The Beach at Mandalay Bay Pool


Mandalay Bay Beach was voted by Trip Advisor as one of the best pools in the U.S. But the Mandalay Bay Beach pool area is much more than a swimming pool--it's 11 acres of outdoor h2o fun. It encompasses four pools surrounded by palm trees, fountains, and waterfalls, including a massive wave pool (with waves up to twelve feet high) and a sandy beach consisting of 2,700 tons of real sand. There is also a lazy river, perfect for relaxing on a scorching summer day. Rafts and inner tubes are available for rental, as are daybeds, cabanas, gazebos, bungalows, and villas for guests with deep pockets. But if you don't want to spend the money, there are plenty of chairs and chaise lounges open to all on a first come first served basis. A beachside casino, couple of restaurants and bars, and shops offering such items as sunscreen, sunglasses, T-shirts, swimwear, beach bags, and jewelry complete the scene. In other words, Mandalay Bay Beach is an oasis in the desert where guests of all ages can easily spend a good part of the day.

Cabanas range in prize from $325/day to $1,800/day, depending on location, type, and size, and include the following amenities:

Dining table and chairs, 2 or 3 deck lounge chairs, and in some cabanas a cushioned love seat Refrigerator stored with drinks and ice Personal safe Ceiling fan In-house phone 37" LCD TV MP3 docking station If you would like more information or would like to reserve a cabana, gazebo or bungalow for your family, call 1-702-632-7997.

In case you and your family get hungry or thirsty on the beach, the Beach Bar and Grill, open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seasonally, has an extensive take-out menu including everything from light snacks to full meals. Breakfast is served from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and includes such items as muffins, French toast sticks, and egg and cheese biscuits. The lunch menu is also very family-friendly. For example, your kids can have a hot dog, cheeseburger, or chicken tenders with a side of French fries. Or another good choice would be a BLT, grilled cheese, or PB&J sandwich with a choice of sides. But make sure they also save room for one of the ice cream truck novelties for dessert. Sandwiches cost about $15 and ice cream costs $4. Cabana and gazebo guests can have their orders delivered to them. Otherwise, you can take your food and drinks back to your beach chair.

Another good place for lunch or a snack, also located on the beach level, is Sea Breeze Ice Cream and Juices. This place, which offers sandwiches and salads, along with juice and ice cream, is open Friday-Sunday only from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the pool season.

Mandalay Bay Beach is open seasonally from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The wave pool is restricted to those who are at least 48" tall. This requirement is for the kids' own safety since the waves can be quite high. There are no age or height restrictions for swimming in the lazy river, but children age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. There is also one year-round pool on the property, but it is for adults only.

The thrid floor of the pool complex houses Moorea Beach Club, an adults only poolside oasis with cabanas, slides and even a stripper pole.

The Beach at Mandalay Bay Details:

Cabana cost: Cabanas start at $250 depending on type and location

Pool hours: Moorea Beach Club (21+) is open year round. During pool season hours at 8am to 8pm.

Can non-Mandalay Bay hotel guests use the pool (day pass): Non-guest can have access by renting a cabana Monday through Thursday.

Heated: Yes

Lockers: Lockers can be rented for $20/day.

Wave pool height restrictions: You must be 48" to swim in the wave pool.

Lazy river: No

Wheelchair accessible: Yes