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Basketball is Better in The Bahamas

Battle 4 Atlantis is back! And we couldn’t be more excited. The event kicks off with the inaugural 2021 Battle 4 Atlantis Women’s Tournament, held November 20-22. After what is sure to be a fantastic show of sporting excellence, the men’s Battle 4 Atlantis tournament — now in its tenth year — will take place November 24-26. Two incredible tournaments in one unforgettable week — you won’t want to miss this! Let’s take a look at the breakdown of each event so you can get planning.

2021 Battle 4 Atlantis Women's Tournament

Tighten up your laces and get ready for this year’s inaugural ​​2021 Battle 4 Atlantis Women’s Tournament. The excitement of Battle 4 Atlantis kicks off on November 20 and runs through the 22. Eight teams will go head-to-head vying for championship glory, including South Carolina, Buffalo, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Florida, Minnesota, and Syracuse. This 12-game, three-day tournament will be one of the most challenging early-season tournaments, and is just the beginning of the week-long Battle 4 Atlantis.

2021 Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis

Thanksgiving weekend wouldn’t be complete without the 2021 Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. And this year, we’re celebrating a decade of dekes, dishes, and drives to the hoop.  The tournament, which takes place November 24-26, will feature eight teams hitting the courts,  including Arizona State, Auburn, Baylor, Connecticut, Loyola Chicago, Michigan State, Syracuse, and Virginia Commonwealth. Who’s your pick to win it all? 

Baha Mar Hoops

NCAA basketball is coming to Baha Mar! The league's most exciting teams will duke it out on the court for the men's Baha Mar Hoops Bahamas Championship and the women's Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship. Headlined by teams like Louisville, Maryland, Stanford, and NC State, the tournament consists of 23 games over an action-packed Thanksgiving week from November 22-27.

Before the Games

Most games don’t start until the afternoon, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy Nassau Paradise Island in the morning! If you’re staying at Atlantis, grab a quick breakfast at Plato’s or enjoy a leisurely morning meal at Olives. Then, take a stroll on the beach or a dip in one of the 11 refreshing pools at Aquaventure. Or, for a totally unique way to spend the morning, check out Dolphin Cay, where you can swim, dip, and discover this unique world-class marine habitat.

If you’re staying at Baha Mar, you’ll have to make a splash at the new Baha Bay water park! Enjoy thrilling waterslides, lazy rivers, or hang 10 at The Surf simulator — there’s plenty to explore. After you've worked up an appetite, enjoy a meal at the new Marcus Fish + Chophouse and then satisfy your sweet tooth at the Sugar Factory. Round it all out by tapping into your creative side and discovering the Bahamian art community at The Current Gallery and Art Center. Whatever you choose, there's plenty to explore in The Bahamas!

Make It a Vacation to Remember!

With the tournaments’ action wrapping up on Friday and Saturday, why not extend your trip and stay for the weekend or longer! After the high-energy tournament, you’ll probably need some rest and relaxation. Luckily, you’ll be in the right place for that! Indulge in a restorative massage at Mandara Spa at Atlantis or ESPA at Baha Mar, where massage therapists combine Eastern and Western methods. For an extra-soothing experience, choose the Alfresco Massage option on the beach, where you can listen to the ocean waves as you feel your stresses melt away.

Before you head home, spend some time strolling through Marina Village. Here, you’ll find more than 20 designer and retail shops, as well as a great selection of restaurants and cafés. It’s the perfect place to choose a souvenir, a gift, or something special for yourself.

Getting here is easy!

With quick nonstop flights from many major US airports, it’s a slam dunk for basketball fans to zip to paradise for Battle 4 Atlantis or Baha Mar Hoops. There’s so much to see and do in Nassau Paradise Island you’ll have a trophy-worthy trip in and out of the sports arena. Check out our travel deals and discover why basketball is better in The Bahamas!