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
Based on 1647reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Sep 04 2014
The hotel itself is beautiful. The staff however lacks many things to be desired. If it was not the front desk or bell man every person at the hotel looked at me like I was bothering them when I asked for ANYTHING. From towels to drinks to food, the staff was rude. I'm not used to this treatment, especially from a hotel that is rated so highly. I've stayed all over the world, many of the sandals resorts, Thailand, Japan, Iceland, and this was by far the worst service that I've ever recieved at any place I've traveled to. I would not recommend Atlantis to anyone, with family or not, as a vacation spot.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Dream vacation
James T, Leominster, Massachusetts, United States
Wed Nov 29 15:30:56 EST 2017
Stayed at The Reef for 6 nights during Thanksgiving week with my 2 adult sons. We had a studio room w/ a king bed and queen sleep sofa. Our stay was great. Very expensive but totally worth it. We were busy all week. We went to the Battle4Atlantis college hoops tourney on site. The accomadations were top notch as were the staff. Very knowledgeable and extremely courteous and friendly. Having a kitchenette helped defray some of the high costs of meals. When we did eat on site all the food and service was superb. The entire Atlantis resort was very clean considering the amount of usage. Staying at the Reef or the neighboring Cove hotels decreases the amount of interaction with families with children. There are still some children but not as many as the other Atlantis hotels. An Atlantis vacation is not for those on a tight budget. If you can afford it I would highly recommend the splurge.

Awesome September Stay.
Brian C,
Mon Nov 27 06:05:10 EST 2017
This trip was to celebrate my wife's milestone birthday. We traveled with our daughter, 10. We stayed 6 nights, 7 days and it was an ideal length. This is a one of a kind trip for us. The trip was awesome. We had direct flights CLT - NAS. The flights, immigration, TSA was all a breeze. No issues. We booked through a travel agent and she saved us so much time and energy not having to worry about flights and stays and the 'what ifs' about traveling out of the country. The hotel, staff, all suited us and was excellent. They always had an answer to questions, opened doors, seemed to enjoy being there and were helpful. The hotel was impeccably quiet and clean. There was staff there 24/7. The Reef is away from the Royal Towers and it's really nice because you don't have the traffic and boat people in and out all the time. We had an ocean suite and it was superb. We loved the big balcony. The suite was the way to go. It had almost 1000 sqft and our daughter had her own room to sleep. I can't imagine a week vacation sleeping on a queen bed 3' away from each other. We had a full kitchen and it was great. There was this amazing button near the door. It was the 'Make Up Room' button. If you push it when you leave... the beds, towels, dishes all magically get taken care of. We are still trying to find the button back at home. We were only on the 3rd floor and most of our views were obstructed by the bread box covering the Cove. We went up to floor 20 and the views were amazing. It is scary high up. The views on the harbor side are great too. You can see when the boat cruise people are at port and that helps in planning around them. There is a nice stretch of the island you can see from that side of the building. The reef has its own private pool and there was almost never anyone in it. It closes at 6, exactly. The pools are amazingly clean and the landscaping and grounds are beautiful. The beach chairs at the luxury hotels are super nice. The Mayan Temple Pool is stupid busy but you can just set your stuff at Shark Bites or The Royal Baths next door and go from there. The private beach at the Reef is nice but the water is pretty much worthless because it's like 75% solid rock in the water. Now if you go to the Cove Beach or the west part of the Reef's beach it's great. The waves were great. The snorkeling was great in the evenings. We did go in between hurricanes and it was September and it was quiet throughout the resort. The pools/slides were great!! There were zero waits, as fast as you could climb it, you could go down it. A lot of the pool/waterpark staff was the only staff we came across that had no interest in their jobs or were having conversations that should not be had on the job. We did notice that Bahamians yell at each other even when they aren't mad. It's just the way they talk. Then they have to slow down for the Americans. It was funny on more than one occasion. The resort was so quiet that they closed the Starbucks in the Reef for 3 days. There were several tings that were closed due to occupancy, actually. They did a terrible job of letting us know what was closed, what was or wasn't going on. The huge Colonnade pool which was amazing... and closed the entire trip. Now, they did have life guards there... but it was closed. So, they had a lifeguard for... nobody. Unacceptable. Did you know that they have a Junkanoo parade in the Marina on Wed and Sat nights?? (And they cancel it depending on weather). It was a pain to walk and walk to a restaurant and then find it's closed especially after playing for hours and being exhausted. We did also have to call down every night for our complimentary waters, literally. The food on the resort was great. Most lunches and dinners were $35 for the 3 of us. Anywhere we went on the resort the food was fast and we ate different tings than in the US and it was excellent. Understand that it's the Bahamas and everything will naturally be 2x the price of the USA but still lower prices than Disney (which just gouges to do it). Make sure you use the shuttle service in between the hotels and yes, even with that it's a lot of walking. Note that the Atlantis is a lot like a mall. They own the property and then they have all sorts of companies running within their 'mall'. So, coming and goings of shops and attractions happens a lot. The trip was just amazing and the Reef was right for us. The Beach Tower was to bustling. The Royal was to touristy. The Cove was very glamorous, the Reef was quiet and provided for an amazing and relaxing trip.

The Dig and Aquarium
Karen J,
Sun Nov 26 19:59:21 EST 2017
Had a great tour with Christovia - what a great tour guide she was!!! My daughter and I enjoyed everything and learned lots. Thanks for a great time. Super great attitude and very knowledgeable. We hope to go back and stay next time.

Nice but not crazy good
HoodySF, San Francisco, California
Thu Nov 23 21:10:58 EST 2017
Just returned from a trip to Atlantis with another family. Stayed 3 nights at the Royal Tower and 3 nights at the Reef to try out both styles. At the Royal, we paid another $120/night to upgrade to a suite and it was well worth the money. Our friends didn't get the upgrade so it was easy to compare. Not only the suite was nicer, but it was close to 3 times bigger. The hotel itself is in nice shape with Vegas style construction. The rooms definitely had a little bit of wear and tear, but not deal breakers. Definitely not a 5 star hotel if that's what you were expecting. The pull-out sofa-bed was pretty junky, the dishwasher kept beeping for no reason, and the bed wasn't very comfortable. But the rest of the hotel was definitely a step up from the Royal Towers. The Reef Tower is at the far end of the property so it's a bit of a walk to get to restaurants and the water park. Water park you can walk to, but if you're eating in the Royal Towers or further, take the shuttle. The water slides are great for kids, but wait til your kids are over 48 inches. There are very limited slides for kids under 48, even if they're strong swimmers. Between the families, we had 2 kids that were 46 & 47 inches, and they were really disappointed that they couldn't go on a lot of the slides. 1 of which, the Jungle Slide, should have been a much lower height requirement. The water park is in good shape but the lines can get long. Especially when there are a lot of cruise ships in town, as one of the excursion packages is to Atlantis. The casino is nice if you like to gamble. Not huge, but decent size. It definitely caters to big betters. We gambled 5 out of 6 days, $25 min blackjack for 2hrs/night, and the only comp was a $25 food credit on my bill. The dealer said a lot of people complain, what's the point of even offering anything. Prior to going to Atlantis, I heard from lots of people that the food is outrageously expensive. I found that not to be the case. Poolside, it was either on par or cheaper than most resorts I've been to. We did try some of the nicer restaurants like Cafe Martinique. Pricing was what you would expect from that type of restaurant, although I would say the flavor wasn't what if should be. For regular food, you're not going to save any money by taking a cab into town. The Marina had some good places to eat as well and there's a liquor store across the street in a dive strip mall if you're looking to save money on adult beverages. The beaches are very nice. Excellent soft white sand and turquoise blue waters. Some of the beaches get hit harder by waves so pick appropriately. Snorkeling surprising was good on any of the beaches. The best beach was Paradise beach in front of the Reef & Cove towers. It's well protected so very calm waters but it's technically only for guests of those towers. Same goes for their corresponding pools, which have much nicer cushioned and canopied pool chairs. Cove pool is adults only. Make sure to check out "The Dig", their big walk-through aquarium. Some pretty cool sites in there. Overall the stay was nice and we plan on going back in 4 or 5 years, mostly because the travel time from the west coast is brutal. Hawaii is a much easier alternative.

howdog1243, Yonkers, New York
Wed Nov 22 13:40:42 EST 2017
Visited atlantis reef nov10-14 four families with 2 families with kids rooms service at the reef we’re excellent have stayed in all towers at the atlantis and was pleased with my stay at the reef a little far from village and casino to my liking though . Would recommend royal tower if you don’t like long walks, many of restaurants were closed or under renovations I think hotel should let you know on there website when taking the gourmet meal plan of closures, pools are great service around pools good the bars are great did find when going to kiosks for towels or bands attendants not as good or fast food kiosks for food the same feel management should improve these. Besides that a great vacation my 12th time returning and will be back , also to those going to coral tower pool was closed renovations being done so you may want to choose another tower

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