We just came back from the staying at the Royal Towers - Atlantis. We were there for March Break 16 - 20th. We were happy we decided to stay at the Royal Towers, it is centrally located to everything. The rooms are basic - which I knew. We spent very little time in our room so it was not an issue. We were travelling with our 11 year old daughter.
The best time to go on the slides is when they first open at 10:00 a.m. The other ideal time is from 6:00 - 7:00 which is just before they close. The pool near the "Leap of Faith" slide is heated. It is busy to get chairs but we have experienced worse when we have gone to Mexico. If you are there by 8 or 8:30 you shouldn't have a problem. "The Current" is fun but you do have to be careful; there are rocks and it runs quite quickly. Make sure you get a tube that is well filled with air. My daughter had a tube that was not completely filled and she scraped her back on the rocks.
The Dig is in the lobby of the Royal Towers and definately worth seeing. We talked to a few people that had not made their way over to the Marina Village. Its not far and definately worth the walk. Johnny Rockets is a great place for lunch.
We did the Gourmet Meal Plan - which we loved!!! You can make your dinner reservations 45 days before you go. We ate at Mesa Grill, Seafire Steakhouse, Bahamian Place and Cafe Martinque. The food was fabulous. Even though the meal plan is expensive it is well worth it! You were able to order a appetizer, soup/salad main course and a dessert. There is a children's menu which offeres good choices including steak which was excellent. Cafe Martinque you are given a credit of $55.00 per person/$25.00 for children to put towards the dinner. We spent an additional $60 or $70 per night on wine and side orders. Every morning we ate in the Market Place which is located in the Royal Towers. It is a huge buffet with everything you can imagine.
My daughter and I also did the 'Deep Swim" at Dolpfin Cay. I wasn't sure whether it would be worth because of reading some of the reviews. The experience took about 11/2 hours in all. You watched a short video at the beginning that was interesting. We then did the dolphin push across the lagoon, took motorized scooters to follow the dolphins and then was able to get pictures kissing, and petting the dolphin. We are very glad we signed up for this once in a lifetime experience.
We had a wonderful time at Atlantis - you can't help but be a kid again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal is the icon of Atlantis featuring the awe-inspiring mythology of the Lost City of Atlantis risen from the sea. From the artwork to the experiences, a stay at The Royal is larger than life, with intimate proximity to the world’s largest open air marine habitat situated at its center and the famed Atlantis casino by its side. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Atlantis - Royal Towers Hotel Paradise Island
- Atlantis Royal Hotel
- Atlantis Royal Paradise Island
- Atlantis Paradise Island Royal Towers
- Royal Towers Atlantis
- Royal Towers Of Atlantis
- The Royal At Atlantis Bahamas/Paradise Island