Enjoy the luxury of the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island. One of the most expensive hotels in the world, Atlantis is home to a variety of attractions ranging from an impressive assortment of massive water parks to the world's largest open air marine habitat.
Long line to get a locker (and not enough lockers for the amount of people who booked the excursion). We were told to gather at 8 am, didn't get to the resort until 9 am and then nothing was open until 10. There were several restrictions we weren't aware of, like which pools/areas we could or couldn't use and they weren't well marked. The aquarium didn't open until 10 and we didn't see anything to eat. We had to be back on the shuttle for 1 pm at the latest. So this was not truly a half day excursion and not worth the money ($260 for 2 people) at all.
It was beautiful , clean and big but a little pricey. The actual beach had ppl selling all you can drink passes for $20 and had no problem getting refills. The locals were very pleasant and we had our taxi take us to McKenzies (over bridge) for some local food. Had the conch salad and it was amazing. Romeo made the best!
We booked the Atlantis shore excursion for the family. This was a reconnaissance tour as we are considering a multi-generational family trip to Atlantis and wanted to know if it makes the cut. It did and didn’t. In short, I think it would be a great fit for teens (lots and lots and lots of water action) and gamblers, but others might get a little bored after a couple of days. It’s basically a super-sized Vegas casino, but on an island instead of the strip.
Shuttles picked us up at the port and dropped us off at Atlantis where we had a guide to the resort and about a 3 ½ hour tour which included the archaeological ruins, the underwater tunnel, and the marine life. We brought the strollers so all three could ride and they enjoyed it. It was a lot of walking so keep that in mind if you have mobility issues. The guide was really great and picked the twins to be the leader of our group of about 20 so they got a kick out of rushing to the front each time. We didn’t opt in for waterpark access this time as they are a bit too small for the dramatic water slides and deep water. It looked really fun though. It was hot, but not too hot, and it was a nice mix of indoor and outdoor sightseeing.
It was a very windy day so they closed the main beach. I don't blame anyone for that. They told us in advance that we would be moved to the lagoon. They even asked if we still wanted to proceed with the excursion. What they did not explain to us was that the lagoon was man made and no deeper than waste on my 5'1 body. We planned to snorkel and thought this would still be something we could do. It was like being at a kiddie pool. Not what I signed up for. I would suggest that more information be provided so we could make an informed decision.
The Atlantis hotel's public area is very beautiful. Some of the store prices were ridiculously high while others were more reasonable. You can purchase day passes to the aquarium, water park, or other areas while there.
Atlantis was horrible. we did 1/2 day Atlantis Beach and Aquarium and were not pleased. We only had 5 hours at Nassau and the first 1 hour was getting to Atlantis (it's only like 15 min taxi from the ship) and then once we got to Atlantis the "Atlantis Tour guide" kept on walking around the grounds and our group (of probably 50 people) stated we just want to go to the beach.. After about 45 mins, others started demanding we get shown how to get to the beach. Once at the beach per the excursion description we were to get a beach chair and towel and every chair was being used. We were not happy. When we asked where the beach towels were, they pointed to a building (I kid you not) that was about 200-300 yards away. We stayed at the very over crowded beach for a half an hour, and then left because the vendors were annoying, constantly walking by with merchandise to sell, so it wasn't fun at the beach. We then went to the aquarium and it was ok. I would not recommend Atlantis (we were soo excited to go there too). I would just recommend a beach nearby. It wasn't worth the cost.
We did the Atlantis Beach Break. It seemed greatly improved from the last time we did it. The beach did have vendors who would come up to you, but they didn't seem too pesky. We got beach chair with umbrellas and towels as part of the package. The beach was not very crowded (probably due to the weather). It was mostly cruise and resort people. It felt safe and comfortable. There was plenty to do. A self-guided tour of the aquarium was included. Food was a bit expensive: $18 for a salad with chicken.
We should had taken a bus and did the tour ourselves. The guide took us through an aquarium that in the Atlantis hotel. Wow. And some art in the casino. Definitely overprice. Take another tour, or do it yourself.
Beach Day Pass included ride to Island in air conditioned shuttle, included access to twin towers hotel, included access to Atlantis ruins, included access to private beach + towels, included access to Aquarium (The Dig)
Atlantis Beach Day. Perfect! you get access to everythign on Atlantis except the aquaadventure items which for 5x the price wasn't worth it. You aren't supposed to be able to use the pools but we could. You can experience all the beaches, aquariums and exhibits, beach bars, restaurants, even are provided towels by Atlantis. The Chihuly art sculptures are amazing!
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