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Atlantis vs BahaMar

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Atlantis vs BahaMar

I’m booking a mother/daughter trip for May and really torn between the two properties. I’ve been to Atlantis a few times on cruise stops but never stayed overnight. The cove and reef are a little bit more than what we want to spend per night so that’s why I’m also considering Baha Mar. I realize the amenities are totally different but what about the beaches and water sports? My mom prefers to be on beach and in Water there; whereas I prefer the pool. Does one or the other property have a better beach/loungers/people watching/Water sports? And I’m assuminb they both offer drink service etc at the beach correct? Thanks for any help!

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1. Re: Atlantis vs BahaMar

Would be staying at Royal Tower if we choose Atlantis, btw

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2. Re: Atlantis vs BahaMar

If the waterpark isn't important to your stay, I'd choose Baha Mar. Beaches and pools are fantastic. and there is plenty to do.

Elmont, New York
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if your not going to stay in the cove i would try bahamar. the rates are good, cable beach is beautiful. the pools are great. closer to the airport.

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Baha mar would be my choice. New hotel, beautiful beach and the pools are really cool. If you never been to,the cable beach area. I suggest you go.

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The appeal of new and clean is pulling me in, for sure. The part that isn’t is the lesser food options and lack of things to do at night other than casino. I know Atlantis doesn’t have much more at night but at least you can walk around to see marine life, marina, and of course Casino if we choose. I’m not really worried about Waterslides but the rapid river is fun for a change of scenery too. Atlantis is a turn off to me for the age and cleanliness. Pros and Cons for both properties. Am I missing anything else that may sway me one way or another?

My mom has never been to the Bahamas at all so talking to her about the differences, is pointless.

Elmont, New York
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well they just opened bond night club. by the time you go in may i would think all of the restaurants would be open. if you wanted a cove feel to your trip there is also the sls which is a different hotel but part of the bahamar. i am going super bowl weekend so after that i will be sure to come in here and update you as to what is going on with the property

Edited: 3:27 pm, January 09, 2018
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That would be fantastic!!!!

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8. Re: Atlantis vs BahaMar

Hi cro63304,

We are official Atlantis, Paradise Island representatives, and we'd love to be able to welcome you. We just recently relaunched The Cove and The Coral, and are undergoing a number of renovations at the resort. There are many beach and pool options on-property, as well a diverse collection of restaurants. In early Spring 2018, Chef Jose Andres will be debuting his latest restaurant, FISH. We have also just brought the iconic Harbour Island restaurant, Sip Sip to The Cove, as well as a number of authentically-Bahamian dining options. We also offer one of the largest marine habitats in the world, with some of the top experts in the field who work on-property. Aquaventure is also an iconic part of Atlantis, Paradise Island, which is our 141-acre waterscape (including some of the most adventurous slides, pools, a lazy river, marine habitats, and specialty cabanas). We hope to be able to welcome you.

- Atlantis Management Team

Edited: 6:24 pm, January 09, 2018
Sydney Mines
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Go to Baha Mar, you can't lose with Cable Beach. This resort is amazing.

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10. Re: Atlantis vs BahaMar

For anyone considering Atlantis vs Baha Mar - go with Baha Mar!! Atlantis is like Disneyland at the beach... crowded, too busy, not relaxing. However if you are looking for that then its a nice property and if you go for the gambling the Atlantis is better. I've been to both and I found Baha Mar more relaxing and had a more of an upscale feel to it. Pools are not crowded and it felt more intimate than any of the Atlantis Hotels. You feel like the staff at Baha Mar actually remember you from day to day. And the beach is more beautiful.

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