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Image of the Day : Atlantis – Paradise Island, Bahamas

by Santosh Singh

This half-meter resolution satellite image shows the Atlantis Paradise Island resort and waterpark on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, located southeast of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean. The image was collected by the GeoEye-1 satellite on July 11, 2009 while flying 423 miles above the Earth at an average speed of 17,000 mph.


GeoEye-1 image of Atlantis Paradise Island. Courtesy: DigitalGlobe

The Atlantis Paradise Island is a resort and waterpark located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. Officially opened in 1998, the resort was created by South African hotel magnate Sol Kerzner and Kerzner International Limited. Paradise Island first opened its Coral and Beach Towers as the Trump Plaza, then changed its name to Atlantis when the Royal Towers were built.

 

Atlantis Resort Bahamas. Courtesy: Jet Blue 
Atlantis Resort Bahamas. Courtesy: Jet Blue

This resort is a unique destination featuring the world’s largest open-air marine habitat home to over 50000 sea animals living in 14 exhibit lagoons.

Below is the lavish lobby area of the resort.

Main Lobby of the Atlantis Resort 
The spacious main lobby area of the Atlantis Resort in Bahamas. Courtesy: Creative Commons


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