I saw a couple other folks chime in under previous topics that they loved Cabbage Beach. They said it's $4 to and from and can rent chairs/umbrellas there. I've never been...
I loved Atlantis and I did not book this thru the cruiseline. I just caught a $5 taxi ride to Atlantis, bought the $55 day pass when I got there and enjoyed the amentities, the aquatic life, and the architecture. If you've never been, I would highly recommend it. I cannot imagine going to the Bahamas and never seeing it...but to each his own.
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Yes, I took my grandson to Cabbage Beach a couple of years ago. It is a $4/person taxi ride over the bridge from the dock and we walked to the Atlantis Resort when we were finished for lunch and a taxi ride back to the ship. You can rent chairs/umbrellas...there are vendors selling water and alcoholic drinks, hair braiding, banana boat rides, etc. The water was super clean and beautiful, my grandson loved it.