Many Vegas insiders consider the Mandalay Bay to be the mother of all Las Vegas pools. Named by Trip Advisor as one of the best pools in the U.S., this amazing pool experience includes an 11-acre beach with a gigantic (and well-known) wave pool, in addition to three smaller pools and a winding lazy river.
The Mandalay Bay Pool is one of the most popular pools in Las Vegas, and rightfully so. The European style (topless) pool area known as Moorea Beach Club offers some of the most plush cabanas in town. The beach is piled high with imported beach sand. Although there is plenty of sand in the desert, there’s nothing like real beach sand.
There are numerous food and beverage stands bordering the large poolside areas, which are accessible from many areas along the lazy river. Make sure to stop by the Beach Bar & Grill for a quick bite to eat, without even having to put shoes on. But, if you are looking for a light and refreshing snack for the day, try the Smoothie Shack located near the South Lagoon Pool. Poolside food and beverage service is also available in most areas.
Not in the mood to get wet? The new Mandalay Bay poolside casino brings gaming action right up next to the relaxing pool atmosphere. This climate-controlled glass room has tables as well as slot machines for play as waves crash just feet from the building. In addition to cabanas, bungalows and even villas are available for rent all along the pool. A third level of Mandalay Bay Beach offers private villas with a private pool area for those (including celebrities) who are trying to skip the crowds.
Mandalay Bay pool is busy at almost any hour, as it transforms from a sunbathing haven during the day to a popular dance club at night. There is an outdoor concert venue that borders the pool where patrons can view the show from blankets sprawled out on the sand or even from inside the wave pool. This is one of the best places to see a live concert during select performance dates.
Best things about the Mandalay Bay Pool:
- World-famous wave pool
- Spacious sandy beaches
- Poolside Casino
- Relaxing lazy river
- European sunbathing at Moorea Beach