'A golfer is only as good as his brain. Good hands and great sight mean nothing if the upstairs compartment is empty.'
Curtis Strange, one of the handful of American golfing legends, has a terse advice for novices who want to learn the game of golf.
Mr Strange has been multiple champion and has also been a regular feature at Atlantis, FL golfing scene, a scene that is often considered to be the most competitive and the most exclusively privileged in the United States.
That's precisely why, a mention of the great man's name was found to be highly called for by us. And that's also one of the reasons that we chose to introduce this article, asking ourselves if Atlantis is the new Beverly Hills of America!
Well, we won't know the answer to that so early. By early we are alluding to the fact that it wasn't too long ago that Atlantis was founded as an independent city, about five and a half decades to be exact. We are talking about the heyday of R&B music of the late 50's, when Chuck Berry and B. B. King ruled the radio waves. This was when real estate companies got together to purchase some land off the Palm Beach County in order to transform into an exclusive members' club of sorts. And transform they did, as Atlantis soon became a mini-town. The gradual growth of the community finally resulted into the town being inducted as an independent city in Palm Beach County, setting a precedent for many Nevada towns and communities to follow.
If you are wondering what it is that Atlantis can offer besides golf, then allow us to tell you that from water sporting activities to classic Floridian swamp explorations, pretty much all those things that you expect from a destination in Florida are put on the table by Atlantis.
If that has got you interested, this quick check-list of hotels in Atlantis will help you get to know the hospitality industry of the city better.
Finding Cheap Hotels in Atlantis
Without wasting too much time or efforts, we would be very justified in letting our readers know that Atlantis is really not a place one would go to and expect to be served up with motels and inns.
Cheap hotels are just as unlikely to be found here as a drop of water in the Kalahari, and that extrapolation should convey our message well enough.
However, if cheap hotels are what you are stubbornly after, you can find some good deals in neighboring Palm Beach towns and cities. That would, however, mean that you will have to subject yourself to a good deal of commuting every day that you will be spending in Atlantis.
If that doesn't crash your plans, Super 8 Motel along the Palm Beach Highway is the most suitable option you can go for. It is cheap, it is safe, it is convenient and most importantly, it is well-reputed!
Luxury Hotels and Resorts in Atlantis
Now, graduating from budget Atlantis hotels to their luxurious and lavish counterparts, let's take a brief look at what is in store in the name extravagance and opulence.
The very idea behind the foundation of Atlantis was to create an exclusive club where wealthy and/or influential people of the community could get together in order to enjoy the facilities of the club including its fully-fledged golf courses. With that intention being obvious, it should really not be a surprise when one gets to learn that Atlantis has a good selection of luxury resorts that leave no stone unturned in making sure that the guests they are hosting are, come their check-out date, fully content with the hospitality received.
But again, there is a slight catch. Since Atlantis is mostly comprised of clubs that are exclusive, visiting tourists might find it rather impossible to get into these or enjoy their facilities. So, rather than looking for luxury hotels in Atlantis, tourists would be better off looking for the ones in nearby Palm Beach.
Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach, for example, is one of the finest in all of Florida, and there is no reason why you should even consider an alternative if vacancies are available here. But if they are not, then you can surely do worse than staying at Hyatt Place West Palm Beach or Fairfield Inn Palm Beach!
Want The Best of Both Worlds?
If you want to avail the best of both worlds, the comfort of a luxury hotel and warmth of a homely reception, then you have to check out some independent and boutique Atlantis hotels.
These often come up in the form of holiday rentals or summer villas where tourists who want to stay for long periods of times can put up with ease. Pricing plans of these accommodation options are somewhat on the higher side though, at times making guests wonder why they just don't move to an actual luxury hotel by paying a fraction extra!
But for long stays and if you have a large company of people with you, independent and boutique hotel establishments work just fine!
Do's and Dont's of Sightseeing in Atlantis
- Do learn to play golf/ show off your skills if you already know how.
- Do take part in local swamp exploration tours.
- Do visit Palm Beach and surrounding areas for beaches and water sport activities.
- Don't wander off in the evening or at night.
- Don't carry too much of cash or valuables on your person.
When Should I Ideally Visit Atlantis?
In Florida, weather seldom changes, even as the months come and go by.
So, in a nutshell, it can be said that the best time to visit Atlantis is when you have holidays! Just keep in mind that during high summer, temperatures here can soar really high, with humidity assisting the overall hotness of weather. If you can't handle that, then you are better off visiting Atlantis in early summer/spring.