There is no better place for poker players to be in January than the Bahamas, where the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure takes place every year. There is more than meets the eye about these beautiful islands and while the Royal Tower is a short walk away from where the fast-paced action takes place, poker is not the only interesting thing going on.
Team PokerStars Pro Marcin Horecki makes some powerful observations on his blog, highlighting the touristic potential of the island during this time of the year. Poker fans can enjoy the best of both worlds by booking a room at the Atlantis Resort to enjoy the unmatched comfort of the five star hotels. During the day, the warm sun of the Caribbean’s will caress them, while in the evenings and throughout the night, the conveniently located poker room will provide them the adrenaline rush sought after and potentially big profits.
Even those who are not even remotely interested in the game of poker, make a habit of coming to the Bahamas in winter, to enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches and sunny weather. Whether they prefer to spend some quality time on the white sandy beaches or relax in one of the numerous swimming pools, they all leave the resorts relaxed and looking forward to their next visit.
Horecki was particularly impressed by the nice variety of the swimming pools, ranging from those suitable for kids to deeper ones such as the Abyss. It is known that many poker players are also avid fishermen and golf players, so they should rejoice hearing that the Bahamas resort’s caters to all those needs. While the fish living in the numerous aquariums and ponds scattered throughout the resort are off-limits, fishing trips are organised off the island on a daily basis.
The 18-hole course at the Atlantis Resort is the place to go if you want to put your golf skills to the test and don’t be surprised if you will end up rubbing elbows with famous poker players. Those who don’t plan on spending long hours at the poker tables and have plenty of time on their hands, are also advised to visit the capital city of Bahamas.
In the beautiful island it is all fun and games, but there are plenty of lucrative opportunities for those who have mastered the game of poker. In 2014 the PCA Main Event is expected to award in excess of $2 million to the winner, while the guaranteed prize pool stands at $10 million. Qualifiers have gone live at PokerStars, so those who can’t afford to pay the buy-in out-of-pocket should sign up for these satellites.