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
I wish I had known every single pool, and beach, closes at 5pm, not just the waterpark.
Due to this, the evenings were perfectly sunny, warm, and utterly boring. My kid could not wrap his head around not being able to swim in the daylight, in a pool outside our window.
I’ve never stayed at a resort where the pool closed before 9-10pm. After staying at Atlantis, I’m sure to call to check.
The doors on the mini bar are broken and the carpenter is here now. You would think the housekeeping team would report these issue to not inconvenience guest when they are in the room.
There is plenty of time to maintain when the room is being transitioned. Major inconvenience.
this is just a fun place to visit. the cove is a very nice property. very large rooms with great views. service is tremendous. the water parks, restaurants, beaches, pools,etc. - this place has it all. highly recommend. recognize that it is a bit pricey - especially food. however, if you can afford it, give it a shot.
The room - good overlook of the ocean with bed facing out over the water. The furnishing were good and the bathroom was amazing. We had to wait until after 5 to check in when check in is at 4.
The pool - pool is great but the attendants save chairs and you can get one for a tip. We had to sit in the back row which felt like we were commoners.
The food - very tasty but way to expensive. Come on $25.00 for hamburger?
The water park - very dangerous. Many people were bleeding and my husband fell out of his innertube twice and hit his head and arms and feet. Biggest bruise on his arm I have ever seen. We did got to nurse for his head issue. She was no more qualified than a 2 year old. No help at all.
The cruise ships use the water park as the excursion for the day. Needless to say who knows what is in the water and after our getting water in our noses from one of the slides we both ended up with sinus infections.
I recommend staying for a day and then somewhere else in town so you can get more realistic priced food and better service
Our family of four (2 teenage girls) stayed here over July 4th week. Overall the resort was really nice and had great service from all staff. I'm not a big tipper, but wanted to do so for many of the staff I encountered because they were so polite and helpful.
I’d summarize other aspects of the Cove as:
- definitely the nicest of the Atlantis resorts, with a great modern open air lobby area (not the massive Las Vegas feel of the Royal or the retro-Disney type feel of the Coral). But all resorts seemed very nice - just depends on what you are looking for.
- private pool for Cove and Reef. I think this made a big difference on busy days (July 4). (Never did adult pool since we had kids but it looked really nice.)
- full access to Aquaventure water park. Very nice for my wife to enjoy relaxing by pool while kids did the water park. In general, it was nice to have the other outlets of things like that to do because I get bored just sitting by the pool myself and enjoyed the activities available.
- no quick food options other than at the pool, so we found ourselves going to Marina Village a good bit for casual dining. Not a big deal, just required a little more planning. And we did fully utilize the Starbucks close by at the Reef for breakfast every morning. We also made a grocery stop on the way in for water and snacks that helped as well.
- we booked through Marriott and requested a room with two queen beds. I even called Atlantis directly to confirm about a week before our stay and was told they could not guarantee but generally was no problem. Well it was a problem and we ended up in a king room with a pull-out sofa, despite efforts to push the request at check-in. (I now understand the problem better in that there are a limited amount of rooms with 2 queen beds.). We were advised that when booking directly with Atlantis, you could pay extra to guarantee the queen room. So they did offer to move us mid-stay when one was to come available and put us in a nice king room on a high floor in the meantime. In the end, all was fine and we just stayed in the king room as moving would have been a bigger ordeal with all our stuff, but if we were to come again, I would definitely do what was needed to guarantee the room with 2 queen beds.