Get the bike/snorkel/raft rental. It was worth the money! This island experience was everything we thought it would be and more. Have someone get off the boat first thing and go with a few t-shirts to save some beach chairs before the rest of the boat gets off. The best chairs fill up quickly and going alone you can move down there quicker, then the rest of your group can take their time going down there.
The Beach excursion to Atlantis was a waste of time and money. We didn't get to the beach until around 11am, then the Atlantis people tried to give us a tour, when all we wanted to do was finally get to the beach. Then, they dumped us off at a beach that must also be open to the public because we felt like we were thrown into a tank of sharks, there were so many native Bahamians trying to sell us things the minute we walked off of the Atlantis walkway onto the beach. This would not have been a big deal except that we were asked about every two minutes to buy something. It was annoying and not relaxing. Plus the water was very rough.
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