3300 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Treasure Island is among the best-kept secrets on the strip. Partly due to the whole Pirates of the Caribbean theme that was part of Treasure Island for more than ten years, TI was perceived as a family destination. Since MGM Grand merged with Mirage back in 1999, the emphasis has been to re-cast Treasure Island as more of an adult destination. The Pirate Battle has been changed with the addition the beautiful Sirens of TI. Most of the restaurants will no longer seat young children and the water slides at the pool and the video arcade are no longer part of TI. Treasure Island is also home to one of the best shows in Las Vegas, Mystere, by Cirque du Soleil. It’s one of the few places left that the kids can still enjoy. The whole renovation cost over $65 million. Thankfully, part of the coat was to get rid of those bone chandeliers, and replace them with more traditional ones. Treasure Island features seven restaurants, four bars, and one of the more comp-friendly casinos in the Center of the Las Vegas Strip.
Each of the 2,885 guest rooms at Treasure Island are very nice with gold tones and richly appointed king or two queen size beds. Armoires house 25 inch TV’s with available in-room movies. Standard rooms also have reading chairs and a writing desk. The bathrooms have marble baths and showers. Richly appointed guest suites are also available in a variety of sizes and price levels.
Treasure Island’s 75,000 sq. ft. casino features Blackjack, Craps with 5X odds, Roulette, Spanish 21, Let It Ride, Caribbean Stud Poker, Pai Gow Poker, and Baccarat. There are over 2,100 Slot and Video Poker Machines with all the latest games including Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Machines range from 25 cents to $100. Treasure Island also has Megabucks slots.
The Race and Sports Book is located near the North entrance off the Strip, next to the Battle Bar. There are ten large-screen TV’s, and seating for about 120, with 30 more inside the Delicatessen. Seating in the back is better for viewing the games. Drinks are complimentary to players and waitresses do an excellent job here. There are smaller TV’s in the race book, and there are electronic sign boards that are constantly updated. The Sporting Club is one of the rare comp clubs for sports bettors. Minimum bets are $5 for sports betting, $2 for horse racing.
World-class gourmet cuisine, served in an intimate dining room, overlooking the world-famous Pirate Battle at Treasure Island. You enter Buccaneer Bay from a private elevator, and step out into an Old World era of elegance and charm. Buccaneer Bay has been recently renovated to provide a more refined dining experience. Appetizers include shrimp Jamaica, prosciutto Parma, and escargot brioche. The menu is constantly changing, so be sure to ask for specials. In the past, we’ve enjoyed delicious entrees like Pheasant Charles, with risotto and a loganberry sauce, and Colorado buffalo prime rib with horseradish potatoes. Dessert soufflés are a signature. Children under 5 not permitted. Open daily from 5pm to 10:30pm. (702) 894-7223.
Francesco's features original Italian cuisine made with only the best ingredients. Check the board or ask about daily specials. Francesco's has an open display cooking area where guests can watch chefs preparing great Italian specialties including fresh pastas and breads, antipasto and, Mediterranean-style seafood. The semi-private dining room is comfortable with padded armchairs, fresco walls, and celebrity artwork from Tony Curtis, Tony Bennett, and Phyllis Diller. Children under 5 not permitted. Open Friday thru Tuesday from 5:30pm to 11pm.
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Kahunaville is a light-hearted fun dining room, decorated in a Polynesian motif with a water fountain show and brightly colored tables. The menu here is just as colorful with cool flavors of the tropics like Hawaiian pork tenderloin and coconut shrimp. There is also a giant crab salad and a potato-crusted tuna steak, as well as many more fun to eat favorites. The bartenders serve frozen signature cocktails and traditional cocktails while juggling liquor bottles and performing lively song and dance numbers. Seasonal poolside dining is also available. Kahunaville also has a late night supper club with a special menu after midnight. Open Sunday thru Thursday from 11am to 2am, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 4am.
Khotan serves pan-Asian cuisine with dishes like most Americans are used to including sweet and sour chicken, and beef with broccoli, but also has Mongolian, Cantonese and Thai fare. Khotan also has one of the better sushi bars in Las Vegas, and has tempura, sake, and signature drink menus. The restaurant features gold tones in a comfortable dining room that overlooks the Sirens of TI, and also houses the largest private collection of hand carved jade and ivory antiquities in the U.S.
Terrace Café is Treasure Island’s 24-hour coffee shop featuring a wide variety of dishes. Breakfast items are available any time of the day or night. Lunch and dinner items run the gamut from traditional favorites like burgers and chicken sandwiches, to steaks and prime rib. Terrace café has views of both the casino and the swimming pool. Open 24 hours every day.
Owned by the same family that runs Canter's Deli in Downtown LA, the Canter's at TI is an interesting contrast to the Mirage's Carnegie Deli. Corned beef, pastrami, and other deli meats are piled high, and Canter's salads are absolutely fantastic. Canter's also serves soups and dessert items. Open daily for lunch or dinner, and for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
One of the better kept dining secrets on the Strip. The Steakhouse at Treasure Island offers superior steaks and fresh seafood served in a traditional, chophouse atmosphere. Hardwood floors and comfortable cloth seats set an elegant tone for an evening of refined dining. The bar stands just inside the entrance to the Steakhouse, serving as a perfect place to have a before dinner drink and meet the rest of your party. The shellfish Icebox appetizers are a signature, but are only part of the appetizer menu. Prime steaks, chops, and fresh seafood fill out the impressive menu. There is a full wine list and bar, and the dessert tray is filled with great treats. Children under 5 not permitted. Open daily from 5:30pm to 11pm. (702) 894-7111.
The buffet at Treasure Island is certainly not as fancy as the one at Bellagio, but it won’t cost you an arm and a leg either. This is one of the most reasonably priced buffets for what you get that it is high on our list. The individual food stations serve all kinds of traditional American favorites, as well as Chinese and Italian specialties. There is a carving station with prime rib during dinner and turkey and roast beef all day long. Open for breakfast at $7.99 Monday thru Friday from 7am to 10:45am, for lunch at $8.99 Monday thru Friday from 10:45am to 3:45pm, and for dinner at $12.99 seven days a week from 3:45pm to 10:30pm. There is also a champagne brunch Saturday and Sunday for only $12.99. (702) 894-7111.
A bar with a split personality. The Battle Bar is located next to The Race & Sports Book, serving as sort of a sports bar. The Battle Bar is an energetic hangout to share sporting events with friends. A unique outdoor patio overlooking Buccaneer Bay serves as a fun setting for socializing and viewing the Pirate Battle.
Located on the Casino floor next to the Terrace Café. Breeze Bar is a relaxing lounge with a stylish, serene bar. Open 24 hours.
A classy, but casual bar boasting a relaxing ambiance for socializing and sports viewing. Located adjacent to Francesco's. Open Monday thru Friday from 4pm to 4am and Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 4am.
Sip one of Treasure Island’s signature drink concoctions while taking in the fast-paced action of the casino in this 24-hour-a-day location.
Located inside the Mystere Theater, Mystere by Cirque du Soleil features a cast of 72 dancers, singers, acrobats, and one misguided clown. Mystere is one of the few things left at Treasure Island where children are welcome, and guaranteed a good time. The show is in gear even as you are being seated. Flounes, a combination of the words fool and clowns, mingle and fool around with the audience as their being seated. When the show starts, it’s as if a paint factory exploded on the stage, with red, green, and blue are scattered about the stage. Colorful is also a good way to describe the show. Mystere’s undulating wave of artistic athleticism is epitomized in the Chinese Pole act, where acrobats in ornate costume scatter up and down the poles. The center stage is a rotating turntable that rotates up to 10 rpm, which gives these sometimes dangerous looking feats an awe that is felt throughout the audience. It’s a circus that endures because of its complexity and its beauty, even as the newer and more elaborate O show had threatened to make Mystere obsolete. Mystere has even managed to bring millions of new fans to the Cirque du Soliel fold. The production has won the Best Production Show award by the Las Vegas Review-Journal eight times. Mystere is unlike any other circus you can imagine. Ticket prices are $88. Show times are Wednesday thru Sunday at 7:30pm and 10:30pm. (702) 894-7722.
Every 90 minutes each evening, you can hear and see cannon and musket fire exchanged in a dramatic pyrotechnic battle between the pirate ship Hispaniola and the British frigate H.M.S. Britannia. The show, which features a cast of 40, can best be seen at Buccaneer Bay, in front of the resort. The HMS Britannia catches pirates as they unload the booty from their ship, the Hispaniola, and British navy officers challenge the pirates to surrender. The pirates refuse and fire upon the Britannia, beginning a battle where cannons roar, smoke billows, and munitions explode. When it looks as though the pirates are going to win, in come the ladies to do battle, and… Well, we won’t give up the ending. The show is free and can best be seen from the front of the hotel.
Treasure Island has a free-form pool on a concrete deck with lush flowers and palm trees providing needed shade from the desert sun. There are plenty of lounge chairs on the tanning deck and you can rent a private cabana with cable TV, telephones, and a mini-bar.
Treasure Island’s Caribbean theme is very much evident in the resort’s spa. The Salon and Spa at Treasure Island has private hydrotherapy tubs and offers a full menu of massages, facials, and body treatments. One unique treatment available is the old-fashioned barber shave with a straight razor and hot towels. The fitness center, located inside the spa, has elliptical cross trainers and stair climbers for cardio-vascular exercise, and Cybex machines and free weights for strength building. Facility fee is $20, which is waived with certain spa treatments. Open daily from 7am to 7pm. (702) 894-7472.
Treasure Island has nine shops with all sorts of souvenir items, and useful objects to use during your stay in Las Vegas. The Treasure Island Store is open 24 hours every day and has everything from TI logo merchandise to newspapers. You can also find a trove of snacks and beverages to take back to your room. Treasure Island Collections, located next to the Treasure Island Store has men’s and women’s logo apparel. The Buccaneer Bay Shoppe also has Treasure Island logo merchandise and clothing. Damsels has a fine assortment of ladies shoes, accessories, and fashion jewelry. The Candy Reef has homemade fudge, as well as chocolates and other candies available by the pound. Captain Kids features toys and apparel for the younger set. The Watch Shoppe features Breitling and Gucci watches and Roberto coins for ancient coin collectors. The Mystere Store has music, videos, and other Cirque du Soliel gift items. The Tram Store features a spectacular selection of Treasure Island and Cirque du Soleil logo merchandise and gifts for adults and children.
There is a monorail located on the south end of the resort that takes guests between Treasure Island and the Mirage.