This past week was very relaxing. We spent 5 nights in Nassau Bahamas with my parents and my grandparents. It’s always a blessing to travel with them as Miss O constantly has someone to play with in the form of her Grandma and her Nonno. It also means mommy and daddy actually get to enjoy their vacation a little bit!
We spent one morning at the Atlantis water park which Miss O absolutely adored. We have a pool at home but she needs to either be in an inflatable boat or in someone’s arms as it is far too deep for her. At the Atlantis she was able to walk right into the kiddie pools which are about 2 feet at their deepest point. She was squealing with delight!
I highly recommend the Atlantis Resort for a family vacation. They cater to families in many ways including supplying life jackets for free daily use in their pools. There are a number of pools dedicated to kids with features for all ages. There are larger twisty slides for older kids and small slides for younger children. We found some very shallow slides which were perfect for going down with Miss O who is 16 months.
Later in the evening we went back to the Atlantis to check out all of the fantastic aquariums and have some ice cream! Miss O was quite fascinated by the fish tanks. She was a little bit apprehensive at first but warmed up to it once she saw all of us going right up to the glass. She really liked the black light tanks with jelly fish, piranhas, clown fish, seahorses and different types of coral.
Our last day was spent visiting the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre. It is a very small zoo with a limited selection of animals; many of the cages do not currently contain animals with the notice of “exhibit under construction”. This zoo is ideal for children under the age of 5. There are a few events during the day which we unfortunately missed out on – a flamingo walk and a chance to feed the Lorry Parrots. Some of the flamingos walk freely around the park as well as a number of peacocks. There are also a number of Macaws on stands out in the open but come with a sign warning that they may bite. Among the animals are different monkeys, a jaguar, many types of birds, iguanas, goats, chickens, rabbits, a capybara and racoons. You can purchase food to feed the goats. Miss O enjoyed herself wandering through the park. She attempted to go up to some of the flamingoes at one point! Here’s a picture of Miss O & her daddy checking out some of the contained flamingoes.
All-in-all we had a lovely vacation in Nassau. We come here regularly and as O gets older I hope to visit more and more venues around the island such as the Pirate Museum. Nassau is a great place to visit with small children. It’s safe to leave the resort yet there is plenty to see and do around the Atlantis as well. The water is clean, the beaches are beautiful and there is great duty-free shopping on the main drag (mostly jewellery stores!). Have you been to Nassau? I’d love to hear of your experiences on the island and I would also be happy to answer any questions you may have about travelling to this beautiful oasis!
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.