Saturday, March.26.2011


Every morning Derek and I woke up to watch the sunrise. There was some cloud cover but the sun eventually poked through.

sunrise - day 1 (on the beach)


sunrise - day 2 (from our room)

sunrise - day 3 (from our room)

In the lower lobby of our hotel there was a monstrous fish tank. Some of the fish were gigantic, include rays that had a 9ft. wing span. In addition to walking around the fish tank and seeing inside, you could go outside and look down into it. This is where we saw the feedings. It was quite an experience.

main lobby

ruins among the sea life

ruins among the sea life

ruins among the sea life


The most obvious architecture of Atlantis, The Royal Towers (The Cove is in the back right). We stayed in the West tower on the 14th floor. Since they build hotels without the 13th floor due to superstition, were we really on the 13th floor? I don’t understand how that works.

the royal towers

main drag - entry way to pools

view from our room


The beautiful lagoon is deceiving. Underneath the calm surface is a handful of hammer head sharks. There are signs warning vacationers not to swim in these dangerous waters; ironically, there is literally nothing stopping you from wading in the water. Only a sign? Hmmm…interesting. On the other hand, there are no signs suggesting it is dangerous to walk through the lagoon…

shark lagoon

shark lagoon

shark tank

waterfall at the lagoon

Such a wonderful trip! Special thanks to those that made it happen!



  1. these are beautiful Heather! I want to go!

  2. Wow! It looks beautiful there. I love the first picture of the sunrise – gorgeous! The waterfall at the lagoon shot is also one of my favorites. Glad you guys had a great time!

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