Which is the Best Atlantis Paradise Island Hotel for Your Visit?

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best atlantis hotel for your visit - mom and kids running on the beach at Atlantis Paradise Island.
Atlantis Beach is located in the heart of Atlantis, closest to The Beach, The Coral, and The Royal. Photo courtesy of Atlantis Resort Bahamas.

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

Hotels at Atlantis Paradise Island range in price, décor 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, the stingrays and tropical fish in the outdoor marine habitat, the mile-long rapids river ride, The Dig, the 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 point, location, atmosphere, and room size and style that best meet your needs.

Here’s the rundown of the five Atlantis hotel options with our recommendations of which is the best hotel for each kind of traveler.

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Kids in front of The Mayan Temple water slides
Photo credit: Heidi Gollub

The Royal

Who Should Stay at The Royal:

  • Travelers who like to be in the middle of the action
  • Gamblers
  • Foodies
  • Families
  • Shoppers
  • First-time visitors to Atlantis

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

Step outside and you will discover the world’s largest open-air marine habitat and snorkeling at Ruins Lagoon, home to more than 20,000 deep reef and pelagic fish.

The newly renovated rooms and suites have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the lush Atlantis landscape, Nassau Harbor or azure blue ocean.

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

For adults, The Royal is within easy walking distance of the Mandara Spa, fitness center, famed Chef Nobu Matsuhisa‘s Nobu restaurant and the Atlantis Casino.

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

The signature suite at Atlantis is the 4,740-square-foot Bridge Suite. It’s the balcony connecting two of the Royal Towers that you’ve seen in every Atlantis photo. It has a full kitchen, living room with a bar and piano and an ultra-plush master bedroom. It rents for $25,000 per night.

Here are our 25 reasons to stay at The Royal.

Two young women post with drinks at The Coral at Atlantis Resort.
Planning a girls trip? Atlantis is filled with warm, sunny beaches and endless pina coladas! Photo credit: Kara Blakesleeir

The Coral

Who Should Stay at The Coral:

  • Budget-minded travelers
  • Beach lovers
  • Families with tweens and teens
  • Girlfriends

The Coral, which was renovated in 2017, offers spacious rooms and suites – all with full balconies. The comfortable lobby lounge boasts Sun & Ice, a local Bahamian ice cream place where families can gather in the evening.

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

Dining at The Coral includes Chop Stix Chinese food and the Lagoon Bar & Grill, which serves sandwiches and other casual fare. Plus, the Atlantis Theatre in the nearby convention center rotunda shows Hollywood blockbuster movies, free to all guests of the resort.

The vibe at The Coral is beachy casual. Marina Village, located next door, offers more options for restaurants and shops. Some rooms have views over the marina.

Tweens and teens will have easy access to CRUSH, the kids’ club for older kids and families (there are specific hours for each age group) and parents will be glad their teens won’t have far to walk back to the room when CRUSH closes at 12:30am.

Here’s our full review of The Coral as a great girlfriend getaway.

The Reef

Who Should Stay at The Reef

  • Beach lovers
  • Families
  • People who like to cook on vacation

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

The Reef offers easy access to the beach, but it’s fairly far from the other resort attractions. Plan time in your schedule to walk or wait for the free resort shuttle that operates throughout the day.

There’s also a large family pool that is exclusive for the use of guests staying at The Reef and The Cove.

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

The Cove

Who Should Stay at The Cove

  • Adults traveling without kids
  • Luxury lovers
  • Beach lovers
  • People who want to visit the Aquaventure water park

The Cove Atlantis is the personal favorite of SheBuysTravel Heidi Gollub. She likes its luxurious, modern feel and the suites that boast incredible ocean views. A stay here means you are steps away from Cove beach, arguably the most beautiful stretch of white sand beach at Atlantis Resort, and The Baths pool which overlooks the ocean.

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

The Ocean Club Golf course is an adults-only activity, as are the resort casinos, bars and nightclubs.

best atlantis hotel for your visit - Ocean Club golf course
Challenging, masterfully-conceived and stunningly beautiful, the Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club Golf Course offers guests of Atlantis every element for the perfect round. This 18-hole par 72 championship course stretches over 7,100 yards on Atlantis, Paradise Island Oceanside’s peninsula. Photo courtesy of Atlantis Resort Bahamas.

Harborside Resort

Who Should Stay at Harborside Resort:

  • Travelers who want a quieter visit, away from the crowds of the main resort area
  • Larger families that want more space as well as kitchen and laundry facilities

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

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


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