Paradise Island Journals

An Illusion in Paradise

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A January 2005 trip to Paradise Island by smileygirl

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Quote: After hearing MANY wonderful things about Bahamas and the Harborside Resort, we were anxious to explore that dream ourselves. Sadly, our experience wasn't the same as others. In this journal, you will find out that sometimes even the best resorts have flaws, and not everything is as it seems...

An Illusion in Paradise

Overview

Paradise Island, Bahamas Photo, Paradise Island, Bahamas
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Our most memorable moment would have to be the first time we've laid eyes on The Atlantis. The structure is so beautiful and detailed, it's beyond amazing. The Atlantis is a vision to be admired with your own eyes. The other most impressionable moment would have to be the yachts lined up neatly at the dock. These monstrous-sized "ships" are a sight to behold. If you are staying at the Harborside resort or The Atlantis, rest assured, you will get your fair share of oohs and ahhs. Be prepared. You will stop and try to catch a glimpse of these magnificent beauties. Oh, those wishful dreams... Quick Tips: My advice is to simply to take your time and enjoy life. Don't rush around trying...Read More

Harborside at Atlantis

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Hotel | "Harborside Resort at Atlantis"

Harborside at Atlantis Photo, Paradise Island, Bahamas
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I’ll be honest. When we got back from Bahamas, I was extremely disappointed with our vacation experience. I didn’t want to share our ordeal with anyone because of all the past praises this resort has received. While I understand one person’s negative experience can hardly make an impact, I am hopeful that it will make a difference and more importantly, make you aware. Let me start out by saying Bahamas IS extremely beautiful. From the white sandy beaches, to the beautiful crystal blue ocean, it was perfect. We just knew it was going to be a vacation to remember for the rest of our lives. The only thing is… it’s not a fond memory. Check-in at the Harborside Resort wasn’t as smoot...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 19, 2005

Harborside at Atlantis
Paradise Island Bahamas
Paradise Island, Bahamas

Harborside at Atlantis

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Hotel | "Harborside Resort at Atlantis"

Harborside at Atlantis Photo, Paradise Island, Bahamas
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Best Things Nearby:The best thing near the Harborside Resort was, of course, the Atlantis. This resort’s location is wonderful for a nice, quiet getaway, yet close enough to where all the action is. If you want a combination of both, Harborside Resort will suit this need perfectly. The resort’s walkway to the Atlantis has been designed with comfort and roominess in mind. The path has been well taken care of and gives you several resting spots to admire the yachts looming over you. Best Things About the Resort:One of the best things about the resort is the location. This resort is perfectly situated for a nice, peaceful vacation, yet within walking distance to The A...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 21, 2005

Harborside at Atlantis
Paradise Island Bahamas
Paradise Island, Bahamas

The Point Poolside Restaurant & Bar

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Restaurant | "The Point Poolside Restaurant & Bar"

The Point Poolside Restaurant & Bar Photo, Paradise Island, Bahamas
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We had the opportunity to visit The Point Restaurant on our first day of arrival in the Bahamas. Naturally, we didn’t feel like doing much except getting our tummies full, relaxing, and getting ready to begin our wonderful adventure in Bahamas. The Point Restaurant is located onsite at the Harborside Resort, which is a wonderful convenience to those who don’t want to tackle the crowd at The Atlantis yet. Our first impression of the restaurant was positive. It’s located in a beautiful spot with glorious settings of the sun and the beautiful ocean. The Point projects a mixed bar/restaurant typed atmosphere. Upon entry, you have to wait to be seated. I’m not sure if reservations are...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 21, 2005

The Point Poolside Restaurant & Bar
Harborside Resort Villas
Paradise Island, Bahamas

The Dig

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Attraction

The Dig Photo, Paradise Island, Bahamas
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One of the nicest things about staying at the Harborside resort was the extra "perk" you receive. Only the Harborside resort and Atlantis guests are allowed to take advantage of the on-site activities free of charge. One of the activities we had the pleasure of experiencing was called The Dig. There were two attendants standing by making sure you were a guest at either of the places mentioned above. Some had arm bracelets; others had their room-key card. If you didn’t have either of these, you would have to pay an entrance fee. We had our room-key card handy and were allowed in without any qualms. The Dig is a very unique aquarium exhibit that guides you through an archeologica...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 21, 2005

The Dig
Atlantis Paradise Island
Paradise Island, Bahamas

Cove Beach

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Attraction

Cove Beach Photo, Paradise Island, Bahamas
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Prior to our visit to Bahamas, we were forewarned about the crowded beaches at the Atlantis. They told us only one beach came to mind that offered seclusion and privacy, and that was Cove Beach. Boy, were they right. We probably would have not found Cove Beach by ourselves if no one had told us about it. While this beach was right on the Atlantis premises, it was situated AWAY from all the hustle-and-bustle. You had to actually walk past the crowded pool area with the many people, chairs, and toys strewn all over the place. We had a destination in mind and that was Cove Beach. You see, we were on vacation and wanted to get away from it all. We wanted a secluded beach where all yo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 22, 2005

Cove Beach
Atlantis
Paradise Island, Bahamas