We stayed at Atlantis / The Cove three weeks ago with our family - two adults and 5 children. The resort, ocean and hotel was as expected - more than beautiful! We had some experiences that were not so favorable. We feel like we need to warn other parents to be careful letting their children around the resort without some level of supervision. Our 5 children were made up of two 14 year old girls, 12 yr old boy, 10 yr old girl and a 8 yr old boy. Very trustworthy kids. We set up meeting places and times - all seemed good. At the end of the day the local vendors bombard the Cove beach when security leaves around 5 pm. At this time, our kids were coming back from the slides to meet us at the beach in front of the hotel when one of them propositioned one of the 14 yr girls for a jet ski ride for free. He did not offer it to any of the other kids, just this one girl. Needless to say, this turned out to be a bad situation and he convinced her it would be ok and got her on the jet ski and took her. She was able to fight her way free from this local after he took her way up the beach and tried to abduct her. I want people to realize the vendors are not part of the hotel, and boy, they made that point clear to us. We are still pushing this investigation to get this criminal (we don't want this to happen to anyone else!!!). We felt we should let other future guests know there is a risk - be careful!