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Weather in January for a trip to Atlantis

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Weather in January for a trip to Atlantis

What is the weather like end of january? I have heard conflicting info. Some say the water is too cold to swim in and others say that it is perfect. I would be leaving a climate where the days that time of year are 30s and 40s. There are 3 couples traveling with 6 kids under age 6 and we just want to make sure they can enjoy all the pools. Also, anyone have any opinions or experiences with the meal plans?

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1. Re: Weather in January for a trip to Atlantis

My first visit to Atlantis was Feb. 7-10, 2005.

The air was cool, 70's to around 80. The ocean was around 70. With the breeze blowing, it was a bit chilly to swim in. The pools were heated.

I prefer the ocean to be at least 80. That's why I now visit in May and November. If 70 is ok for you, then go in February.

From what I have read here, not many people recommend the meal plans as many restaurants are closed on a rotating basis and it ties you down to the resort. There are several restaurants off property nearby where you can get a good meal. Food is expensive in the Bahamas no matter where you eat.

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2. Re: Weather in January for a trip to Atlantis

We were in Paradise Island two years ago in January. Unfortunately, there was an unusual storm, they compared it to a 'Noreaster that we have here in New England but it was still warm and if not for tremendous winds, I would have been swimming. Being from the Boston area, water temperature of 70 is bath water. I guess its what your used to. We're giving Paradise Island another try this January. (and by the way January is considered one of the least rainy months)

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3. Re: Weather in January for a trip to Atlantis

They say the pools are heated but wondering what the temp is? We are from Florida and really can't handle cold water. For the high price to go for the day for cruise ship passengers I want to make sure the kids will be able to use the pools/waterpark and not freeze.

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