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:
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.
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.
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 1882reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Great place to stay but lacks entertainment in the evenings.
Jul 04 2018
The was no entertainment in the evenings. You could walk to the Harbor, but to do that every night gets old. A couple of nights the was a small band playing at the harbor but no seating, just a couple of benches. You resort to going to the casino and spending more money. The 15% gratuity and an additional 7% VAT tax adds a lot to every meal/drink/ burger etc. For a family of 4 we ended up spending an additional $4000.00 in meals , food and drinks and we drank very little alcohol during our stay.
Customer Rating: 

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.
Customer Rating: 

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Don't do it!
Bob314, Zurich, Switzerland
Mon Apr 22 13:40:07 EDT 2019
OK, here is the deal: For USD 830, you get a glorified motel room with a kitchenette and a fighting chance. A fighting chance to get a tired chair with sun protection on the rather dirty beach or at the extremely crowded pool (if you put your towel on it before 8am) and a fighting chance to get a table at one of the dirty places where they sell burgers for USD 25 or a tropical fruit platter for USD 80(!) - but only if you bribe the guy at the entrance unless you want to wait for 45 minutes or more. If you try to get a table at Carmine's, one of the few places where you get decent food, they tell you that it is fully booked for the next three days. So you try to cook in your kitchenette but there is no pot and it takes the room service almost a day to provide one. Then you go to the sundry shop where you buy a pack of bagels (5pcs.) for USD 11 and a liter of water (the complementary water rarely makes it to the room) for USD 5.50. Then you bribe another guy and you get your table at Carmine's the same night. Don't get me wrong: I am not blaming the local staff. The cost of living on the Bahamas is extremely high and I doubt that they get decent wages. Given the masses of tourists trying to maximize their benefit in this Darwinist environment, the staff is remarkably relaxed and friendly. And then you ask them where all the tonnes of plastic waste is going, and they tell you that it all goes to a landfill where there are uncontrolled fires, to the detriment of the locals (read it up). Makes me want to throw up when I read all that blather about Atlantis' environmental initiatives. As to the dolphin program: I am no expert but it appeared to me that the program at the Land of Legends in Antalya showed more respect for the dolphins' welfare than the one at Atlantis which looked like a sequence of circus tricks to me. So don't go to the Atlantis. Resist your kids' pestering. It is a big shiny trap. I hope that at least the shareholders make a killing because if they don't, this resort has no point whatsoever.

First Impressions are everything
TwoMillionMiler, Fresno, California
Sun Apr 14 18:41:21 EDT 2019
We are Marriott Vacation Club members and generally stay at Marriott or Westin timeshares. So, that's the bar we had going in. The Reef, as a fractional ownership residence was expected to meet the same standard - at least for us. We had a two-bedroom Ocean Suite and another Studio. Six nights accomodations topped $15,000. That's expensive, but, expense is all about value for the dollar spent. So, when the oven was found to be dirty, the cooktop didn't work well (an hour to get a pot of water to boiling), and no ice - not even on our floor, and what, not even a kitchen towel, the first impression wasn't very good. I will say, the staff worked to correct what they could quickly. Still, if you're going to fork out better than $2K a night because you wanted a kitchen, you expect all to work. If I'd wanted just a suite, I'd gone to the Cove. The Reef has a great location - no doubt. The pool shared with the Cove is close to perfect (no crowds as found down at the Royal). The beach is outstanding. And, the overall service of the employees is very good. But, those first two days left us asking "why"? That became even more of sore spot when we couldn't use the washer/dryer that was locked up for owners only. We didn't even get a water refresh each day. This is all minor stuff that stands between a glowing recommendation and my caution. Perhaps our expectations were too high? We'd reseached high and low before we booked. The Reef is designed as a residence and commands a premium. I've no problem paying 15K a week, but, my expectation is that all will work, all will be clean, and that I'll leave saying, "Can't wait to come back". The Reef has alll of the potential, but for us, it fell short. Next year, we're heading to Marriott's K'olina in Hawaii, where we know what we'll get, which is a residence where the standards are what you'd expect in a vacation home. If the management wants to reach out, I'm more than willing to chat about this.

Atlantis vacation - something for all!
979leighh, Washington DC, District of Columbia
Sun Apr 14 07:03:57 EDT 2019
We recently stayed at the Reef for a week over spring break. 2 adults and 2 kids - 12 and 14 years old. We had a 2 bedroom harbor suite which worked very well for our family. The rooms are spacious, clean and well maintained and we liked being a little further away from the craziness of the Aquventure area. One caveat. I did find two items from previous guests when I was packing up. One in the bathroom cabinet and one under the bed. Check in was not smooth. We arrived close to 1:30 with rooms not ready. We booked through Expedia and our documentation stated 3:00 pm check in. Hotel said it was 4 pm. Multiple trips back and forth to front desk and we finally got into the rooms close to 5 pm. We were given a credit on our bill for $75 for the inconvenience, however. The beach was lovely and lounge chairs were challenging to get after 9:30 am but it was the height of spring break. My kids are at cascade grill almost everyday for standard burger and chicken fingers. I really liked Sip Sip at the Cove for their great salads. An easy walk from the reek. Other highlights included the new seafood restaurant by Jose Andres at the Cove and tapas at Seaglass. The restaurants at the marina were fine. Just nothing memorable. My 14 year old son did go to the teen club one night. “Crush” and he said it was fun. Other activity he really liked was playing basketball at thr open courts. My daughter was at the water park every day for hours and also did parasailing. Husband loved the spa and fitness center. He loved the yoga classes as well. All in all, everyone was happy with how they spent their days. Since we had a full kitchen, we had breakfast in the room most days as the line for Starbucks was ghastly. We had groceries delivered but you could easily buy everything you need at the convenience store in the reef lobby. I would return to this property or the cove if we go back to Atlantis!

Really fun, but needs a fair bit of help
andrewgprice, Tiburon, California
Sat Apr 13 14:15:17 EDT 2019
On balance, a fun place to visit. Great water park. Solid restaurants. Plenty of seating by the many pools, great gym, and big rooms. But there are a bunch of issues they need to address. Bad food at the pool, an utterly stupid wrist band system to access the pools, used bandaids by pools is pretty gross, WiFi and cell coverage are truly terrible. I think it's a place most families should visit, but the question is whether you'd come twice or more. I don't think so personally, until they tighten it up a bit.

Amazing stay with great service
juliewaldrop, Crestwood, Kentucky
Sat Apr 13 06:22:11 EDT 2019
Our first stay was at the Towers and we loved it but as the kids have gotten older we wanted something that wasn't as busy and The Reef was perfect. We stayed in a one bedroom Terrace Suite and it was huge. We were on the first floor so we had easy access to the beach and pool. It was quiet and within walking distance to many restaurants. Thankful for the Starbucks in the hotel. The staff was very friendly. We will be back.

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