We stayed at the Atlantis Beach Towers from June 22-26, 2013. We took a taxi from the Nassau International Airport. A lot cheaper than signing up for the shuttle from Atlantis. Check in was at the Coral Towers which was about a 5-10 minute walk to the Beach Towers. I prepaid my hotel stay. I booked it through Travelocity which had a good deal at the time. Upon check in, they put a hold of $600.00 on my credit card for incidentals. The room key serves us a credit card so if you ate at a restaurant and charged it to your room, they'll take it from the $600 hold. The room we stayed in had 2 Queen beds, perfect for a family of four. Room was dated and need renovations but clean which is the most important thing. Beds were very comfortable. I had requested a room with a pool view and that's what I got. The extra amount they charged for a pool view was worth it. Awesome view! The Beach Tower is the most value-priced accommodation in Atlantis but for the amount I paid, I agree that I could have had a better room in another hotel. But really, you're paying for all the attractions and activities you can do at Atlantis so if you add those all up, it's still worth it to stay there. I have no regrets. Aquaventures was fun, there's so many swimming pools at the resort, the Dig was very nice, loads of activities for everyone and the beach was the best of all! The water was so clear, blue and warm! We also love the marine habitat. There was complimentary feedings scheduled at certain times and my daughter fed the sea turtles. She had fun! We didn't pay extra to do the activities at Dolphin Cay. Resort guests and day trippers from the cruise ships can be identified by the wristbands they wear. You get the wristbands when you get your towels.There are parts of the resort where only guests can enter. If you don't have a wristband, they check your room key.
The food, as you all know, is quite pricey but just follow the dining guide where they indicate the price ranges and you'll be fine. To save money, we ate at Quiznos at the Marina Village, still a part of Atlantis, which had $5.67 breakfast sandwiches. There's also a Starbucks at Marina Village, Dunkin' Donuts and Anthony's restaurant just outside the resort. It's in a shopping plaza, within walking distance where you can eat breakfast at a cheaper price. For lunch, we stayed within Atlantis. A hotdog meal with fries and soda cost around $10.00. We wanted to have a really nice dinner once or twice so we went to Bimini Road (at the Marina Village) which served Bahamian food. It costs around $35.00 per plate but it was worth it. The food was really delicious. Try the conch salad and conch fritters. We also had dinner at the Seagrapes, a buffet restaurant, which was $29.00 for breakfast and around $47.00 for dinner. No complaints, too, since I went back to get food 5 times so I got my money's worth. Make sure you go there when you're really starving.Cocktails at Atlantis cost $10.00. To take a trip in downtown Nassau, the taxis charged $4.00 per person. You'll be in a van with other people but that's OK since you're saving on fare. We also had the opportunity to have an early dinner at Oh Andros in the Fish Fry area in Arawak Cay. This is where all the locals go and the food are amazing! You can have a meal of Fried Snapper with sweet fried plantains, rice with peas & macaroni and cheese for around $15.00, half of the price at a dinner in Atlantis. We love their conch salad and conch fritters. They're so good!!! Staff at Atlantis are really nice and friendly, very helpful. People we met in town are the same. Taxi drivers there can be hired to give you a tour of Nassau. They charge $60.00 whereas if you sign up for a tour in one of those buses, it'll cost you $45.00 per person or for a private tour, $60.00 per person. The Atlantis casino was OK. Didn't spend much time in there. My only complaint is the wifi. You have to pay $19.95 a day for it. They give you 15 minutes of free internet at the library at the Coral Towers but that's not enough. We paid for wifi for just 2 days. I have to admit I would love to try the Royal Towers next time. Overall, it was a pleasant and memorable experience for us. We would go back again to Atlantis. The Beach Towers is perfect for the family and if you're budget conscious. It was worth it but I would love to see it get renovated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With the beauty of the pristine white Paradise Island beach just steps away, the Atlantis, Beach Tower, Autograph Collection delivers a true Caribbean feel in a laid-back environment. Guestrooms at our resort hotel in the Bahamas have one king bed or two queen beds, full balconies with water or terrace views. Beach Tower is perfect for young families and budget conscious travelers, and is closest to the beach, many marine exhibits, the Lazy River, Seagrapes Restaurant, Earth & Fire Pottery Studio, Gamer's Reef arcade, River Pool, Atlantis Theatre and the Conference Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Atlantis Resort Bahamas
- Beach Hotel At Atlantis
- Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas
- Beach Hotel Paradise Island
- Atlantis Hotel Paradise Island
- Atlantis Paradise Island Beach Tower
- Atlantis Paradise Island Hotel
- Atlantis Island Resort
- Atlantis Royal Tower
- Atlantis, Beach Tower, Autograph Collection Bahamas/Paradise Island