We ( me and my husband) traveled to bahamas the last week of January. Stayed seven nights at Comfort Suites. And so happy we did.
Flew with American airlines, were pleasantly surprised, that each could check one bag for free.
Booked through cheepcaribbean.com. as a package, all daily fees was included in the price, so no surprises here.
Taxi from airport to hotel 35$, it took about35min.
Comfort suites hotel really nice, clean, people who works there so friendly, always says hi, opens the door and similar stuff. Always helps if you need something.
Asked for microwave in a room,got it right the way.
Hotel provided shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, soap, coffee, two cups, two glasses, hair dryer, iron, iron board, no magnifying mirror, but had full size mirror on bathroom door, really appreciated that. Glad I brought my robe, hotel don't provide one. Bed had 7 pillows, two extra in a closet. Safe 2$ a day. TV had about 40 channels. No balcony, first floor have little patio, but not private, they have doors instead the windows, you can open them and have Romeo balcony, our doors didn't slide right, so stopped using them, didn't ask to repier them too, so no complains, water pressure really low. Temperature gets from warm to hot.Room a little dark, because window going not through all wall. Conditioner worked good, a little loud. You can hear noise from the hallway.
Free Internet worked good, sometimes a little slow. They gave a password, after I typed it in, didn't need to repeat every day , so not annoying.
Outlets the same like in USA.
Breakfast was served by the pool, you can sit and eat inside or outside, Breakfast was pretty good, you can't complain when it's free -bagels, waffles:blueberry plain , cinnamon (eggo brand), muffins, some pastries, cereal ( flakes and cherrios ) not single packs, skim and whole milk in pitchers, oatmeal packets (microwave if you want to make them), hard boil eggs, plain yogurt, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, different kind bread, coffee, tea, bananas, apples, oranges. Syrup, jelly. (apple, grape, strawberry), cream cheese, butter. Every morning could be a little different, flavors or just sausage and et.
Hotel gives you pink cards, one per person (smart to bring some wide tape, to laminate them) you need to bring them every day to Atlantis to get brackets, they paper type, so in the evening you can take one off and wait for the morning to get the new one. They do different colors every day.
We good walkers, so walked from hotel to bracelet area in no more than 10 min.
Bracelets lets you go everywhere in Atlantis , except to cain adult pool by Cove and beach, that's only for cove guests, and reef and cove guests have pool just for them, but you can walk around there and in cove lobby, worth it, really beautiful there.
Atlantis property really amazing , beautiful, clean, their water life breathtaking. In water park you can take as many towels as you want, bathrooms clean, just they have a lot of birds, they getting too crazy in some points, And they poop of course,so glad I had my water shoes. I did just tube rides, which was fun, some people said, that rapids could be rough in some parts, I survived ,my husband got little scratch on his shoulder, I saw other guy showing his friend cuts from rapids too, so it's can happen. water shoes helped in rapids, because sides are not smooth rocks. Rapids take maybe 40 min till you get to the same point where you started? You can stay on them all day if you wish, there is one point, were you can choose to stay on rapids, o be lifted for the slides (falls or drop). They have other lazy river between Beach and Coral towers. That river looked really safe. They have 2 slides which goes through shark tank, if you do tube ride, you go really slow through it, so can watch sharks, other slide without the tube, goes really fast through it. There are other slides, and a lot of pools to choose from. They didn't have long lines for the rides while we were there.
You can bring food, drinks, nobody checking bags. Park have life guards everywhere, have a nurse, in case you will get hurt, better bring your own bandages in case, and hope that you not going to need them.
Have lockers for 12, 9, 7 dollars , depends from the size. Never used them.
They have dolphin cay, it is like little lake, with sand and chairs on one side. You can swim with Dolphins here, of course cost money, if you just want to lay there , cost 30$, this way you can watch but can't go in water, but they have little sitting area, were you can see dolphins without paying money, so bring binoculars, or good camera lens.
One day we just laid by the beach, they have chairs, you can have with roof ones too , all complimentary, but by beach so many people trying to sell you stuff, water, drinks, clothe.
They were showing 3 free movies per night, 5pm, (G or PG rated ) 7:15 and after 10 more for adults. They had maybe 12 different movies while we were there , rotated every night. Inside the theater sold pop corn (4$) , hot dogs, candy drinks. We brought our own, made in hotels microwave.
Their night club Aura opens Thursday through Saturday, cover charge applies. You can go dance in a bar in casino, people who didn't stay in hotel needed to pay something, we didn't, mixed drinks about 15$.
Didn't see any mosquitoes while we were there.
Paid everywhere with US dollars.
Cars drive on opposite side , left side.
One day we took local bus number 10 cost only 1.25$ per person, goes from Nassau downtown , had ride to cable beach. they go really often, but no later 6:30, Sunday not often.
Water ferry was 4$ one way (before was 3,so they gone up), but it's only about 30 min walk, if you not afraid of walking.
Airport. On arrival everything went fast, maybe 20min (got stamps, found the bags) and we were out looking for taxi, paid 35$. Leaving ,I knew that we would go through USA customs, and it was saturday, so we got there early , 3hours before the flight, but it took us only 20 min to get to the gate area. Of course every day could be different. We checked the bags, went through security , then US customs, they did show on their screen our checked bags pictures, we confirmed that they ours, and that's it. The airport really nice, clean, have free wifi, places to eat and shops.
We managed to make this trip really cheap, first we got good deal on hotel and flight, we knew that food expensive in Bahamas, so we brought a lot of with us. Like microwave rice, pasta, mac and cheese, snacks, nuts, cookies, candies, popcorn, tuna pouches, peanut butter and jelly, salmon jerky, salad dressing, mayo, taco shells, caned cheese, chili, pease, some soups. Vine. If any of you decide to do the same, don't forget microwave safe bowl, some utensils, knife ( in checked bag of course), can, vine opener, carryon cups, paper plates, paper towel, sponge, dishwashing soap. A lot of plastic bags. We brought Even water, for first days.
Went first day to grocery store- Super Value about 20min walk , walk straight over the left bridge (Atlantis on your back), store will be on a right side. Prices more expensive, but better than eating out. Bought some salads, vegetables, fruits, drinks, water , hot dogs, cheese, bread, potatoes (so good baked in microwave), chicken nuggets (ate them first night ,because wasn't sure that freezer would work right. We bought a lot of stuff, paid 78$, so really not that bad.
We saw gallon water in stores close to hotel for very reasonable price. Dollar something. You can always refill your cups or small water bottles to save some money.
So if you think, that you can't afford Atlantis, think twice, just be creative and have fun. We certainly did.
- Also Known As:
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- Comfort Suites Paradise Island Bahamas
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