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
We waited 15 minutes at the bar for silverware. When we asked a server for help while the bartender was busy they said we’d have to wait for him to be free..... as a service industry manager from Florida... that wasn’t a good way to help. So we asked for a manager once that occurred we finally got help... then they took our drinks away before we were finished. Still staying here, hope service gets better
We stayed at The Cove for seven nights in Deluxe Waterview rooms and it was wonderful! There were 11 of us which included 5 children. Our room over looked the stingrays, beautiful Coral pool, ocean and Atlantis grounds. The property has so much to do that every day was filled with something new. We had a little rain one morning, so we explored the Dig (aquarium). Every day we experienced the water slides, tube rides, explored several pools and the beach. The beach was hot (no chairs unless you pay) and because it’s public you will need cash to buy beverages and umbrellas. There are some private beach coves on Atlantis which were quieter with chairs, umbrellas, food and beverage services. Your room card gets you everything you need on the property.
We purchased the causal meal plan, so we ate breakfast and dinner at comfortable family restaurants with abundant food that was excellent! There were 6 adults and 5 children, but the restaurants were well prepared for large families, even without reservations.
It was a fabulous vacation and although it is expensive, we felt it was worth it. One recommendation I have is to save your yellow receipts (meals, bar drinks, snacks, Dolphin Cay activities, etc. and check them against your hotel bill the day before you leave.
We spent an afternoon at The Cove beach in Atlantis during our cruise excursion. This spot was our favorite in not only the Bahamas but the entire Caribbean. The sand was soft and the water so clear that it looked like drinking water. The snorkeling there was good and the view was absolutely beautiful. No waves, just bright blue water.
Drink service at the beach chairs was prompt although expensive ($59 for three pina coladas and a virgin daiquiri).
It was a perfect afternoon and the high point of our week vacation.