Top 9 Atlantis Vacation Tips and Tricks

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Atlantis Tips

Top 9 Atlantis Vacation Tips and Tricks

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Here are the top 9 expert tips you must know before going to the Atlantis!

  1. Transportation: TAXIS are readily available at the airport and the hotels but if you need CARSEATS or want to pre-arrange transportation contact SANDRA’S TAXI and TOURS. Sandy and her crew are amazing.  She has transportation available for small families or large groups.  She is extremely responsive via e-mail and reliable. Tell her Dana from Chicago sent you.
  2. Family Dining: For a casual dinner off property walk across the street to MARGARITAVILLE at ferry terminal.  Fun atmosphere with Jimmy Buffet music playing – I saw lots of families eating an early dinner here.  Hey, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!
  3. Beach Bums: My favorite beach is ATLANTIS BEACH WEST (closest to Coral and Royal Tower). Gorgeous water and beautiful sand.  Bring $30.00 cash to have “Famous Amos” set up an umbrella and 2 chairs.  There are plenty of chairs on the beach but if you want shade get the umbrella set up.
  4. Cocktails: We loved the fresh COCONUT DRINKS at Atlantis Beach West.  $10.00 for alcoholic drinks and $7.00 for non-alcoholic.   Bahama Mama or Pina Colada.  We loved the Pina Colada!  After we were done with the drink, the guy will chop the fresh coconut up and give it to you in a bag to eat – Yum!
  5. Authentic Dining: For an AUTHENTIC BAHAMIAN DINING experience take a taxi to the FISH FRY. About 15 minutes away by cab, this is where the locals go. It has become quite touristy but my local sources say the best spots are “Oh Andres” and Bruno’s.   Oh Andres has air conditioning and Bruno’s has a lovely balcony with great views.  Frankie’s Gone Bananas is also a favorite.
  6. Booze Cruise: I met several young people who loved the SANDY TOES BOOZE CRUISE. This can be set up at the Atlantis.   You can stop by the tour desk in the CORAL TOWER at the Atlantis to set up any tours and get brochures.  Sounded like a great excursion for college kids.
  7. Fitness: YOGA AND SPINNING classes are FREE at the Fitness center and the classes are amazing! My daughter and I did a 45 minute yoga class in a clean, nice studio with a great instructor.  Check your daily flyer for times.
  8. Kids Activity: A great activity for YOUNG CHILDREN (ages 3-6) is the SEA SQUIRTS. $42.00 for an hour (30 minutes in the water). Kids get to hand feed baby stingrays, baby sharks and fish.  Cute little activity and my clients have loved it!  Sign up at Dolphin Cay.
  9. Free Movies: There is a full size MOVIE THEATER at the Atlantis with first run movies and concessions. Movies are free! Several of my clients had their tweens go to the theater while they had an adult night out and hit the casino!  Win for everyone!

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Atlantis Tip Blog 2 | An Experts Food Guide to Making the Best of Your Family Trip

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Meal Planning Options:

To meal plan or not to meal plan – that is the big question.    I have several customers who swear that it saves them money and others who will not touch the meal plan.  The biggest benefit to the meal plan is knowing exactly what you will be spending on meals (not counting alcohol or lunch). The full Atlantis plan is $149 per adult, per day.  The other big benefit of the meal plan is that kids 6 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult meal plan.  So if you are a family with young kids and the kids will order the kids menu (and/or share some of your meal too) then you are in good shape.

If your kids normally order off an adult menu or you are not the type to have both a very large breakfast and very large dinner you may be better going a la carte.

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Atlantis Meal Planning Tip:

I have all the menus for all the restaurants so we can have in depth discussions on what is the best value for your family.    

Atlantis Resort Restaurants:

Lunch for my family was always at one of the 15 outdoor dining options.  We wished these pool food stands were open for dinner!   Everything we ordered from burgers to salads to wraps were fresh and tasty.   You don’t normally expect that from pool food but we have always been very happy with the poolside food at the Atlantis and most of my customers agree!   Portions are large and prices are reasonable.  The fresh fruit in the Bahamas is always amazing, in season and my favorite afternoon poolside snack.  They give you a huge bag of cut up fresh fruit for $9.00.  We all shared it – it was perfect.   We also loved the large Caesar wrap (fresh grilled chicken) and the Greek salad was huge with tons of feta cheese! The value meals range from $10.00 to $12.00 and come with a hamburger, hot dog or chicken strips – chips and a drink.

Soft Drink Tip:

The soft drinks are self serve so you can get one drink for $3.50 and refill your cup at all the soda stations throughout the whole day (we never actually did this because we were on the go and forgot but I kept saying I wanted to try and drink 10 diet cokes for $3.50).

Virgil’s BBQ and Carmines Restaurants:

virgilsVirgil’s BBQ and Carmines are two casual restaurants that offer family style dining.  (Entrées feed 3-4 people easily).  So if everyone in your family can agree on ordering an appetizer or salad and a huge plate of chicken or pasta or steak then family style dining is for you and I highly suggest these 2 restaurants.  Reservations are needed (I can make these in advance for you.  If you decide you want to cancel you may do so with the concierge as long as it is by 4 pm that day).

mosiacAtlantis Buffets:

My family is usually not “buffet” people but I must say we really liked the buffet options at the Atlantis (Marketplace at Royal Tower and Mosiac at the Cove). It is not a buffet line but rather different stations with tons of choices.  Mosiac is first class with a variety of fresh sushi, steak, shrimp, pasta stations, etc etc!  The Mosiac buffet is much nicer and more upscale than Marketplace and we were surprised it was only about $10.00 more.   We ate at Olives (a newer Atlantis restaurant –  a Todd English restaurant just like the one at the Bellagio Las Vegas) which was also excellent.  Great service, big martinis and pretty atmosphere.

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Atlantis Restaurant Tip: 

Olives SignAt Olives restaurant ask to eat outside on the patio or in the “birds eye view” area.  Both these spots are looking right at the huge yachts docked in the Marina.  Just being in the presence of these $100 million dollar yachts is makes you feel pretty fancy.

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Food delivery service – outside the Atlantis resort:

Several of my clients have used FoodStore2Go.com but this was my first time trying it myself.  FoodStore2Go is an online grocery store and delivery service that specializes in delivering to Atlantis vacationers. This service was amazing!  My husband and I figured we would place a small order for beverages and fruit and see how it worked out.  The minimum order is $50.00 and delivery is $9.00.  (I also tipped the driver $5.00).  Prices were reasonable.  A slight markup from a Bahamian grocery store but not much and with no hassle! I had advised people in the past that on the way to the resort your cab driver could stop at a local grocery store and you could go shop and stock up but this is 10 times easier. Convenience is everything to me!  We ordered a case of water ($19.00), 1 liter of Vodka ($14.00), 4 cans of Red Bull ($3.00 per can), a few cans of Cranberry juice ($1.49 each) and a 3 pound bag of small Gala apples ($8.49 for the bag).  You provide your airline info so the delivery driver knows when to meet you at the Atlantis (about an hour after your flight lands).  Right on time the delivery driver sent me a text telling me he was ready with my delivery whenever I was checked in and had my room number.

After I checked in I met the nice driver right outside the Royal Tower.  He unloaded my groceries and got a bellman to bring everything up to my room. Check out the food lists online – there is tons of stuff (most people I know order water, alcohol, mixers and snacks of all kinds).  Bottom line is this saved us a ton of money on alcohol by the pool (or a cocktail before dinner) and saved us on bottled water. We weren’t obsessive about this because it is vacation and we wanted to enjoy ordering and sitting at the pool bars with other vacationers but it was great to have this stuff in our room when we wanted it.  I highly recommend this delivery service!

Food Delivery Service Tips: 

Place your order and use a special code specifically for Dana Rubin Casino Services guests and receive $5.00 off your order.

Note: If you do not want to spend a minimum of $50.00 there is a small shopping center right across the street from the Coral Tower at the Atlantis (Picture).  There is a liquor store there, Dunkin Donuts and small grocery store.  I compared prices to my FoodStoretoGo list and they were about the same.  I saw several people lugging cases of water out of there but that’s not for me.  I much prefer the delivery service but wanted to share that this is an option also for you to save money at the resort.

 

 

 

 


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Kids Eat Free

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KIDS EAT FREE PROMOTION AT ATLANTIS, BAHAMAS!
Limited time only –  Must book by November 18th, 2014

(Not valid between November 25th – 30th or December 24th – January 4th, 2015 )
Offer is valid for children 11 years old and younger- Kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult dining plan. (adult plan is $89 per day for value plan and $139 per day for Atlantis full plan).

Valid on new bookings only for travel between now and December 31st, 2015.
“All in” pricing (room, hotel tax, Atlantis fees and booking fee to DRCS, Inc) for 2015 is $246.30 per night in Coral Tower and $272.70 per night in Royal Tower.

**Blackout dates do apply in 2015** – Rates are not valid Feb. 13th – 21st, March 6th – 16th, March 27th – April 13th, July 3rd – 7th, November 25th – 30th and December 24th – January 3rd, 2016.

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"Dana booked a trip for my family to the Atlantis. she was amazing. Dana planned every part of the trip. This left me more time to enjoy the experience with my kids. I will absolutely keep using her and recommend her to my family and friends. Thanks for a great trip." D.A.