We went to the Reef in Atlantis last November and it was a perfect time of the year for this resort. As a party of seven including three children under the age of ten, the reef is a very nice way to enjoy the Atlantis water park and you can return to the private resort to get away from the hustle and the cruise day pass crowd when you need a break.
The room is well decorated and has kitchens and a balcony to enjoy the views. This is considered a residence so you can order food supplies from a local vender which makes it easy with the children for breakfast and lunch; this will cut your food cost a great deal. There are restaurants in the private area if you do not wish to do the house keeping.
The services at the hotel are adequate and front desk friendly and helpful. They do have a policy that if you have food delivered you must be there to receive it, this can get a bit cumbersome as the venders are not necessarily on time and this can cost someone in your party there morning or afternoon waiting in the room for the delivery. They should change that a let them deliver to the front desk.
Thank goodness we decided to go to Atlantis in early November I can’t imagine what it is like in high season. The water park and aquarium were not overcrowded and the lines minimal at most of the water slides and other attractions. There is a rush on people who come in on day passes and the people traffic really builds up. The thing that I found appalling is the cost of food at the fast food venders, our group spent about $150 for lunch at a pizza restaurant in the park. This is grossly overpriced!
The children really enjoyed the Park and had wonderful adventures. We did have an 18 month old with us and this is where the Reef became very appealing, we could take her back to the resort and she could make friends by the pool and be very entertained away from the Water Park.
The overall experience was good but the cost of the room and food is through the roof and really not worth it, other than for the experience of being there. The overall park is keep up quite well but can get a bit messy as the crowds build. I think there are better places to go for a water park for a much better price but if you have the funds it is certainly worth the experience but I would not be a repeat visitor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located directly on Paradise Beach, guests of The Reef Atlantis, Autograph Collection enjoy miles of white sand and ocean in their backyard with all the wonder and excitement of Atlantis on their front doorstep. Our Bahamas resort hotel features studios, one and two bedroom suites that offer all the conveniences of home with a full kitchen or kitchen area complete with linens, cookware, table settings, refrigerator and private balconies with water views. Guests of The Reef Atlantis, Autograph Collection enjoy a semi-private pool, shared only with The Cove Atlantis, Autograph Collection and a Starbucks lounge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Reef Atlantis Hotel Paradise Island
- Reef Atlantis Paradise Island
- The Reef Atlantis, Autograph Collection Bahamas/Paradise Island