The Reef Atlantis
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... ship was docking into Nassau (said like Nasa).
Day 3: Nassau, The Bahamas
An even earlier morning today. Up and excited to see that the ship was already along side as we rushed to gorge ourselves at breakfast in an attempt to string out when we would next have to find the kids some food. The Roper's had already left the ship and were off on their own adventures leaving the Davis' and us to tour Nassau together. After a walk up the main street and ...
... various options but you get the drift. Afterward we head back to the Solarium and both take a dip in the pool to cool off. We sunbathe for a while longer but the heat takes its toll and we retreat to our cabin for a while. I snooze whilst Peter heads off exploring and taking more pictures.
Tonight is the 2nd formal night and so we dress as penguins and head toward Vintages for a glass of wine and then to the main ...
Currently sitting in a hotel in Florida, looking back over the last month, wishing, more than anything I was back there. Work days are spend doing various tasks, we fix bikes, we fix boats... and we have call days, ships come in, and ships leave. Its when they leave though, thats when the islands at its very best. In the last month, I've spent my time off snorkelling at Pumpkin Rock, sailing to Sandy Point, biking around the island, and learning to ...
The following day was our last stop on the Bahamas, Nassau the archipelago's capital. We got off the boat and went exploring around the Old Town which included Forts Fincastle and Charlotte with their pirate lore, the Queen's staircase; 65 steps cut out of natural limestone by slaves in the late 18th century, the government buildings of Parliament Square, constructed in 1815, the Houses of Assembly, the old Colonial Secretary's Office ...
As we wake up to another blue sky day in the Bahamas, the forecast is for 30 degrees. We decide to order breakfast to our room and enjoy the sunny view from our balcony. We have one thing planned again today and that's to take it easy around the resort, swimming and enjoying the many water activities. After six hours straight in the water, we can feel the sun starting to burn us, so we leave the pools a little ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Reef Atlantis Paradise Island
I just got back and was in awe of the new Reef.
Yeah, the food is expensive, and the service isn't always the best, but it's the Bahamas, mon! Take it in stride, sit back and relax, and get ready to have a great time.
You know that you're in trouble when Starbucks food is the best deal in town.
We chose The Reef because it seemed like the logical choice with 3 kids (ages 5, 8, & 12), a sitter, and 2 other families with children and sitters. The rooms (our family had a one bedroom deluxe and an oceanview studio) were appointed nicely, but not as high scale as the Cove. We have stayed in the Cove, Royal Towers, and Harborside. The Cove is the best, in my opinion, but with the kids, I liked the idea of the refrigerator and the washer/dryer and Harborside is so far away from everything.
We stayed for 6 nights at The Reef in a one bedroom deluxe ocean suite.....here's the catch. Even though we were up on the 11th floor and did have an ocean view, you could never hear the ocean. They have generators on the rooftop of the Cove and their restaurant that continually make noise. We had to close our balconey doors at night to drown out the generator noise. It was such a ridiculous notion that you could spend $1500 a night to stay in such a great looking suite and end up with that. There were some general bugs to iron out but I turned out to be handy in that after 3 attempts to get staff to figure out why the washer/dryer combo unit was not working, I simply moved it away from the wall, plugged the unit in, and turned the water on myself. Also, housekeeping did not show up at all 3 of the days we stayed....I had to call them at 5:00 p.m. and then we had to shower while they were cleaning the room so that we could make our 6:00 dinner reservations. Good times. Also, be sure to carefully check your bill.....they tacked on 6 days of housekeeping fees even though I already paid that in the initial hotel booking price....double-dipping at its worst. This added on an additional $400.00 to our bill that we had management remove. Well, on a positive note, the staff directly at The Reef were very nice and tried to be accommodating. We stayed at The Royal Towers back in 1998 and vowed to never return after that treatment. Sol Kerzner group really trying to improve employees attitudes towards the tourists here. Staff was cheerful and smiling. Oh, one last thing. Dinner each night at the hotel's properties would run anywhere from $300.00 to $350.00. This is for a family of 2 adults/2 children. 1-2 appetizers, 4 entrees, 1-2 desserts and bottled water and maybe 1-2 glasses of wine. Pathetic. They have a trick in the restaurants when you order the bottled water-they don't ask you if you want another bottle. They continually come to your table and pour the bottle and then just open another and keep going. This would tack on another $20.00 to the bill. It became a joke to see how quick the waiter would come over to the table and top off the water glasses just so he could open another bottle. Keep on eye on that one!
My extended family stayed at The Reef over the Christmas holiday and had a great time.
We have just arrived from a 6 night, 7 day trip at the Reef Atlantis.
For a family with small children,. this was fabulous. The quality of the rioom was incredible. The kitchenette was really handy for feeding our small children. The location near the beaches and the pools was wonderful. The staff bent over backwards to help. The only downside is the price. If you're not staying too long, just go, because it really is fantastic....
Für eine Familie mit kleinen Kindern war es fantastisch. Die Qualität des Zimmers war unglaublich. Die Küchennische war echt praktisch, um das Essen für unsere kleinen Kinder zuzubereiten. Die Lage in der Nähe der Strände und Pools war wundervoll. Die Angestellten gaben sich allergrößte Mühe, um behilflich zu sein. Der einzige Nachteil ist der Preis. Wenn Sie nicht allzu lange bleiben, dann kommen Sie einfach hierher, da es echt fantastisch ist...
The initial feel of this hotel was "Did we make a mistake?" There where kids all over the place. I was waiting for Mickey Mouse or Dora the Explorer to come running through the lobby with balloons. Since I have no kids I could only think about the pools and attractions being filled with screaming and whining rich kids wanting their $15.00 ice cream.