Nassau Journals

Atlantis, the Lost City: Found!

A March 1999 trip to Nassau by BeAdventureous!

Down Under Photo, Nassau, Bahamas More Photos
Quote: Enjoying the fresh conch salad being made while you watch on the beach at Atlantis, being mesmerized by the neon fish swimming amist jeweled draped vases as you sip umbrella drinks at the bar at Atlantis, & a massage under a cabana in front of the ocean waves at Atlantis!

Atlantis, the Lost City: Found!

Overview

Down Under Photo, Nassau, Bahamas
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The sealife at Atlantis in lagoons dispursed throughout the heavily landscaped property. The morning walk on the beach, through the tennis courts and gardens with the Atlantis guide. Sitting on the front porch of Greycliff with cocktails, listening to the piano man. Watching the very man who rolled cigars for Castro, roll one for you!

Quick Tips:

When you have found paradise, why go farther? Except for Greycliff, I wouln't venture a painted toenail off this exquisite property.

Best Way To Get Around:

There are water taxis which are fun, walking is do-able, or taxi cabs.

Atlantis Paradise Island Royal Tower

Best Of IgoUgo

Hotel | "Atlantis"

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The rooms are pretty average, but that is not why you choose this resort, it is the lavish property landscaped with tropical plants and artistically designed with lagoons filled with amazing sealife! Feed the sharks, pet the sea turtles, have a massage overlooking the ocean under a cabana, don''t miss the fresh conch salad made while you watch at the bar! Ride the lazy lagoon, the Mayan temple slide surrounded by sharks, or gamble the night away in the fabulous casino! The art and decor is simply elegent! The same designer did SunCity in Africa. Attention to detail is evident. Sip umbrella drinks, pretty potent, at the cave-like bar. Sanctuaries of neon fish, highlighted by black light, provide...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 2, 2001

Atlantis Paradise Island Royal Tower
PARADISE ISLAND
Nassau, Bahamas
+954 809-2705

Graycliff Restaurant

Restaurant | "Greycliff"

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From the moment you walk up to the front porch and the staff greets you, by kissing your hand so elegently, you know this will be a special experience. The wine cellar is bottomless, the piano player knows all the old ones, and the cigar-roller learned his profession in Cuba, doing the same thing for Castro! Walk out back! The pool/courtyard is charming. The cuisine is the best Nassau offers. But is the ambience that captures my heart. It smells of old money.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 2, 2001

Graycliff Restaurant
West Hill Street Graycliff Hotel
Nassau, Bahamas
+242 322 2796

The Poop Deck at Sandyport

Restaurant | "The Poop Deck at Sandy Point"

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The views and atmosphere is what one goes for, not the food, which is OK (the conch salad is good). It has a warmth and ease that makes for a great time! The service is typical 'no rush, mon.'

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 28, 2002

The Poop Deck at Sandyport
Sandyport Marina Village, West Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas
(242) 327-3325

Nassau Straw Market

Attraction | "The Straw Market"

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Be prepared to be harassed, it is part of the style. This is the place to get a few rasta braids or two. Take home some tee-shirts and local items. This is the kind of stuff that will eventually end up in your garage sale, not your estate sale! Once you've done it, it will be " been there, done that " for you. I really think you would be better served to stay on property at Atlantis and forget it. There is a GREAT passionfruit liquor that is hard to find that you REALLY should bring back, Marie Brazard, Mango Passion but it is made in France, the flavors maybe come from here?

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 2, 2001

Nassau Straw Market
Bay Street at the foot of Market Street
Nassau, Bahamas

The Clositers

Attraction

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Through the property located on the Ocean Club resort, past the pristine pool and to the right of the tennis court, up several stairs carpeted in moss, lies a beautiful garden oasis. Filled with bouginvilla, hybiscus, gardenias, pools of water lilies, and tiered up several flights cascading down a hillside lies a "secret" garden. Everytime we have been, we have had it all to ourselves. The views of the harbor are splendid. A statue of Mr. Vanderbilt, who built it, is right across from one of David Livingston, I presume??! There were life sized stone figurines of a woman sunning in the nude, mother and son playing, angelic chubby cherubs line the way to the culmination in a pillared architecture of int...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 28, 2002

The Clositers
Ocean Club Paradise Island Drive, New Providence Island,
Nassau, Bahamas
+242-322-7500

Updated Atlantis!

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Story/Tip

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Visted April 25-28, 2002 and we found a new even more improved resort! The towers are completed and exquisite and this time we stayed in a suite that overlooked the property on three sides! What a difference! More selection of restuarants, and a delightful spa. The food is much, much better, although the service is still lax, no hurry, be happy. The phones rings and rings before you can reach housekeeping or another room, get your own drinks at the bar if you thirst, it will be much much quicker! The BEST pina coladas, I have ever enjoyed are on this property. Breakfast buffet at the Marketplace was excellant, we particularly enjoyed the outside dining overlooking lagoons filled with parrotfish. Coffe...Read More