Viva las pool season!

THE. WAIT. IS. (almost) OVER! Pool season is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more stoked! Las Vegas shows are ridiculously amazing and Las Vegas hotels are the best in the world, but there’s just something about pools that really wets our whistle. This is Las Vegas, it’s hot in herre. And just like our favorite Band-Aid wearing rapper, taking off all our clothes and gettin’ down with a little splishy splashy is what we’re good at. And lucky you, we’re also really good at giving advice. So check the best pools in Vegas and get ready for some cool tunes, tasty waves and piña colada scented sunblock. What a time to be alive.

Hotel Pools

Photo Courtesy of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
An appreciation for the finer things in life is a theme that runs throughout The Cosmopolitan, and their pools are no different. They have two similar, yet different pools on property. The difference: **hippie voice** the vibes, man. Boulevard Pool is all about the tunes, so expect plenty of get-down. The Chelsea Pool on the other hand, is more Namaste. There’s plenty of space for privacy, so feel free to drink up all the chill you can handle.  Combine the Strip skyline with the super posh daybeds, lounge chairs and pristine grounds of The Cosmopolitan and you have all the ingredients needed to make a boujee smoothie. Sounds refreshing, doesn’t it?

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Mandalay Bay
“Beach” isn’t just a witty name. With 2,700 tons of real sand and a 1.6 million-gallon wave pool, calling this place a beach isn’t too farfetched. Ready to go next level? Mandalay Bay pool err- Beach, even has a lazy river. This thing is a quarter-mile in length and is packed with plenty of alcoves for you to ditch the socks-and-sandal wearing masses. And unlike most public beaches, having more than 100 rentable cabanas, daybeds, bungalows and villas means that there’s plenty of room for you and your crew to stretch out. We know what you’re thinking, “if only this place had tunes!” And that’s exactly what makes this one of the best pools in Las Vegas! From May through September, their Beach Concert Series brings live music right to sand and surf, meaning that you can swim during the shows. Your move, public beaches. Your move.

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MGM Grand
Just calling this place, “MGM Grand pool” or “MGM pool” doesn’t do it justice. Sitting on 6.5 acres, you could probably hail a taxi from one end of the Grand Pool Complex to the other. Four swimming pools, three whirlpools, waterfalls and a lazy river make up this watery oasis. Trekking across this desert got you all hot and bothered? A poolside massage is just what the doctor ordered. Not a worshipper of the sun gawd? The cabanas have room for up to eight, come complete with a flat-screen TV and did someone say WiFi? This place really is grand.

Day Clubs

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Encore Beach Club at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
Any mention of “pool clubs in Vegas” or “Las Vegas pool parties” has to include Encore Beach Club. EBC (as the cool kids call it), is everything you love about Las Vegas nightclubs combined with the refreshing wetness of H2O. Big time artists like Marshmello, The Chainsmokers and Major Lazer all call this place home. Twenty-six cabanas come stocked with refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, daybeds and other luxuries of home (well, assuming you had David Guetta or Diplo performing at your house every night, that is). But when you want to get really, REALLY next level, EBC has eight bungalows that feature infinity dipping pools, cooling systems and most importantly, the holy grail of all amenities: your very own private bathroom. It’s the simple things that matter most, people. Speaking of simple things, because Vegas doesn’t stop being hot at night, EBC night swims are a great way to rock both your water wings and your party pants. OMG, did we just become stylists? You’re welcome.

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Wet Republic at MGM Grand
Brought to you by the fine folks of the Hakkasan Group, Wet Republic picks up when Omnia, Hakkasan Las Vegas and Jewel flip their “open for business” sign. What’s better than partying in 6,000 square-feet of water and drinking at a 2,500 square-foot lounge? Having super DJs like Tiesto, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki as your “background” music. And because Wet Republic cares about you, their pools aren’t filled with just any old, regular “chlorine” water, oh no. Saltwater is the name of the game here. The gentleness of saltwater on your skin means that you’ll be able to get down for longer AND walk away with glowing hair and skin. Gah, these people know how to treat us.

Photo Courtesy of Drai’s Beachclub

Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas
People all across the country are coming to Las Vegas to get high and listen to music. No, we’re not talking about that recreational, we’re here for the live music that’s puffing out the top of The Cromwell at Drai’s Beachclub. Perched 11 stories above the Strip, Drai’s Beachclub swims against the current of other pool clubs in Vegas by offering live performances from some of the world’s most popular artists. Zeds Dead, A-Trak, Dada Life, maybe you’ve heard of them? Ambiance and music don’t float your boat? Drai’s Café can fill that empty void in your stomach. But this isn’t your average “café.” They have fresh shrimp ceviche that’s made to order. Their homemade hummus is and if you’re lookin’ for something a bit more hearty, the sliders are amazeballs. Tasty food, live music and a rooftop pool are the ways to our hearts. Drai’s is our spirit animal.

Whether you’re lookin’ for a Las Vegas pool party or just a place to spread out and catch some rays, consider this list your guide to aquatic bliss. And if you’re looking for things to do in Las Vegas while away from the pool, we’ve got Las Vegas tours out the wazoo and know a thing or two about Las Vegas attractions, as well. We might need a moment to dry off, but we always got your back.


It gets cold in Northern Nevada. Like, Leo in “The Revenant,” type of cold. Maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but after spending the majority of my life up north, I was ready to kick the crappy weather to the curb and start working on my year-round tan. Initially, my desire to move to Las Vegas solely revolved around the weather, and that’s it. Little did I know what this city truly had to offer. Where else can you pop into a grocery store at 3 a.m. and see a showgirl buying almond milk and kale, or hit the local dry cleaners to catch a Cirque performer dropping off their costume? This town is 24/7 excitement, and I haven’t even mentioned gettin’ down at the hottest nightclub or the questionable decisions you make at sketchy downtown dive bars. Adventure in abundance is why I love Vegas. And it’s usually available where you least expect it.