The Cove Atlantis, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- Views of the ocean from every loftlike suite’s huge windows and spacious balcony
- Guests of The Cove Atlantis, an Autograph Collection, receive exclusive access to the adults-only Cain “ultrapool” featuring poolside gaming, live DJs and more
- The myriad cooking stations at the three-meal-a-day Mosaic restaurant, which gives new meaning to “buffet style” and makes on-the-go dining easy
- A setting that’s slightly removed from the hustle and bustle of the Atlantis main resort area
- Easy access to the seemingly endless activities and restaurants at the rest of the resort
What To Know
- While children aren’t allowed at the clubby Cain “ultrapool,” they are welcome in all other parts of the hotel
- Meals and activities are not included in the rate
- A hotel service and gratuity charge of $49.95 (plus tax) per room, per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
When the guy next to you on the plane reveals he’s headed to the Bahamas for a pre-bachelor party weekend with the boys, don’t be surprised when you next see him and his buddies checking in at The Cove Atlantis, an Autograph Collection’s soaring, Jeffrey Beers-designed indoor-outdoor lobby. But while many guests are here for a bromantic offshore weekend or a carefree girlfriend getaway, you’ll also spot cool young families. The resort-within-a-resort sits on the edge of family-friendly Atlantis, making it a sophisticated choice for parents whose kids might demand instant water park access and dolphin-side swims, but who prefer for themselves clean-lined, loft-like suites.
Bed & Bath
The exclusive 22-story, 600-suite resort has made beachside indulgence its raison d’être. Every room, each at least 670 square feet, opens onto an ocean-facing balcony, and they all feature King or Queen beds positioned over sunken living areas, and huge spa-like bathrooms with double granite vanities, glass-walled showers and deep soaking tubs.
The one area that’s off limits to youngsters is Cain at The Cove, the adults-only “ultrapool” and beach club reserved exclusively for guests of the hotel. Here, DJs from New York, Miami and beyond spin pop, dance and chill-out tracks, the daybeds and butler-serviced cabanas fill up fast, and the women find that the best way to complete a bikini look is with a pair of stilettos. Expert dealers oversee outdoor gaming tables — a satellite of the 60,000-square-foot casino in the Atlantis main building — and the beach and ocean sit just beyond. After Cain closes, it’s on to tapas at the newly redone SeaGlass lounge. Over at Atlantis, meanwhile, there’s rock shrimp at Nobu, big bets in the casino’s high-limit zone and late nights at the nightclub, Aura. All of which makes for a certain Vegas-meets-South-Beach, “What happens at The Cove stays at The Cove” vibe.
In the Area
The resort offers a lengthy list of activities to keep guests busy on land and sea. Charter a boat for the day from International Yacht Collection, located at the dock master’s office in the Atlantis marina, and explore the surrounding sea and islands or hit the water with an aquatic encounter with rescued dolphins at Atlantis Dolphin Cay. Get beach-ready with a session with fitness guru Mikhail Barnett at the Mandara Spa Fitness Center, then shop for a new ensemble at Escape, The Cove’s on-site resortwear boutique. When you’re ready to relax, book a treatment at Atlantis Balinese-style Mandara Spa (we like the deep tissue massage).
How to Get There
Beautiful island, weather was great especially compared to Michigan. We entered with a warm welcome from staff with smiles. My suite had a beautiful view of the pools and grounds. It was clean and spacious. The entry way of The Cove was just amazing. I would recommend you see it for yourself.
This property is beautiful— especially the open-air lobby. The staff for the most part is friendly and willing to chat, especially the bartenders at Sip Sip. Our room was large and comfortable, although a little worn. Our issue (and possibly our misunderstanding) was that we were under the impression that the Cove was an adults only property which is NOT the case. There were kids staying at the property as well as passing through the Cove pool and Sip Sip where it clearly states you must be 21 to enter. As a mother with two kids who was looking to spend a few days away from children this was very disappointing to my husband and myself. Sea glass lounge which is in the Cove and has slot machines allows kids. Overall we enjoyed our stay but wish the parents and their kids would stick
to the other 98% of the property that is child friendly.
The staff was overwhelmingly gracious and helpful, unlike any resort I’ve been to. The waitstaff, security, janitors, management and lifeguards, everyone was polite and respectful! The Bohemian nature is blessed. The Cove offered a bargain rate of $314 for an end unit suite which was extra spacious and comfortable. After VAT and other taxes the rate leaped up to $450 a night! Yipes! But we indulged ourselves with a ninth floor retreat for a few days. Unfortunately we booked through Expedia so we lost 5x points not booking thru Amex. Also no early checkin because these end rooms are in high demand. We also lost late checkout but they accommodated us nicely to 1 pm. Food in the house restaurants was ridiculously priced with a dinner buffet at $75 per person, so we went to the marina area onsite and had good food at sane prices. A special shout out to Sharon in the spa for listening to me about what I wanted in my $118 massage, and to Dan at the tennis center for doing a great job at our clinic $22. The resort is very well designed and immaculately kept.
It is probably over priced, but it does give you the feel of exclusivity that you expect from this price point. Nice, modern, and comfortable accommodations, but will need to be refreshed in the next two years. Cove pool feels like a "Vegas" pool, but with plenty of other pools available and the gorgeous beach, you are sure to find the perfect place to lounge around. We have vacationed at some of the most exclusive places on earth and the Cove at Atlantis is not in the top 10, but if I find a good deal there, I would definitely return.
The major piece of information hidden from The Cove visitors is a total lack of control and existence of any true non smoking areas and floors. In our first four nights here we were driven from our 18th floor by the strong smell of cigars being smoked adjacent to our room. Upon asking the various front desks, we were finally told that smoking was allowed on every deck and the 5th floor is totally smoking! This was not told to us until our fifth visit to the front desk. We were promised a manager would call us, but did not get one call from Management!
My wife is allergic to tobacco smoke and we have never had a problem at any Marriott property in the world until now. I asked Marriott about the availability non smoking suites before we made our reservation. We were told it would be no problem. There seems to be a desire to hide this health information from us.
No upgrades, no club level access are being offered to us as a Platinum Premier Elite which has no value at The Cove.
We were very impressed with the The Cove Concierge team, especially Cyprianna, who tried their best to make us comfortable. Thank you for the special treatment.
The Cove is not made of the stuff that makes a quality Marriott property. I suspect this smoking issue is caused by the current Management team focusing on attracting gamblers.
If you do not smoke, try Hawaii, especially if you
do not gamble.
We had to keep our balcony doors closed, selectively, the rest of the stay.