A few years ago we went to Bahamas on vacation. We didn’t get to stay at the Atlantis then but we did a walk through. We made a promise that we would one day go back as guests. And we did just that. We recently had our family vacation & stayed at the Coral Towers in the Atlantis Resort. It was 6 nights of pure relaxation and family time.
The entrance of the tower was grand and expansive. The staff was friendly. Each tower interconnects so there is a constant flow of people walking by. There is a bar in the lobby as well as a lounge. Many people would hang out watching the soccer games on the flat screen tv. The easiest & coolest way to stay from the heat was to walk through the towers. You would walk to get to the casino, gym or even a restaurant. I liked that it was all connected.
Our room was basic with balcony and 2 double sized beds. It wasn’t grand and I kinda think we have had better rooms at a Hilton. But the Coral Towers are kinda considered “moderate” in price comparison to the others. So I’m sure the other towers such as Royal is way more upscale. We were on the ground level which at first my husband was disappointed about. But it ended up being a blessing because the elevator in our tower was small & we didn’t have to deal with waiting for it.
We opted to not get the meal plan. I heard different opinions from everyone and we just couldn’t justify spending so much on a meal plan per person. I think in the end we did the right choice for us. Yes the food is expensive at the property. Well everything is expensive. Expect to pay out the wazoo for just about anything. You can easily rack up a bill if you don’t maintain a budget. Most places on the resort are cashless, meaning you have to charge it to a credit card or to your room.
Most of our days were spent at either the water park or at of one of the eleven pools throughout the resort. We ventured through the lazy river, slid down slides and the boyz even dared to go 60ft down the leap of faith. It was the best way to cool down on those hot days. We hung out at the beach as well where the locals would sell you options to do jet skis or banana boats. At the rivers on the property there were water sports like canoeing could be done. The boyz opted for these big bikes LOL Cruise ship guests are given day passes so those days the resort is packed. It is kind of annoying because we witnessed some leave such a mess around the beach area that it really was disappointing.
We signed Andre up for the kids club. For the tweens (9-12), it is the Rush club which is open from 7pm to 11pm. After dinner, we would drop him off and he had a blast. There were video games, a dance floor and games every night. He met several friends during those evenings. We paid a flat fee for the entire stay. Once he was in there hubby & I would venture into the casino to try our luck and get our dance groove on at the lounge. There is a night club Aura which opened on the weekend. A fee is assessed for entry and it gets pretty packed with guests and locals.
At the end of our stay we were reluctant to go back to our daily grind because we really had a great time. I’m glad we went back to stay at the Atlantis. I can check it off our bucket list. I would come back again with family. Even though it is a pricey vacation, I think it was worth it. You really have everything within reach. There’s so much to see and do there just be sure to budget for it!
Disclosure: This is a personal post All opinions expressed our my own