The typical advice to those contemplating a trip to the 141-acre Atlantis Bahamas Resort has been to book a stay at The Cove, the upscale hotel within a hotel at the sprawling water wonderland. But this month, the resort unveils the brand- new Coral at Atlantis, offering families an ultimate—and economical—option.
Here, a personal concierge is available to help you navigate the endless list of activities. Guest rooms offer a variety of games and tiny robes for the littlest visitors and in-room refrigerators can be prestocked—no more “hangry” meltdowns at check-in. Guests also have exclusive access to the cabana-lined pool featuring a swim-up bar serving kid-friendly cocktails.
A variety of immersive adventures give dolphin lovers the chance to spend time with the resort’s majestic creatures, many of whom were rescued during Hurricane Katrina. There is sunrise snorkeling, paddleboarding and glass bottom kayaking, all designed to let the dolphins do what they love—swim and play. (There are no tricks or posed photos.) Children too young to snorkel or kayak can “Rise and Shine with Dolphins” at 7 a.m. They’ll play beach games and splash in knee-deep water while the dolphins get ready for their day (experiences range from $25 for Rise and Shine to $85 for snorkeling).
The renovations are part of a larger overhaul of the entire Atlantis Bahamas Resort. The Beach Tower will soon offer all-inclusive stays and in July the Marina Village will be unveiled as a culinary destination, providing local chefs a platform to bring their cuisines to the resort. Rooms start at $329 per night. atlantisbahamas.com