The Royal at Atlantis

Nassau, Bahamas

Virgin rating

The hotel

Throwing you into the full Atlantis experience, The Royal is as legendary as the myths that inspired and infuse them. The architecture, the artwork, the adventures — each has a cheeky nod to the Lost City of Atlantis, but the well-dressed rooms and suites are a little less kitsch, coming with French or full balconies and views over the terraces, water, or harbour. Their spot on Atlantis Paradise Island puts you right by Atlantis Casino and at the heart of the world’s largest outdoor ‘marine habitat’ — with 14 lagoons and more than 50,000 aquatic residents, from sharks to barracuda. The island’s other fabled fun’s yours for the taking too, whether its experiencing rides or slides at the 141-acre Aquaventure waterscape; snorkelling the ‘ruins’ at Atlantis; or kicking back at one of its 21 restaurants and 19 bars.

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Hobie Cats
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Babysitting service
  • Kids Club
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Casino
  • Evening Entertainment

Where is it

Paradise Island is just across the harbour from Nassau, overlooking the beachfront. Transfer time from airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

The Royal — central to the myth of Atlantis — Atlantean-themed murals, décor and mosaics abound, it is here that the lost city comes to life! The Royal rooms features French balconies with terrace, harbour or water views. 1,083 rooms and 118 suites on 24 floors. All with air-conditioning, TV, alarm clock, tea/coffee makers, safe, hairdryer, mini-fridge*, iron and board and separate bathtub and shower. Royal Terrace View Rooms with inland views of the complex and resort, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Breakfast Only Dining Plan option: includes full American or continental breakfast daily at Murray's Delicatessen, Poseidon's Table or Olives.

Aqua Dining Plan option: includes buffet breakfast at Poseidon's Table, or full American or continental breakfast at Olive's, Plato's, Murray's Deli, Sun & Ice or The Point Restaurant and Bar. Dinner at Poseidon's Table, Virgil's BBQ, The Point Restaurant and Bar, Murray's Deli, Marina Pizzeria, The Village Burger Shack or Frankie Gone Bananas at Bimini Road. Dinner is 2-courses (apart from Poseidon's Table which is buffet and unlimited courses) and includes either starter and main, or main and dessert, and also includes coffee, tea, milk, fountain sodas and juices.

Please note: the above meal plans are available at a surcharge, an additional fee for all guests may apply to some menu items. Terms and conditions apply.

Please note: children under 6 years of age receive free Aqua Dining Plan when adult on the same booking purchases a dining plan. Children aged 7–11 years receive discounted rates when an adult on the same booking purchases a dining plan. Children aged 12–17 years are charged as per adult rates for dining plans. Complimentary children's dining plans will be the same as the plan purchased by the adult.

Please note: children under 11 years of age receive free Breakfast Only Dining Plan when an adult on the same booking purchases a dining plan. Children aged 12–17 years are charged as per adult rates for dining plans. Complimentary children's dining plans will be the same as the plan purchased by the adult.

Royal Harbour View Rooms with views of Atlantis Marina or Nassau Harbour, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Royal Water View Rooms with views of the waterscape, pool or ocean, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Two Bedroom Regal Family Suites with 1 king-size bed and 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 8 adults.

21 restaurants. Gourmet fine-dining from world-renowned chefs includes Nobu (Japanese cuisine), Fish by Chef Jose Andreas (fresh seafood), Chop Stix (Chinese cuisine), Bahamian Club (Traditional cuisine), Casa A'Angelo (Italian cuisine), Olive's (Mediterranean cuisine from renowned chef Todd English), Café Martinique (French-Asian fusion) and Seafire Steakhouse. Casual dining options include, Mosaic (Mediterranean cuisine), Poseidon's Table (buffet dining), Frankie Gone Bananas at Bimini Road (Caribbean cuisine), Carmine's (family-style dining), Virgil's BBQ, Murray's Deli, Lagoon Bar & Grill, The Village Burger Shack and The Point Restaurant & Bar (seafood, salads and steaks). An array of quick bites and snack huts offering pizza, sandwiches, salads, burgers, fish and chips, and ice cream. 19 bars and lounges including lobby bars, cocktail bars and pool bars.

Aura nightclub with VIP seating and bottle service. Joker’s Wild Comedy Club. CRUSH nightclub for teens (13–17 years old). Atlantis Kids Adventures (3-12 years). Casino. Atlantis Theatre.

141-acre waterscape including Aquaventure — with 4 thrilling water slides in the power tower, a 1-mile-long tidal wave river ride, Splashers, an interactive children’s pool, an activity pool overlooking Cove Beach and 20 swimming areas. Mayan Temple with 5 slides including a 60 ft drop into a shark-filled lagoon, a marina and the world's largest marine habitat, second only to Mother Nature. The Dig — an archaeological representation of Atlantis featuring artefacts, subterranean chambers, exhibits of exotic species and views into the 2-million-gallon Ruins Lagoon, tennis centre, fitness centre, Mandara Spa*, Climbers Rush, Gamers Reef arcade, The Library, non-motorised water sports and a nearby 18-hole championship golf course* designed by Tom Wieskopf. Enjoy an interactive and educational experience with Atlantis’ very own dolphins. Atlantis Kids Adventures (3-12 years).

Please note: various activities within the water park may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility.

Babysitting*. Beauty salon*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Duty-free shops, gift shops and designer boutiques. WiFi access up to 4 devices per room, Mail and postal service*, religious services and shuttle service around Atlantis. Fridge on request. The Marina Village at Atlantis is a quaint Bahamian marketplace offering shopping and dining opportunities around the marina at Atlantis. All rooms and suites include complimentary access to marine habitats and Aquaventure.

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Access to Aquaventure, a one-of-a-kind 141-acre waterscape - WiFi in guest rooms and lobby areas for up to four devices per room - Access to the fitness centre: up-to two guests per day, per room - Fitness centre access entitles guests to complimentary use of the cardio studio, universal and free weights only (tennis, fitness classes, and personal training sessions are not included) - Two reusable Souvenir Water Bottles per room and access to filtered water stations throughout the resort - In-room coffee, tea and Mini-fridge. Unlimited local phone calls - Unlimited access throughout your stay to The Dig, Predator Tunnel, and the largest open-air marine habit in the world with over 50,000 marine animals from 250 species -  Access to the Atlantis Movie Theatre - Free gaming lessons (upon request) - Resort shuttle service. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: dining attire guidelines exist for all restaurants.

Please note: child ages at this property are up to and including 11 years. This is applicable to the breakfast only dining plan and room occupancies.

Please note: this is a cashless hotel, only credit cards and room charges will be accepted.

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Jul 5, 2022 azadrecords Washington DC, District of Columbia

We have stayed at royal west towers three times and each time the quality of the room got worse. Best part of the 1br suite is the view and the size of the master bathtub. Other than those the rooms are comparable to 1960s horror movies. As you walk in the carpet is very dirty, the living room couch is super dirty, the faucets in the… Read more
We have stayed at royal west towers three times and each time the quality of the room got worse. Best part of the 1br suite is the view and the size of the master bathtub. Other than those the rooms are comparable to 1960s horror movies. As you walk in the carpet is very dirty, the living room couch is super dirty, the faucets in the bathrooms do not work, the toilets do not flush, slide doors separating the bedroom do not work and comes off the track. These rooms needs major overhaul if they are going to entice new clients Read less
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Jul 4, 2022 charlotte r Essex, United Kingdom

We came to Atlantis to celebrate a milestone birthday for 7 nights. Atlantis knew we were celebrating this birthday and we had come a long way, yet nothing was acknowledged in the room, not even a simple note on the bed, little touches that cost the hotel nothing but would be a nice welcome to guests. Food and drinks are so expensive we were… Read more
We came to Atlantis to celebrate a milestone birthday for 7 nights. Atlantis knew we were celebrating this birthday and we had come a long way, yet nothing was acknowledged in the room, not even a simple note on the bed, little touches that cost the hotel nothing but would be a nice welcome to guests. Food and drinks are so expensive we were shocked, a lot more expensive than Dubai Atlantis where we have stayed previously. Lunch for two of us was around 80 dollars, that’s one soft drink each and a wrap/sandwich nothing fancy, back home in the UK we would pay £15 max for this (19 dollars). Normally on a holiday we would have several cocktails and beers with meals but with tax and service charge added to everything on top of the over pricing worked out ridiculous. You can’t get a pint of beer here either it’s all small glasses from a can even from the Taproom, the beer glasses are tiny. We had to move room: as the hot water stopped working in our room and coffee machine was broken from the minute we checked in. The room we moved to was the same but quieter which was nice, until the last 2 days when a family checked in next door and their children had us awake at 6am with their screaming and playing. The hotel itself is lovely walking around. I think we expected it to be like Dubai Atlantis which it just isn’t, the water park doesn’t have as much to offer. Some of the staff are really lovely and some are not. There isn’t much to do in the evenings, we spent a-lot of time in marina village but every night gets boring and again your spending so much money to just get one drink. We also found it weird nowhere in the resort accepts cash, it’s either card or charge to the room. If you win money in the casino you can’t spend it on anything!! A tip we would pass on is behind marina village is a small outdoor shopping centre go to the grocery store there and get drinks and snacks there, we got a pack of 6 diet cokes for 6.75 dollars, in Atlantis you pay 3 dollars for one can plus tax! Also if you want to do the pig excursion don’t book through the hotel they quoted us 460 dollars each, we said we didn’t care which island we went to we just wanted to see the pigs. We ended up booking on viatour and paid 334 dollars for us both. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 10,000 for a weekend eating only at the buffet

Jul 4, 2022 akenis1994

We were 6 people staying 4 nights. The food is horrible and extremely expensive. There are so many other destinations in the Caribbean that offer quality food for the same price or even better. Restaurant Olive, 250.00 for 1 flatbread, 2 raviolis and chicken fingers. I am from Miami Florida. My city is not cheap, but certainly 10,000 to eat… Read more
We were 6 people staying 4 nights. The food is horrible and extremely expensive. There are so many other destinations in the Caribbean that offer quality food for the same price or even better. Restaurant Olive, 250.00 for 1 flatbread, 2 raviolis and chicken fingers. I am from Miami Florida. My city is not cheap, but certainly 10,000 to eat hospital food leaves a lot to be desired from this amazing arquitecture. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just ok, not worth the price paid

Jul 3, 2022 Jessica C

My group of 4 (2 Adults and 2 teens) had a fine time at Atlantis, but we would never go back. Our room was in the West Tower, which apparently has not been updated yet. The rooms are dingy and outdated. Carpets are stained, furniture and fixtures are old and worn, not the nice updated room I expected given the price paid for the stay. The… Read more
My group of 4 (2 Adults and 2 teens) had a fine time at Atlantis, but we would never go back. Our room was in the West Tower, which apparently has not been updated yet. The rooms are dingy and outdated. Carpets are stained, furniture and fixtures are old and worn, not the nice updated room I expected given the price paid for the stay. The customer service was inconsistent, but mostly not good. Restaurant and bar staff were typically inattentive. Food and beverages are EXPENSIVE. Our average lunch was over $100 (sandwiches and wraps, nothing fancy) and dinners were typically around $300 (again nothing overly extravagant) Be aware that there is a 15% gratuity charge tacked on to all bills in addition to the 10% VAT tax. The demographic of the hotel is mostly families with small children. There is no adults only area that you have access to while staying at the Royal, if you're looking for that, stay at the Cove (wish I had known). The beach and pools are nice, but everything is very spread out, we ended up walking about 9 miles each day. We enjoyed all of the marine habitats and the stingray feeding experience. Overall, given the price paid for the room and dining, this place was not worth it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great family experience

Jul 3, 2022 Denvergal1234 Denver, Colorado

We had a great family trip at Atlantis. It is a huge place and you can do something different every day! We also enjoyed some excursions off the premises, but you don't ever have to leave. Many dining options are also available. The lazy river and water slides were awesome.