All products featured on TravelAwaits are independently selected by our editors and editors. We may earn a commission when you click on or make a purchase through our links.
Kayaking with dolphins. Snorkeling at dusk. Visit with sea turtles and sea lions. Camp under the stars on one of the most luxurious beaches in the world.
That’s just part of the experience for Atlantis Paradise Island guests, who can now partake in an overnight beach adventure under Bahamian skies.
But you must be prepared to pay. Marine Life Camping Adventures are available through August 27 for $4,000 per night for a four-person tent or $6,000 for a six-person tent. And that price is in addition to the mandatory reservation at Atlantis Paradise Island for the rest of your trip.
The dusk to dawn adventure takes place on the west side of Dolphin Cay beach on Atlantis Paradise Island. It is open to anyone aged 6 or over, provided that at least one member of the tent is 18 or over.
What does the Atlantis Beach Camping experience include?
The list is quite impressive:
- Kayaking with Dolphins: You’ll paddle among bottlenose dolphins to see them up close – or, more accurately, to have them watch you up close.
- A behind-the-scenes tour of the Royal Towers Fish Hospital, Rehab Center and Fish Kitchen, where you’ll meet a baby sea turtle as well as rescued dolphins and sea lions.
- Snorkel at Dusk: You’ll snorkel among the ruins at a time when most guests can’t experience the adventure.
- Rise and Shine at Dolphin Cay: After a night in your beach tent, you’ll wake up to the sounds of dolphins and water lapping on the shore.
Although Atlantis calls the experience campingit has nothing to do with the normal use of that term.
The luxury all-weather beach canvas tents are air-conditioned and stylishly decorated. They feature Adirondack chairs, plush sofas, and overstuffed beds adorned with resort bedding.
The tents include a coffee maker, kettle and a mini fridge stocked with water and a basket of snacks. Customers can also add beer, wine and light snacks to their experience.
Meals are not provided as the dusk-to-dawn adventure doesn’t start until 7:00 p.m.
The tents have adjacent bathrooms and showers, and the outdoor common area is perfect for games, movies, and campfires.
An ecological experience
Guests can feel good about part of their fee to support the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation, which works to save marine species and their habitats.
Packing list and security
Guests should know how to swim and bring a swimsuit for the nighttime adventure, though snorkeling suits are provided for those who want them.
On-site counselors and full-time security will be on site during campers’ stays.
Your heart is set on Paradise Island? Also, find out about the unique new resort at Atlantis.