If you are looking to take the family someplace warm and relaxing, let me propose the Tahiti Village Las Vegas. Yes, take your family to Las Vegas! I’ve done it. This notion of Vegas for families is quite a stretch for many people. I often get the “you took your kids to Las Vegas” reaction when I bring this up.
While the Tahiti Village resort is located on the Las Vegas Strip, it is not near the mega casino resorts, being south of the airport. Not quite in a residential area, but in a location that makes it easy to enjoy Las Vegas without some of the consequences that come with staying at a casino. Families and young kids fill Tahiti Village.
Up front, be aware that Tahiti Village is a time share resort. As non-owners, we book with the resort directly as a hotel (tahitivillage.com if you are interested). Each visit includes the offer to take the sales tour. We decline and start our vacation.
As a time share resort, the rooms are actually suites. Two suite options are available, the larger the “Bora Bora” has a full kitchen, and the “Moorea” has a kitchenette. A “Royal Tahitian” suite is created with adjoined “Bora Bora” and “Moorea” suites, sleeping 8. Tahiti Village is ideal for large families or reunions, too!
We stay in the Bora Bora to get the full kitchen. The full kitchen lets you save some money cooking your own food. It is a nice assist for me needing to eat gluten free! You don’t even need to have a rental car for grocery shopping as the resort provides a shuttle during the week for shopping excursions (full disclosure, we’ve always had a rental car so I can’t vouch for the shuttle).
What drew me to Tahiti Village initially was the large pool with sandy beach and lazy river. My kids love swimming and digging in the sand, while I love relaxing by the pool with my favorite beverage. Having a kitchen available in your suite provides a fast and easy way to keep the kids fueled after hours of swimming for playing in the pool and lazy river.
In addition to the pool, lazy river, the resort also provides a spa, children’s activity center, two restaurants on site, and a mini market. If you wanted, you would never need to leave the resort!
Location, Location, Location
Remember, you are in Las Vegas with plenty of activities for adults and families. Each casino resort is an experience on their own. This year we include stops at the Linq where we rode the high roller, visited the big cats and dolphins at the Secret Garden in the Mirage, and took a gondola ride at the Venetian. Fun for all (and soon to be posted video on my YouTube Channel, subscribe and you’ll get all the content)!
One surprise for me was stopping in at the Skyview lounge in Tower 5. I was unaware and had never visited on our previous trips. It provides a view of the strip as well as a planespotting location for any avgeeks in the audience. Here’s a direct link to that video https://youtu.be/IAc-aUkWqoQ.
My ultimate vacation is the Baros Maldives resort. But I’m not planning on taking the family all the way around the world any time soon. Tahiti Village is convenient and fun with family amenities. You get fun in the Las Vegas sun without the problems of the Las Vegas strip.