Summer in Las Vegas is all about the pool. Cool by day, a healing antidote to life’s ills and sublime contrast to the desert heat when the moment strikes. By night the pool is the party, watery lights and sexy sweat reflections, pumping music and undulating shadows against a dark empty sky. In Vegas, this is where it happens May to September and every resort pool has its purpose.
Las Vegas Relaxing Pool Escapes
At the Delano Las Vegas, for guests and non-guests who have reserved cabanas, Delano Beach Club offers a stylish retreat that echoes the understated elegance, whimsical touches and exceptional service of The Strip’s newest hotel. An oversized chess board submerged in water adds to the playful energy, while tree-strung hammocks create a relaxed and refined beach club vibe reminiscent of South Beach.
Sun worshippers get complimentary treats throughout the day: seasonal frozen grapes and cucumber slices, energizing drinks, such as mango-infused sparkling water, and watermelon and orange juice shooters. Chaise lounges and private cabanas line the perimeter of the pool, providing chic spots bask and sip.
Guests of ARIA Sky Suites experience a new level of exclusivity at the new Sky Pool. Sun-seekers enjoy complimentary amenities, such as fresh smoothies, frozen grapes, infused water, chilled towels and Apricot Lavender and Lychee Jasmine iced teas. Dedicated poolside therapists cater with massages and other spa services delivered on chaise lounge chairs.
Bellagio’s Cypress Pool is more like a Mediterranean garden. Surrounded by lush citrus trees, landscaped gardens and stone fountains, the feeling is more like summering in Italy. Guests get plush personal daybeds, complemented by elite personal service and amenities including massages, chilled towels and refreshing smoothies.
Making its debut this year, Monte Carlo’s Sensation offers guests an approachable VIP experience. Equipped with a private bar, daybeds and seating sets, Sensation is designed to provide an elite feel for those looking to escape the usual poolside crowds. Sensation guests feeling a little more ambitious are invited to enjoy Monte Carlo’s Party Pit, which provides a high-energy atmosphere with a variety of DJs and musical guests.
Las Vegas Pool Parties
WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand continues to be a top choice for poolside debauchery and the go-to pick for EDM (electronic dance music) fans. Large saltwater pools and intimate dipping pools highlighted by daybeds, tricked-out bungalows and cabanas create a stay-all-day party vibe. The party includes a world class DJ lineup: Afrojack, Tiësto, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, and others.
Taking the party from day to night, DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay offers a non-stop scene under the sun and stars. Sun-seekers can take in unobstructed views of the elevated stage where famed DJs spin, or lounge on a daybed or private cabana while enjoying signature cocktails and cuisine. Nighttime revelers enjoy the outdoor nightlife experience of ECLIPSE.
Luxurious lounging can be had at LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA. A DJ keeps the energy high as guests enjoy the exclusivity of the upscale adults-only environment. Three luxury VIP pools create a tempting cool oasis in the hot Las Vegas sun while a 50-seat restaurant offers poolside dining.
Lose inhibitions and tan lines at Las Vegas’ “toptional” pools: Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Bay and Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage. Overlooking lush waterfall gardens and a sandy beach, Moorea Beach Club creates an alluring environment to experience the stylish side of European sunbathing. At Bare Pool Lounge, guests can relax beneath towering palms as DJ-spun music sets the tone for a playful and energetic party.
Laid-back Las Vegas: Pools for all Ages
Find Vegas’ only beach at Mandalay Bay Beach – an 11-acre tropical getaway with more than 2,700 tons of real California sand. Those seeking a chill getaway can lounge by the water or rent a tube and float down the lazy river. The popular annual Beach Concert Series transforms the beach into the ultimate summer concert venue.
A tropical getaway at The Mirage Pool proves to be an oasis with universal appeal. This hidden paradise has two shimmering saltwater pools surrounded by cascading waterfalls and lush flora. For extra pampering, private cabanas are available for reservation featuring a 32-inch flat screen TV, personal cabana host, complimentary water, sodas and a fruit and cheese plate.
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