Enjoy all the wonderful Atlantis amenities at a fraction of the cost! Harborside Resort at Atlantis provides a wealth of private amenities and pleasures, just steps from the villas. Many alluring and adventurous options exist in the area, including the world's largest marine habitat, a Mayan Temple water slide, an electrifying casino, international cuisine, exceptional facilities for sports and shopping, and salon and spa services. As a guest at Atlantis's Harborside Resort, you and your guests will have access to the water park, marine habitat and beaches. Call or email any time with any questions or to your stay.
We just returned from a week at Harborside. My wife and I took our son (14) and daughter (10). We had a great time. We got some great advice here on what to bring, ways to save money, etc., so I won't repeat it all here. Here are a few do's and don'ts from our experience.
Bring a large suitcase with as much non perishable food as you can. Bring bagels, chips, snacks, peanut butter, mac and cheese, coffee, coffee filters, canned tuna, cereal, snack bars, etc. We had a large roller that we packed full. It was almost empty upon return.
Take the daily shuttle from Harborside to the Super Value grocery store to buy cold goods. They are much cheaper there than at the resort or the small grocery store near the Marina Village. We bought deli lunch meat and cheese, bread, soda, condiments, fruit, frozen waffles and pizza, milk, OJ. The shuttle was $7 round trip and they gave you about an hour to shop. With the stuff we brought from home and the stuff from the grocery store, we ate all our breakfasts in the condo. About half of the time we made lunch and brought it to the pool area. Two nights we made dinner in the condo for the kids and my wife and I went out for dinner.
Buy a couple of value meals at the water park and KEEP THE CUPS. Everything is outrageously priced here, but if you keep your cups, you can get all the soda you like. The dispensers are self service.
Go to Carmines (Italian restaurant in the village) and Virgil's (BBQ in the Cove). Both are rather pricy, but have great service, and great food. Both are family style, so 1 or two entrees is enough for 2 adults and 2 kids. The frozen Margaritas at Virgils are awesome.
Take a snorkel or dive trip with Stuart Cove. They were very good. Saw lots of fish and many Caribbean reef sharks at the 3rd stop.
Definitely go on Leap of Faith and Abyss. Great slides. We love the rapids river as well.
Try to book you taxis in advance. If you don't, you get overcharged. We paid $50 on arrival and $60 on departure. If you book in advance, you can get better deals.
Try out the pool at the Harborside, It's very big, uncrowded and nice. A great change of pace from the madness of the Aquaventure
Don't eat at the Point restaurant at Harborside. Terrible service and mediocre food with a limited menu.
Don't go for a full 7 days if you can help it. 5 or 6 is plenty.
Love the Bahamas - especially Atlantis. It's crazy expensive but you know that going in. This past year the government decide that it wanted to suck more money out of tourist so they now added a 7.5% VAT tax to every purchase. That is on top of the automatic 15% gratuity that Atlantis adds. It's ridiculous so I have no intentions of going back. The Harborside Resort is a great option for families!
All the benefits of Atlantis while staying in a luxury condo! Transportation to the grocery store is available and full access to all that Atlantis has to offer is included in your stay!