It may be called Treasure Island, but that doesn't mean you should pack your pickax and shovel and hope to return home with a wooden chest filled with riches. What you will return home with, however, is a renewed sense of adventure and a pretty good pirate tale to tell. Every 90 minutes Treasure Island gives you a free ticket to the past, courtesy of a state-of-the-art sea battle, which pits the sensual Sirens of TI against bare-chested pirates of the Bull Ship.
Inside the $700 million-dollar resort, get lost in a Caribbean paradise complete with a recently redesigned lobby and refreshed guest rooms. All this primping resulted in a recent AAA Four Diamond Award in recognition for Treasure Island's distinguished elegance and luxury. And of course there's also the casino, spa, salon, tropical pool and an elegant wedding chapel. Not to mention the numerous shops offering up everything from pirate booty to exclusive merchandise from the Cirque du Soleil Mystère store.
Main Attraction: Hands-down, the Sirens of TI. Performed more than 10,000 times for more than 16 million spectators. A close second are the Sea Battle photos that can be taken with the pirates before and after each battle.
Ideal For: Anyone who likes to mix luxury with 18th-century pirate fights. It's also great for couples whose dream has always been to get married aboard a pirate ship.
Dining Options: After indulging at Treasure Island's newest culinary addition, Señor Frog’s, choose from Ben and Jerry's, Starbucks and Krispy Kreme for dessert. Or bag that plan and head to 1 of the other 8 eateries.
Accommodations: 2,884 recently renovated guest rooms, including 220 suites
Fascinating Fact: The Sirens of TI requires more than 500,000 pyrotechnic devices.
Claim to Fame: Sirens Cove
Entertainment Options: Take in a showing of Cirque du Soliel's Mystère.
Activities: Get pampered at the salon or spa, take a dip in the tropical pool (complete with private cabanas), try your luck at the casino and then spend your winnings at an array of shops.
Casino Stats: 90,000-plus square feet of blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, slots and more