With 141 acres dedicated to its water park alone, Atlantis is the aptly-named resort getaway that delights children and adults alike. Frolic with dolphins, float along the Rapid River, take an exciting plunge on a waterslide or enjoy an underwater marine tableau with hundreds of species of fish in decorated aquariums. There’s a new adventure around every corner. The luxurious The Cove Atlantis a welcome respite at the end of a fun-filled day. This beautiful hotel enjoys access to all of the island’s attractions while also maintaining a peaceful refuge amid beautiful surroundings.
Accommodation type: 5-star
No. of Rooms & Suites: 600
Pricing: starts at $517 for single-bedroom Ocean Suites, at $1,184 for Club the Cove Atlantis Deluxe Ocean Suite
High season: November through April
Nearest airport: Nassau International Airport (NAS)
Suitable for: couples, honeymooners, families
- Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, 2016
- U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hotels in The Bahamas” Awards, 2014
- Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice “Top 5 Resorts in the Atlantic Ocean,” 2013
The Cove Atlantis is something of an exclusive retreat within the larger Atlantis complex. While all parts of the park are open to Cove guests, visitors from other parts of the park are not allowed into The Cove’s proprietary areas. This exclusivity results in a more peaceful retreat that harmonizes well with the hotel’s sleek sophistication. In addition, the open-air lobby features warm wood accents and a vaulted ceiling with cascading chandeliers and comfortable seating.
All rooms at The Cove Atlantis are suites. Most offer excellent sea views. Smaller suites can house up to four people, with a queen-sized folding couch in addition to the king-sized bed. Furnishings are modern and comfortable, with Wi-Fi, high-definition televisions and other thoughtful touches.
Additionally, golfers will enjoy access to Ocean Club Paradise Island, an 18-hole championship course. The Mandera Spa is just a shuttle ride away and offers uniquely Bahamian treatments. Even more, the high-energy Atlantis Casino will tempt guests to try their luck at 85 gaming tables.
- 77 Degrees West at The Cove – this South American-inspired restaurant offers fine dining. It has a menu centering on fusion cuisine, such as goat cheese tostones, island-grilled Wagyu steak or dulce de leche cheesecake.
- Mosaic at The Cove – casual dining with a Mediterranean theme. It offers guests the choice of stations with chefs standing by to cook meals on demand. Breakfasts include coconut French toast and Eggs Benedict. Additionally, dinner fare includes seafood like fresh shrimp cooked on demand and carving stations for roasted meats.
- The Cove Pool – at 9,000-square-feet, this adults-only pool offers a peaceful respite from the more energetic parts of the water park. Rent a cabana or simply stretch out on a day bed and enjoy sea views in addition to the beautiful poolside surroundings. Families have use of The Cove’s Cascades pool. It’s a beautiful part of the Atlantis resort for couples and honeymooners.
Access 11 swimming pools, Paradise Lagoon, all marine exhibits including The Dig, all water slides, and the beach area.
Use of the 10,000-square-foot resort Fitness Center is also complimentary, offering free weights, cardio machines, a lap pool and basketball courts. In addition, the Atlantis Movie Theater offers first-run movies, and attendance is free.
Paradise Island connects to Nassau by a dual-bridge system. Most guests staying at The Cove Atlantis resort will land at Nassau International Airport and can arrange for hotel transfer service at the time of booking.
However, for those renting a car at the airport, crossing the Paradise Island Bridge costs a small fee. Once on the island, visitors can easily follow the signs to parking areas designated for Atlantis Bahamas guests.
A taxi from the airport to Paradise Island will cost around $35 for the 25-minute ride. Visitors can also take a ferry from Nassau for a small fee if they prefer to arrive at the island by water. Those arriving in private boats or yachts can rent slips at Hurricane Hole Marina.
Main Attractions Around The Cove Atlantis
Water sports and marine wildlife are the main attractions at Atlantis. The iconic, Mayan-temple themed slides at Aquaventure provide a dramatic ride, sometimes through a tube traveling through shark-filled waters. Additionally, interacting with dolphins, manta rays, and sea lions at Dolphin Cay can be a highlight for anyone with love for these creatures.
Paradise Lagoon is a man-made area filled with smaller sea life that makes a perfect spot for learning to snorkel. Renting jet skis, taking a banana boat ride or parasailing are also exciting ways to enjoy the water around the Atlantis hotel.
An impeccable expanse of fine white sand that stretches for at least a mile east of the resort. The views are spectacular, and the further away from Atlantis resort visitors get, the more deserted the beach becomes. It’s perfect for an early-morning stroll, sprawling on the sand at midday or watching the sunset as a nice way to wind down after a fun-filled day. Even more, the end of the beach, the immaculate Versailles Gardens provide a breathtaking backdrop with stonework, flowers, and statuary.
Providing a change of pace from the poolside scene, this charming pastel village built to mimic Nassau’s shopping district, provides an afternoon’s diversion with restaurants and shops. Find the latest in resort wear, perfumes or Caribbean-inspired jewelry. Additionally, designer names are easy to find. However, the seaside location makes the area a beautiful spot simply for strolling and people-watching. Occasional Junkanoo parades, with flamboyant costumes and intricate dancing, are also a highlight.
With all the beauty the Bahamas is famous for couples with the very best attractions of a water theme park, the Atlantis hotel makes the perfect vacation destination for all ages. So many new activities to try and parts of the resort to discover mean visitors will want to return again and again. The Cove Atlantis, with its secluded location and luxury accommodation, makes the perfect base for exploring the delights of this island. Have you ever visited Atlantis? Tell us about your favorite adventure in the comments below. However, if you want a tropical adventure in the Caribbean, make sure to check out the stunning Grace Bay Club.