We have taken a cab everytime and had no issues, there are tons of them there and back. You could also take a boat, have not done that yet but seems like a nice option. I have always had a wristband so I don't know if anyone is actually checking outside the water rides to see if you have one on when walking around the pools and aquarium. I have been there twice and both times the beach area(which is public and free) was very windy and the surf not safe looking so go elsewhere if your planning that.
I think it’s the Comfort Suites.. they’ve always had the passes available. We’ve had friends stay there while we were staying at Atlantis a few times when room availability was tough. That was pre Reef and Cove though. But I think it’s still the same.I did hear a rumor years ago that there was a hotel across the street that had four passes included in your stay. Most people would check in and use it to shower and change. The room charge was cheaper than the four passes. People would also just check in and out at the same time just to get the passes. I do however wish I knew where I saw it so I could quote the article.
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