View from The Cove at Atlantis
The Cove pool
Ditty's pink hair
Seagull at The Ocean Club (where James Bond was filmed)
The Ocean Club Beach
The Cove cabana
More pink hair
Family time. One of our brothers, a cousin, Ditty, and another cousin
Ditty & Sugar
Atlantis has become the amusement park of the Bahamas. The property is enormous and there is no escaping the equally gigantic crowd - think Disney World crowds. The older hotel buildings are dark and dingy and restaurants are crowded and overpriced. To put it mildly, it's not worth the money. However, staying at the Cove is an entirely different experience. The Cove was built in 2007 and is a tower with 600 rooms, all huge gorgeous suites. The surrounding Cove property is upgraded, with a Bobby Flay Mesa Grill, private casio, and a reserved adult pool with a european day party vibe, limited to only Cove guests. Read: cocktail heavy & crowd and kid free.
Best for: a bachelorette weekend. If you're looking for gambling, sunning, without the Vegas hoopla, this would be a great toned down alternative.
What to do: lounge by the pool, beach, gamble
Best dish: the conch salad at the Cove pool. Out of this world, and super healthy.
Best drink: Blackberry mojito. Freshly crushed blackberries go into this gem.
Be sure to: leave the Cove for a day. Escape the artificial feel of Altantis and experience other Bahamas attractions. Have a beach swim and drink at the Ocean Club, where James Bond was filmed.
Beware: Atlantis has a custom of tacking on tons of charges to your room bill. Ask about the fees on top of the price per night you were quoted.