What are the pools at the Atlantis like?

Old Sep 17th, 2002, 07:19 PM
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Vicki
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What are the pools at the Atlantis like?

Trying to decide whether to stay at Atlantis or Compass Point. Compass Point is beautiful but I do love pools. Does Atlantas have swim up bars? What is the "Lazy River" ride? Are the waterfalls a part of the landscape or can you swim under them or behind them. My boyfriend and I once went to a resort in Hawaii that had a winding lagoon pool with grottos behind waterfalls - very romantic!
Does Atlantis have this?
 
Old Sep 17th, 2002, 08:00 PM
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Hi Vicki,
You will find nothing like that at Atlantis-
No there are no swim up bars at Atlantis. The waterfalls are not part of the landscape no swimming under them. The "lazy River Ride" was a big disappointment. You sit in a tube and travel down a 3foot deep man made river that is blue like a pool. Theres nothing to see and 1 20 minute float was enough for me. The pools are big but noisy and very hard to get a lounge chair due to the neighboring Comfort Suite Guests access. The lines for the slides are very long, mostly kids. I actually got hurt on the Mayan Temple Slide. It's a big water park, like Typhoon Lagoon. Atlantis does not have anything even close to what you had in Hawaii. I was just there a few months ago, very disappointed and very expensive. I have read wonderful things on this forum about Compass Point, Pink Sands and The Ocean Club. Do a search for Compass Point, I have never been there but it sounds great! I also love pools, and I was very disappointed in the Atlantis pools regarding noise (lots of kids and families) crowding and lack of lounge chairs. I mean none, imaging going to the pool areas and not finding one place to lounge - all taken, with people waiting for them, there was the same situation at the beach! They are not landscaped like Hawaii - it is cemented all around due to all the slide activity.
 
Old Sep 18th, 2002, 04:29 AM
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Hello Vicki,

You can swim under the waterfalls in the pools at Atlantis. We just returned and swam under them.The pool adjacent to the Lazy River Ride has them with a view of some of the aquariums behind the waterfall. Adjacent to the Leap of Faith slide are some more that you can swim under as well. They are kinda shallow and may not be too romantic if there a many kids around. We loved them, quite relaxing. Atlantis was not very full when we were there, and was wonderful without the crowd.We did not see any swim up bars. The Lazy River is nice to relax when there are not hordes of people there. Good Luck with you trip research and have a great vacation!

Don
 
Old Sep 18th, 2002, 04:55 AM
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For a view of all the pools go to Atlantis.com, they have 360 views of all the pools so you can see for yourself (just add lots of people!)
 
Old Sep 18th, 2002, 08:37 AM
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Went in April and had no problems with finding chairs or overcrowding. The slides and rides are a lot of fun, but the waterfalls are not condusive to romance since there are many kids around. The pools close at dusk. There is no swim-up bar, but many bars and restaurants within the pool grounds. If it's in your price range, you could consider Ocean Club, since they also have access to Atlantis facilities, which are fabulous. O.C. is a more adult-oriented and romantic environment.
 
Old Sep 18th, 2002, 06:11 PM
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Thanks for the info! I would appreciate any other opinions.
 
Old Sep 25th, 2002, 09:13 PM
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By the sounds of your post, I think you'd like Compass Point much better. The pools at Atlantis are nice, but could be very crowded. I don't know what you think about free diving(snorkeling) in the ocean, but CP has a much better and more secluded beach and shallow waters to snorkel in and enjoy the ocean life. You may not find cement swimming pools very attractive after snorkeling in warm waters and see reef fish and reef critters 5 feet below you. Compass Point can provide you with this best kept secret. Robert
 
Old Oct 16th, 2002, 11:53 AM
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Compass Point is very small, trendy place. The pool is a nice photo op because of the colors, but nothing special as a pool (and it was cold in Feb). The people who had the most romantic time had staked out the pier.
Atlantis is a huge place and fun to visit, but not for any kind of authentic island time.
 
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