Dreaming of somewhere warm? Want to take the kids with you? Atlantis Paradise Island's winter special offers several incentives to lure travelers now through late April.
Atlantis (tel. 888/877-7525; www.atlantis.com) is popular with families -- think of it as Vegas in the Caribbean. Your three-night stay includes unlimited access to Aquaventure, where you'll find waterslides, lagoon, white sand beaches, underground grottoes, and an underwater-viewing tunnel of cascading waterfalls. When you get out of the water and dry off, plenty of shopping and gaming opportunities await.
There are several aspects to this winter promotion in the Bahamas. The base package is for three nights from $399 per person. If you want to receive free companion airfare (valid for Continental Airlines flights), you need to stay a minimum of four nights. A quick search for mid-week departures from Newark in mid-February yielded flights from $550 with one stop and almost double that for nonstop flights. Splurging for a fourth night will undoubtedly cost less than the companion airfare would: it's only $136 more, for a total of $535 per person for four nights, which then makes you eligible for the free companion airfare.
Regardless of whether you say three, four, or more nights, kids stay and play for free, and you can take advantage of the Taste of Atlantis pass, too. The "tastes" involve a sushi and sake sampler for two, margaritas at Mesa Grill, martinis at Café Martinique, bruschetta and Chianti at Casa D'Angelo, and champagne at Dune.
The playing-for-free involves not only the aforementioned activities, but a new multimedia lounge called Crush that's designed to appeal to even the most jaded teenager. The interactive lounge is packed with the latest technological accessories, such as touch-screen computers that let you edit photos and post to Facebook and a game room complete with Xbox's Kinect and iPads. For younger kids (ages 3 to 12), Atlantis Kids Adventure (AKA) offers programs that include arts and crafts, a culinary kitchen, video games, a LEGO zone, computers, performance spaces, a reading room, and more.
Trip Type: Hotel-only
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Three nights in a Beach Tower room; kids 11 and under stay and play for free; and $150 worth of drinks and food.
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Airfare to Bahamas (or other transportation of your choice); an extra $136 per person for the fourth night in order to be eligible for the free companion airfare; a dining plan for adults from $50 per day; a dining plan for children 7-11 starts at $20 per day; kids 6 and younger eat for free with each paying adult.
Book By: Feb. 9
When: Travel now through April 27
Other Details: This promotion has a lot of layers to it and lots of fine print so please be sure to read it all on the site's page, including blackout dates and other exclusions. The free companion fare requires a minimum four-night stay and is valid for travel through June 30 on Continental or its partners.
All prices are per person and, if lodging is a component of the package, based upon two people traveling together (unless otherwise noted). The prices listed are general starting rates; see "What Else You'll Have to Pay" for details about associated taxes and fees. Base-prices, taxes, and fees can vary based on point of departure and time of travel. Blackout dates may apply. Trip add-ons like sightseeing tours and meal plans may also increase the price. Check with the tour operator for additional gateways and any single supplements, which is the extra cost that a solo traveler would pay to book the deal.
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