Las Vegas pool parties: Dive into the 6 best pools in Las Vegas
From swim-up bars to extravagant cabanas, these pools are worth the price of admission. | By Suzie Dundas | January 21, 2022
After being inside all winter, it’s time for some sunshine and socializing come March—and there's no better place to jump, dip, slide, or cannonball into the action than Las Vegas. From the city's famous high-energy pool parties to the sprawling waters at Resorts World Las Vegas (the largest pool complex on the Strip), Las Vegas is just as much a destination for its pools as its casinos and late-night entertainment. Make plans for:
Watching a game: Visit a massive pool-theater complex to watch your favorite teams
Adults-only fun: let loose and enjoy days full of music and cocktails
An evening encore: turn up the volume with a DJ-fueled night swim
Splash into the biggest pool in Las Vegas
Well, technically, it's the biggest pool complex — Resorts World Las Vegas has not one but seven fantastic pools that span an expansive 5.5 acres. You need to be a hotel guest to jump in, but it's totally worth booking a night here for access alone.
Make reservations for the VIP pool if you want to lounge in an elevated 1,800 square-foot infinity pool and take in breathtaking view of the Las Vegas Strip. Meanwhile the circular Main Resort Pool features submerged lounge chairs and a full bar just steps away. There's also a roomy kids' pool, which is great if you're not with kids, as it keeps the other spaces fairly kid-free. There's also the Southeast Asian-inspired Ayu Dayclub, which offers a classic pool party vibe, complete with A-list DJ hosts.
Not in the mood to swim? The huge complex also has a few places to eat, grassy areas with lawn games and Papasan chairs, swings, daybeds and cabanas, among other sleek features.
Catch a game
Combine epic Las Vegas pool parties with the best features of a world-class sports bar and you get Stadium Swim. The MVP here is the 143-foot-wide screen that plays everything from basketball to football games. Plus, with six pools, a swim-up bar, daybeds and cabanas all facing the screen, you can cheer on your favorite teams without missing a single play.
Let your troubles float away
At more than 650-feet-long and surrounded by tiki torches, Tahiti Village's lazy river is one of the most relaxing places to spend a day in the sun. (Note: you'll need to be a guest of the hotel to dive in.) Grab a cocktail and an inner tube (they're complimentary for the guests), and you're ready to settle in for the leisurely ride. Four waterfall features, a tropical bar, a palm tree island, tiki statues and plenty of thatched umbrellas and loungers complete the South Pacific aesthetic.
Enjoy poolside pampering
If you're in Las Vegas for a bachelor or bachelorette party, grab your crew and head to Liquid Pool Lounge to experience one of the most intimate and exclusive pools on the Strip. This adults-only space pool includes private cabanas, high-tech amenities and multiple bars, creating a high-end hideaway that won't disappoint. It's a luxury experience, so expect to pay around $550 for even the most affordable reserved space.
Of course, most reservations also come with a generous food-and-drink credit, so if you're sampling cocktails all day, this might be the perfect deal.
Beach party meets pool party
Not a morning person? No problem. Plan a visit to Encore Beach Club and you can stay up late into the evening and sleep in as long as you want. Held three nights a week, this exclusive evening brings the best of pool parties and nightclubs to life. (Plus, the prices are typically more affordable than your standard day rates.)
One note: the official night swim season starts in May, so while you can dance the night away in March and April you won't be able to access the pools.
Anything goes in Vegas — wear your swimsuit and flip-flops or your best clubwear. If you're opting for bottle service, consider booking one of the floating "lily pads," or water couches, for the ultimate late-night hang-out spot.
Dive into temptaion
The pool complex at Luxor is huge — the pool alone covers 20,000 sqaure feet. On Sundays, it plays host to the longest-running LGBTQ pool party. "Temptation Sundays" run all summer long and feature themed parties, guest DJs, surprise celebrity guests and more. You don't have to be a guest to soak up the sun. Rent a daybed or cabana in advance and get ready to dive deep into relaxation mode.
Suzie Dundas is a Lake Tahoe-based freelance writer and outdoor enthusiast. She writes about mountain sports, adventure travel, youth culture and much more.