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 have 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, flat-screen HDTV, WiFi access, alarm clock, tea/coffee makers, safe, hairdryer, mini-fridge*, iron and ironing board, and bathroom amenities.

Terrace View Rooms offer inland views of the complex and resort, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds sleeping maximum 4 people.

Casual Dining Plan option:includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at one of the following eateries: Breakfast: Murray’s Deli, Plato’s, Poseidon’s Table. Lunch: Aquaventure Quick Bites, Marina Pizzeria, McKenzie’s Conch Shack, Murray’s Deli, Plato’s, Shake Shack, Sip Sip. Dinner: Bimini Road, Marina Pizzeria, McKenzie’s Conch Shack, Silan, Poseidon’s Table, Shake Shack, Sip Sip, Sunset Point.

Please note:

  • Dining Plan includes drip coffee, tea, iced tea, lemonade, fountain soda, fruit punch, and juices (canned soda where applicable). It does not include alcoholic beverages, sports drinks, bottled water, and bottled beverages, which will be billed separately.
  • Complimentary beverage only included while dining at participating restaurants.

Gourmet Dining Plan option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at one of the following eateries: Breakfast: Murray’s Deli, Plato’s, Poseidon’s Table, Sun & Ice, Sunset Point, The Clubhouse and Frezca. Lunch: The Clubhouse, Aquaventure Quick Bites, Frezca, Marina Pizzeria, McKenzie’s Conch Shack, Murray’s Deli, Silan, Plato’s, Shake Shack, Sip Sip, Sun & Ice and Sunset Point. Dinner: Bimini Road, Carmine's, Chop Stix, Marina Pizzeria, McKenzie’s Conch Shack, Silan, Poseidon’s Table, SeaFire Steakhouse, Shake Shack, Sip Sip, Sunset Point.

 

For all new bookings from January 2024 there are new Dining Plans available.

Atlantis Breakfast Plan: includes one breakfast food item per person at participating venues. It includes a full breakfast buffet at Poseidon’s Table.

Breakfast

Murray’s Deli, Poseidon’s Table, Plato’s, Sun & Ice, Perch, Shake Shack, The Clubhouse, and Sea Glass (seasonal).

Atlantis Dining Plan (available to existing bookings only): dine at any of the 13 participating restaurants included on this plan and enjoy two casual meals and one snack per day.

Breakfast

- Murray’s Deli, Poseidon’s Table, Perch, Shake Shack.

Lunch

- Aquaventure Quick Bites, Marina Pizzeria, Murray’s Deli, Shake Shack, Silan by Alon Shaya, Sip Sip.

Dinner

- Marina Pizzeria, Murray’s Deli, Poseidon’s Table, Shake Shack, Village Burger Shack, Sip Sip.

Snacks

- Plato’s, Sun & Ice, McKenzie’s Conch Shack, Starbucks (excluding Marina Village).

The Dining Plan includes drip coffee, tea, iced tea, lemonade, fountain soda, fruit punch, boxed water, and juices (canned soda where applicable) during mealtimes. It does not include alcoholic beverages, sports drinks, bottled water, and bottled beverages.

Aqua Dining Plan option: includes a choice of two (2) meals per day. Each meal includes one (1) food item per person, except for at Marina Pizzeria where it includes two (2) slices of pizza and at Silan by Alon Shaya where it includes the Lunch Special.

Breakfast:

Murray’s Deli, Plato’s, Poseidon’s Table, Shake Shack, Sun & Ice.

Lunch:

Breakwaters Grill, Cascades Grill, Dolphin Cay Café, Mayan Cart, Pisces, Shark Bites, Triton’s Snack, Zero Entry, Coral Pool, Riverbend Café, Pita, Lagoon Bar & Grill, Shake Shack, FIELDTRIP*, Silan by Alon Shaya, Murray’s Deli, Marina Pizzeria, Sip Sip, Plato’s, McKenzie’ Conch Shack, Sun & Ice, Ben & Jerry’s.

Dinner:

Carmine’s, Bimini Road, Murray’s Deli, Village Burger Shack, Marina Pizzeria, Poseidon’s Table, Shake Shack, FIELDTRIP*, McKenzie’ Conch Shack, Sip Sip, Ben & Jerry’s, Plato’s, Sun & Ice, The Point*

Aqua Premium Dining Plan option: includes a choice of two (2) meals per day. Each meal includes one (1) food item per person, except for at Marina Pizzeria where it includes two (2) slices of pizza and at Silan by Alon Shaya where it includes the Lunch Special.

Breakfast:

Murray’s Deli, Plato’s, Poseidon’s Table, Shake Shack, Sun & Ice.

Lunch:

Breakwaters Grill, Cascades Grill, Dolphin Cay Café, Mayan Cart, Pisces, Shark Bites, Triton’s Snack, Zero Entry, Coral Pool, Riverbend Café, Pita, Lagoon Bar & Grill, Shake Shack, FIELDTRIP*, Silan by Alon Shaya, Murray’s Deli, Marina Pizzeria, Sip Sip, Plato’s, McKenzie’ Conch Shack, Sun & Ice, Ben & Jerry’s.

Dinner:

Chop Stix, Seafire Steakhouse, Silan by Alon Shaya, Carmine’s, Bimini Road, Murray’s Deli, Village Burger Shack, Marina Pizzeria, Poseidon’s Table, Shake Shack, FIELDTRIP*, McKenzie’ Conch Shack, Sip Sip, Ben & Jerry’s, Plato’s, Sun & Ice, The Point*.

*FIELDTRIP opening summer 2024. *The Point re-opening summer 2024.

**List of dining venues subject to change based on overall resort occupancy.

***Guest may dine at non-included restaurants at full cost.

The Dining Plan includes drip coffee, tea, iced tea, lemonade, fountain soda, fruit punch, and juices (canned soda where applicable) during mealtimes. It does not include alcoholic beverages, sports drinks, bottled water, and bottled beverages, which will be billed separately.

Room upgrades:

Harbour View Rooms offer views of Atlantis Marina or Nassau Harbour, with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds sleeping maximum 4 people.

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

Imperial Club Rooms are available with terrace, harbour or water views, and are located on the top floor with exclusive check-in at the sun lounge, featuring either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.

1 Bedroom Grand Suites feature ocean views, an expansive living/dining room, refrigerated service bar, and master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 people.

2 Bedroom Grand Suites are the same as above, with the addition of a connecting bedroom with 2 queen-size beds and an extra bathroom, sleeping maximum 8 people.

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), Silan (serving a Mediterranean inspired menu, for lunch and dinner), Café Martinique (French-Asian fusion) and Seafire Steakhouse. Casual dining options include, Mosaic (Mediterranean cuisine - reopening as Perch, serving à la breakfast), 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, Sunset Point (seafood, salads and steaks), Paranza (Italian cuisine), Shake Shack (American fast food). 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. Room service*. 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 indoor theatre and poolside movies - Weekly schedule of complimentary resort activities - 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 cards and room charges will be accepted.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Had fun but lessons learned

May 29, 2024 Nay M

My husband and I stayed at the Royal for a milestone birthday celebration. When I booked, Atlantis was running a special that included a $250 resort credit for our stay. We also decided to add the Atlantis Dining Plan to pre-pay for simple meals like breakfast and lunch. The plan included two casual meals (selected from breakfast, lunch and… Read more
My husband and I stayed at the Royal for a milestone birthday celebration. When I booked, Atlantis was running a special that included a $250 resort credit for our stay. We also decided to add the Atlantis Dining Plan to pre-pay for simple meals like breakfast and lunch. The plan included two casual meals (selected from breakfast, lunch and dinner options) and one snack. When I looked at our folio during our second day there, I noticed we were already carrying a balance - but I knew the $250 had not been fully utilized. I was confused as we only had one meal on the dining plan and one meal off the dining plan during our first day. I went to the front desk to inquire and it turned out that our dining plan meal had been added to our room charges. We were previously told that only the VAT and additional tips for dining plan meals would be added to our room charges. The front desk attendant then told us the their system defaulted to add all charges against the provided resort credit first and could not distinguish whether the charges were already covered under a pre-paid dining plan. That seemed odd to me because why offer something that you did not equip your system to handle? And if I had not inquired then we would have essentially double paid for the dining plan meals charged against the resort credit. We also noticed that one of the lunch options was listed as Aquaventure Quick Bites but we could not find it while we were at the waterpark. We found a place called Shark Bites and the employees there knew nothing about the dining plan but one employee offered to make a call to see if Shark Bites was covered under the dining plan. After about 20 mins, she returned and confirmed that yes, Shark Bites was included. Of course the next morning, our Shark Bites meal was fully charged to the room and I went to the front desk to get it corrected. The front desk attendant looked at the dining plan listing and said that Shark Bites was not listed and therefore not included. I recounted the entire process of getting the meal and also told her that Aquaventure Quick Bites does not exist in the waterpark - it was not even listed as being anywhere on the entire resort. The attendant begrudgingly removed the charge and said she would send it to her manager for approval. All that to say, please watch your charges if your sign up to pre-pay for anything. Something else that should be made a little more clear is that the 15% gratuity that is charged for every food transaction is not actually considered a tip by wait staff. The 15% is more akin to a service fee rather than a tip for your server. That amount is basically put into a pool to be distributed amongst dishwashers, hostess, servers, and etc. My husband and I thought that 15% went directly to whomever served us for meals or waited on us at Poseidon's Table but we noticed towards the end of our trip that the Poseidon's Table wait staff would not even come to our table after the initial greeting but continued to wait on other guest so attentively. We had been pegged as non-tippers and they basically considered it as a waste of time to get us refills or clear dirty dishes. Next time I will know to carry more cash to actually tip the servers. Read less
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May 29, 2024 Ladysantiago26

We absolutely enjoyed our stay! There is so much to do, kids had a blast, so many excursions to do- we will definitely be back but will stay longer then 3 days! The staff are friendly, the only critic is that the rooms need some maintenance- we stayed at the Royal.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating GREAT ESCAPE FROM YOUR REGULAR LIFE!!!! GO ONCE AND THEN AGAIN....

May 29, 2024 TravelerVino Bronx, New York

Staying at this hotel made us forget about all the hustle and bustle of NY life. We were able to unwind and relax. Each day was getting better and better. There are so many things to do. We are a family of 4 and it was a wonderful experience. We are planning our next trip already. There are indoor aquariums here in the Royal. The food is awesome… Read more
Staying at this hotel made us forget about all the hustle and bustle of NY life. We were able to unwind and relax. Each day was getting better and better. There are so many things to do. We are a family of 4 and it was a wonderful experience. We are planning our next trip already. There are indoor aquariums here in the Royal. The food is awesome and not too far away. The great thing is that everything is connected. There are many activities for adults and children alike. Ensure you opt for the food package BEFORE going to the location. It will save you lots of $$$ Read less
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May 29, 2024 JOY1967

We stayed at the Atlantis in May 2024 and the weather was great with perfect temps. We stayed in the upper floors with a view of the ocean and the waterscape. That was worth the extra money. The only disappointing thing was the food. It was very expensive for just OK food. Drinks were good. I recommend buying the refillable cup.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awful service, Disappointing food, Great water park and aquariums.

May 28, 2024 1TravellersReviews

Everything to do with management has become awful, like service and food. They still have a great waterpark though and aquarium. Just everything else was very disappointing.