Atlantis Resort - Paradise Island, Bahamas

Heaven on Earth definitely is Atlantis - Paradise Island, Bahamas. I love a holiday that consists of sun, water (pool or beach) & alcohol, Atlantis has it all! Although it rained, I still had a wonderful time. I never got tired of eating conch fritters and there were numerous in door activities to keep me entertained; pottery painting & BINGO! This family vacation with my parents, brother & my own family was memorable.

We stayed at Harborside. Harborside features spacious villas with home-away-from-home amenities. One-, two- and three-bedroom villas accommodate up to nine guests and offer either a terrace or balcony, separate dining area and full kitchen that includes a range, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffeemaker, toaster and blender. Closest to the Atlantis Marina and Marina Village. BENEFIT: Guests have full privileges at Atlantis.

Since my parents were celebrating their 32nd wedding anniversary, they later moved to The Cove. Stylish and contemporary, the oversized, open floor plan suites at The Cove Atlantis, are inspired by their beautiful surroundings of beach, surf and ocean. Natural woods and sleek design create a relaxed and sensual ambiance. This was a sexy hotel. Every lady on that hotel compound toted some kind of designer hand bag! No hotel room accomodations here, only suites! Click for pictures from the May 2007, Grand Opening Weekend From The Cove Atlantis at Paradise Island.

Mesa Grill is located in The Cove Atlantis. This gourmet restaurant is a bold mixture of Southwestern-style cuisine with the vibrant ingredients of the Caribbean, featuring a Bahamian twist by renowned chef Bobby Flay.Appetizers: $12 - $22, Entrees: $32 - $52 & Sides: $9. The remarkable decor by noted architect and designer David Rockwell presents vibrant primary colors and Southwestern motifs including an auburn-and-white cow print for dining chairs in a luscious leather. Rockwell incorporates a variety of materials from bronze and river rock to seashell and terrazzo. Large colorful glass lanterns of hammered and flamed copper illuminate the restaurant. MY THOUGHTS: Expensive food but divine, beautiful decor.
ONE LAST THING: Cameras and crew were everywhere one afternoon at the Cove, well at dinner I saw the reigning Miss Universe, Miss USA & Miss Teen USA so It all made sense. The cameras were present because of MTV's upcoming reality show.

MTV's new reality show, "Pageant Place," will reveal W. 57th Street apartment home of three beauty queens; the reigning Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe. The half-hour show will follow the current Miss Universe Riyo Mori, Miss USA Rachel Smith and Miss Teen USA Katie Blair as they model, make appearances on behalf of various causes and embark on international trips. Pageant Place's season will also eventually feature Hilary Cruz who was crowned Miss Teen USA 2007 last month, moving in with Mori and Smith and adjusting to the spotlight that comes with being Blair's successor.
Pageant Place's Katie Blair, Tara Connor, Rachel Smith, Hilary Cruz, Riyo Mori

In addition, The Donald who is co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization, which includes Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA will also make regular appearances on Pageant Place to keep the beauty queens on track and in check, similar to the way he handled the January controversy surrounding former Miss USA Tara Conner's underage drinking.

Instead of taking Conner's crown away, Trump announced she would keep her title and attend an in-patient substance abuse rehabilitation center. Miss USA Tara Conner, now 21 years old will also be of part Pageant Place's cast and serve as the beauty queens' "unofficial peer advisor ", or "den mother".

The MTV Premiere is on Wednesday, October 10 at 10:30PM ET/PT.

LAST THOUGHTS: I can't get my mind off of the yellow leather duffle bag that Miss USA Rachel Smith walked out on her shoulder with. I will have to see if I can find it, just for you to see!

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  1. I loved it too. I stayed there back in 2000 and it was fab!!!! Food and the beach was out of this world!!!