The iconic pink building outfitted with castle-like turrets and spires that resemble the mythical Lost City of Atlantis, The Royal at Atlantis is the resort complex’s main hub and best-known section. Of the five sections, it’s probably the best for families and somewhere in the middle in terms of price and quality – more upscale than The Beach (Baa1) section, comparable to The Coral (A1) section, and not quite as luxurious as The Cove (Aa1) or The Reef (Aa2) sections. The greater Atlantis complex offers a plethora of highly unique amenities, including the world’s largest open-air marine habitat with over 250 marine species, a 141-acre water park called Aquaventure with the best waterslides in the Caribbean (including the iconic Mayan Temple’s Leap of Faith slide, the Serpent tube slide that goes through a lagoon filled with sharks and other marine life, and a river ride with rapids and waves), 11 exceptional swimming pools with waterfalls and features for both kids and adults, a lazy river, a spa with warm and cold plunge pools and steam and sauna rooms, a world class casino with 85 gaming tables and 700 slot machines, 21 restaurants with casual and fine dining plus 19 bars and lounges, an on-site movie theater, a nightclub, and a comedy club. The 10,000-square-foot fitness center has personal trainers, spin and yoga classes, locker rooms, and a lap pool. Other activities include top-notch live music and entertainment, a sea turtle release program, yacht and fishing charters, pottery classes, tennis (six courts), impressive on-site shopping, jet skiing, and excellent snorkeling and scuba diving. The Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club Golf Course down the street is one of the Caribbean’s top courses; it features alluring ocean vistas, numerous water hazards, challenging crosswinds, and an impressive seven holes that border the beach. The resort is not all-inclusive, but dining plans that include breakfast and dinner at some of the restaurants are available.
Everyone traveling to The Bahamas must obtain a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (swab) test taken no more than five days prior to the date of arrival. The day the test is taken is considered Day Zero. Test must return a negative result for entry into The Bahamas. Children 10 and under are not required to take a test. Negative PCR test results must be uploaded in order to complete a Bahamas Health Visa application, and must be presented upon arrival in The Bahamas.
For individuals returning to the United States, Atlantis will provide a total of two (2) free Rapid Antigen Tests per room for registered guests of The Royal, The Cove, The Reef and The Coral hotels. A minimum night stay is not required. Testing excludes Harborside Resort reservations, Reef Owner reservations and their guests, Marriott Bonvoy Redemption reservations, Marriott Associate reservations, and Caesar Gold Casino reservations. Rapid Antigen test cost: $20 (two free Rapid Antigen Tests per room for registered guests return travel to the United States). RT-PCR test cost: $165