It could be argued that only in Las Vegas are the pools the #1 criteria when picking a hotel. With daytime parties, lazy rivers, cabanas, sandy beaches, and much more, you may not even bother with exploring the strip. From family-friendly to adults only, here are the best pools in Las Vegas.
The pool scene in Las Vegas is big business. Hotels have invested huge amounts of dollars building some epic pools in hopes of attracting more guests. The parties may be legendary, but if you prefer something a bit more low-key, don’t worry, you’ll find at least one spot for some rest and relaxation.
Consisting of eight spacious pools, each named after a Greek God, the Garden of Gods Oasis at Caesars Palace is one of the most surreal experiences in Vegas. You’ll be forgiven if you think you’ve landed in Italy, the Roman architecture will do that to you. Each pool has a distinct feeling from the family friendly Apollo pool with its maximum sun exposure to the adults only Venus pool where European-style sunbathing is allowed.
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The white sand beaches at the Mandalay Bay are a perfect compliment to the three large pools, lazy river, and wave pool. The 11-acre site has always been a popular spot, but the Mandalay Bay upped their reputation when they recently opened the Daylight Beach Club. This new venue mimics the beach parties of Ibiza with its massive stage where big-name DJs play to the crowds.
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Flamingo Las Vegas
The Flamingo may be one of the oldest hotels on the strip, but their beach club pool still impresses. The water slides make this pool a draw for families but so does the lush gardens of the Flamingo which is home to a collection of animals. The pool is shaped like a lagoon where you can catch some shade in the rocky caves or swim through the waterfalls. There’s also the GO pool which is targeted at adults with its nightclub like service and entertainment.Find cheap flights to Las Vegas
Aria Resort & Casino
The three modern looking pools at the Aria Resort & Casino may not scream indulgence but that’s exactly what they’re aiming for. There’s a much more intimate experience here with cabanas, flat screen TVs, and daybeds available to guests. That being said, if you’re looking for action, the LIQUID pool is for adults-only and attracts some of the hottest DJs.
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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
It’s hard to imagine but one of the best views of Las Vegas is at the Boulevard pool at the Cosmopolitan. The pool is located on the third floor which gives guests panoramic views of the strip. There are three pools here and each one has unique features. The Boulevard pool is a concert venue and even has “dive-in” movies. If you’re looking for a relaxing break, the Bamboo pool is much more low-key with their ambient sounds and spa treatments while the Marquee Dayclub pool is there for those who prefer to party all day and night.
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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Paradise beach at the Hard Rock Hotel originated the day club concept back in 2003 and has been throwing epic parties ever since. Even though there are three acres of space, the pools are constantly packed during the peak season. You can try to catch a break at the sandy beach or lazy river, better yet head over to Nirvana beach which tends to have slightly less crowds. Above Nirvana beach, there’s the private Breathe pool which has a clear bottom and sweeping views of the city.
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Best Pools in Vegas for Adults:
- The Venus adults-only pool at Caesars Palace
- GO pool at the Flamingo Las Vegas
- LIQUID pool for adults at Aria Resort & Casino