Originally Posted by Ro
I would appreciate all you could tell us also about those two places.
We were there last in May of 2006. We booked the Blackbeard's Cay excursion through Carnival. As I recall, it was very inexcpensive as compared to some of the other excursions they had. We took a small boat from Nassau out to the private island and it took about 30 minutes. The beach was beautiful with umbrellas and beach chairs,and the water very warm, blue, and clear. When I was chest deep in the water, I could still see my toes on the sandy bottom. You can get food/drinks on the beach or go up to the restaurant area. This was a very relaxing outing. For an additional cost you can also book the stingray swim at the same beach. We didn't want to get in the water with the rays so we stood on the pier and watched.
Back at the ship we had lunch, changed and took a taxi to Atlantis where we explored the casino and hotel and went to the aquarium. We then just walked the grounds of the hotel for a while before returning to the ship. I made sure to get a players card from the casino while I was there (for my collection).
Hope you have fun, we might be going again in September ourselves.