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 guestrooms 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.

Casual Dining Plan option: includes buffet breakfast at Poseidon's Table, or full American or continental breakfast at Olive's, Plato's, Murray's Deli or Sun & Ice. 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.

Gourmet 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, Mosaic, Virgil's BBQ, The Point Restaurant and Bar, Murray's Deli, Marina Pizzeria, The Village Burger Shack, Frankie Gone Bananas at Bimini Road, Carmine's, Olive's, Bahamian Club, Chop Stix, Casa D'Angelo or Seafire Steakhouse. Dinner is 3-courses (apart from Poseidon's Table which is buffet and unlimited courses) and includes either starter/soup/salad plus 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 Casual or Gourmet 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.

Rating summary

  • Location Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Sleep Quality Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Rooms Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Service Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Value Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Cleanliness Image of the Tripadvisor rating

Traveller rating

  • Excellent (2987)
  • Very good (2192)
  • Average (1154)
  • Poor (692)
  • Terrible (707)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating HORRIBLE SERVICE.

Jul 15, 2019 rockw721 Holly Hill, Florida

I don’t even know where to begin. First you have to walk a quarter-mile to get anywhere. The signage is terrible. We requested that they clean our room twice and they ask us to leave at 7:30 in the evening they would clean it and we got back at 10 and they still hadn’t done it. This is one of those places that shows they just really don’t give a… Read more
I don’t even know where to begin. First you have to walk a quarter-mile to get anywhere. The signage is terrible. We requested that they clean our room twice and they ask us to leave at 7:30 in the evening they would clean it and we got back at 10 and they still hadn’t done it. This is one of those places that shows they just really don’t give a crap. It’s deteriorating. The top of one of the slides stunk terrible and we looked over and there was rotten trash stuck all against the wall. No towels at the towel stands. Enough chairs for 50 people and hundreds wanting them. Many restaurants close at 5? Pools and all water park closes at 7. If you ask a question, you get 12 different answers. They couldn’t even tell us where to get wrist bands which we later, after literally walking 2 miles, discovered we didn’t even need them. That’s when I finally went berserk. Also, you can’t drink the water, so they will sell you small bottles for 5 dollars a piece. We went to a local store and bought cases, because the small store downstairs never had water. It’s like Gunsmoke. You’d shoot a person for a canteeen. 😂😂😂. We went and tried to find family food last night and all of the restaurants were either closed or required fancy dress. We finally saw an arrow pointing to a pizzeria and we found ourselves out in a parking lot with no further signage. After another 20 minutes we discovered the pizza place with a line clear down the sidewalk that would take an hour and a half to get through. Every time we asked for information, they either didn’t know or the info was wrong. They did offer to give us a tour that will take us to some island to swim with pigs and it was only $2000. I can do that for free back on farm. But I don’t want to! I hate this place. Long lines everywhere. Never again. I’ve been a lot of places and this is one of the worst. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing trip and fab memories

Jul 15, 2019 srh919

We had a great memorable experience at Atlantis. I only went back to the Bahamas because of Atlantis and I must say, I was so impressed. I loved the friendliness, efficiency of staff. The activities at Dolphin Cay were amazing.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Still the Best in the Bahamas

Jul 14, 2019 DJ F

We have been to the Atlantis before and keep returning year after year. There is no better place in the Bahamas for a family vacation. The staff at the Atlantis always has a smile and a warm greeting. We were checked in by a young lady named Bryttany Roberts who immediately impressed us by upgrading our room to a fabulous water view. We had seen… Read more
We have been to the Atlantis before and keep returning year after year. There is no better place in the Bahamas for a family vacation. The staff at the Atlantis always has a smile and a warm greeting. We were checked in by a young lady named Bryttany Roberts who immediately impressed us by upgrading our room to a fabulous water view. We had seen other reviews about rude people at the Atlantis but we have been there several times and have yet to encounter these people. The staff has always been friendly and accommodating. The lazy river, dolphin habitat, beaches, lagoons, the dig, the aquariums, the rope bridge, the tunnels, the casino, Marina Village (Especially Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream), and the slides are just a few things to do. The only negative about the Atlantis is the price for meals. The buffet is $38 a person just for breakfast. For a family of four you are looking at $160 for one meal. We have learned to walk through the Marina Village and cross the street to Anthony's. It is a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We ate there every day and breakfast for four will only cost you around $75 and that includes the VAT and 15% Tip. Stay at the Atlantis for all there is to do but eat at Anthony's to save your money for the Dolphin Habitat and Casino. To our family the Atlantis is the Best in the Bahamas. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Horrible- stay somewhere else-!

Jul 14, 2019 YoliTeresa Washington DC, District of Columbia

The overview is that you will feel completely on welcome bye everyone in the Bahamas including the people that are paid to make you feel welcome! And to add insult to injury you will pay exorbitantly for it. A bagel and coffee is $30. If you're going for the pools and the activities there's a lot of them and they're all very dirty. Band-Aids… Read more
The overview is that you will feel completely on welcome bye everyone in the Bahamas including the people that are paid to make you feel welcome! And to add insult to injury you will pay exorbitantly for it. A bagel and coffee is $30. If you're going for the pools and the activities there's a lot of them and they're all very dirty. Band-Aids everywhere and straws all over the beach because they allow external drink sellers on their Beach NH one of those drinks has a plastic straw. I need to add that my husband is handicapped and one of the lifeguards was mocking and imitating him as he walked! It's something this this disrespectful happens to you do not expect anyone from the resort to apologize or be at all helpful. please trust me when I tell you stay away, stay at the Baha Mar or at another place Dash the Atlantis is totally overrated and completely awful. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Property, Highly Recommend but some lessons learned

Jul 14, 2019 TonyA766 San Antonio, Texas

Let me just start with a statement you likely already know, the property is amazingly beautiful, well kept up with lots of: area to walk, scenery to take in, water activities and beautiful beach. My wife and I stayed in the Royal tower while some other family stayed in Beach Tower. We were able to walk over to each other's towers either… Read more
Let me just start with a statement you likely already know, the property is amazingly beautiful, well kept up with lots of: area to walk, scenery to take in, water activities and beautiful beach. My wife and I stayed in the Royal tower while some other family stayed in Beach Tower. We were able to walk over to each other's towers either outside or inside. A nice walk either way expect inside requires walking through the smokey smelling casino. We were on the 7th floor in the Royal Tower which provided phenomenal views. Our room was nice but nothing special. We did have a coffee maker which several reviews stated the hotel does not have. There are also a few Starbucks on the property. You are also within walking distance of Margaritaville for another dining opportunity. Lessons learned: - You use your room key as your payment method (like a cruise ship). We liked this feature however, highly recommend you keep your receipts (and keep them dry). When we checked out, we 'felt' we had a few more charges than we recognized but because we didn't keep all receipts or keep them dry (went into the water with them in our pockets), we didn't challenge the bill and we paid all charges. - A 15% gratuity is auto added to each charge. We didn't notice this and added a tip on the first couple bills, thus leaving a couple very nice tips. Our fault for not looking closer right away. - Our room only had the beverage refrigerator (with the weight sensor technology so if you use anything, it will be auto billed). On our last evening we had a few leftovers from dinner. That fridg had one empty shelf at the top so we placed our leftovers there. The next morning we went to grab our leftovers and found because it was the morning we were going to check out, the fridg auto locked. I am sure the hotel would have opened but we just informed them of the food when we checked out so they could pull out prior to them or the next guest being surprised if the room wasn't occupied right away. - Lastly, don't forget about the daily resort charge ~$57 per person. We were out on the property each day so didn't look to see if there was a way to not pay that if you were going to be doing something else for the full day. That fee adds up so if you didn't pre-pay, be prepared. Read less