The Royal at Atlantis

Bahamas, Caribbean

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

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Night Club
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

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.

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 12 oz bottles of water daily per room - In-room coffee and tea - Unlimited local phone calls - Access to the Atlantis Movie Theatre - Casino lessons - 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.

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Mar 27, 2020 PriscillaMo5 Tallahassee, Florida

I believe all know what they are signing up to when they book at such a massive hotel as Atlantis = good weather, not so healthy yet plentiful food, nice updated rooms, good views, mediocre customer service... all in all, I find this hotel to really deliver on what you believe you will get = a fun vacation, in a beautiful place, at a fair… Read more
I believe all know what they are signing up to when they book at such a massive hotel as Atlantis = good weather, not so healthy yet plentiful food, nice updated rooms, good views, mediocre customer service... all in all, I find this hotel to really deliver on what you believe you will get = a fun vacation, in a beautiful place, at a fair price. Twice I've been to Atlantis, and twice I've enjoyed myself and consider coming for a 3rd time. I always get spa treatments and enjoy them, I always go out of the property for dinners, and enjoy them. Read less
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Mar 23, 2020 Guyana57

We were told to move from Beach to ROYAL, due to low guests occupancy. The moving took half a day, only 1 bellman availabe to move luggages for guests, lengthy process at Royal in getting our suitcases to our rooms. Rooms had to be changed because we needed adjoining rooms. Room keys had to be changed several times before they worked. Water was… Read more
We were told to move from Beach to ROYAL, due to low guests occupancy. The moving took half a day, only 1 bellman availabe to move luggages for guests, lengthy process at Royal in getting our suitcases to our rooms. Rooms had to be changed because we needed adjoining rooms. Room keys had to be changed several times before they worked. Water was disconnected from 12 noon , until 5, , front desk were just non-chalant about the reason for the water interruption.Flood in the room next to ours, flooded our room, we had to put towels on the floor to absorb the water, stench was horrible. Read less
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Mar 19, 2020 C1299DZrichs

The Atlantis has something for everyone! Our housekeeper, Karen, was excellent. I stay at many hotels and they are very nice and have good housekeeping, but Karen topped them all. A spotless room every day! March 5-10, 2020.
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Mar 17, 2020 900josephz United States

After stepping off the plane, you are greeted with a warm welcome to this country. The locals treat their guests very kindly. Being on the 18th floor was a new experience cause most rooms in the Royal have sliding doors with a balcony. It was great to wake up every morning with a fresh breeze. Staying at one of the Atlantis resorts gives you free… Read more
After stepping off the plane, you are greeted with a warm welcome to this country. The locals treat their guests very kindly. Being on the 18th floor was a new experience cause most rooms in the Royal have sliding doors with a balcony. It was great to wake up every morning with a fresh breeze. Staying at one of the Atlantis resorts gives you free access to the water park. As an adventure myself, the Leap of Faith is a must. Face your fear of a highspeed slide as you slide through a tunnel filled with sharks. The best eateries are in Harbor Village. Try to avoid the high-end resturants, their food is alright. For families I would choose Murray's Deli. And for couples try Frankie Gone Bananas. The best time to go is in the off-season. Water may be a cold and you'll get more a chance for clouds/rain, but there are less people. For a real warm water experience try in mid-March. There is a lot to do on Paradise Island for both family/friends/kids/couples you name it. So a week is just enough in Paradise. The overall experience is relaxing. But do your research before you go. Know what activities you want to do before you go and have fun. Read less
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Mar 15, 2020 BruceChatwin Metuchen, NJ

We are a family of 6, two grandparents, two adults, two kids (8 and 12). I write very few reviews, but our experience was so sub-par that I've taken the time to share these thoughts, both for potential visitors and for the resort itself. I'm a hearty and non-fussy traveler, so for me to complain, it has to be bad. When we arrived, we were… Read more
We are a family of 6, two grandparents, two adults, two kids (8 and 12). I write very few reviews, but our experience was so sub-par that I've taken the time to share these thoughts, both for potential visitors and for the resort itself. I'm a hearty and non-fussy traveler, so for me to complain, it has to be bad. When we arrived, we were taken to our room in the Royal. This is no exaggeration, the room at your local Comfort Inn is likely nicer than the room we were in: ratty carpet, dated fixtures, lumpy pillows, etc. On day one, a pipe broke in an adjacent room, and the crew spent six hours trying to fix it. Then, for the next five days, the hallway smelled like a moldy sock. On the day where we finally cried Uncle, and decided to move our room, all the computer systems were down, so they could not make keys for new rooms. We would have spent four hours of our vacation making the change, so we sucked it up. When we checked out, we were given a nominal credit, and were told that "when the guests are gone, we'll be ripping out that carpet." Hey thanks! My mother in law, who stayed two doors down, had no hot water for three days, and enjoyed two toilet backups. This happens, of course, but the resort's response was abysmal. "We'll be right up!", to be followed by no one showing up, and no communication. Again, the Comfort Inn would have offered superior service. There were multiple times where we spent ten minutes on the phone trying to simply reach an operator. We were on the Trident Dining Plan. This cost a fortune, but the food and drinks at Atlantis cost a fortune, so be ready for this. Food was, on balance, good to excellent, but the service was comically slow. I understand the notion of "island time", but I often felt like I was living in a candid camera documentary testing our reactions to glacially slow service. The waterpark and beach were a joy for my kids, and there's tons of activity variety. The waterpark was a highlight: lots of different activities to keep two energetic rugrats busy, and the poolside situation was relaxing, if a little crowded. Be advised that hordes of cruise shippers are allowed to buy passes to us the Atlantis facilities, so there were some days where the lines for water rides were Disney-esque, and the joke around the pool was about the "Virus of the Seas" paying Atlantis a visit. There were also a few gross water spaces (the Abyss is the worst--trash and piss smell), and the lifeguards weren't wildly attentive. If you have a weak swimmer, keep an eye. Overall, the common spaces are beautiful and have good ambiance, but they can't cover up what is clearly a poorly managed resort. We will never come back. Read less