With 11 pools, nine water slides, and a mile-long river tubing ride, the 141-acre water park at this oceanside resort is a destination in itself. Here you can get up close and personal with over 50,000 marine animals in the world’s largest open-air marine habitat (yes, you can even go diving with sharks). Stroll the five miles of white sand beach, get your hands dirty at the pottery studio, or browse the 2,000 volume book collection at the library — there’s something for everyone. Evenings look like dancing at the nightclub (they even have a separate nightclub for teens), catching a flick at the onsite movie theatre, or laughing your heart out at the comedy club. If you get bored, the hotel can arrange a private charter boat for you to explore nearby islands (so you can get that’ gram of you swimming with the pigs obviously).
Address: One Casino Drive Suite #59, Paradise Island, Bahamas
Key amenities: 21 restaurants, 19 bars and lounges, 141-acre water park (with 11 pools and nine water slides), 14-acre marine habitat, five miles of beach, tennis courts, fitness center, championship golf course, spa, casino, two nightclubs, movie theatre, comedy club, pottery studio, library.
Rooms starting at: $145+
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