We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blue Lagoon to Atlantis- How to get there

T F
Hamilton, ON
5 posts
Save Topic
Blue Lagoon to Atlantis- How to get there

Hello

Our first time going to bahamas.

On saturday Morning we are doing the Blue Lagoon Swimming witht he dolphins.

From the blue Lagoon how can we get to Atlantis?

Is there a ferry or water taxi?

Is it free to walk around the Atlantis and explore?

here and there
Destination Expert
for Bahamas, New Providence Island, Paradise Island
Level Contributor
8,474 posts
44 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Blue Lagoon to Atlantis- How to get there

When returning from Blue Lagoon, make sure you are on the ferry back to Paradise Island Terminal (not the downtown wharf).

Atlantis is just a quick walk away.

As for Atlantis.. you are only allowed to walk around Marina Village (a few shops, johnny rockets, pizza and ice cream shop), which is located outside of the Atlatnis Hotel Property, but you are not allowed in the lobbies, or to explore the grounds without a day pass . Security will not allow you and will either escort you to the casino (no kids allowed) or back out the door.

If you are not looking to book a day pass ($70 for the beach/ $135 for the Aquapark), I would just stay on the ferry and take it back downtown.

Nassau, New...
Level Contributor
4,675 posts
55 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Blue Lagoon to Atlantis- How to get there

The boat over to Blue Lagoon leaves from the dock at Paradise Island. When you get back from swimming with the dolphins, all you need to do is walk over to Atlantis (you can't miss it) When done there, you can take a taxi back to your hotel.

Some areas are free to walk around -- the shops, the casino, the restaurants and Marina Village. You cannot walk around the pools, aquariums, beach, The Dig or waterparks. Some have lately posted that even the lobbies are now only for Atlantis guests.

T F
Hamilton, ON
5 posts
Save Reply
3. Re: Blue Lagoon to Atlantis- How to get there

Thanks for the information.

If we decided not to go and just took the ferry to downtown can we see Atlantis from the water on the way?

Also. Where is the port for the cruiseships? Is it located downtown?

Texas
Level Contributor
1,274 posts
9 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Blue Lagoon to Atlantis- How to get there

When we were there in July, no one was checking for keys or wristbands at the Coral Towers lounge. You can actually see some of the grounds from the lounge.We were Atlantis guests, but there were non-guests having drinks there. You will be asked to show a key or already have wristband on if you try to enter the pools and waterpark areas.

Nassau, New...
Level Contributor
4,675 posts
55 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Blue Lagoon to Atlantis- How to get there

Yes, if you take the ferry downtown, you will see Atlantis from the boat. Nassau Harbour has New Providence (Nassau) on one side and Paradise Island (Atlantis) on the other. The cruise ships are also in the harbour and right in the downtown area -- which is very compact.

here and there
Destination Expert
for Bahamas, New Providence Island, Paradise Island
Level Contributor
8,474 posts
44 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Blue Lagoon to Atlantis- How to get there

While it's true that you can get a drink in the coral tower lounge, the CT is NOT really very interesting. This part of the hotel is 40 years old, and shows it's age. It's not really part of where the action and 'designed to be part of the hotel.

This part of the hotel feels like any other holiday inn .. I wouldn't take a special trip to see it...

T F
Hamilton, ON
5 posts
Save Reply
7. Re: Blue Lagoon to Atlantis- How to get there

Thank you. If I am in Nassau and want to get to Paradise Island, How do you get over there.

What is the Cheapest way of getting over?

Thanks So Much.

Texas
Level Contributor
1,274 posts
9 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Blue Lagoon to Atlantis- How to get there

The water taxi is $4 pp each way , taxi (van) is the same. Water taxi's quit @ around 6p.m..

As for shopping in the Atlantis, you are not limited to the Marina Village. Crystal Court shops and the shops betwwen Coral and Beach towers are open to non Atlantis guests.

9. Re: Blue Lagoon to Atlantis- How to get there

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 16 December 2013, 01:19