My trip started with the best surprise, a Business Class upgrade from Qantas! This meant fast track security, access to the lounge and the best bit a seat on the plane which converted into a fully flatbed! The food, service and entertainment on board was fantastic the flight literally ‘flew’ by!
We arrived late and the first night was spent at the One & Only Royal Mirage a luxury 5 star beachfront property only 30 minutes from the airport. This hotel is perfect for a relaxing, luxury holiday on its own private beach. Then it was on to the main hotel of the trip, Atlantis the Palm, this is the sister hotel to the One & Only and guests can enjoy complimentary access to the Atlantis Waterpark during their stay.
The iconic Atlantis sits at the top of the palm and has everything you need for a great holiday. It has its own Waterpark, Aquarium and 23 Restaurants in total; with over 1500 rooms including several one of kind suites it has something for everyone. We had Imperial Club Access; I would recommend this as it includes access to the Imperial Club lounge where you can have breakfast in a quieter environment, afternoon tea and complimentary drinks and canapés in the evening definitely a money saving option and nice to be able to take advantage of.
My highlight of the trip is hard to choose as there were so many! The Dolphin interaction in the hotels own Dolphin Lagoon, taking the ‘Leap Of Faith’ a slide in the hotels own waterpark which is a 9 storeys tall with a near vertical drop into the lagoon which houses sharks and rays, nerve racking and glad to say I conquered a fear! Feeding stingrays and being kissed by a Sea Lion, it really is a hotel like no other I’ve ever seen.