make me wish I had a big vacation coming up!

  • my husband and i spent some time in the bahamas last year, and i was blown away by the beaches! some of the prettiest beaches i have ever seen! i would love to visit atlantis one day – it sounds dreamy! glad to hear you got some good relaxation and rest

  • Beautiful photos and such a great opportunity! I want to go NOW! 🙂

  • Thank you, I’m working on my photog skills. And yes I want to go back, like right now! xo

  • I agree I was blown away by the beaches and crystal clear water. I will definitely be back! xo

  • I so want to go back, for like a month! Ha! xo

  • I have been keeping up with your vacation on Instagram and have enjoyed the photos so much – it looks gorgeous! I went to the Bahamas with my parents when I was younger and would LOVE to go again sometime soon…maybe Christmas?!

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