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All guests enjoy access to Atlantis' ample amenities
Meals at the resort's restaurants are expensive
Compared to the luxe Reef at Atlantis and the adults-only Cove at Atlantis, The Royal at Atlantis is the most kid-friendly branch of the Atlantis Bahamas properties, starting with one of the largest open-air marine habitats in the world (which resides in the lobby). Recent guests praised The Royal at Atlantis' rooms, which feature flat-screen high-definition TVs, 24-hour room service and French balconies that open to harbor or ocean views. But the best part about staying here is having access to Atlantis amenities like the 141-acre water park, one of the Caribbean's largest casinos, the Mandara Spa and an 18-hole golf course. Though there are 24 on-site restaurants, plus coffee shops, bars and lounges, previous visitors recommend going into Nassau (about 5 miles south of the property) for meals to avoid shelling out a pretty penny for pricey meals at the resort. Travelers can also cash in accrued Marriott Bonvoy points for stays here.
Paradise Island
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort and casino, 1201 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Ocean
Traditional, Modern



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews


When most people think of Atlantis, they immediately envision Royal Towers – the massive, pink, now-iconic structure that opened in 1998 and houses over 1,000 spacious rooms. It sits along a near-perfect (if it weren't for the vendors) stretch of beach in Paradise Island.



If you plan on spending your days riding the slides at Aquaventure and nights in the casino and the nightclub, then centrally located Royal Towers is the Atlantis hotel for you. While the cheaper Coral Towers and Beach Towers offer comfortable accommodations, this is the section of the hotel where you start to feel some luxury.



As the resort has expanded, accommodations within its central core are emerging as more affordable options. And of those units, the plushest lie within the Royal Towers – the tallest and most imaginative edifice in The Bahamas, replete with decorative seahorses, winged dragons, and huge conch shells sprouting from cornices and rooflines.



Atlantis takes travelers to a world beyond extraordinary. Rising magically from turquoise waters, Atlantis is a unique ocean-themed resort destination offering unparalleled entertainment and awe-inspiring recreations.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 8097 have reviewed the The Royal at Atlantis, Paradise Island, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 8097 reviews 4.0 (based on 8097 reviews)

Guest Rooms

All accommodations at The Royal at Atlantis feature bright Bahamian decor and French balconies that overlook the harbor or ocean. Standard guest rooms offer sitting areas with flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and safes. Upgraded suites include additional amenities like walk-in closets, dual sinks and separate bathtubs and walk-in showers.
  • Daily resort fee of $49.95 covers in-room Wi-Fi access
Nightly resort fee$52.95

Standard room size400 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Royal at Atlantis, located on the aptly named Paradise Island, is one of the most iconic properties in the Bahamas due to its inclusion in the Atlantis Bahamas resort complex. The expansive area is home to one of the world's largest outdoor aquariums, which starts in the resort's lobby. Though The Royal at Atlantis offers a central location near the resort's water park and casino, visitors can take the free Atlantis shuttle to get to other parts of the complex, which travels throughout the property every 30 minutes. For guests arriving by boat, Atlantis has a marina on-site. Valet and self-parking are also available for a fee. Nassau attractions like John Watling's Distillery and the Queen's Staircase sit within 4 miles of the property.
  • Less than 12 miles northeast of Lynden Pindling International Airport
  • Airport transfers can be arranged through the hotel for a fee; upgraded suites include airport shuttle service in rates
  • 24-hour valet parking ($16.75)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($16.75)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The Atlantis complex features 19 bars and lounges and 21 restaurants, all of which are available to The Royal at Atlantis guests. In-building dining options include the casual Poseidon's Table buffet with Mexican, Indian and Japanese stations, plus the lobby's Plato's lounge. Outside of The Royal at Atlantis, travelers have access to a variety of cuisines, including Chinese, Italian, Bahamian and American barbecue. Four of the resort's fine dining establishments – Olives, Nobu, Fish by José Andrés and Café Martinique – are celebrity chef outposts. The American, Italian-influenced Carmine's and Casa d'Angelo franchises also have Atlantis locations.
  • Reservations can be made up to three months prior to arrival for all fine dining restaurants
  • Restaurants accessible by resort shuttle
  • Children's menus available at nine dining venues
  • Optional meal plans (fees apply)
  • Grab-and-go venues include Ben & Jerry's, Starbucks and a pizzeria
  • Room service available 24 hours a day

Number of restaurants21

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Throughout Atlantis' Aquaventure Water Park, guests have access to 11 pools, including the Grotto Pool, which features two waterfalls, and a pool that connects to the resort's lazy river. At the Splashers kids pool, younger travelers can enjoy a Mayan-themed water playground, while the property's Ripples and Poseidon pools offer additional kid-friendly swimming options. Other water attractions include nine waterslides, two river rides, four beaches and Dolphin Cay, a marine wildlife area where guests can interact with various marine animals. Beach activities include snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking.
  • Pools open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m.
  • Closest pools to The Royal at Atlantis are Ripples and Royal Baths
  • Private cabanas available at several Atlantis pools (fees apply)
  • Charges apply for water sports equipment rentals
  • Fee-based Dolphin Cay offerings include dolphin, sea lion and stingray experiences
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


Guests staying at The Royal at Atlantis are within steps of the resort's Mandara Spa, which features traditional treatment rooms, a couples treatment suite and men's and women's lounges with separate wet areas. The spa's menu blends European and Balinese treatment styles and incorporates local Bahamian ingredients. Available treatments include body wraps and scrubs, facials, massages and hair and nail services. Prenatal massages, men's services and couples treatments are available as well, and in-room massages can be arranged for a fee.
  • Spa open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Each lounge has a hot and cold plunge pool, a sauna and a steam room
  • Bridal spa services

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Atlantis offers many family-centric amenities, including multiple restaurants with kid-friendly menus and three kids clubs: Sea Squirts (ages 3 to 6) Atlantis Kids Adventures (ages 7 to 12) and Crush Teen Nightclub (ages 13 to 17). Three kids pools, waterslides, a tube ride and a lazy river can be found within the resort's Aquaventure Water Park. A stuffed animal creation space, a pottery studio, a remote control race car track, a movie theater and a game room are also located on-site. And at Dolphin Cay, kids can participate in interactive marine animal programs for an additional fee. In-room CPR-certified babysitters are available as well.
  • Kids must be potty-trained to participate in Atlantis Kids Adventures programs
  • Babysitting fees vary depending on the time and number of children
  • Dolphin Cay activities include swimming with dolphins, trainer programs, snorkeling in Ruins Lagoon and interacting with sea lions
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


Guests staying in The Royal at Atlantis are within walking distance of Atlantis' fitness center. Open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., the 10,000-square-foot complex features a wellness area and two studios for fitness classes, plus a workout space with free weights and cardio and weight-training equipment. For outdoor exercise, travelers will find a lap pool and tennis and basketball courts. The fitness area also has a pro shop, where guests can arrange tennis lessons or rent tennis equipment.
  • Fitness center access covered by daily resort fee; charges apply for fitness classes
  • Offered fitness classes include Pilates, barre, yoga, spinning and aerobics
  • Personal training sessions available for a fee
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


Within Atlantis' conference center, business travelers will find a 50,000-square-foot ballroom, three boardrooms, dozens of individual meeting rooms and several hospitality suites. The resort's audiovisual production company provides all business services and equipment, and entertainment and catering arrangements can be made through the property's event planners. A business center with computers, printers and fax and copy machines is also available near the conference center.
  • Group specials
  • Largest ballroom can accommodate up to 5,300 people for a reception
  • Business functions can also take place at resort's beaches and pool decks

Number of meeting rooms47

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Travelers staying at The Royal at Atlantis have access to Atlantis' 18-hole, Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club Golf Course. Additional facilities include a golf academy, a restaurant and a pro shop. Club rentals and golf lessons can be arranged for a fee.
  • Golf packages
  • Green fees vary depending on date and time of day
  • Clubhouse Restaurant & Bar open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop


Atlantis hosts weddings, both intimate and grandiose. The resort has 65 event rooms, including five beach areas, the Spa Gardens, Stingray Falls and the Dig Deck, which overlooks Paradise Lagoon. Indoor options like Fathoms, which offers views of the property's underwater ruins, are also available. Couples can choose from six wedding packages. Two packages are designed for couples-only ceremonies, while other packages feature inclusions like photography services, live ceremony music, bridal spa services and resort credit. The resort's basic package includes an officiant, private airport transfers, an hour of photography services and bridal flowers.
  • Vow renewal, honeymoon and Indian wedding packages
  • Several catering menus available
  • Imperial Ballroom can seat 5,300 people for a reception and 3,500 for a banquet

Maximum wedding guest capacity5300

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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