A hip, 60-acre tropical oasis with entertainment options aplenty.
This resort feels like the kind of place Robinson Crusoe might have dreamed up on his return to civilization. Surrounded by 5,300 palm trees, it boasts an eleven-acre tropical lagoon featuring a kid-friendly lazy river ride and an adult-oriented topless pool. The hotel has updated all of its rooms and offers five categories of suites, ranging in size from 550 to 1,500 square feet; each displays a palette of earth tones and dark woods. The newest rooms include floor-to-ceiling windows, separate his-and-hers closets, multi-jet spa tubs, two flat-screen televisions and wireless Internet service (included in a resort fee). In addition, there are specially designed rooms in the House of Blues wing. With a 50-foot octagonal skylight as its centerpiece, the adjoining Mandalay Place houses over 40 restaurants and shops. You’ll never go hungry with dining options such as Kumi Japanese Restaurant, Aureole, Citizens Kitchen and Bar and StripSteak. Mandalay Beach includes a lazy river, a wave pool and a sandy beach. For entertainment, there are the spectacular Shark Reef, Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson ONE and the House of Blues with its renowned Sunday Gospel Brunch. The state-of-the-art, 1.7 million-square-foot Convention Center is the fifth largest in the nation.