Mention the word “Catskills,” and it conjures up good feelings—the card rooms, the showroom, the guests, and, of course, the food. So when people started calling the Nautilus Hotel in Atlantic Beach “the Catskills at the ocean,” it was the ultimate compliment.
The Nautilus is an independent-living senior community located on the beach in the village of Atlantic Beach. Many of the studio apartments have balconies with luxurious ocean views, and there is a large pool deck adjacent to the boardwalk where residents sit to feel the sunshine and inhale the ocean breeze. As in the Catskills resort heyday, there is a lively and stimulating activities program, including poker, mah-jongg, canasta, bridge, trips, lectures, and entertainment. Three delicious kosher meals are served daily and there is a shul overlooking the ocean for morning and afternoon services.
When potential residents tour the facilities, they’ve been known to make comments such as “I feel like I’m in the Pines’ lobby” or “This looks like the Kutsher’s dining room.” For many years, people enjoyed a wonderful lifestyle at the hotels in the Catskills, and now seniors can enjoy a wonderful lifestyle at the Nautilus Hotel in Atlantic Beach. For more information or to come for lunch and a tour, call 516-239-1400.