Taking the whole family to Vegas? Then you need an awesome swimming pool to please everyone. Whether you are a mom or dad, a son or daughter, when you see what’s in store for you, you will be ready to grab your bathing suit and pack your bags. Here are the five best swimming pools in Las Vegas for kids and adults.
1. Golden Nugget Pool
This is one place that no one, mom, dad or the kids will not want to miss. Where else can you swim side by side with a shark? Okay, okay you will feel like your swimming side by side because a huge clear shark tank has been placed in the middle of the pool allowing you to swim up close. Don’t worry. The tank is taller than the pool and there is no chance of them escaping to the pool area. If that isn’t exciting enough for you, how about a 3 story high water slide? Oh and the slide, it passes straight through the shark tank via a clear tube allowing you an up close and personal view of the creatures. Daily rates for cabanas are $175 (Mon-Thurs) and $250 (Fri-Sun.). The pool and tank are open daily from 10am to 8pm.
2. Mandalay Beach (The Hotel at Mandalay Bay)
This place is unbelievable. If you have heard of the new 21 and over Moorea Beach Club, you may wondering how it can be a family friendly place. Don’t worry, the Beach Club is well secluded and the kids won’t be able to “accidentally” see anything. They may not even be able to find it with 11 acres of tropical beach and pools. The main WOW feature of Mandalay Beach is the Wave Pool set against a huge white sand beach. With the waves crashing at your feet, you feel you are really at the beach of some hidden tropical island. There are 3 main pools as well as the lazy river to float down on tubes you can rent from the Hotel. Cabanas, day beds and bungalows can be rented for the day and tube rentals are included in the price. Costs are from $200-$1800 per day. This Las Vegas beacher’s paradise is open daily from 9am to 6pm.
Click here to do a 360 virtual tour and/or browse the photo gallery. You really have to see this place to believe it.
3. The Mirage
Rent rafts and equip the kids with free life jackets as you set off to explore the interconnecting lagoons and waterfalls of this tropical garden haven. You can also reserve a lounge chair for the day for $50 but otherwise they along with towels are free. Both the pool and Jacuzzi are open daily from 9am to 6pm. One month a year, the pool is shut down for maintenance (usually in December).
4. MGM Grand Pool Complex
Take your time to find your favorite spot along the river and its 5 swimming pools and 3 whirlpools complete with waterfalls. A cabana rental includes a TV, a safe, mini frigs, and 2 free inner tubes or rafts to use for the day. The pools are open February through November but the hours vary depending on the time of year. This year the pool complex will close for winter on October 26, 2009 and reopen in March 2010.
5. The Flamingo
15 acres of tropical paradise, a seasonal waterslide, islands, waterfalls and interconnecting pools make this a great place to spend the day. Cabanas include TV, mini frig and a personal host, contact the hotel for prices. Free towels and lounge chairs are provided on a first come first serve basis. Hours are 9am to 6pm daily.
Whichever of these best pools in Vegas you decide to explore with your family is sure to be great fun. So don’t be afraid to splash a little.