Atlantis Harborside Resort A review of Atlantis - Harborside Resort
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.
Restaurants on Paradise Island, and especially at Atlantis, are quite expensive, so we brought a suitcase full of non-perishable food and bought a few items (milk, juice, lettuce) at the local grocery store. The kitchen in the unit is fully stocked with dishware and cookware. We saved a lot of money by feeding the kids cereal in the morning, ramen soup or mac & cheese in the afternoon. We also brought snack foods.
There is a nice play pool and kiddie area if you feel like taking a break from the huge-ness at Atlantis. There is a restaurant on the premises overlooking the water between Paradise Island and Nassau. It's expensive and we only bought croissants there a couple of times for breakfast. There are also a couple of shuffleboard courts.
The staff at Harborside tried very hard to make our stay enjoyable. They were very kind and helpful. We can't say that about most of the restaurant workers we came across. It seemed that since tip was included in the price, they didn't feel they needed to work to make our dining experience nice.
I can't say enough about our wonderful accommodations at Harborside. For the price, it's worth way more than what you get at the main Atlantis property and you still have access to all of the things that are great about Atlantis!
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