Las Vegas needs no introduction. There’s gambling, clubs and dubious nighttime activities. But there are also some fantastic swimming pools, some of which hold parties that can rival the best clubs in Las Vegas. There are lots of hotels and lots of amazing hotel pools in Vegas, but some are bigger and better than others, and we’ve rounded those up for you. Singles on a trip to Las Vegas will especially love it, as the scenes are perfect for mingling or flirting, but everyone, including groups of friends hoping to live it up with some of the most luxe experiences in Las Vegas, will find a welcome spot in the pools. At the end of the day, a pool party in Las Vegas makes perfect sense: what could be better in the desert heat than a nice cool dip in the pool with a chilled drink in your hand? Yep, it’s a match made in heaven. Well, a heavenly match made in Sin City anyway.

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Party all day at Rehab at Hard Rock

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This party is the big daddy of Las Vegas pool parties. It’s famous the world over and people travel from far and wide just to attend these weekly parties. Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has been going for over ten years now, attracting a vibrant party crowd who love to listen to the big name name music acts who play at this all-day party every Sunday. Revelers can either bob in the pool or get a cabana provided they pay for bottle service. But be prepared for some serious face control – unless you’re staying at the Hard Rock – as they try to keep the crowd as young and sexy as possible.

What the travel blogs have to say:


Rehab at Hard Rock
Halle Anderson – June 16, 2010

Follow this fashionista around the hottest pool party in Las Vegas.

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“They tried to make me go to rehab, I said, ‘No, no, no’”
Edgy June Cleaver – May 20, 2013

A blogger steps out of her comfort zone and attends Rehab at Hard Rock.

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Rehab’s 10th Anniversary, My Las Vegas Weekend
Lodie – May 4, 2013

A woman travels to Las Vegas for a fun trip that includes a visit to Rehab at the Hard Rock.

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Where to get food, a party and a good laugh in the Hard Rock Hotel:

Nobu

Dine at this world-class Japanese restaurant in Las Vegas, which is also in the Hard Rock Hotel.

Vanity

Party the night away at this Las Vegas nightclub in the Hard Rock.

The Joint

Have a laugh at this comedy club, which, again, is in the Hard Rock.

Encore Beach Club at the Wynn is a hot new entry onto the Vegas pool party scene

Photo via their official website.

Photo via their official website.

The Wynn does everything big and it does everything well (this is the place that has an 18-hole golf course right on the strip, after all) and the Encore Beach Club is no exception. One of the newer pool parties in town, Encore keeps the party going throughout the hot Las Vegas days with its world-class DJs, like David Guetta, spinning poolside in its three-leveled locale. Entrance to the pool pushes $100 for guys, but partiers looking to make a bigger splash, so to speak, should consider renting one of the 26 cabanas that come decked out with daybeds, flatscreens and private service.

What the blogs have to say:


Pictorial: Encore Beach Club
Steve Friess – May 28, 2010

Lots of photos and useful information on the Encore Beach Club.

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Kaskade Pool Party @ Encore Beach Club – Labor Day Weekend Madness
Natalie – September 8, 2011

A blogger shares her photos of the party scene at Encore.

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Feel like a million bucks at Azure at The Palazzo

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Soak up the desert sun at this luxurious, chilled-out pool. Lie back on daybeds while sipping champagne. Service is second-to-none here, and you’ll notice great extra touches like ice-cold towels, frozen grapes, Evian mistings and poolside massages. On certain days they hold fashion shows where glitzy models strut their stuff, poolside.

What the travel blogs have to say:


AZURE Luxury Pool Party at The Palazzo (Las Vegas)
Kristen Colapinto - June 28, 2011

This blog provides a rundown on all you need to know about Azure at The Palazzo.

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Azure At The Palazzo Las Vegas Reinvents The Luxelife
March 28, 2012

The deets on Azure at the Palazzo.

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Don’t miss these spa treatments and restaurants in The Palazzo:

CUT

Get one of the country’s best steaks at CUT.

Sushi Samba

Excellent sushi in plush surroundings.

Canyon Ranch Spa

Pamper yourself at Canyon Ranch Spa, one of the best spas in Las Vegas.

Chill out at Bare at The Mirage

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Cool down at this pool venue famous for its well-made cocktails, chic atmosphere and private palm tree-lined swimming pool zone. People love to come down to Bare at The Mirage with a few friends and grab a couple of margaritas or mojitos, as the venue is a bit calmer than the storm that is the other main Las Vegas pool parties. In fact, it’s this combination of privacy and relaxation that’s the pool’s biggest selling point, along with its permissive attitude towards topless sunbathing. Its tagline isn’t “lose the tan line,” for no reason, after all.

Want to skip the lines and hit the pool immediately? Check out these companies offering VIP tours and passes to Las Vegas pool parties:


Vegas Pool Parties

A Las Vegas VIP tour service that provides cabanas, bottle service and everything else.

Party Las Vegas

Check out what the VIP tour company Party Las Vegas has to say about the Bare pool party at the Mirage.

Jetset VIP

How would you like to roll up to the Mirage in a Hummer limousine and get VIP treatment?

Check out these bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the Mirage before you leave:

Rhumbar

Sip on some stylish cocktails at Rhumbar.

Japonais

The stylish Japonais is another innovative Japanese restaurant in Las Vegas.

1 Oak Las Vegas

Dance like nobody’s watching at 1 Oak Las Vegas.

Get soaked at Wet Republic at MGM

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Many mega acts play at this “ultra pool.” Tiesto, the Dutch DJ, is a regular, for one. With underwater speakers, VIP bungalows, party cabanas and super sexy guests, this pool party is seriously rocking, and a ton of celebrity guests regularly attend the parties. Wet Republic is an adult-only zone, as it should be, but it’s only a small piece of the MGM Grand swimming pool, which has just under seven acres of pool area that includes a lazy river and tropical waterfalls – not too shabby!

What the travel blogs have to say:

Wet Republic Pool Parties
Elina K – April 27, 2011

Wet Republic attracts a lot of celebrities. Seriously, a lot.

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Day 7 – 11, June 7 – 11, 2013
pjryrod – June 15, 2013

A blogger enjoys the scene at Wet Republic while staying sober.

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Wet and Wild at MGM Grand’s Wet Republic
Pommie Chick – September 2012

A British girl traveling the world solo visits Las Vegas to check out its most epic pool party.

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Some food and drink at the MGM Grand for after the pool party:

Rouge Bar

Have a tipple at MGM Grand’s Rouge Bar.

Joel Robuchon

Fine-dining fare at this three star  Michelin-rated restaurant. It was featured on Hopper’s list of best celebrity chef restaurants in Las Vegas.

Hakkasan

An uber-chic nightclub in the MGM Grand.

Party in style at Tao Beach at the Venetian

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Expect high-energy music at this weekly poolside party. Acclaimed DJs and music acts regularly play at this venue, which gets its guests dancing and drinking as only Las Vegas can. There are also luxury cabanas featuring HD TVs and games consoles, air conditioning, WiFi and their very own mini bars. And, fitting with its Asian theme, there is also Asian-inspired food and massages on offer at Tao Beach. When night falls over Sin City, the poolside scene is transformed into that of a nightclub, as crowds from the famed Tao Nightclub downstairs migrate to the pool deck to lounge and drink.

What the travel blogs have to say:

Tao Nightclub and Tao Beach

This blogger had a great night at Tao NIghtclub and day at Tao Beach.

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Photos: Tao Beach, Las Vegas
Melanie Watterson – July 16, 2010

Melanie shares a TON of her photos from Tao Beach.

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A couple more stops in the Venetian and a sister club of Tao:

Tao Las Vegas

After the sun sets head to Tao Nightclub, which is just below the pool.

LAVO

Taste the amazing flavors at this Italian restaurant, nightclub and lounge that’s owned by Tao.

Bouchon Bistro

Go French at this suave  bistro, which is also in the Venetian. Want to see more French restaurants in Las Vegas? Our list of the best celebrity chef restaurants in Las Vegas has a ton!

Christina Wylie

Christina Wylie

Christina is a globe-trotting journalist born and raised in Hong Kong, though a former resident of Thailand and London, who loves traveling and currently calls Sydney home. Find her on Google+.