Best Atlantis Paradise Island hotel for your visit

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Atlantis is a luxury resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. It offers a wide variety of accommodation options, from family suites with full kitchens to standard hotel rooms with easy access to miles of white sand beaches. Here’s an overview of all the Atlantis hotel options, with recommendations for which hotel best serves which type of traveler.

Atlantis Paradise Island hotels vary in price, decor, and ambiance. But whichever Atlantis accommodation you choose, you’ll have access to the resort’s incredible amenities, including the Aquaventure water park, beautiful stretches of private beach, dozens of pools, stingrays and tropical fish in habitat. outdoor marine, the mile-long rapids river walk, The Dig, Atlantis Casino, Marina Village, 19 bars and 21 restaurants including Nobu, Carmine’s and Olives.

Choosing the best Atlantis hotel for your vacation means choosing the price, location, atmosphere, room size and style that best suits your needs.

Here’s the rundown of the five Atlantis hotel options with our recommendations on the best hotel for each type of traveler.

TravelingMom Tip: Before you go, read our tips for having the best vacation of your life at the Atlantis Resort Bahamas.

Photo credit: Heidi Gollub

The Royal

Who should stay at The Royal:

  • Travelers who like to be in the middle of the action
  • Players
  • Gourmands
  • Families
  • Buyers
  • First-time visitors to Atlantis

The Royal Tower is the iconic pink hotel you imagine when you think of Atlantis. The opulent architecture reflects the myth of the lost city of Atlantis, with The Dig, a free “underground” journey that winds through the tunnels of mythical Atlantis.

Step outside and you’ll experience the world’s largest outdoor marine habitat and snorkeling at Ruins Lagoon, home to over 20,000 deep-sea and pelagic reef fish.

Newly renovated rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the lush landscape of Atlantis, the Port of Nassau, or the azure ocean.

For families, the Royal is not far from the best waterslides, river rides, and activities at Aquaventure Water Park. It is also close to Dolphin Cay, home to dolphins rescued after Hurricane Katrina.

For adults, the Royal is within walking distance of Mandara Spa, the fitness center, celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Nobu Restaurant, and Atlantis Casino.

While you dine and play, send the kids to Atlantis Kids Adventures (AKA), which offers fun programming for guests ages 3-12. When TravelingMom Heidi Gollub visited her 8 and 12 year olds, her children loved the evening they spent at the club’s sleepless outdoor party where they played games and ate sweet treats.

Atlantis’ signature suite is the 4,740 square foot Bridge Suite. It’s the balcony connecting two of the royal towers you’ve seen in all the Atlantis photos. It features a full kitchen, living room with bar and piano, and an ultra-sumptuous master bedroom. It rents for $25,000 per night.

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The coral

Who should stay at the Coral:

  • Budget-conscious travelers
  • beach lover
  • Families with tweens and teens

The Coral, which was renovated in 2017, offers spacious rooms and suites, all with full balconies. The cozy lobby lounge is home to Sun & Ice, a local Bahamian ice cream parlor where families can gather in the evening.

You’ll be close to the beach and walkway tunnel to see the sharks swimming around the Predator Lagoon, making it a good spot for beach lovers and families. Plus, The Coral pool has a swim-up bar and several private cabanas for parties looking for some shade.

Meals at the Coral include Chinese Chop Stix cuisine and the Lagoon Bar & Grill, which serves sandwiches and other casual fare. Plus, the Atlantis Theater in the nearby Convention Center Rotunda features Hollywood blockbuster movies, free to all resort guests.

The vibe at Coral is beachy casual. Marina Village, located next door, offers more options for dining and shopping. Some rooms have a view of the marina.

Tweens and teens will have easy access to CRUSH, the kids’ club for older kids and families (there are specific times for each age group) and parents will be glad their teens don’t have lots to do to get back to the room when CRUSH closes at 12:30.

the reef

Who should stay at the reef

  • beach lover
  • Families
  • People who like to cook on vacation

This upscale Atlantis Bahamas hotel was renovated in 2019. It offers large studios and one-, two-, and three-bedroom family units with multiple bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes (there’s a store in the hall for provisions) and washers and dryers in or near the room. Even better, the rooms offer floor-to-ceiling ocean views.

The Reef offers easy access to the beach, but it’s quite far from other resort attractions. Make time in your schedule to walk or wait for the free resort shuttle that runs all day.

There is also a large family pool reserved for guests staying at The Reef and The Cove.

Outdoor walkways at The Cove, one of the hotels in the Atlantis Resort Bahamas
Outdoor walkways at The Cove. Photo credit: Heidi Gollub

The cove

Who should stay at The Cove

  • Adults traveling without children
  • Luxury lovers
  • beach lover
  • People who wish to visit the Aquaventure water park

The Cove Atlantis is TravelingMom Heidi Gollub’s personal favorite. She loves its luxurious, modern atmosphere and the suites that offer stunning ocean views. A stay here means you’re steps away from Cove Beach, arguably the most beautiful stretch of white-sand beach in the Atlantis resort, and The Baths pool which overlooks the ocean.

The exclusive adults-only The Cove Pool offers daybeds, private beachside cabanas, outdoor games of chance and plenty of entertainment options for couples or friends on a getaway.

The Ocean Club golf course is an adult-only activity, as are the resort’s casinos, bars, and nightclubs.

best hotel in atlantis for your visit - ocean club golf course
Challenging, masterfully designed and breathtakingly beautiful, the Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club Golf Course provides Atlantis guests with all the elements for a perfect game. This 18-hole, par-72 championship course spans 7,100 yards on Atlantis, the peninsula of Paradise Island Oceanside. Photo courtesy of Atlantis Resort Bahamas.

Harbor resort

Who should stay at Harborside Resort:

  • Travelers who want a quieter visit away from the crowds of the main resort
  • Larger families who want more space plus a kitchen and laundry room

The Harborside Resort has one to three bedroom villas with full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Staying in one of these pastel-colored residential-style buildings gives you direct access to the beach without encountering the crowds of the main resort. There’s also a family pool with water fountains and lawn games.