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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Casino
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Contemporary Caribbean getaway at Atlantis with a water park and private beach

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

The Reef Atlantis, Autograph Collection
Paradise Beach Drive
Paradise Island, 00000 Bahamas

Reviews

The Reef Hotel Paradise Island is Amazing!!
BridgeportBahamaMama

One of many trips to the Bahamas and it never ceases to amazes me. The staff at the Reef rocks. Friendly and professional at all times. Keisha Taylor is beyond amazing! The sweet was gorgeous as were the grounds. Everything was just impeccable!!!!

crowded and food was not good
luv2travelHonolulu

overpriced and overhyped. i would not return to Atlantis again. it was very crowded and the food was not good. it was cheap food but expensive cost. recommend a half day trip to just experience the water park paret but even then go eat elsewhere afterwards

Just Average. keep asking myself why 2 stars and not 1...
Hitandrunlovers

I've been for 7 nights at the Reef at Atlantis with a bed and breakfast meal plan. if you are flying from Europe and you expect a five star hotel i will get extremely upset. Basically no culture of hospitality. Not just because we had issues during our stay, but mainly because the staff is not trained to make the customer happy but just make their own task.
Let me bring a couple of examples:
If you have meal-plans it takes 20 mins by walking to get the royal tower for the breakfast (so 40mins back and forth).
from saturday to thursday there was colored sugars on the floor (they were very visible, look the picture), every day at least 2 service women wend back and forth for the room cleaning... they left the corridor floor dirty for almost one week just because was not their task...
In EVERY restaurant inside the Atlantis, the person in charge to accomodate you is just going to bring you to a table, if you ask "may i have a table not underneath the AC vents cause the babies are sick" they just get pissed off and say you to find one yourself if it is not good.
Around the pool area the service guys are always in group of 2 or 3 talking or watching the phone when the adjacent beach is always dirty with used plastic glasses and beer cans (this is how the average of this hotel's customers behave unfortunately).
Everything is extremely expensive, not luxury, just costly, in particular compared with the quality. I'm a 5 stars hotels customer, i've been at the ocean club and in many hotel real 5 stars of the higher end purposes, i do not care at all about the prices during my holidays and, even if you pay more in those hotels, you don't feel that abused as i did here.
the higher end restaurant are basically average and the prices are comparable with Italian michelin starred restaurants.
The beach is very nice even, as said, is not maintained at all even if there are at least third of the staff that is doing absolutely nothing. If you are on a wheelchair you have no chance to reach it.
Almost every day we asked to the room service to bring shower gel and shampoo because they never refilled them.
The bad sheets have been changed just once or twice in 8 days and never changed in the baby's bed (actually this has never been remade in 8 days).
This is just not a 5 star hotel, it's just unrespectful of the environment (because if you look at it from the beach it is just terrible compared to the surrounding paradise) and of your money.
2 stars just because they have a beautiful water park (the half of the slopes was closed actually during last week) and an amazing aquarium.