The Cove Atlantis Review

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1022 Family Reviews
1 Casino Drive , Paradise Island, Bahamas
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Editor’s Review of The Cove Atlantis

The Cove Atlantis is a dramatic departure from the trio of Disney-esque hotels that anchor the Atlantis Resort. Instead of looking to Orlando for its cues, The Cove looks due west 200 miles to Miami's South Beach. The vibe here is one of "tropical sophistication." The open-air lobby is constructed of dark teakwood with a Balinese feel, with sinuous metal sculptures filling alcoves, and a row of marble water treatments with changing neon lights setting the mood as day drifts into night. On weekend nights, the lobby is full of men in dark suits and young girls in cocktail dresses on their way to dinner or a night at the casino. During the day, meanwhile, the jet-set can be found poolside at Cain at Cove, an adults-only pool and mini-casino on the backside of the hotel complete with ... more cabanas and daybeds for lounging.

Despite the trendy vibe of The Cove, it excels at making families feel welcome. Guests think nothing of seeing towel-wrapped kids fresh from the waterslides sharing elevators with young partiers dressed to the nines. Part of that comes from the welcoming style of the staff, which seems to go out of its way to make everyone feel included with a "good morning" or "good evening" no matter who they are. The other key to that balance is the Cove's location, on the side of the Aquaventure Water Park closest to the Power Tower, ensuring that kids can easily find the action, even as the hotel itself is a stylish refuge surrounded by tropical gardens and koi ponds. Adding to the air of exclusivity, guests at the Cove can access any of the pools, waterslides, or aquariums of the rest of Atlantis, but guests of other hotels are not allowed at The Cove.

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Our Editor Loves
  • Private pool and beach
  • Close to Atlantis pools and waterslides
  • Balance between upscale refinement and family friendliness
Family Interests
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach
  • Golf
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Water Sports
  • Sailing
  • Water Parks
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Laundry Service
  • Meal Plan
  • Onsite Dining
  • Pool
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3drumm
The Cove was fantastic
Reviewed on 08/13/2011
We were under the impression that the Royal Towers were the nicest rooms overall at the Atlantis resort. So when my wife won a sales incentive trip to Atlantis, we wanted the Royal Towers. We were a little disappointed to learn ...
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The rooms at The Cove are a big step up from those available at the other hotels at Atlantis. Accommodations consist of some 600 suites that wrap guests in every luxury. Even the smallest suites feel spacious, with walk-in closets, and a tiered living area with plush king bed with Frette linens, sleeper sofa, and spacious bathroom with tub, shower and double vanities. The technology in these suites is also a step up, with two flat-screen HD TVs with Bose sound systems, and iPod docks on the night table. All suites also include spacious balconies overlooking the ocean or the pools.

For those seeking even more luxury, another four levels of suite accommodations include more living space, more balconies, more stunning views, and a more luxurious level of furnishings and amenities include soaker tubs and rainfall showers. Of course, the rooms at the Cove are also the most expensive in the resort.

Ocean Suites
Ocean Suites range between 672 and 784 square feet and provide an ocean or partial view of the ocean. Located on the first through third floors, the suites can accommodate four plus a child under 4 with a king bed and a sleeper sofa.

Deluxe Ocean Suites
Deluxe Ocean Suites range between 672 and 784 square feet, as well, and feature all ocean views. Located on floors 4 through 22, floors 20 through 22 have club access. Four people and a child under 4 can sleep with a king bed and sleeper sofa.

Azure Suites
Azure Suites are available as one- or two-bedroom with 1,198 or 1,958 square feet of space for four or eight people and one child under 4. All views are of the ocean. One-bedroom suites have a king bed and sleeper sofa in the living room with dining table for four, while a two-bedroom includes an additional bedroom with two queen beds.

Sapphire Suites
Sapphire Suites are available as one- or two-bedroom with 1,700 or 2,460 square feet of space for up to eight and one child under 4. All views are of the ocean. One-bedroom suites have a king bed with a sleeper sofa in the living room with dining table for six, while a two-bedroom includes an additional bedroom with two queen beds.

Presidential Suites
Presidential Suites are two suites on the top floor of The Voce with master bedrooms featuring king beds, a living room and 10-seat dining room, full kitchen, and one-and-a-half bathrooms.

Penthouse Suites
Penthouse Suites are either two-bedroom, 4,070-square-foot suites or three-bedroom, 4,830-square-foot suites that can accommodate six to 10, respectively, and one child under 4. Two master bedrooms feature oversized beds and the suite also includes a living area with sleeper sofa, 10-seat dining area, full kitchen and its own dedicated butler.

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