For those concerned about food prices/service...
My wife, myself and two kids (14 and 12) stayed at the Beach tower this week. Probably one of the best, most relaxing vacations we have had. The lines were not incredibly long for the rides (sometimes they were actually a minute long) and, although packed at times, the lazy river was always enjoyable. It was our third time there, but the first time with the kids. They enjoyed it immensely. Regarding the cost of food, there are some (somewhat) reasonable options, but the breakfast buffet at Seagrapes ($98 for 4!!) and a can of soda ($3.50) were not one of them. For lunch, you could get two sliders, fries and a drink for $12. Reasonable at any resort. One morning, we got cereals and muffins at the store in the beach tower for $14. Again, a bargain. The service at what they call the fine dining options was excellent. At many of the more casual places, it was definitely slow. That said, go before you are really hungry or you will be frustrated. We did find all of the staff to be polite. No horror stories as some report. I guess the judge of any vacation is to ask 'would you do it again?' My answer: in a heartbeat. For those concerned about costs, once you get there, the only variable for most is the food, unless you want to do things like the dolphin encounter, manta ray feeding, etc. Those are extra. You can certainly research the food costs prior to going to make sure it fits within your budget. As for your kids, they will LOVE it!!
Comment from Hotel Management
29-Sep-2015 by - Atlantis Management Team, Hotel Management
Hi E - Thank you for returning to Atlantis for your third visit and we're so glad your children were able to experience it with you this time! We are thrilled to hear what an amazing and relaxing time you all had enjoying the water park and amenities! For your next visit, you may want to consider a Dining Plan which includes a full breakfast and dinner at some of our most popular restaurants for each day of your stay. This is a great option! Thank you again and we can't wait to welcome you and your family back again soon!