It’s not just an award-winning children’s program, fabulous
pools, sandy beaches, a casino and hair-raising waterslides that
will attract your clients to Atlantis, Paradise Island. With the
opening of the new Marina Village, the resort is becoming a foodie
The village, strongly influenced by Bahamian culture, was
developed by Jackson Burnside and Associates and heralded as “a
quaint Bahamian community.”
Located just steps from the Royal Towers, its recent opening
attempts to give visitors to Atlantis a true Bahamian experience.
Inside the village, clients can discover vibrant artwork and
Bahamian handicrafts such as plaits, straw products woven into
handbags, hats and other decorative items. Visitors can also
experience the Bahamian celebration of Junkanoo as participants
dressed in elaborate costumes parade through the village
accompanied by drums, cowbells, horns and whistles.
But by far the greatest allure to the new Marina Village is the
food. Offering variety of everything from traditional Bahamian fare
to family-style Italian dinners and a steakhouse, the village has
broadened Atlantis’ culinary options.
Start your day with Starbucks, which is by far the biggest draw
to the village in the mornings, for both residents and visitors.
Serving all the familiar blends from home and some special ones
like Coconut Vanilla Creme Frappuccino the world’s most famous
coffeehouse is packed with patrons waiting for a caffeine fix. Next
door, for those wishing for a cool smoothie to sip in the balmy
Caribbean, Jamba Juice offers fruity beverages and healthy
Restaurants like Carmine’s and Johnny Rockets, both of which
have opened in the newly constructed Bahamian-style village cater
to families. Although the surroundings may look Bahamian, the menus
at these restaurants are geared to Americans, serving up
traditional burgers, fries and milkshakes at Johnny Rockets, and
family-style Italian at Carmine’s.
Another culinary addition includes Seafire, a stylish and modern
steakhouse with a traditional butcher and a wine market for guests.
Clients will find an extensive menu of grilled meat, poultry and
fish served in an eclectic atmosphere. Guests should be sure to try
the restaurant’s signature dish, spit-roasted prime rib.
Bimini Road truly captures the spirit of the Bahamas. Serving
local Bahamian cuisine in a colorful, festive establishment,
clients should stop by to try some typical island fare and the
one-of-a-kind conch bar. Also, not to be missed are the variety of
specially concocted cocktails.
But the restaurant currently attracting the most attention is
Cafe Martinique, a venture spearheaded by world-renowned chef,
Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who first dazzled diners in New York
with his innovative interpretation of classic French cuisine. Now,
in his newest establishment, a recreation of one of the islands’
most legendary restaurants, Vongerichten wows guests with a classic
redefinition of French gourmet dining inspired by his heritage of
At a private dining, our group sampled delicacies served by this
amazing master chef. The menu included various kinds of seafood
caught fresh that morning as well as steak and shellfish and was
all served with wines hand-selected by Vongerichten. Needless to
say the meal was outstanding. Cafe Martinique is the icing on the
cake for clients looking for all the flavors of paradise.
Coming to Atlantis
On the horizon, Atlantis expansions include additions to the
waterpark, a new beach area and two new towers with all-suite
accommodations and condo-hotel rooms.
On the culinary side, chef Nobu Matsuhisa will open his first
Caribbean restaurant and the newest location of Nobu at the
Atlantis Casino in the Royal Towers. And in 2007, Bobby Flay will
open the Mesa Grill.
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