GeoEye-1 (0.5m) Satellite Image of Atlantis Resort Paradise Island, Bahamas
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This satellite image shows the Atlantis Paradise Island resort and waterpark on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, located southeast of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean. The image was collected by the GeoEye-1 satellite on July 11, 2009 while flying 423 miles above the Earth at an average speed of 17,000 mph.
The Bahamas is a country consisting of more than 3,000 islands, cays, and islets. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and southeast of the United States (nearest to the state of Florida). The Bahamas lie in the same island chain as Cuba, Hispaniola and the Turks and Caicos Islands; the designation of Bahamas refers normally to the Commonwealth and not the geographic chain.
The Atlantis Paradise Island is a resort and waterpark located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. Officially opened in 1998, the resort was created by South African hotel magnate Sol Kerzner and Kerzner International Limited. Paradise Island first opened its Coral and Beach Towers as the Trump Plaza, then changed its name to Atlantis when the Royal Towers were built. The Coral and Beach Towers were later refurbished to match the theme of the Royal Towers. On 28 March 2007 a 600-suite luxury hotel named The Cove Atlantis opened on Paradise Island. Another tower, the 497-room Reef Atlantis, opened 19 December 2007. Read more on Atlantis Resort.