I have been to Atlantis many times and we have always stayed at the Royal Towers. Our children are getting older so we decided to stay at The Cove since the rooms are slightly larger. It is a beautiful place and we were very comfortable, but everything seems to be very far away. I like to walk, but a trip to the marina was a hike. Want to go to the casino - a hike. Restaurants - a hike. Mesa Grill is located at The Cove, but everything else is over by The Towers. There is a shuttle, but it gets crowded and you need to be careful not to board the wrong one. The pools and the beach were fantastic and it is much quieter then other parts of the resort. If traveling with my family to Atlantis next year, I will probably go back to the Towers. If it is just my husband and I, The Cove is an easy choice.