Atlantis in the Bahamas...

Posted on: Sun, 10/24/2004 - 10:05pm
robinlp's picture
Joined: 05/14/2002 - 09:00

We are planning a trip to the Bahamas in January and will be staying at The Atlantis. I was wondering if anyone has stayed here in the past and has any advice related to PA? I will be contacting the Chef/Management Etc. as our trip approaches


Posted on: Mon, 10/25/2004 - 11:31am
mae's picture
Joined: 07/12/2002 - 09:00

Hi robin! We were in the Bahamas last January, and stayed at a private home - though we did take the kids on a day outing to was amazing!! [img][/img] ( And we went twice in the evening without kids! [img][/img])
DS is almost 10 and PA/TNA. We had wristbands, (basically a pass for the day to the pools, slides, etc). We brought some of our own snacks with us - but had lunch at a cafe near the main pool. DS had chicken fingers/fries - we mentioned his allergy - it didn't seem to be a problem. Good food!
Because we stayed at a home - we did some grocery shopping - a bit expensive, as it comes from Miami - but cereals, crackers, etc, that we knew were easy to find (we are in Canada , so labelling was different - but we had no problem).
We are booked to go again for a winter holiday - and can't wait!! Good luck with your research [img][/img]
[This message has been edited by mae (edited October 25, 2004).]

Posted on: Wed, 09/14/2005 - 10:55pm
buffalobeth's picture
Joined: 03/18/2002 - 09:00

Bumping - Anyone have anything to add to this? We're considering it for next year...thanks!

Posted on: Fri, 12/30/2005 - 1:19am
Life of Riley's picture
Joined: 11/19/2004 - 09:00

robinlp or buffalobeth ~ we've gone ourselves alone for a week at Atlantis ~ Royal towers ~ our first journey was w/no kids in tow so we did not inquire about food allergy related customer support at the 35 or so restaurants within Atlantis ~ now as it turns out we are scheduled for two more week long trips in the coming two years at this same destination ~
Because of the Discovery Channel Camp there as well as the other amazing learning and fun opportunities available we are strongly considering taking the kids ~ but it will be 21 mealtime stress in total ~ I found the cleanliness of the Royal Towers to be better than the Coral towers ~ we were intially with 4 other couples in the previous year and we snuck a peek inside the Coral tower rooms [being snoopy I guess] ~ nice but we liked the Royal towers elegance ~ and no sand in the carpeting in the main hallways ~ not a huge consideration with kids in tow as the Coral tower isn't more than a few levels and it would get us out and into the sand/lagoon/ocean/lazy river rides quicker ~ this year they are building another tower to the west of the Royal towers ~ so noise may be an issue in the Royal towers ~ the construction is significantly away from the Coral tower, so may opt for 'sand and kids' over 'elegance' this time around and stay in the Coral tower.
We did the typical day rental of mopeds, outdoor massages, midnight haunts of the tunnels and shopped the amazing market over the causeway in Nassau ~ ah I'm getting flashbacks of the fun we had ~ it will be the same gang of adults [4 couples] and we are all contimplating bringing the kids this round ~ I think most of the other couples are waiting on us to decide [due to the allergies it is never a snap decision on stuff like this] and then if our kids go then others will definitely bring theirs.
robinlp ~ did you find any specific restaurants that you found were better than others that handled nut and peanut allergies seriously ~ we want 'Disney' type service with the chef personnally handling the allergy meals ~ but would settle for being able simply to order 'off the menu' specific items that we knew would be cooked in a safe manner ~ did you encounter problems with any restaurants ~ was their level of caution to your expectations?
I guess the nearest hospital is across the causeway into Nassau ~ still mulling over bringing the kids along as well.
Please feel free to spill the beans on the good bad and ugly that you encountered relating to the restaurants handling these allergies. It will have a significant impact on whether to go it alone for the next two trips or embark on a family adventure.
Thank you!

Posted on: Sun, 02/05/2006 - 11:36pm
nadja's picture
Joined: 10/02/2001 - 09:00

Took a trip to the Atlantis Feb 2005 with my PA daughter. I thought they were great. I had a contact person prior to arrival, and she met us everynight at dinner to let us know she had spoken to the chef to reconfirm her PA.
Can't tell you what went on behind the scenes, but I was grateful that they were so interested in making it a safe experience.

Posted on: Fri, 03/31/2006 - 9:00am
Citymom's picture
Joined: 04/16/2001 - 09:00

just back from Atlantis and they did a fab. job...was in touch w/a chef prior and he emailed all other chefs and everyone knew about us. no prob. at any restaurant. they even went so far as to provide rolls that my son could eat. i gave them bread at lunch for his grilled cheeses. everyone couldn't have been nicer.


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