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Riu Palace vs. Atlantis Resort

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Riu Palace vs. Atlantis Resort

So me and my girlfriend are looking to vacation to Paradise Island in early January 2015. The Riu is a lot cheaper, we can stay for 7 nights for about 3,000 a night. Atlantis Coral Resort is more expensive at 3,400 for 4 nights, but i think first of all we will get bored after 7 nights. Also i think atlantis is a lot nicer of a resort with more to offer. If anyone has stayed at either or both of these resorts please give me your opinion.

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1. Re: Riu Palace vs. Atlantis Resort

The difference in price between the two amounts to the costs to run the water park at Atlantis. There really is no comparison between the two. Atlantis is a mega resort. The Riu is an all-inclusive hotel with one pool.

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2. Re: Riu Palace vs. Atlantis Resort

Remember everything comes at price at Atlantis, Everything is pricey, No meals are included.

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3. Re: Riu Palace vs. Atlantis Resort

Check out Redweek.com. You can get a 7 week rental at the Harborside at the Atlantis for a lot less then the coral towers and Harborside is a 1 Bedroom timeshare with Livingroom and kitchen. We just came home. We loved it!

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4. Re: Riu Palace vs. Atlantis Resort

just my opinion but staying at the Rui which looks very nice would be like staying at a hotel next to Disneyland

but not being allowed to enter the park. If you don't care about all the fun stuff

at Atlantis then you still have that beautiful beach to enjoy and yes ,a lot cheaper.

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5. Re: Riu Palace vs. Atlantis Resort

I was wondering the same thing. I can stay at The Riu with all of my food and drinks for the same price as Atlantis Beach Tower with no food and I was wondering which is the better option because I have never been to either. I was just wondering which was the better choice.

God bless!

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6. Re: Riu Palace vs. Atlantis Resort

If you stay at RIU, you DO NOT have access to the Atlantis resort. To me this is a no brainer. If I am in the Bahamas, I would only stay at the Atlantis. Have you checked out Redweek.com to see if there is anything at the harborside for the week you want to go? This is the Atlantis Timeshare that is at the Atlantis. We rented one through an owner in August. It was a 1 BR with a kitchen and it was $1500 for the week. You can get some great deals there.

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7. Re: Riu Palace vs. Atlantis Resort

That's not quite correct. There are public parts of Atlantis during the daytime (casino, shopping, marina village) and after 5pm or so the entire complex is open to the public.

There are also day passes available for $125 or so.

For me it's a no brainer to save money at the all inclusive, and enjoy Atlantis at nite, and buy a day pass for the waterpark for a day. That way you can save money AND get away from the crazy when you want to.

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8. Re: Riu Palace vs. Atlantis Resort

Post #7 is bang on!

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