We recently spent 4 nights in the coral towers. I attended a meeting and my husband came along for R and R. I had read quite a bit about atlantis and the costs involved but was still amazed at all of the charges and prices for food and activities. It felt like it was almost a joke---evidently everything is very rare in the land of atlantis and prices are at a premium for every single item. Our room was absolutely fine and was very spacious and well appointed. Although our balcony overlooked the front entrance of the coral as well as the roof, we also could see the harbor and we enjoyed sitting on the balcony and watching people. We only ate one meal at atlantis--a lunch at the lagoon grill--and it was nothing memorable and cost $70 for a sandwich, pizza and 2 alcoholic drinks. We did go into nassau and ate at cafe matisse one night which was very pleasant and also walked to the green parrot under the bridge and had dinner there one night and also walked to the Dune restaurant and had drinks and appetizers. This was expensive but the atmosphere was wonderful and made the cost worth it.
I definitely recommend a stop at the grocery and liquor store to pick up some beverages and snacks. We brought a small soft sided cooler and used this for beer and tonic and kept some wine chilled in our ice bucket. I have no doubt that this saved us probably $250 or so.
The staff that we encountered was all helpful and appropriate.
Overall, the resort is definitely showing signs of needing updating and the while the aquariums were very cool, the glass was etched and looked very worn.
i was also disappointed that there was absolutely no recycling effort--just a huge amount of waste.
We brought our own snorkel gear and we also did a tour with flying cloud for snorkeling. We also snorkeled on our own over by the cove beach and actually saw a fair amount--fish, lobster and even an octopus.
We did do the water slides and the rapids river and there were lots of fun. The first day we went there were long lines but on sunday afternoon they were very short. I think there were 5 or 6 cruise ships in the first day which really makes it a mob scene.
We have traveled quite a bit and i think we prefer a smaller, less over the top destination. We felt like it was chaos and just really crowded and a lot of people showing off their money and "coolness". I don't mind spending money for a great meal or great atmosphere but i also don't like feeling like i am completely being taken advantage of either. We tried to find a calm or quiet place to enjoy a drink outside in the evening and was told there was no such place in atlantis!!
Overall, not a horrible trip but i don't plan to go back either!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Coral Towers at Atlantis are centrally located and offer contemporary, relaxed accommodations within a tropically casual atmosphere. Guestrooms have one king or two queen beds with sitting areas and full balconies with water or terrace views. Coral Towers is just steps away from marine exhibits, a seven-acre snorkeling lagoon, BLU Pool, water slides, the Crystal Court Shops, Marina Village, the casino and several casual and gourmet dining options. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Atlantis - Coral Towers Hotel Paradise Island
- Atlantis Coral Hotel
- Atlantis Coral Resort
- Atlantis - Coral Towers Bahamas/Paradise Island