The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure takes place each year at the Atlantis situated on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Atlantis is one of the world's most exclusive and luxurious hotels and has everything you need to make your PCA stay one to remember.
Lying some 60 miles off the coast of South Florida and stretching as far south as Cuba, the Bahamas covers an area of more than 5,000 square miles and comprises more than 700 islands, most of which are totally uninhabited. Set in beautiful, crystal clear azure waters, these semi-tropical islands share a rich history and culture and were originally known by the Spanish name “Baja Mar”, meaning shallow waters or sea. It was in the Bahamas that Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World in 1492. English settlers arrived 150 years later and the Bahamas became a British colony in 1718. In 1973, the country gained full independence but it remains a member of the British Commonwealth and English is the official language.
Paradise Island, connected by bridge to the central Bahamian island of New Providence (where the capital Nassau is located), is home to one of the most exciting and glamorous resort hotels in the world. The Atlantis boasts the Caribbean's largest casino, a $15 million marina, lagoons, water park, restaurants, shops and bars.
From the USA
US Airways, Delta and United all offer daily direct and indirect flights to Nassau from the United States. Indirect flights change at Miami, Newark, Atlanta and other major city hubs.
Popular websites such as Skyscanner list all available route and flight options
Westjet and Air Canada operate a daily direct flight Toronto to Nassau. Indirect flight options throughout Canada are also available on these carriers.
British Airways operate 5 direct flights a week to Nassau from London Heathrow. Most carriers operate indirect flights throughout Europe that connect in wither London or via major hubs in the US (Miami, Newark, Atlanta).
From South America
Copa Airlines operate direct flights from Panama to Nassau twice a day. Indirect flight options are available through South America via Copa Airlines (all of which connect via Panama).
There are also numerous carriers that operate indiect flights via the US however transit visas would be required to travel these routes.
Please Note: It is the responsibility of all players to secure transport to all PokerStars events. The above is for information purposes only and should not be viewed as 100% guaranteed. The airlines listed above only operate certain routes at certain times of the year and it is highly advised that all players check their travel itineraries carefully.
It is highly advisable to check thoroughly whether you require a visa to enter the Bahamas. It is the sole responsibility of all players to ensure that they have secured the correct visa (if required). Please go to the following link to view a full list of countries and whether visas are required to enter the Bahamas* http://www.un.int/bahamas/Visa_Requirements_List.htm.
*This link is provided for information purposes only and should not be considered 100% guaranteed. Please check with your local embassy for further details.
Nassau International Airport (NAS) is around 15 miles from the Atlantis Resort & Casino. The journey takes some 30 minutes by car/taxi and costs around $30.
Getting around Nassau / Paradise Island is very easy. Metered taxis are located outside the hotels and may also be hired by the hour. Water taxis operate frequently between Nassau and Paradise Island. Buses run from the hotels to downtown Nassau several times a day. Cars and mopeds are available for rental. Please note that, as in the UK, Bahamians drive on the left side of the road.