Maybe it’s the time of year, but I’ve been in the mood to rant lately. Here’s something else that set me off. Maybe I should stop reading newspapers….
Below is the URL for a story in our local paper about a mega-resort most of you have probably already heard about: Atlantis, on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
I visited Paradise Island waaay back before Atlantis was built. It was a slightly sleepy, slightly tacky place, ok, but a bit too touristy for my taste. But now, from the coral has risen a 3,400 bed resort, with not one, but three casinos.
I get that some people like to gamble and that they might want to do it there, but here’s what I don’t get: a gigantic aquarium and waterpark ON THE OCEAN!
People bring their families to this overpriced theme park and the kids have a blast on the manmade attractions, while just outside, the ocean, with its fun waves and beautiful fish and endless wonders – all free – takes a backseat to the pricey artificial creations at the hotel.