Best Pools for Kids in Vegas

Whenever you’re headed to a vacation destination with your family, the only thing that your kids are really worried about is whether or not the hotel has a pool. Even when you’re out enjoying the day while visiting, all your kids can think about is getting back to the hotel for a swim. So, we have a run down of the best pools for kids in Vegas for you.

While Las Vegas does have family friendly hotels, we prefer to stay at a property that does not have a casino. To us a casino is not kid friendly. There is always the lingering smell of smoke in casino properties, as well as a lingering atmosphere of debauchery.

Splashing in the water on a hot day in Las Vegas is sure to be fun for the kids. Photo courtesy Canva.

We just can’t really consider hotels with a casino family hotels. However, many of the best pools for kids in Vegas are in hotels with casinos. So you will have to weigh whether or not the pool makes it worth it to stay at these Las Vegas hotels with casinos.

Splashing in the pool is just one of many fun things for kids to do in Las Vegas! Several of these themed pools are nothing less than epic, and others have thrilling water slides to zip down. Here are a few of our favorite family pools.

Note that most of these Las Vegas pools open, weather dependent, in March.

Tahiti Village boasts spacious condos and pool areas designed for families.


Tahiti Village Resort and Spa

The Tahiti Village Resort and Spa brings an incredible pool experience with real sand and palm trees swaying. There’s even a lazy river, bridges and several waterfalls that add to the beautiful scenery. Toddlers and preschoolers are sure to love the sandy beach, while older kids will enjoy the lazy river and water volleyball. Tahiti Village is not a casino and is located a short distance from the Strip.

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

The Mandalay Bay brings an impressive pool option for your family. With a 1.6 million gallon wave pool that has waves that reach up to 6 feet, a lazy river that extends for over a quarter mile, and beautiful pool areas with sand, bringing a tropical vacation atmosphere to it.

The Mandalay Bay is also home to Shark Reef Aquarium, where certified divers can actually dive with sharks.

Where else but Las Vegas could you swim with the sharks in a pool? Photo courtesy Canva.

Cancun Resort

These two beautifully themed pools have a ginormous Mayan temple that has waterfalls flowing down into the pool area. The cove pool is most appropriate for children, which has 4 waterslides, and there’s a jacuzzi for mom and dad hidden beneath the temple. The Cancun Resort is not a casino.

The Mirage Hotel and Casino

The Mirage has one of the best pools in the city. The pool area is nothing less than stunning, with lagoons, waterfalls, coves and beautiful blue waters. The water is not too deep for little ones, and there’s complimentary life jackets available for them as well. Only hotel guests can use this swimming pool.

Circus Circus Splash Zone

The Circus Circus Splash Zone has a lot to offer your family. Along with several huge pools, there are three water slides, a water playground for smaller children, whirlpools, and rental cabanas for mom and dad’s relaxation. This amazing pool destination is only available for Circus Circus hotel guests.

The hotels and casinos in Las Vegas have over-the-top pools. Here are the best for kids! Photo courtesy Canva.

Cowabunga Bay

Maybe you’re hunting for a waterpark to spend the day with your family? The waterpark at Cowabunga Bay is an excellent choice. Not only is there kid-friendly swimming pool areas, but also spiraling waterslides, a wave pool, children’s play area suitable for children 6 and under, and last but not least, a lazy river.

As a waterpark, Cowabunga Bay does not require a stay at a hotel to enjoy the waterpark. Rather you can purchase tickets for the day, or even a season pass. It is located in Henderson, Nevada, a short drive from the Las Vegas Strip.

MGM Grand Pool Complex

The MGM Grand hotel offers more than 6 acres of water fun featuring a 1,000 foot lazy river, four swimming pools, three whirlpools and cascading waterfalls.

Non hotel guests can pay to access the pool complex Monday through Thursday. So, this is one pool located at a casino that the kids could enjoy without staying on property.

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino

The Golden Nugget may be best known for the Tank, an outdoor pool complex with a three-story water slide that runs through a 200,000-gallon shark aquarium. This unique transparent tube of a water slide winds around and through the tank so you can see the sharks as you whiz by.

South Point Hotel Casino

Away from the Strip but still a casino, this more simply pool is still a hit with families due to a nice shallow area for younger kids. The hotel also offers lots of fun activities for kids from bowling to a movie theater and arcade.

Now that you know about all of these great pool options for the kiddos, they can rest assured knowing they have plenty of swimming to do when they visit. Do you have any additions to our list of best pools for kids in Vegas? Let us know in the comments below!

Best Pools for Kids in Vegas

Liana Moore

Liana Moore is a third-culture kid with a hangover from those days that is a severe case of wanderlust. She is more comfortable driving the cliffs of Amalfi, Italy or the dirt roads of Costa Rica or attempting to decipher the street signs of Osaka, Japan than navigating the theme parks of Disney World. But she loves it all. She doesn't believe a vacation is complete without an adventure. Her husband and kids know well that "adventure" often is code for mishap or challenge and it usually results in a good story. They seek outdoor experiences whether in the mountains, on a beach or in the jungle of a tropical country. Her favorite vacation is... all the ones she hasn't yet taken, as well as those she plans on taking again. And, that list is so, so long. But she continues to extensively explore her home state of Colorado, spends lots of time wandering Texas, California, New Mexico, Costa Rica, Mexico, Norway and has even explored Kazakhstan.

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