NileGuide Expert Says:
Well-appointed rooms and an terrific array of things to do make Mandalay Bay popular with families.
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, United States
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Mandalay Bay brings the tropics to Las Vegas. Palm trees, a beach, and a hint of coconut in the air give guests the feeling that they've landed in South Pacific instead of the Southwestern United States. It's not just the atmosphere that makes Mandalay Bay a popular Vegas resort. It's upscale but friendly, hip but good for kids. Somehow, this resort manages to really embody the idea of something for everyone, and it does it well.
Deluxe rooms are large—over 500 square feet—and feature upgraded and updated amenities, including pillow-top mattresses and flat screen television. More importantly, the rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows. Suites come in seven different styles, and hospitality suites are available. A resort fee covers incidentals like Internet access and phone calls.
Mandalay Bay's pool area is so inviting that a person could easily skip doing anything other than relaxing on its sandy beach. The pool area is just short of a water park and includes a lazy river and a wave pool. Adults-only areas are available, and a European-style (tops optional) is also offered.
Over twenty restaurants are onsite. Choices range from fast food to award-winning places like Aureole. Guests staying at Mandalay Bay don't need to worry about finding a place to eat.
The Shark Reef is a small exhibit/aquarium that showcases sharks, rays, reptiles, and fish. An exclusive boutique mall at Mandalay Place offers upscale shops and restaurants. A tram connects Mandalay Bay to the Excalibur and Luxor, so guests can easily explore these neighboring properties.
Mandalay Bay is located on the south Strip and is close to the MGM Grand, New York-New York, and the Tropicana. Visitors who don't mind walking will find it easy to navigate the area on foot.