**The splash zone is not being set up till the end of May. Don't worry though, the sharks will be ready.**
There are two great pools at the Golden Nugget.
The first one is The Tank, which boasts an enclosed three-story water slide allows guests to practically swim with the sharks. Maintained by the hotel's Life Sciences Department, it houses 300 animals from around the world, including six species of elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) and bony fishes. Installed after Landry's Restaurants purchased the hotel in 2005, it is the centerpiece of the pool area.
Around the pool area, there are plenty of places to rest and soak up the sun. From wicker sofas and comfy chaises to beds and even lounge chairs in the pool, you'll be guaranteed to find a spot you like. Besides the huge aquarium and relaxed atmosphere, there are stunning waterfalls cascading into the pool. Music surrounds you on the pool deck with speakers cleverly disguised as rocks to blend in with the scenery. Poolside, there are live blackjack tables and a lounge, called H20.
The second pool is called the Hideout, and it's accessible via the third floor of the Tank. A hotel key will be required for access. The Hideout offers a secluded paradise for guests ages 21 and older. You can take a dip in a two-story infinity pool, relax beneath a covered lounging area, escape into one of eight plush poolside cabanas or enjoy a libation at The Hideout at H20 Bar.
Open year round. Pool hours for swimming at The Tank are 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. (Sunday through Thursday) and 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), weathering permitting. The pool deck and Jacuzzi are open from 8 a.m. - 1 a.m. The Hideout hours of operation are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., weather permitting. Hours can vary depending on season, so please call for specific times.
Fees for non-hotel guests at The Tank are as follows: $35 for those 3 years of age and over; children 2 and under are free. Non-hotel guests are advised to call prior to coming to the pool to confirm availability. The Hideout is only open to guests ages 21 or older.