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
Last year I wrote a glowing report. This year was one of my worst resort stays--no hospitality; the Cove has become a mill and a badly managed one at that. No turn down service 3 out of 5 nights. My do not disturb button didn't work--reported it 3x. Finally the housekeeper took pity on us (she said she has reported the broken button several times) and wrote a handwritten "do not disturb" note. Ate at Mosaic 2x--no change in the food from night to night. Empty water bottles and napkins, etc. left by housekeeping--they basically just made bed and put new towels. Was promised two bottles of water night, only got it 1x. Being a Marriott Titanium means nothing. The pool chairs at the adult pool are worn and 2 were even broken. Over crowded anywhere we went. People who work here do not seem happy and as a result exude no warmth or welcome. Everyone is just earning a living and recites rules and scripts they have memorized. Wifi was spotty and weak. Most of the dealers are miserable, only 1 of 3 interact with guests. One dealer kept looking a round t he room as she absentmindedly dealt. 3 people we played with said they were being wooed by the Baha Mar and would now go there. Never coming back to this hotel.
The Cove may be the nicest hotel in the Atlantis complex. Room was a mini-suite. Incredible view of the Atlantic-side beach over the palm trees. Nicely furnished. Housekeeping service very good. Each room had a patio overlooking the beautiful grounds and the beach - patio had chairs/table - great for relaxing and just watching the surf.
Easy access to adults only pool/cabanas/bar. Staff very intent on making experience a memorable one. Equally good access to beach and family pools.
Only Starbucks was in The Reef, which was about 100 yards across the grounds - lines were always long. Really needed one in each hotel.
Easy shuttle access to main Atlantis towers and Mariners Village (shopping, restaurants - much better prices than in the Atlantis shops).
Really enjoyed sleeping with patio door open and listening to the waves hitting the beach at night.
We each had a massage at the Spa on the grounds - excellent!
Staying at Atlantis you get a bit of everything, good and bad. To start I would recommend the cove to a friend going, as I would not so much recommend the other towers. But it’s not my favorite In Nassau.
The room was beautiful, but a bit dated feeling. We had a ocean view which was beautiful and a great way to wake up every morning. Bed was comfertable and bathroom nicely equipped.
Atlantis is HUGE. Everything from families, couples on romantic get away and drunk bachelor bachelorette groups. There is a adult only pool for people who are staying in the cove, it’s nice, has a clubish feeling with dj but not the dancing. Mixed vibe. We opted for the beach. The beach by cove is not over run with children, (I have 2 but this was romantic get away). We walked the whole length of beach all the way around and snorkeled which was great and I had fun collecting shells!
Pool side food is quite good, staff is friendly but it was hit and miss. We often felt when asking for advice or questions we were bothering them and a big inconvenience. Asking which way is this, and on more then one occasion it was to
Troublesome to raise a hand and point, and do not expect a smile. This took a bit to get use to as we often expect over top service at nice hotels. BUT bartenders by pool were friendly and a bit playful which was refreshing.
Over all it’s a good hotel but they have some service issues with staff to address.
This is a great place for families with kids , took my grandkids (7 & 9 ) the last time and they loved it as the water park is huge .
This time just the 2 of us went and it was peaceful and quite , enjoyed the adult pool at the Cove and there own beach.
The casino is nice and very active . The six higher resturants are really good , but if you were never here , they are on the $ high side $ .There are other places you can eat for a little less = so review there site .
Nice for families. The rooms could use some updating especially bathroom. Nice and large and clean. I would not bother renting a cabana not that special not very good service. Plenty of chairs for everyone. Food is very expensive. Bring plenty of your own snacks for kids. Stop at local store for drinks refrigerators in rooms. Overall my family had a great time.