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Paradise Island, Bahamas..... RIU or Atlantis.. Which would you choose?


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#1 MissBubbles205

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    Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:23 AM

    Good Morning Everyone,

     

    My FI and I are planning our DW for the Bahamas.. We are set on the Cloisters located at the One and Only Resort for our ceremony. So we def want to stay on Paradise Island.. We both love the Atlantis because it has soo much to do, but I am beginning to think an All-inclusive would be better for our guests as well as us. (Esp. with Atlantis' food prices, from what I have read)

     

    So my question is, if you've been to either or both of these resorts, what are your recommendations?

     

    I have also read today that anyone can go over to Atlantis to eat, shop or go the aquariums or Casino for no charge. But the water park does have a fee. (Does anyone know if this is true?. And if so, can you pay a fee to visit the water park for a day (Price?) or is this for Atlantis guests only?)

     



    #2 dominiqueamber

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      Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:08 AM

      I've heard depending on the size of your group you can get good rates for one of the less expensive towers in Atlantis, but they do charge you for everything. You can have access to everything if you stay at Comfort Inn on Paradise Island (but it's not all-inclusive). Everyone is allowed into Atlantis to look around, go to the shops, Casino and the main aquarium and also see the artifacts for no charge. You have to pay to use their exclusive beach and water park. You can purchase a day pass for about $100 per person if you are not staying there. I'm cheap and I wouldn't pay for it, there are less crowded free beaches like Cabbage Beach not that far from Cloisters. If your looking for water fun you can also do Sandy Toes or Blue Lagoon, private islands you take a boat to that has water activities and dolphins and a place to eat. Might be cool for your wedding group to do together. I haven't heard great things about the rooms at RIU. My guy says he drops people off there and if they can afford it they get back in the taxi and ask to be taken to a nice place. This girl was in two rooms and wrote a not so great review: http://www.bestdesti...as/reviews/5149 . I've gone to a lot of the hotels when looking for my group and checked prices if there are more your interested in just ask. If you do end up staying on Nassau it's really not that far away the difference is a dollar toll fee to go over the bridge. You can also try VBRO.com if you'd like to rent a house for your group on Paradise Island right next to Cloisters (or anywhere else)

       

      Originally Posted by MissBubbles205 

      Good Morning Everyone,

       

      My FI and I are planning our DW for the Bahamas.. We are set on the Cloisters located at the One and Only Resort for our ceremony. So we def want to stay on Paradise Island.. We both love the Atlantis because it has soo much to do, but I am beginning to think an All-inclusive would be better for our guests as well as us. (Esp. with Atlantis' food prices, from what I have read)

       

      So my question is, if you've been to either or both of these resorts, what are your recommendations?

       

      I have also read today that anyone can go over to Atlantis to eat, shop or go the aquariums or Casino for no charge. But the water park does have a fee. (Does anyone know if this is true?. And if so, can you pay a fee to visit the water park for a day (Price?) or is this for Atlantis guests only?)

       



       






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