ATLANTIS PARADISE ISLAND
Paradise Island, Bahamas; 800/321-3000 or 809/363-3000; doubles $130-$325.
Paradise Island Vacations (800/722-7466, fax 800/232-9748) is the best source for planning a trip to the resort; it can arrange anything from rooms only to a complete air/hotel/meals package.
Following are a few restaurants where children are more than tolerated. Prices are for two adults, without drinks:
CAF CASINO ATLANTIS, Paradise Island; 242/363-3000; $25.
A coffee shop within hearing distance of the gaming tables and slot machines. Sandwiches, pizza, and other light fare in a casual setting.
JULIE'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO RADISSON GRAND RESORT, Paradise Island; 242/363-3500; dinner $40.
A boilerplate Italian menu: chicken cacciatore, linguine with white-clam sauce, and stuffed-shell pasta, plus singing waiters who do to opera what a trash compactor does to glass.
THE VERANDAH RADISSON GRAND RESORT, Paradise Island; 242/363-3500; buffet breakfast $10.95 per person.
Next door to Atlantis and a fine alternative to that resort's $16 per person buffet at the Seagrapes restaurant. Omelettes, a cornucopia of fresh fruit, steaming rashers of bacon, and a wonderful ocean view.
PARADISE GRILL PIRATE'S COVE RESORT, Paradise Island; 242/363-2100; $30-$50.
Lively and popular. Steaks, grilled chicken, pasta primavera, ribs, sandwiches.
DOCKSIDE BAR & GRILL UPSTAIRS FROM PRINCE GEORGE PLAZA, off Bay St., Nassau; 242/322-5854; $25-$50.
Open-air dining on a rooftop. Just the place for lunch after a walking tour of downtown Nassau. Sandwiches, salads, seafood, and steaks, along with a few local favorites, such as pan-fried conch.
The resort's guest-services desk can arrange for a wide selection of sports, including golf, tennis, kayaking, windsurfing, and snorkeling.
CAMP PARADISE ATLANTIS, Paradise Island; full day $45, half-day $30. For children ages five to 12.