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Things to Do:
-Shark Slide
-Swin with Dolphins (NOT onsite)
-Marine Habitat (Aquarium & Scheduled Events like feeding sharks or petting stingrays etc.)
-Comedy Show (Jokers Wild)
-Movie Theatre
-Golf, Tennis
-Casino
-Boat Rental
-Water Sports
-Snorkel or Scuba
-Spa

Hotels:
Atlantis:
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-Beach Tower
-Coral Towers
-Royal Towers
-The Reef
-The Cove

Other:
-Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
-One & Only Ocean Club
-Sandals Royal Bahamian
-SLS Baha Mar (Opening Fall 2017)
-Rosewood Baha Mar (Opening Spring 2018)

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Hyatt Baha Mar will store and heat kosher meals. Prices as follows (July 2019):
Breakfast: $15 per meal, plus tax and gratuity
Lunch: $25 per meal, plus tax and gratuity
Dinner: $25 per meal , plus tax and gratuity

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #600 on: January 16, 2020, 12:27:41 PM »
What about 2 kids and a toddler under 3?
YMMV

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #601 on: January 16, 2020, 01:07:12 PM »
So, $55 for 1 night.
Seems like a no-brainer to me? What else am I missing? Can you use the waterpark on the day of checkin and checkout?
Yes you can use it the whole time. My point was that the status match free nights are once lifetime so you would be blowing that on the one night but if you never plan on using it ever then definitely get the room. (and use all the free water voucher they give you to stock up on water bottles for your whole trip). Don't know about the limits per room if they would allow a 3rd child. I went with 2 children in room.

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #602 on: January 16, 2020, 01:11:10 PM »
Anything else at Atlantis worth doing besides the waterpark?
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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #603 on: January 16, 2020, 01:12:59 PM »
Staying at the GH, so no real need for the room.
I am curious.
Why did you choose the GH over the Cove?
I am still deciding between the two.

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #604 on: January 16, 2020, 01:15:05 PM »
I am curious.
Why did you choose the GH over the Cove?
I am still deciding between the two.
GSUs.
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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #605 on: January 16, 2020, 01:17:30 PM »

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #606 on: January 16, 2020, 01:20:56 PM »
Anything else at Atlantis worth doing besides the waterpark?
they have the cleanest beach in bahamas, clean it every night. the rapid lazy river in the waterpark is a big favorite of ours, we cant wait to go back. also, u got to do the leap of faith (just dont look at it from the side, get on line and go down and look after).

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #607 on: January 16, 2020, 01:22:50 PM »
This is the leap of faith (so fast u won’t be able to really scream before u are done). Also remember to bring tons of drinks/food as everything is really expensive at Atlantis.

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #608 on: January 16, 2020, 01:24:05 PM »
Anything else at Atlantis worth doing besides the waterpark?
Yes the aquarium is pretty cool. There's a nice out doors portion of it with turtles and cool sharks and sting rays. Inside there is a whole tunnel system through an aquarium. Also, if you go down to the Beach tower they have a lazy river and a water area geared more for real little kids. Also, they have a Shark cave where you can walk underwater in a tunnel with sharks swimming around you. There also is an option to rent the classic paddle boats in their lake. Also, I'm not sure if they still give you the dolphin adventure with the casino pass anymore but if they do you can do that (1 person)

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #609 on: January 16, 2020, 01:26:49 PM »
Anyone done the GH and Atlantis and can compare pros and cons?
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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #610 on: January 16, 2020, 01:27:48 PM »
Yes the aquarium is pretty cool. There's a nice out doors portion of it with turtles and cool sharks and sting rays. Inside there is a whole tunnel system through an aquarium. Also, if you go down to the Beach tower they have a lazy river and a water area geared more for real little kids. Also, they have a Shark cave where you can walk underwater in a tunnel with sharks swimming around you. There also is an option to rent the classic paddle boats in their lake. Also, I'm not sure if they still give you the dolphin adventure with the casino pass anymore but if they do you can do that (1 person)
No more dolphins adventure.

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #611 on: January 16, 2020, 02:06:12 PM »
Yes the aquarium is pretty cool. There's a nice out doors portion of it with turtles and cool sharks and sting rays. Inside there is a whole tunnel system through an aquarium. Also, if you go down to the Beach tower they have a lazy river and a water area geared more for real little kids. Also, they have a Shark cave where you can walk underwater in a tunnel with sharks swimming around you. There also is an option to rent the classic paddle boats in their lake. Also, I'm not sure if they still give you the dolphin adventure with the casino pass anymore but if they do you can do that (1 person)
GH has a mini shark/ray viewing place they also have a pretty cool bird santuary where they give you sticks with food stuck on and all the birds come to eat as you hold it... also they have a free boat to balmor island if you want a change or to do dolphin swimming...

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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #612 on: January 16, 2020, 02:08:29 PM »
GH has a mini shark/ray viewing place they also have a pretty cool bird santuary where they give you sticks with food stuck on and all the birds come to eat as you hold it... also they have a free boat to balmor island if you want a change or to do dolphin swimming...
Is there enough to do at the GH from Sun-Thurs that it's not worth messing with the Atlantis?
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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #613 on: January 16, 2020, 02:47:12 PM »
So, $55 for 1 night.
Seems like a no-brainer to me? What else am I missing? Can you use the waterpark on the day of checkin and checkout?
yes and its very worth it. they have different levels of water park. for the little ones to the adults. my kids really enjoyed it.
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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #614 on: January 16, 2020, 02:54:59 PM »
Hmm. How many times would it be worth shlepping there from the GH? More than once?
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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #615 on: January 16, 2020, 03:06:03 PM »
Hmm. How many times would it be worth shlepping there from the GH? More than once?
Definitely a full day there (they close the place at 5). I would say that there is plenty to keep busy with and enjoy for 2 full days at the water park and other activities.

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« Reply #616 on: January 16, 2020, 03:08:42 PM »
Is there enough to do at the GH from Sun-Thurs that it's not worth messing with the Atlantis?
Did the Bahamas move to Hawaii??

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« Reply #617 on: January 16, 2020, 03:31:37 PM »
Hmm. How many times would it be worth shlepping there from the GH? More than once?
for a change of scenery i would say once for sure, and maybe twice. since it is a schlep to move places.
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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #618 on: January 16, 2020, 05:56:13 PM »
Did you stay there? Is the waterpark worth it? Any booking notes?
I was there last month for a few days. I was a little underwhelmed with the water park thinking it would be a whole separate area, rather it is interspersed with the resort and hotel pools and there may be some walking involved from one activity to another. Overall definitively kid friendly especially with the entire area that's meant for toddlers that will be great for your kids. The wave river was a great ride that you'll have to try. 

Get a Royal Tower room as it's very centrally located for the water park.

My point was that the status match free nights are once lifetime so you would be blowing that on the one night
You can definitely status match more than once and it seems that you can take advantage of the free nights annually if you have the status.
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Re: Bahamas Master Thread
« Reply #619 on: January 16, 2020, 07:52:09 PM »

You can definitely status match more than once and it seems that you can take advantage of the free nights annually if you have the status.
Are there DP's that show this as accurate? Meaning when your status drops and you rematch it you can get again?