We went to Atlantis Coral Towers for Spring Break with another family and had a good time. I got a lot of good tips from reading other reviews, so I thought I should pass them on.
We stayed on the main floor. Our patio was pretty private, but no view or anything. The room itself was fine. I agree with other reviewers that Coral Tower is showing its age, but it didn't bother us. The room has a small fridge, so we stopped at the grocery store on the way from the airport to stock up on drinks and snacks. We used Sandra's car/taxi service for pick-up and return to the airport. We booked it a few weeks before we went. They were on time and friendly.
The water was pretty rough the whole time we were there (9 days), so we spent a lot of time at the pools. The water slides were fun, but busy. One thing you need to know is that if any of your kids are below 48", don't even try to get on the water slides. We had 5 kids between our two families and four were taller than 48" and one was 47.5" and he was stopped on 3 different occasions and not allowed to go on the slides - even with a life jacket and his dad with him. The Current river ride is a blast!!
We went into Nassau one day but it was a Sunday and was pretty quiet. I lot of the stores were closed and Straw Market was boring. It was all the same stuff. We had lunch at the Hard Rock and it was really good!!
The Kids Club was EXPENSIVE!! We put them in for one afternoon in the Culinary area and they made pretzels - they really liked it. That activity was on sale for $25. We did the Kid's Club one night and the theme was Willy Wonka. It was $65 I believe for around 4 hours. They played games, made chocolate bars, ate candy and had free time. They loved it. They have different themes every night and the staff there are super friendly and fun. If it was less expensive, we would have put them in there more as they loved it. We did the shallow swim with the dolphins and that was a great experience. If you went first thing in the morning, it was 2 for the price of 1. The movie theatre was a bonus!! They have three movies a night - the first one is usually a Disney type movie. We were there during March Madness, so they had that in the theatre as well.
The restaurants were pretty good. We ate at Virgil's BBQ twice. It was pricey, but it's family style and the plates were HUGE. The Caesar salad is awesome!! Four adults will not even finish three dishes. Make sure you don't order too much. We had breakfast at Starbucks most mornings as the breakfast options are very limited. The buffet was too expensive for what our kids eat. Murray's deli serves breakfast but we never made it there as they finish serving breakfast at 10:30 - we tended to sleep in a bit. The prices at the pool restaurants weren't that bad. The drinks were $9.50, but they were huge. We pay more for drinks half that size in restaurants back home. As other reviewers have stated, save your cups from the concessions and get refills. Olives was really good - we went there for our adult night out. The calamari was not very good, but everything else was great. We all had steak. We made reservation the same day all restaurants and didn't have a problem getting in.
The best tip I read on Trip Advisor was for our rooms. The Casino page on the website had a deal where you get four free nights (just had to pay the taxes) if use your players card from another casino when booking. We had the Wynn Red Card from a trip to Vegas 6 years ago and it was one of the cards on the list. Our friends used a players card from another hotel in Vegas that was on the list. We had to log 6 hours in the casino to get this deal. We had no problem doing that. The rest of the nights were $85 plus tax. Our friends had two rooms as they had four kids and one of their rooms was comped for the entire trip and the other room they had got the same deal as us. They logged more hours than us - FYI - in case you're wondering, one of their kids was a teenager who was with the kids in the room later at night :) Drinks in the casino were free - we just tipped (like Vegas).
Overall, we had a really good time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Atlantis, Coral Towers, Autograph Collection is a centrally located hotel on Paradise Island and within the Atlantis resort. We 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. Atlantis, Coral Towers, Autograph Collection 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, Autograph Collection Bahamas/Paradise Island