My husband & myself celebrated his birthday in the Bahamas this year. 3 nights, 4 days. After much research & TA reading, we decided that the Comfort Suites was the way to go. They have reasonable room rates, and include breakfast. Yes, not the fanciest breakfast, but we are not picky people, so we were happy with what they offered.
Hotel: Clean, friendly & helpful staff, and most importantly, it is literally across the street from Atlantis. We were shocked @ how close we were!I figured out why people write about hidden charges. If you book your hotel room through a 3rd party, you see a huge difference in price as opposed to the price the Comfort Suites offers online on their direct website. If you book with them directly, the price you are given, includes ALL of the taxes & surcharges already. The other websites do not include this. So when I checked in & out, there were no surprises fees!!
Food & drinks: Aside from breakfast, we never ate @ the hotel. We ate @ Anthony's one night, food was good, portions were large. Spent about $100, and that included one appetizer, two entrees, two drinks. We ate @ the Bahamian Club, and the food was delicious. Bill came out to about $200, and that included two drinks, two entrees & they sang my husband happy birthday which was the best part for us.
Transportation: We used Cheryl Ferguson, many TA reviews mentioned her. The transfers were on time, with someone waiting for us @ the airport, mind you, our flight landed 1/2 early. Cars were clean, and drivers were friendly. $40 to hotel (that included a stop to the super market), and $35 back to airport.
And now.... Atlantis:
Atlantis is probably one of the best times we have ever had as adults. It isn't just for children, even though it is geared towards family. We had the most amazing time! There is something for everyone, and the facilities are wonderful. I read so many reviews where people say everything is so expensive, so I went in thinking the worse. However, if you live in a big city, that is what you pay @ Atlantis. We are New Yorkers, we live in NYC, and we paid NYC prices @ Atlantis, so honestly, we were ok with the prices. We ordered lunch everyday @ the resort, with a few cocktails, and averaged about $75 a day, which for us really wasn't that bad. I will say this, I can see why most people think it's expensive especially if you are traveling with a large group. Things add up quickly. The resort is cash free, so you either charge things to the room or pay with a credit card. The walk to get your bracelet for the day is a bit tedious, but then again, it's a small price to pay & you get some exercise. The resort itself is enormous, but what my husband and I did was rent a small locker for the day ($9), do the popular water slides in the morning (9am), and then hung out at one of the pools. The beach was beautiful & you can see 5 feet down, and still see your toes!!
Bring a collapsible cooler ON WHEELS from home. There is a lot of walking involved, and to lug around a heavy cooler is exhausting. Buy munchies @ the market or bring them from home. We went to market on the way to the hotel, purchased a bottle of Vodka for $19, and some Coronas 3 for $6.99 (now that's expensive), cranberry juice ($5), bottled water & chips. I will say that had we not done this, we probably would of spent a lot more @ Atlantis, so I'm glad we did that.
All in all, you can most definitely have an amazing vacation here that will not break the bank. It has been one of the best trips we have ever been on & will undoubtedly return!! The Comfort Suites & Atlantis gets an "A" in our book :)
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