The Mirage Hotel and Casino: The Polynesian themed paradise in glitzy Las Vegas

Any visitor to the glitzy gambling spot that is Las Vegas will certainly feel like they have visited more than one country as they wander the streets of the bustling city. Themed hotels all within close proximity of each other transport guests from the monuments of Paris to the waterways of Venice to the utter paradise that is Polynesia. Clearly not rivalling the real thing but a fun interpretation of what to expect in the inspired original places, nonetheless.

One such hotel that embodies the blissful setting of Polynesia, while offering an array of top-class entertainment and luxurious accommodation for its guests, is The Mirage Hotel and Casino. Famed for its iconic volcano out front, surrounded by tropical palms, which periodically erupts, this hotel certainly knows how to wow its visitors. Step into the lobby and you will find a rainforest and 20,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, while the pool, Lanai suites and spa are sure to transport you from desert city to paradise island in moments.

If you’re looking for some travel inspiration for a post-lockdown vacation, then look no further than The Mirage for an all-round experience in Sin City.

The Mirage Casino/Hotel in Las Vegas

At the time of its opening, The Mirage was the largest hotel in the world and the most expensive casino-hotel to be built. Image credit: bennymarty/

Try your hand at the land-based or online casinos

Many visitors to this lively metropolis will be heading straight for the casinos for a little flutter or two. Embodying their favourite James Bond character, this is a night to get dressed up and live out life as though in a glamorous movie. Whether you’re heading for the poker room, trying your hand at the Roulette wheel or opting for the slots, the casino floor will please and, if the thought of glamming up for the event really isn’t your thing, try out a casino app instead. Kill two birds with one stone with online gaming from the comfort of your suite or by the pool with the likes of POP! Slots or Ladbrokes Casino, just make sure you read the reviews so you can choose the best app for you.

Stay in a luxurious Lanai or villa

At the time of its opening, The Mirage was the largest hotel in the world and the most expensive casino-hotel to be built. No expense was spared when it came to the construction with its gold-tinted windows and expansive nature.

The hotel offers more than 300 luxury roomes and suites

With more than 3,000 rooms on offer, guests shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to stay here, and for those looking to make their stay a truly luxurious one then residing in one of the hotel’s swanky villas or lanais is a must. Expect luxuries such as your own private pool and garden with putting green and fountain, a 24-hour staff of chefs and butlers, a private, gated entrance, separate his and her master bathrooms and the latest technology.

Be amazed at the endless entertainment

Whether it’s taking in a performance from LOVE, Cirque du Soleil to The Beatles tunes, swooning to a set by Boyz II Men or getting up close with some exotic creatures, you would certainly struggle to ever be bored here. The entertainment calendar is bursting with options so if you fancy bopping along to a world-class DJ’s set, being thoroughly amused by a top comedian or completely wowed with a magic show then check out the calendar before you go to ensure you don’t miss out on your favourites.

The Mirage Casino/Hotel in Las Vegas

Head to Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak for a take on traditional steakhouse offerings

Fall in love with the flavoursome cuisine

From American to Japanese to Italian delights and more, take your pick from, no less than, 12 eateries throughout the resort. Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat between pool hopping and shows or a full-on fine dining experience with family, The Mirage caters for all.

Head to Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak for a take on traditional steakhouse offerings. Watch the kitchen staff hard at work preparing your filet mignon or grilled lobster tail through an open kitchen in this dark and stylish setting. For a modern take on American cuisine, Stack offers up seafood in tacos, steak on the rocks and speciality cocktails in a trendy space. Take yourself on a culinary adventure at OTORO, with sharing-style Japanese gastronomy or dip into the delights of coastal Italian cuisine at Osteria Costa.

Round off your stay with an array of amenities

Need to get your hair done before a night at the club? Fancy a rejuvenating massage at the resort’s sophisticated spa? Or perhaps you need a hand with arranging a tour of the surrounding city sights? You’ll be surprised at how much there is to see and do at The Mirage, but we guess you’ll just have to check the rest out for yourself.

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