Take a Tour of the Mandalay Bay Resort Las Vegas

Hotel Mandalay

 TripSavvy / Zeke Quezada

When the word was out that the Hacienda would be imploded to make room for a new hotel we were sick to our stomachs. When the Mandalay Bay opened in March of 1999 we actually said, "Hacienda, what Hacienda?" The past is soon forgotten in Las Vegas but the future always looks good.

The Mandalay combines class, elegance and hip in a huge mega-resort that offers everything you need for a fun time in Las Vegas.

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The Restaurants of Mandalay Bay Hotel Las Vegas


 Zeke Quezada

What do you desire? A wine lovers dream? Wolfgang puck? Pick from Aureole, Lupo, Border Grill, Red Square, The House of Blues, Sea Breeze Cafe, Noodle Shop, Bayside Buffet and the food court.

Do not forget to take a good look at the wine tower at Aureole. There are no bad choices at the Mandalay Bay.
See the guide to Las Vegas Restaurants

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The Beach at Mandalay Bay Hotel

Pool at mandalay bay

 Zeke Quezada

The Mandalay beach is an 11 acre oasis in the desert. There are waterfalls, gardens and pools galore. Relax in the lazy river or catch a wave in the wave pool. There is an actual sand beach and palm trees. This pool can get packed so get out there early and reserve a chair and then you can sit back and enjoy the scenery.

Pool hours: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Beach dining: Beach Bar & Grill and Surf Café

Moorea Beach Club: A European style experience. (topless) See their website

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The Bars at Mandalay Bay Hotel

bar at mandalay bay

 Zeke Quezada

If you want the best wine list in the city go to Aureole,. If you want the biggest rum selection go to rumjungle,. If you want the biggest vodka selection go to Red Square. A few words before you decide to hit all the bars at Mandalay Bay. Eyecandy sound lounge and bar is so much fun you might end up disregarding the club scene just to flirt with technology.

If you decide to hit Red Square and Aureole in the same night keep in mind that mixing wine and vodka can lead to an ugly morning. I have been down that ugly road a few times and there is no getting around a wickedly cruel wife who opens the curtains at 7 a.m.

The house of Blues has a decent bar and the lounge at THEHotel is nice and very upscale. Sink into the deep leather chairs and toss back some bourbon. Dress up though; it’s nice in that area of the Mandalay Bay. If you are looking for a little live entertainment hit the lounge and dance the night away for free.

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The House of Blues Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel

house of blues at mandalay bay

 Zeke Quezada

The House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay has an 1800 seat theatre, a bar and a restaurant. Get there on a Sunday for Brunch and stay all after noon. Top name entertainment is common and southern style food will dazzle your taste buds.

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The Hotel at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas

mandalay bay

 Zeke Quezada

THEhotel at Mandalay Bay is plush, its modern, and its hip. If you want to spend a little extra and get a lot in return this is where you should do it. All rooms are suites; all have flat screens, separate living and sleeping areas and top of the line furnishings and décor. Do you want heaven on earth? Go to THEhotel.

When you’re there go to THEcafe and have the best burger you can ever imagine. This piece of beef sandwiched between two lovely pieces of bread will make your eyes water with joy.

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Shopping at the Mandalay Place Las Vegas

wine shop at mandalay bay

 Zeke Quezada

This is 55 degrees and if you love wine you will love the Mandalay Place and 55 degrees. The Mandalay Place offers high end shopping in a comfortable atmosphere. My personal favorites as of late are the Nike Golf store and the Art of Shaving. If you want a good burger try the Burger Bar or the Seafood at RM Seafood.

By a book, have some coffee and relax as you have one foot in the hustle of Las Vegas and another in the comfort of the Mandalay Place.

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Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel

Shark Reef
Stephanie De Melo / TripSavvy

Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay is perfect for you and your children to spend some time underwater. Well, actually you’re just walking through a tube under water but it is impressive. The aquarium has entertaining exhibits and hands on stations for children to learn about the undersea world.

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Find a room at Mandalay Bay Hotel

Mandalay Bay

 Zeke Quezada

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