Summer At The Mirage Cabanas
There’s nothing quite like Las Vegas in the summertime. The oppressive heat causes people to stream inside the casinos getting off the 110°F (43°C) pavement for respites at the blackjack tables, shopping or to one of the many differing resort pools located throughout the city. Each one has its own personality and style, from the formal Italian garden style setup at Bellagio to Mandalay Bay’s sprawling complex of water-park style attractions.
But if you’re there for a little bit of luxury, why not take a little bit of your gambling money and put it towards spending some time by the pool in your own private oasis. I’ve had the pleasure of the cabana experience at Aria and Wynn, but my favorite by far are those at the tropical pool at the Mirage. I recently got to spend an afternoon in one courtesy of some close friends and family who were in town, and it’s easy to see why it’s worth about what the typical player would drop at a table to have a pool experience like no other.
The cabanas themselves are set back at the Mirage into the incredible landscaping making you feel even more secluded than you would at other pools. This creates a whole other layer of experience that transforms you into feeling you could be on a remote island somewhere, not yards from the bustle of the The Strip.
Each Cabana comes with a personal attendant who is there to ensure your every need is taken care of, from food choices from the poolside cafe to some of the other choices inside the resort as well as an unlimited number of cocktail and drink selections. Designed to hold up to 8 comfortably, there is an elevated terrace with three loungers, a table for 4 and plenty of space to move around as well as two floats for lounging in the water.
The cabanas themselves are canvas and steel structures, and give you that feel of being outside with all the luxuries that come with a 5-star resort experience. Each has a ceiling fan inside, as well as misters on the outside to keep you cool as the sun heats up.
Inside you also get a large sofa, a stock of towels, and a separate side chair and table perfect for catching up on the news while you have a quick snack.
Each cabana also has its own private television for watching any number of channels while you relax, as well as a bar with a built in refrigerator and other accessories to help make your stay fun. Curtains can be drawn to create privacy when you want it or pulled open to keep your view of the pool wide open.
The bar is topped with a selection of snacks that comes included in the price of the cabana. No need to worry about extra charges as everything that comes with the cabana, except for outside food orders, is included.
There are also cups provided (no glassware for safety) as well as a safe for keeping your valuables out of the way while you enjoy the pool.
And each refrigerator comes stocked for the day with a selection of soft drinks and water, as well as a fresh fruit plate and a cheese plate for snacking your way through the day in between swims in the Mirage’s waterfall-filled lagoon pool.
So this summer in Vegas, why not take one day’s worth of gambling money and get your own private getaway? It’s a way of taking an ordinary pool day and making it extraordinary. Cabanas range in price based on demand, and reservations are often first come first serve, but they are worth every bit of effort to secure. So go ahead and treat yourself to a bit of paradise next time you’re in Paradise, Nevada. I certainly know I will.
(Many thanks to @bklyntola and family for allowing me to share this experience with our readers!)
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