The Reef Atlantis

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The Reef Atlantis offers luxurious, residential-style studios and suites providing vacationers with all the comforts of home. The Reef features amazing ocean views, semi-private pool, and easy access to white-sand beaches. Situated directly on Paradise Beach, guests are just steps away from the sugar-white beaches.

Enjoy all the comforts of home at The Reef Atlantis during your Atlantis vacation. A full kitchen or kitchen area comes complete with linens, cookware, table settings, and appliances. Step onto your private balcony and take in a stunning view of the ocean, terrace, and harbor from your backyard.

The Reef Atlantis is conveniently located for you to soak in all the wonder and excitement of Atlantis right at your front doorstep. The Reef is closest to Dolphin Cay, the Fitness Center, Mandara Spa, Cascades pool, Aquaventure, and The Cove Atlantis. Guests have exclusive access to the all-ages, semi-private Cascades pool, and full access to the world of Atlantis including restaurants, pools, beaches, and the revolutionary water experience, Aquaventure.

Unleash a world of magic and wonder as you discover Atlantis, Paradise Island. World-class restaurants, luxury shopping, the Caribbean's largest casino, fantastic water sports, thrilling slides and rides, Dolphin Cay, hundreds of species of sea animals at the Marine Habitat, and so much more all ready to discover, right at your fingertips.

Find out more about Nassau's Paradise Island.

Learn about other accommodations within Atlantis Paradise Island:
Beach Tower
Coral Towers
Royal Tower
Harborside Resort
The Cove

Learn more about the dining programs available to Atlantis guests!
Located on Paradise Island.

Local Phone: 242-363-3000
Boutique Shops
Disco / Nightclub
Casino Onsite (Atlantis)
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Cascades Pool
Ocean Club Golf Course
Holes: 18
Green Fees: see Atlantis website
Lessons Available
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Hobie Cats: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
Motorboats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Jogging Trail: Additional Charge
Raquetball: Additional Charge
Squash: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Additional Charge
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
Each custom designed accommodation features all the conviences of home with a full kitchen or kitchen area complete with linens, cookware, table settings, dishwasher and refrigerator. Complimentary access to all water features and amenities. Beach: Miles of white sand and ocean Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Year Opened: 2007 Credit Cards:
The Reef Atlantis is smoke-free environment. Minimum age for check in is 18 years old
There are 18 Restaurants at The Reef Atlantis:
Carmine's - Family-style dining with sumptuous platters of classic Italian recipes served in abundant portions to share with family and friends. Open for dinner.
Olives - Casual dining experience with a three-meal-a-day menu featuring signature interpretive Mediterranean cuisine, as well as a variety of seafood dishes, prepared with seasonal fresh ingredients. Open until 3 a.m.
Cafe Martinique - The graceful candlelit Cafe Martinique features French gourmet fare and spectacular marina views. The glass-enclosed cellar features an international variety of acclaimed wines. Children 6 and under not permitted. Open for dinner.
Nobu - Trendy Japanese cuisine at the newest outpost of the acclaimed Nobu restaurant. Children 6 and under not permitted. Open for dinner.
Bimini Road - Uniquely spiced entrees such as tamarind glazed pork chop, grilled mahi mahi, and mojo marinated chicken are tamed by sweet "tings" like pineapple bread pudding, tropical sorbets, and cookie-bash pie. Open for lunch and dinner.
The Village Burger Shack - Casual and family-friendly restaurant serving a variety of gourmet burgers, fresh fish, vegetarian options, an extensive list of sides, and shakes. Located in Marina Village. Indoor and outdoor seating available.
Poseidon's Table - Dine in the "Old World" ambiance of this international marketplace, serving regional made-to-order food stations. Open for breakfast and dinner.
Bahamian Club - Enjoy traditional fine dining in a warm and inviting club atmosphere. The dinner menu features gourmet salads, the finest cuts of steak, chicken, and fresh grilled seafood. Open for dinner.
Lagoon Bar & Grill - Casual lunch on an open-air terrace under an aquatic painted domed ceiling.
Murray's Delicatessen - Enjoy majestic views of The Marina in a New York-style deli. Breakfast includes a variety of all-American platters. For lunch and dinner, enjoy matzo ball soup, smoked fish, deli sandwiches, brisket, and more. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Mosaic - Casual cuisine with a Mediterranean influence. Cooking stations range from fresh fish to Churrasco and are prepared on demand.
77 West - Experience chef Bobby Flay's nationally-acclaimed Mesa Grill, offering a menu of bold and innovative dishes only available to Atlantis resort guests.
Seafire Steakhouse - Tempting starters from classic shrimp cocktail to oysters Rockefeller complement entrees such as spit-roasted prime rib and lemon pepper tuna. A variety of signature martinis and fine wines. Open for dinner.
Virgil's Real BBQ - Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a bar. Family-style dining with a wide range of Southern style offerings that include rubs and marinades enhanced by hours of gentle smoking over hickory, oak, and fruit woods.
Chop Stix - Asian dining experience with contemporary Chinese cuisine and unique entrees.
The Point Restaurant & Bar - Situated along Nassau Harbor, The Point is the perfect place to watch the Bahamian sunset. The dinner menu features salads and sandwiches, as well as steak, chicken, and seafood prepared with Bahamian flair. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Casa D'Angelo - Elegant authentic Italian dining in an intimate environment. Enjoy an extensive menu of traditional Tuscan fare, laced with Southern Italian accents. Children 6 and under not permitted. Open for dinner.
Seagrapes - This buffet restaurant features views of the marine exhibits and ocean. The fare includes local and international dishes, as well as American comfort foods. Open for breakfast and dinner.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Dolphin Cay, Aquaventure waterpark, nine waterslides, Mandara Spa, 15 Marine Habitats, lazy river
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Atlantis Casino, Dragons Nightclub, Aura Nightclub, Atlantis Theater, CRUSH teens nightclub, Jokers Wild Comedy Club, live nightly entertainment
Atlantis Kids Adventures (ages 3-12), CRUSH teen club (ages 13-17), Arcade, three children's pools, pottery studio, and raceway

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Teen Disco
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: yes

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Good resort but multiple issues
Sushar, San Jose, California
Thu Sep 20 12:01:47 EDT 2018
The Reef is a good upscale resort with friendly service and nice amenities. We had a good stay but there were a few things that could have gone better. Pros: Resort - The Atlantis resort is truly high-end and the grounds, pools, beaches and other common areas are well maintained. It is a short walk from the Reef to the waterpark (especially the rapid river) and the Royal hotel. Rooms - The rooms at the resort are spacious, well-furnished and decorated. Service - We experienced good customer service w. r. to the Housekeeping and Room service. The shuttle service to other parts of the resort was also good and frequent. Beach - The beach was clean with soft sand and warm water. We were able to find lounge chairs near the beach without a lot of problem although it was pretty crowded. Pools - The family pool between the Reef and Cove resorts is private to guests of these resorts and was not too crowded. There is a wading area for young kids and thus the pool is suitable for families. Waterpark - The waterpark is really the main attraction at Atlantis. We were amazed at the number of slides and there is a lot to do for young kids, teens and adults. Cons: There were definitely quite a few things that didn’t go well during our visit which would keep us from coming back to Atlantis. Check-in Process - Our stay started off on a sour note as we had to wait over an hour for our room when we got there a little before the check-in time. We were told that the room was still being prepared when we got there although we had given them a heads-up before that we would be coming in early. I can understand if they couldn’t give us the room before the check-in time, but it is not acceptable that it took them more than 30 - 40 min after check-in time to get the room ready. We didn’t even get an apology for the delay. I submitted feedback the next day through Expedia about the check-in process taking long and the resort then sent us a complimentary fruit bowl with an apology note. This actually made it worse for me as they didn’t care to apologize when I complained to the front-desk the day before but tried to make amends after my feedback on Expedia. Restaurants - The worst part of Atlantis is the dining. There are lot of good and upscale restaurants at the resort but good luck getting a table at even a basic restaurant without a reservation or a long wait. We had to wait over 45 min to takeout a pizza on one of the nights which explains the state of affairs. Some of the upscale restaurants were booked up a week in advance! Yeah, we could have avoided all this by making reservations before we got to the resort but this is just ridiculous. They need to be able to better handle crowds during peak times. Room Views - The ocean views from the rooms were not that spectacular. We pretty much had views of the parking lot and cruise ships, with partial ocean views. Kitchen - The kitchen was not well stocked with even basic utensils. They were pretty much encouraging us to eat out at the restaurants, which would have been ok if we had been able to get a table. :-( Overall, Atlantis is a good resort with exciting water slides but I would recommend others to be aware of all the caveats above when visiting.

BAHAMIANS are NOT happy with tourists!!!!
L B, Denver, Colorado
Mon Sep 17 13:39:39 EDT 2018
The food on or going to Atlantis is OUTRAGEOUS. $5.97 (american) for ONE pack of DRY pasta. $14 for a 24 pack of bottled water. Almost EVERY native was rude or angry, when all we were was "hello!" and "good morning" to everyone. Our whole family is of the same race, so the only thing we assume now is they DO NOT LIKE TOURISTS!!! The Reef had a non working hot refrigerator. ( Please management do not email this with some ridiculous excuse ) The hot water in the bathroom was nonexistent. They have a second door to KEEP those without YOUR ROOM KEY out. Housekeeping REPEATEDLY kept opening this, when we were trying to keep our privacy and outdoor noise out. PLEASE, go to HAWAII in stead , it CHEAPER and less rudeness and stress...

Excellent staff and stay. Stay on top of amenities.
Crystal G,
Sun Sep 16 11:12:12 EDT 2018
We arrived at the Reef the last week in August. We booked a King Studio (we thought an ocean view). When we arrived Torian offered us an upgrade to a Harbor view studio for $80 a night. We declined and headed up to our room. We had a harbor view and it wasn't bad, but we quickly decided to try for a upgrade to an ocean view room. If you are headed to the Bahamas for a week, get the nice view! Torian hooked us up with a one bedroom suite with the ocean view. It was complete with a full sized fridge, master bath, second full bath, and a giant roomy balcony. The view was perfect (21st floor). This particular room has 4 free small bottles of desani water a day, but if you don't stay on top of it you will get none. House keeping leaves them, and we choose not to use housekeeping every day (mistake number one) so we did not get water for 3 days of the stay. You pay for housekeeping daily, every day! so use it. There were toiletries everywhere and we didn't really need them replaced (we traveled with our own). The concierge was very kind. We had lots of questions and needed ideas for food and fun and they were more than helpful. There is a starbucks downstairs! It was a life saver for coffee and fruit in the morning. Still more expensive, but not as expensive and buffet breakfast in the resort. The shuttle comes every half hour (but is usually early and way more frequent). You can catch that and go anywhere on the property all they way to the marina! It's great when its hot or rainy, or you're just tired of walking. We used it several times. There are free movies down at the Coral and many events happening around the property for no cost (you can find them on the TV). There are upscale shopping opportunities at the Royal and the Coral, as well as the casino in the Royal (and a smaller one in Seaside at the Cove). The Reef had its own pool and it's own beachfront that was so nice. It was barely populated. IF you get to the beach by 9 or 9:30 you can get a nice spot for the day. The water is so clear and warm. The fish swimming alongside you are barely noticeable, but so beautiful.

Great pools and waterpark
Sheamus_81, Sydney, Australia
Wed Sep 12 15:00:10 EDT 2018
Stayed for 6 nights in September in a deluxe ocean view room. Booking through Expedia was a significantly better deal than booking directly with the hotel so it pays to check your dates before you book. The week after Labour Day weekend was relatively quiet at The Reef and The Cove - I would definitely consider staying at this time again. There were also less families at these hotels than at the other hotels so if you’re keen for a quieter experience these are good choices. Arriving after midnight, the check-in process was fast and easy and we were in the room in less than 10 minutes. The agent on the front desk was friendly and provided a warm Bahamian welcome. The room was as expected - king bed with ocean view. The rooms definitely are due for renovation, the carpets and bathroom were showing their age. Nothing to complain about though and you won’t likely spend a lot of time in your room. The housekeeping service was fairly inconsistent. Whilst the room was serviced everyday, bottled water was only provided on three of the days. Some days, we would receive extra towels, some days not. Bathroom amenities were also never replaced which I have never experienced at any hotel before. The kitchenette was a great bonus with additional fridge for your own food as well as a microwave and dishwasher along with cooking appliances and tableware. There is also a free self laundry on the second floor which was perfect for us as we had been travelling for some time before arriving at in The Bahamas. As many reviewers have noted already, the food and drink is expensive. Like they are at any resort. We only ever ate lunch at the quick service places around the pools and waterpark - the meals were big enough to share between two and breakfast was a muffin or pastry from the Starbucks in the hotel lobby. Dinner we went to The Marina Village each night and tried a different place every night. Seafire Steakhouse was a great fine dining option and Franky Gone Bananas does a great burger. The gym was also great - heaps of machines in great condition and no waiting for equipment in the AM peak. I imagine during the busy season this could be a different story. No matter where you stay at Atlantis, the pools, waterpark, marine life, beach and activities are great fun and this is what your holiday will really be about. I recommend getting off Paradise Island for at least a day trip to get a glimpse of the real Bahamas. Having also visited Atlantis The Palm in Dubai I’d say Paradise Island carries a lot less shine, but a lot more fun.

Beautiful Beach and Property
RebeccaGK, Winnipeg, Canada
Tue Sep 11 06:50:09 EDT 2018
We stayed for 6 days at the end of August, Atlantis is going into their quieter season, which we were grateful for, it can get quite busy around the Royal and water park area, We were very glad we choose The Reef as they have a quieter pool area and beach which they share with The Cove, The beach on the Reef/Coral side is absolutely beautiful, lots of lounge chairs with an awning for shade, it was nice to go to the water park and then return to our area, you pay more for The Reef and Cove but worth it for us, We had 2 rooms side by side which was perfect for us and the kids, rooms had fridges cook tops and microwaves, we had an ocean view and full balcony, Our daughter did the full swim with the dolphins and loved it The staff at the Reef and all of Atlantis was very good, very helpful and polite, Atlantis has it all but it is also nice to go off the resort as there are some great restaurants and sights away from the bustle of Atlantis Atlantis is not cheap for food and drink and everything a VAT added to it, so it adds up fast, so be prepared and have fun! We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would recommend, good for all ages

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