It’s the last hurrah of summer as Vegas’ pool clubs set to close for the season

With the recent arrival of autumn, temperatures are rapidly falling. So now is the time to squeeze every last drop of summer-style fun out of Vegas! What does that mean? Enjoy swimming, sunbathing and partying in as many of the city’s pool clubs as you can because this weekend may be your last chance. Although several pool clubs have already held closing parties, here are some where you can revel in one final afternoon of debauchery with fellow bikini-clad women and bare-chested guys.

Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan

Marquee Dayclub will be rocking this weekend with Steve Castro, Armin Van Buuren and Dash Berlin.

Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan—You’ll find an extension of Marquee Nightclub’s party vibe here. Marquee Dayclub has two pools, several bars and a shaded gaming area. Eight cabanas feature private infinity pools, and there are 10 exclusive three-story bungalow lofts with “party decks.” Things are going to get wild and crazy this Columbus Day weekend with a lineup that features Steve Castro on Oct. 11, Armin Van Buuren and Blake Jarrell on Oct. 12 and Dash Berlin on Oct. 13. Plus, DJ Lema, who spins music spanning all club genres, will be on hand all three afternoons. Marquee Dayclub is open from 10 a.m. until sunset.

Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Bay—Boasting a “toptional” policy (meaning topless sunbathing is allowed), it offers an intimate and sophisticated European-style pool club experience. Meant to evoke the feeling of the French Polynesian island by the same name, Moorea Beach Club overlooks Mandalay Bay Beach’s 11-acre outdoor complex. You’ll spot Moorea Beach Club’s private entrance in the three-story, glass-fronted Beachside Casino. There’s a wide array of cool lounging options, like the “opium beds” and the lavish villas, as well as a giant oval-shaped hot tub to enjoy. Right now Moorea Beach Club opens daily at 11 a.m., but after Oct. 15 it will only be open Fridays through Sundays.

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris will appear to close out Wet Republic's pool season.

Wet Republic at MGM Grand—This 53,000-square-foot oasis with two large saltwater pools, three intimate dipping pools and six cascading waterfalls has been a gathering spot for the biggest names in EDM all summer long. Fans of dance music won’t be disappointed with the lineup at Wet Republic for its closing shindig. Nervo, Australian sisters Mim and Liv Nervo, who are known for hits like “You’re Gonna Love Again” (which was written by Avicii), will appear with DJ Gusto on Oct. 12. Calvin Harris, the world’s highest-paid DJ and the man who’s often regarded as the face of the electronic music revolution, will helm an unforgettable gig with Zen Freeman on Oct. 13. Wet Republic is open on both days from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Encore Beach Club at EncoreSoak up the rays at this lushly landscaped, three-tiered pool complex one last time. On Oct. 11 – 12, Mighty Mi (aka Milo Berger), a popular local DJ, will churn out the beats. The fun runs from noon until 7 p.m. both days. Live it up by reserving a lilypad, a cabana or one of Encore Beach Club’s eight luxury two-story bungalows – and be sure to try out the pagoda showers.

Nectar Saturdays at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino—This is a Saturday afternoon, music-driven pool party that takes place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Paradise Beach, which has a tropical ambiance complete with white sand and palm trees. Featuring a variety of artists and DJs, Sex Panther will round out the season with an appearance on Oct. 12. This talented, Newport Beach-based DJ duo consists of Ryan Fontana and Aaron Cool. With a love for sexy house music and EDM, they know how to set the perfect atmosphere at a party filled with beautiful, scantily clad bodies. Nectar Saturdays run from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sean Kingston

Music mogul Sean Kingston hosts the end-of-summer bash at Rehab.

Rehab at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino—What a season it’s been for this raucous Sunday pool party, which is wrapping up its 10th year in Vegas. Musicians and Hollywood celebrities – including Diddy, Lil Wayne, Joanna Krupa, Jennifer “JWoww” Farley, Tyga and Pusha Twere all spotted partying here this summer. To close out the season in a big way, Sean Kingston will hit the stage on Oct. 13. The famed rapper recently released his third studio-album, “Back 2 Life.” Doors open at 10 a.m. A couple of amazing bits of trivia: Since opening in 2004, Rehab has welcomed 725,000 partiers and sold more than 2 million beers and cocktails!

Sapphire Pool & Day Club—Located at Sapphire Las Vegas, the world’s largest gentlemen’s club, expect to see loads of gorgeous female entertainers showing off their stunning bods. Spend your Saturday afternoons here watching college football games with a delicious brunch and plenty of drinks. NFL Sunday Ticket also offers one of the hottest professional football-viewing atmospheres in town. Plus, guests can take advantage of Departure Sundays at Sapphire Pool & Day Club. After checking out of your hotel, Sapphire will provide a complimentary limo ride to their pool, store your luggage while you party and then drop you off at the airport in the limo when you’re ready to catch your flight. On Oct. 12, lovely DJ Adriana will show off her passion for music with her love of entertaining people. You can also hear resident DJs Truelove and Casanova mix things up at the turntables on Oct. 12 – 13. Sapphire Pool & Day Club is open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon – 7 p.m.

Tao Beach Sunday Brunch

Fine food, booze, sun and water...Tao Beach Sunday Brunch has them all!

Tao Beach at The Venetian—This Asian-themed pool club that sits atop Tao Nightclub is a fabulous place to eat, drink and merrily soak up the sun’s rays. Stop by this weekend to order one last Tao-tini or Tao-jito from the 30-foot bar. Sip on it while you relax amid the stylish Balinese décor. On Oct. 11, DJ and music producer Javier Alba will rock the scene. On Oct. 12,  C-L.A. will provide high-energy sets of hip-hop, Top 40 and house music. And if you’re craving a fine alfresco dining experience, you should come pamper your palate on Oct. 13 during the Tao Beach Sunday Brunch. Among the divine items on the menu are Kobe steak and eggs, the XO Omelet, kung pao chicken wings, the Buddha Beach Burger, the Tao Temple Salad and fortune cookie waffles, which, as the name suggests, come topped with a fortune cookie. Doors will open Friday – Sunday at 11 a.m.


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