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amberleigh

Just Got Back From The Atlantis, Bahamas

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We stayed at the Harboside resort on The Atlantis property, which meant we had a full kitchen (we stayed here b/c of our 3 kiddos, not b/c of my dietary needs). I had just found out about the celiac disease diagnosis 2 weeks before we left and our trip was planned months in advance. I was worried about eating out so often b/c I had been cooking all my own meals here before we left, but it went well. I'm pretty sure I had to of gotten glutened here and there, but maybe am just not as sensitive as I once thought??

I stuck mostly to filets, baked potatoes, veggies, and fruits when possible. We did get some snacks at the grocery store to have in our room (and liquor of course!). While at the City Market in Nassau, I noticed A LOT of gluten-free specialty products there like cereal, pasta, flours, mixes, frozen meals, etc. I was shocked! I got some gluten-free chocolate chip cookies (that tasted so-so) but was happy as a clam to eat them while my husband ate his Chips Ahoy :D

Anyway, I asked our concierge about helping me out with ordering at the different restaurants (since we had reservations already, we knew exactly where we were eating each night) but she acted like it would be too much trouble to call the chefs to discuss this with them. The service at The Atlantis is really average...no above and beyond here. But, she did say that you can let them know A MONTH IN ADVANCE of your dietary needs and they will arrange gluten-free meals for you. This would require knowing where you are eating each night and picking out your food for that night as well. I guess it's worth it if you're really really sensitive to gluten though.

So that's that. Just thought I'd let you know!


Amber

Mom of twin girls Perry & Ella (11.5.05) and Luca (5.2.07)

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease 7.16.07

Gluten-free 7.17.07

Perry & Ella tested negative (blood test) 8/2007

Luca tested negative (blood test) 7/2009

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We stayed at the Harboside resort on The Atlantis property, which meant we had a full kitchen (we stayed here b/c of our 3 kiddos, not b/c of my dietary needs). I had just found out about the celiac disease diagnosis 2 weeks before we left and our trip was planned months in advance. I was worried about eating out so often b/c I had been cooking all my own meals here before we left, but it went well. I'm pretty sure I had to of gotten glutened here and there, but maybe am just not as sensitive as I once thought??

I stuck mostly to filets, baked potatoes, veggies, and fruits when possible. We did get some snacks at the grocery store to have in our room (and liquor of course!). While at the City Market in Nassau, I noticed A LOT of gluten-free specialty products there like cereal, pasta, flours, mixes, frozen meals, etc. I was shocked! I got some gluten-free chocolate chip cookies (that tasted so-so) but was happy as a clam to eat them while my husband ate his Chips Ahoy :D

Anyway, I asked our concierge about helping me out with ordering at the different restaurants (since we had reservations already, we knew exactly where we were eating each night) but she acted like it would be too much trouble to call the chefs to discuss this with them. The service at The Atlantis is really average...no above and beyond here. But, she did say that you can let them know A MONTH IN ADVANCE of your dietary needs and they will arrange gluten-free meals for you. This would require knowing where you are eating each night and picking out your food for that night as well. I guess it's worth it if you're really really sensitive to gluten though.

So that's that. Just thought I'd let you know!

WOW! Thanks for posting your Bahamas vacation experience. We also prefer a full kitchen accomodations for our 10 allergy family (my husband and I only share 3 allergies). We did so well in Maui last year that we plan to go there again. However I was so inspired by another board member's description of her safe (allergy contamination free) Disneyworld vacation, that we're planning a DisneyWorld vacation next year. My husband always wanted to go there, but I have worse contamination reaction symptoms. After reading about your Bahamas vacation, who knows? Maybe we will do Bahamas the following year and allergy free destinations unknown the year after that! I'm so glad people with multiple allergies risk vacations and post their experiences (good and bad) on this board.

BURDEE


Gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg free. Enterolab diagnosed gluten/casein intolerant 7/04; soy intolerant 8/07. ELISA test diagnosed egg/cane sugar IgG allergies 8/06; vanilla/nutmeg 8/06. 2006-10 diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool tests and successfully treated: Klebsiella, Enterobacter Cloaecae, Cryptosporidia, Candida, C-diff, Achromobacter, H. Pylori and Dientamoeba Fragilis. 6/10 Heidelberg capsule test diagnosed hypochloridia. Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroiditis, hypochloridia and low white blood cells caused vulnerability to infections. I now take Betaine HCl, probiotics, Vitamin D and T3 thyroid supplement to maintain immunity.

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Thanks for posting this. John and I are looking at maybe going to the Atlantis for our honeymoon. Your post has really excited me about choosing this spot. So what types of gluten free goodies were there, stuff we can't get here or about the same?

Thanks


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