Atlantis Beach Tower Resort Paradise Island
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Atlantis Beach Tower Resort Paradise Island Reviews
Fun day in Water Park and Biggest Aquarium in the world May 31, 2014
We decided to stay at one of the cheapest building at Atlantis Hotel which called Atlantis Beach Tower Resort, since I want to explore the Water Park and the open Aquarium there – which is the largest Aquarium around the world. It seems it is very expensive to do day trip to see the Atlantis hotel and the Water Park which cost usd 139 per person. Instead, we booked a room for one night stay which cost exorbitant, so we opt to stay for a couple of nights which cost less than just stay for one night. It cost over usd 500 for 2 nights stay. Unfortunately no breakfast or internet included in the room rate – so need to pay extra if want internet in the room (anyway, we survive without internet at this place). The advantage of staying here is the Water Park and the Aquarium entrance fees was included in the room rate, and we can explore it every day.
The hotel itself is really huge, there is five different buildings of Atlantis Hotel connecting with each other in one building – so we actually do not have to go outside from our hotel building to go to another building.
The check in was located at the Coral Tower and it was easy since no queue when we arrived there. Unfortunately, it was a very long walk to our room from the check in place.
Luckily we have a spacious room with a beautiful beach view from our large windows and it has a tiny balcony as well – so we can sit outside to enjoy the view and the ocean waves. The room has a simple decor with one king size bed and all modern amenities you can expect from 4 starts hotel.
I really like the room since we can see the ocean view from the bed as well and it was very nice and relaxing. The bathroom is spacious and it was clean.
There are plenty of activities and entertainment for all ages, from the free cinema movie in-house screen everyday with schedule timetable, kid zone, adult entertainment, games, casino, cabaret, etc.
Along the walkway toward the other building, there are plenty of boutique shops and most of the buildings has restaurants as well which is quite pricey.
There is one big market near the marina which has shops and restaurants at cheaper price compare with the inside of the hotel building, So, stock up with water and snack food from Nassau if you plan to stay here, seems taxi is too expensive to go to Nassau which cost usd14 for one way ride.
At each hotel tower, there is open aquarium hosting different fish species and it was delight to stroll along the path and watch it. The biggest aquarium located at the main Atlantis hotel building which can be view from under or inside or from above it.
The water park has many different rides which mostly scary (to me), but I still enjoy playing water and tubing which the rafting water go along the whole Atlantis building. Unfortunately it was very busy at the water park when we were there in the morning since there are lots of cruise ship passengers at the hotel during day time (over 1,000 people). However, by four pm, it was very quiet and no more queue since most of the people who visit for the day has left the hotel.
We found the restaurant inside the hotel was very expensive and not good value for money and the food also just so so and quite small in quantity. The restaurants around the pools was cheaper but food wasn’t the best. Most of the food offer was American food such as burger, fried chicken, pasta, etc. There are some local food which is famous – fried conch or conch salad, but I did not find it good, it was either too much flour for the fried conch – we could not taste the conch, or the conch salad was too chewy with funny taste.
However, for the experience itself, I would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again if I come to Bahamas and I really enjoy the aquarium.
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An American resort away from the local life Jun 01, 2014
We only wanted to stay one night at the Atlantis to try out the different features of the hotel like the water park and the aquarium. But when I tried to book it was quickly apparent that staying one day wasn’t the optimal solution - for reasons which is beyond me it was cheaper to book and stay two nights than one night. So I quickly ended up booking two nights. Despite the discount the room rate still ran up to a bit over 500 dollars for the two nights after they added on the local VAT and taxes. So the hotel isn’t cheap but compared to other options in and around Nassau it isn’t much more expensive. Though there aren’t any meals included in the room rate.
The Atlantis complex consist of several individual towers - but with the exception of the very expensive Cove Tower which has access to a private pool area only for the guest of the Cove the rest of the towers seemed to have the same rights to use the facilities of the resort. I figured there was no real need to pay the several hundred dollars extra a night for access to the exclusive pool area I pretty much immediately ruled out the Cove. Then I took a look at the other different towers and there was one which seemed to be better value deal than the other towers. The rooms seemed to have pretty much the same features so I just booked the cheapest room.
When I booked the room I hadn’t looked much into the layout of the resort. It turns out the Beach Tower which I booked is somewhat remote - it is down close to the beach but a pretty long walk away from the reception in the Royal Tower and the water park and the aquarium. I guess this is the reason why the rooms in this tower are somewhat cheaper than the rest. We quickly find out just how far there is from the check in which takes place in the Royal Tower to our room in the Beach Tower. We have to walk all the way from the reception along air conditioned hallways with no view of the outside - it is actually a bit cold walking through the tunnels in the basement of the resort with all the different restaurants on the sides and a few shops which will sell you everything you probably don’t really need.
The room fairly big with a big with a nice large king size bed. There is a small balcony outside from where there is a view of the ocean and the neighboring hotel swimming pool. The room has what you would expect in the form of a couple of decent arm chairs, a desk and flat screen television. Inside the room is a fridge and on the desk they supply a couple of bottles of water with a small friendly note stating they will be happy to replace the water bottles for the bargain rate of only 7 dollars a bottle. We opt not to take advantage of this amazing deal.
The resort is pretty remote so you are pretty much forced to eat at one of the restaurants in the resort. Unfortunately the restaurants in general are somewhat over priced and not very good. The food at the cheaper places are generally pretty Americanized consisting mainly of what you find at a lower end American diner with the usual fried food in the form of burgers with a bit of conch thrown in to claim it is has got a bit of a Caribbean twist. Between the higher end restaurants is mainly international food in the form of sushi, Chinese or Mediterranean food. None of it is really original Caribbean cuisine.
I guess this place is one of those places you might like a lot if you are into big resort style accommodations. Personally I am not a big fan I think these places just puts too much of a distance between you and the local community. If you just want to stay in the comfort of the resort and eat the food you know from home the Atlantis is a great place. But if you want to explore the local attractions around Nassau and taste original Caribbean food the Atlantis is a bad choice which will make it difficult or expensive to actually explore the local lifestyle.
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Atlantis Beach Tower Resort Paradise Island Overview
Carefree fun and comfort on Paradise Island
The Atlantis Beach Tower offers a cheery atmosphere for vacationing families, business travelers and couples. The Atlantis Beach Tower houses the most moderately priced accommodations at Atlantis. The Club Rush teen club, Gamer's Reef Arcade and Lazy River Ride are just steps away. Guests dine on almost any kind of cuisine at more than 40 restaurants, bars and lounges. Shopping is fun and easy at the shops of Marina Village and the Crystal Court. The Mandara Spa, comedy club Jokers Wild and movie theater are all within walking distance.
Celebrity chef restaurants
Largest casino in the Bahamas and Caribbean
More than 40 restaurants, bars and lounges
Dozens of attractions from Aquaventure to high-end shops
Newly renovated Atlantis Beach Tower rooms are decorated with casual, tropical touches. Guest rooms offer a king or two double beds with water or terrace views. Amenities include a full balcony, mini-bar, flat-screen HDTV, in-room safe, coffee maker, hair-dryer and iron with ironing board. Family rooms are strictly limited to families with two adults and two children under the age of 12, maximum. Guests staying at the Atlantis Beach Tower check-in at Atlantis Coral Towers.
Atlantis Beach Tower offers comprehensive meal plans and a mouth-watering variety of dining options. Guests nosh at casual, gourmet, ice cream stands and poolside restaurants. Offerings include fresh seafood, sushi, Southwestern or traditional French cuisine, all-American burgers and Asian fusion. Celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Jean-Georges Vongerichten both boast restaurants at Atlantis.
Atlantis Beach Tower guests swim with friendly dolphins at Dolphin Cay. The 141-acre Aquaventure features nine water slides, a mile-long lazy river that flows through a shark tank and 11 pools. A spectacular beach provides warm water and white sands.
Guests relax at the Mandara Spa, dance in the Aura nightclub, try their luck in the casino or play 18 holes at the Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club Golf Course, a par 72-championship course. Atlantis Royal Towers guests stay in shape on the rock-climbing wall or in the fully loaded fitness center which includes exercise classes, a lap pool, free weights and cardio equipment.
Weddings, events, conferences and tradeshows all take place in world-class Atlantis facilities.
Nassau International Airport (12.7 mi/20.4 km)
Free shuttle service (see hotel for details)
The Cloisters (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
Ocean Club Golf Course (1.7 mi/2.8 km)
Downtown Nassau (2.7 mi/4.4 km)
Pirates of Nassau (2.7 mi/4.4 km)
Queen's Staircase (2.7 mi/4.4 km)
Atlantis Resort (7 mi/11.3 km)
Wi-Fi (fees apply)
Audio/visual equipment available
25,000-square-foot Atlantis Grand Ballroom accommodates 10 to 2,700 guests
29 meeting rooms and three boardrooms
Comprehensive business and conference centers
Policies and Fees
Cancellations within 14 days of arrival will incur a two-night penalty. Holiday periods may vary. The resort requires a $250 per room per day deposit for incidentals by credit card or cash upon check-in. Mandatory Bahamas resort taxes, maid gratuities and utility surcharges are included in your reservation. Guests must be at least 18 years old to check in at the hotel. Check-in time is 3 p.m., check-out time is 11 a.m. Late check-out fees apply.
This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.
Atlantis Beach Tower Resort Amenities