A guide to booking a room at the Bahamas resort
The Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas is a bucket-list resort destination. A short distance from downtown Nassau, the resort offers extensive amenities and a scenic oceanside view. Book a room to relax in the sun and enjoy the Caribbean vibe. There are several levels of pricing available at Atlantis and various considerations travelers should be aware of when picking their rates. Do some research ahead of time to ensure you're getting the best deal. Here is a guide to booking your stay.
Select one of Atlantis' all-inclusive deals to take the hassle out of travel planning. The rate includes accommodations, activities, beverages and all meals. A minimum three-night stay is required. The rates vary based on the season and availability, but rates for adults over 18 years old begin at $299 per night per person.
Travelers can select from the Royal Towers or the Beach Tower, which is located directly across from the white sand beach. Both options include access to The Dig & Ruins Lagoon, Aquaventure water park, 10 pools and the Atlantis Casino. There are 22 dining options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as several bars. A list of activities that are not included in the rate is available on the resort's website.
Blackout dates apply to all-inclusive rates, so check in advance that your vacation dates line up.
À la carte rates
Book a room in one of Atlantis' several offerings without the frills of an all-inclusive deal. A daily $49.95 resort fee applies to these bookings, which includes Wi-Fi, fitness center access, the Aquaventure water park, unlimited movie theater access, resort shuttle service and in-room coffee and tea. Each section of the resort varies in price, and holiday and winter months are typically more expensive:
- The Beach Tower, which offers beachside rooms, averages $143 per night, but rooms can go as high as $339 per night depending on the time of year.
- Family-friendly Coral Towers rooms average $220 per night for a harbor view.
- Royal Towers rooms start at $242 per night for a terrace-view room and go up to $5,219 per night for a two-bedroom royal suite.
- The Harborside Resort features residential-style villas, which average $284 per night for one bedroom. Premium two-bedroom villas start at $734 per night.
- The Reef, a luxury property with studios, suites and penthouses, starts at $314 per night for a studio.
- The Cove Atlantis is an exclusive, adults-only section of the resort featuring an ultra-pool. Prices match the amenities, with an ocean suite averaging $386 per night.
Once you've selected your room, it's possible to add a dining plan onto your stay. The resort offers three dining plans. Note that the prices do not include the value-added tax (VAT) and a mandatory 15 percent gratuity. The dining plans range from $75 to $135 per adult per day and include dinner and breakfast.
Parking is not included in any Atlantis rate, so it's important to consider the additional fee when driving to the resort. Valet parking is $16.75 per day, while self-parking rates add up to $19.35 for 24 hours.
Wi-Fi is included in the daily resort fee at the Beach Tower, Coral Towers, Royal Towers, The Cove Atlantis and The Reef Atlantis, but not at Harborside. Internet rates for Harborside start at $21.95 for 24 hours. A 7.5 percent VAT is added to all internet fees.
Atlantis' online booking system price-matches with all travel-deal websites, like Priceline or Booking.com, so its own rates will be the best offer. The resort features special deals throughout the year, most of which shift with the season. This can bring the room rates down significantly, often to as low as $169 per night for a Beach Tower stay. Check for offers that include a resort credit, which can add up when booking several nights and help mediate the costs.
The resort often has deals at The Cove Atlantis, the more exclusive property, that give travelers a night free for booking three or more nights. That can save travelers up to 25 percent per night. Check the resort's website for current deals.
If your travel plans are flexible, save money by booking a stay during less-popular times when room rates are lower. For example, rates in August are often significantly cheaper than rates in November and December.