Harborside Resort tips

Staying in your own apartment rather than a hotel room provides a variety of benefits, including a kitchen to prepare your own meals and a washer/dryer. With a little planning and forethought, these Harborside Resort tips can help make your stay economical as well as relaxing.

The apartment features TV with DVD player and stereo with CD player. The resort’s television stations usually the first 3 or 4 channels on your TV, give you plenty of information and ideas for where to go, which restaurants to try, and which activities are for you.

Every day, get a schedule of activities at the front desk and take advantage of the free games/activities poolside. Don't miss the fish feedings at various times around the property.

Harborside Resort Tips: Food and the Kitchen

Along with assorted plates, bowls and utensils, the kitchen comes with:

  • electric range
  • microwave oven
  • electric can opener
  • blender
  • toaster
  • coffee maker

    All food and drink has to be imported to Nassau, so it’s expensive. Bring all nonperishable items from home. I generally bring a jar of spicy curry and some boil-in-bag ice. Once I arrive, some fresh chicken and vegetables complete the meal.

    Items to bring:

  • peanut butter
  • coffee/tea
  • sauces/mixes
  • breakfast cereal
  • coffee filters (you’ll need the basket-type)
  • packaged snacks
  • drink mixes
  • plastic bags (for leftovers or to carry lunch with you)
  • laundry detergent (enough for a week in a small, leak-proof container)
  • extra trash bags
  • a sponge/scrubber (the resort provides handi-wipes)

    Items to buy there:

  • milk/cream
  • eggs
  • meats
  • yogurt
  • cheese (possible to bring from home if you're clever)
  • butter
  • fruit/vegetables
  • bread

    The tap water at Atlantis has a moderately strong chlorine taste. You won’t catch anything nasty from drinking it, and you can save a huge amount of money if you don’t buy bottled water, exorbitantly expensive here.

    Harborside Resort tips: Groceries

    A local tour operator provides a van to a local supermarket every day at 10:00 AM. The van is generally crowded and uncomfortable, as is the supermarket, and the driver only gives you 60 minutes for all your shopping.

    Unless you’re just one person, don’t waste the $7 per person to be carted across the bridge to Nassau for groceries and back. Get the taxi driver to stop on your way from the airport to the resort.

    Whether or not you opt for the van service, bring along some green, reusable shopping bags from home. The flimsy plastic bags you get at the supermarket are disasters just waiting to happen!

    In addition, the Paradise Shopping Village has a mini-mart where you can pick up all sorts of useful items.

    More about Harborside:
    Harborside Overview
    photos of the interiors
    more photos of Harborside interiors – bath, bedroom, and laundry
    the relaxing pool at Harborside

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