Atlantis - Harborside Resort
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Nothing better than starting your fall semester in the beautiful Bahamas at the Atlantis resort!
How has this resort rated in the past?
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- Wheelchair accessibility
The hotel was not as clean or well maintained as it could be. However my family and I enjoyed our visit.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAtlantis - Harborside Resort Paradise Island
Historical Traveler Reviews Atlantis - Harborside Resort Paradise Island
Having the Time of My Life @ Harborside
My parents own a TimeShare @ this resort area. I have to say that i've been on MANY vacations, but nothing comes close to this!!! Staying @ the haborside resort is the most relaxing thing that I have ever done.
The staff is soooo great!!!! Anytime you need something, they are always there on the spot. I come back every year with my family, and I have to say it is the one thing that I look forward to all year long!!!
Excellent vacation with toddlers
EXCELLENT!!!We just got back from our stay at Harborside Aug 10-16. We
We just returned from a weeklong stay at the Harborside on August 2, 2003 and had a great time!! My wife and I celebrated our 10th anniversary last year at the Atlantis (Coral Towers), where we spent our honeymoon at Merv Griffin's Paradise Island Resort and Casino. I wanted to look into a timeshare and this appeared to be the perfect opportunity. The Harborside staff were more than willing to offer us a viewing and we wound up purchasing a 2 bedroom premium villa.
We took 4 teenagers (ages 15-19) to the Harborside Resort. I was not sure how they would like it, but they loved the whole week. I brought a suitcase (boxes not allowed) of food with us including pancake mix and syrup. I ordered some groceries on the Harborside grocery list (on their website) so when we arrived I had milk, water, butter, bread etc.. waiting for us in our condo. It was great. Saved alot of money on food this way. It was interesting that your room key acts as a charge card to your room bill. This was nice because you do not have to carry cash while at the Atlantis resort. Some of the things we really enjoyed on our trip was the fish and chips, and a drink called The Maimi Vice, you could purchase at the beach food stands. Also, My family went on a snorkeling trip with Stuarts Cove company. It was only 35.00 each which we thought was a deal. My son went Scuba diving with Bahamas Divers, and said it was a really nice experience. My favorite activity was a dinner cruise on an old viking ship. It was a sunset dinner cruise. We went by an old lighthouse, and danced aboard ship. The food was delicous too. I think it was called Viking Dinner Cruise, but it is the only one, guest serivces at Harbor side will know which one it was.
This by far was the best vaction ever. Expect to have a great time. We were a family of 6 with 2 adults, 4 children (one was an infant at 9 months). We stayed in a one bedroom premium villa and added a crib for $10. Although we could have added a roll-away bed for $25 we got away with the pull out sofa and placeing the two living room chairs end to end which made a great bed for our 7 year old. We must have saved more than $600 by packing a large suitcase full of non-parishable food and taking it with us. When we checked in we walked down to the Hurricane Hole Shopping Plaza where there is a food store at the far end to buy milk($3.15 1/2 gal), eggs($2) butter($1.85), bread(1.99 for local loaf of white- & $4 for imported wheat) and bottled water ($2 gal). Eating out can be VERY expensive. Dinners go for $40 (adults) and $20 for children over 4. Breakfasts and lunches are a little less but still very expensive. The one time we ate out we went to the deli below the casino, sat down and fed the entire family for $60 which already included the 15% tip. We had cereal / eggs or pancakes in the morning and packed PB&J sandwhiches and snacks for lunch. Most of the time we came back in the evening and ate in our room.
We stayed a whole week and enjoyed every minute of it atHarborside, Atlantis. When we arrived the first day, we went to a localmarket for grocery's called Solomons, by taxi. When we got back to put ourgrocery's up, the refrigerator had quite. Harborside had it replaced within30 minutes with a brand new one. Excellent service. The buses do run fromthe Atlantis to Harborside about every ten minutes but we enjoyed the walk.It's only about 1/2 mile walk and there are alot of shops & restaurantson the way with very good eating. It's also cheaper than the Atlantis. Theunits at Harborside truly have everything that you need. A full equippedkitchen, stereo unit, t.v.'s, and washer/dryer. They are very nicelydecorated and very clean. The maid service only comes once though, anyextra maid service will be charged to your room. So you have to wash yourtowels daily. The exercise room is also very nice with up to dateequipment. The pools are nice, along with the hot tub. The whole area isnicely kept up and very clean. We mainly spent our time at the Atlantis. Itmet every expectation and even more! Truly a fantastic place and veryfamily orientated. The beaches are incrediable there. Alot of famous peoplestay here also. We saw Britney Spears, and a few NBA Players there. Therestaurants are also amazing but very expensive. Dinner is of course moreexpensive. Be prepared to pay $30.00 to $50.00 per meal, per person atdinner time. For lunch, we ate at the beach towers alot, at the Cave Grill.They offer the cheapest hamburger combo's. You can get 4 hamburgers, 2fries, & 4 drinks for $22.00, which is a bargain at the Atlantis. Wehad a family of four. The lunch area's next to the temple slides & playarea's are newer and more costly. The hamburgers do not come in combo's andare $10.00 a plate. They do offer there assistance in planning excursionsbut we prepaid before we left home. You get a bigger discount that way. Wedid the full-day powerboat trip to Exuma. They hand feed sharks &stingray's. Also the all you can eat bar, & lunch is very, very good. Iwould highly recommend this tour to anyone. Also we did a half daysnorkeling trip Stuart's Cove. The trip to get there by bus was about anhour but once we got to the south side, they had boats waiting to take yousnorkeling. It's a very good, professional excursion establishment. Therewas a small group on each boat, not to crowded and you get alot ofassistance. They take to snorkeling to two different reefs and my favoritepart was the third and last stop. They let you swim over the reef sharks!There must of been 20 to 30 of them swimming around the bottom feeders.Once we swam over them, we got back on the boat and they brought thefeeders to the surface and hand feed them from the boat. Thye must hav been5 to 6 ft. long sharks. The most incrediable experience if you likeexcitement. The cost is very reasonable as well, paying only $35.00 perperson.Well, there's our trip in a nut shell. We would do it again andprobally will. We have been to Mexico, Hawaii and now the Bahamas, and ourchoice will be the Bahamas!
Fool Me Once...
Where do I start? Atlantis Restort is absolutely gorgeous, but with gorgeous prices to boot. Expect less than caring staff, large crowds with huge lines for everything including the poolside restrooms and less than stellar food. If I wanted to pay $40 dollars for an overcooked filet, I would have gone to Lonestar -- at least I wouldn't have to pay $15 for a salad there. If anyone is thinking about visiting Atlantis, just go to the website for the highlights. Save your money.
Absolutely wonderful accomodations
The Harborside Resort at the Atlantis in Paradise Island is a fantastic vacation. You get to choose from the solitude of the Harborside pool deck or the activity packed Atlantis pools and beaches. All Atlantis access and activities are included in the resort experience. Crystal blue water, world class snorkeling and fishing. The nicest place we've ever been !
The Harborside Resort is adjacent to the main Atlantis property, just across the yacht harbor. It is a timeshare resort, but non-owners may rent as well. The spacious suites are beautifully decorated. The larger units have a full kitchen, full-size washer and dryer, a balcony and a huge master bedroom suite. The smaller units have a smaller kitchen, stacked washer/dryer, no balcony and a smaller master suite, but are still very nice. Both units have king-sized beds in the master and a sofabed in the family room. TV, VCR and stereo system are in each suite. You have full use of all Atlantis amenities. A shuttle leaves every few minutes for the 5 minute ride to Atlantis. You may also walk along the main road past the straw market, or (our favorite) walk along the yacht harbor and admire the amazing boats along the way.