The Reef Atlantis, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- Rate includes daily access to the Aquaventure water park
- All rooms have kitchenettes, sofabeds and private ocean-facing balconies
- Contemporary Caribbean look — no palm fringed curtains or shell art here
- Access to private pool and beach, reserved exclusively for guests of the Cove and the Reef
- The Reef Atlantis, an Autograph Collection, has no on-site restaurant, but it has a Starbucks in the lobby
- It’s the westernmost property at Atlantis, so it has more privacy than the other buildings
- Free shuttle service around the Atlantis property
- Exclusive stretch of beautiful beach just west of the hotel (for Reef and Cove guests only)
What To Know
- Atlantis is a big, sprawling resort complex packed with families
- Eating out at Atlantis is expensive; consider stopping at the City Market or Fresh Market grocery store on the way from the airport to stock up on some items
- Paradise Island is connected to the main island of New Providence by a bridge
- The fitness facility at the Reef is open to owners only (visitors can use the Atlantis facilities, a short walk away)
- Guests of The Reef Atlantis, an Autograph Collection, do not have access to Cain, the Cove’s adults-only party pool next door
- The airport is a 30-minute taxi or shuttle ride away
- 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
Contemporary Caribbean. Many all-inclusive resorts in the Bahamas come with the inevitable palm patterns and shell art. But at this 14-acre condo-style hotel, the marble lobby has wood-paneled walls and egg-shaped microsuede loungers, and the rooms have furniture with pops of orange, brown and light green, pearly marble bathrooms with granite countertops, and teal- and turquoise-trimmed floor-to-ceiling windows that lead to ocean-facing balconies.
Bed and Bath
All of the 497 rooms in The Reef Atlantis, an Autograph Collection, have a residence feel, with kingsize beds, marble bathrooms with oversize tubs, iPod docks and Bose sound systems, and equipped kitchens (with electric stovetops, cutlery, tablewares and dishwashers in the Studios), which make for a nice alternative to expensive meals out at Atlantis.
There’s a nearly three-mile stretch of sand (exclusive to The Reef and Cove Atlantis guests), and palm-fringed paths that lead to Atlantis’s six swimming pools, the Mayan temple water slide park, the Mandara Spa and fitness area and the myriad on-site restaurants — 21 in all — where you can savor crispy conch and cornmeal-crusted chile rellenos at celebrity chef hotspot Nobu. Although The Reef Atlantis, an Autograph Collection, has no restaurant (only a Starbucks in the lobby), it’s a short walk to the Cove, for the daily buffet breakfast at Mosaic.
In the Area
The Reef Atlantis, an Autograph Collection, is located on the slower-paced westernmost corner of Paradise Island, Atlantis’s sprawling mass of a casino, luxury shops and marine displays — and the Caribbean’s largest water park. In between splashes on the private beach, have some sushi at Nobu (or at popular local spot Seafront Sushi), and fresh fish with Bahamian music at the weekend Fish Fry at Arawak Cay. Watch fishing boats bring in the daily catch, and later try it at the food stalls of Potters Cay. Dive with scores of Caribbean reef sharks with Stuart Cove’s Dive, and imbibe and unwind at the nearby One&Only Ocean Club, or take the 38-mile jaunt from Nassau to the Northern Exumas with Powerboat Adventures for shark feeding, snorkeling and surf and turf.
How to Get There
This was my first time to the Bahamas and Atlantis was a great stay! The only thing was sometimes when I would call to the desk it would take a while to get someone or no one answered at all but other than that it was nice. Alot to do with the pools and waterslides. I actually liked the Coral Pool the best because it had a swim up bar and you can drink in the pool. The other pools you cant bring drinks in. The buffet breakfast at Poseidons was good. Spent a lot of time at the casino. Plenty to do at this hotel between pools and beach. We also did Snorkel the Ruins which allows you to snorkel in the main fish tank in the middle of the hotel.
The Reef has quality written all over it! The room decor is beautiful and the rooms are very updated. The reef allows you to have a self catering holiday at Alantis so if you want to do Alantis on a budget I strongly advise you stay in the reef. Our room was so hi-tech it had a telephone in the toilet!!
I loved the Reef it is a beautiful hotel and AGAiN if your visting Alantis as a family I strongly advise you stay here.
Alantis has a casino and a wonderful water park! It is massive and there is plenty to do. There is a kids club for children aged 4 upwards if I remember correctly.
If your going to Bahamas Alantis is the only place to stay... the only question is where your going to stay in Alantis!!!! Lol
First I start by saying, I am a tough critic. We started at the Coral, which was a disaster and never recommend to anyone. We stopped to see how to upgrade and the cost. The front staff at Reef were very busy, but they found time to help us and even show us a room. We were sold. There is absolutely no comparison between the Reef and the Coral. Holy cow! We had a king room with a pull out sofa in Reef. My kids stated it was the best pull out ever slept on. The king bad was awesome and comfortable. I am very arthritic, so a comfortable bed is how I measure a room and it was superb. We ended up with ocean view and 22 floor. I couldn't have asked for more. We were right on beach which is where my kids lived. I do wish Atlantis would send an employee to clean the trash that lands in the ocean on their property. While snorkeling it was a bit disheartening to see the trash in that environment. I also wish the cleaning staff would replenish the shampoo, conditioner, bath salts, laundry bags. (Some mold on ceiling in shower) All were never replenished and when I went to front desk for more shampoo and conditioner, they said that they would send someone up.....no one ever came so I had to buy a $7 bottle of shampoo. My only other complaint was the shark tank near the Coral with the tunnels, it seems that is one of their trademarks, but the tunnel had so much algae and crud on it, you couldn't see out. That was a bummer. Back to Reef.....it was beautiful and staff friendly. Concierge even printed out my boarding passes for me.
After almost 20 years we revisited Paradise Island. This time it was at Atlantis to entertain our granddaughter! It was just wow!! Our one bed room suite at The Reef was superb with azure Caribbean Sea flowing right across from the wall size window ! It was spacious with full functional kitchen and a large living room,dining room comb.The bathroom was huge with all the modern bells and whistles.
The check in was delayed but the front desk staff made it easy in so many ways. But a complementary whole case of water bottles was the best. The beach was fantastic and water was out of the world. Our family enjoyed both thoroughly. There was just so much to enjoy all around!
Everything at a premium price but it was all worth it. I can go on and on to simply say that it was superb.
The patio furniture was weather beaten and tired but functional. But the views were
The free bus to go around Atlantis was very helpful.
Five stars all the way!!
If you have a billing inquiry, question, did not receive your discounted rate, it is extremely difficult to get to someone to resolve. The attitude is just sorry. No resolution, no compromise. I was very disappointed in the lack of customer service and care. We will reconsider our choices for hotels/resorts moving forward.