With the entertainment in Las Vegas running into the early hours, the soothing respite of a swimming pool to help you recover the next day can be just the ticket.
No city on earth delivers a sensory overload quite like Vegas. And what better way to relax after a long day (and night) immersing yourself in the city’s dazzling and diverse attractions than by kicking back in a luxurious swimming pool? Luckily, almost every Vegas hotel worth it’s salt is home to at least one pool of varying shapes and sizes and with a range of poolside amenities and services on offer. Here are 7 of the best.
Bellagio Hotel & Casino
Set behind the famous Fountains of Bellagio on the Vegas Strip, water is a recurring theme at this iconic resort hotel. Along with its world renowned water show, the hotel also stages the underwater story of “O” by Cirque du Soleil. Another centrepiece attraction is the five swimming pools spread across a sun-kissed pool deck, each resembling Mediterranean-style courtyards with towering topiaries and grandiose water fountains. There’s plenty of seating around the pools and an abundance of private cabanas for small groups or those seeking more space. The Pool Café also serves a full breakfast menu, ensuring that you can start your day poolside. You can also indulge in a massage treatment by the pool to complete this outdoor oasis. From $264 per night.
Renowned for its star-studded events, world class dining featuring celebrity chefs, and pulsating nightlife, MGM Grand is a veritable emporium of entertainment. And once the dust has settled on a raucous night of revellery, what better way to unwind than by indulging in the delights of a refreshing swimming pool. Spanning some 6.5 acres of fun, there are four pools, along with three whirlpools and cascading waterfalls. Grab a tube and float down the Lazy River, stretch out on a comfy daybed, enjoy a variety of food and drink options, or treat yourself to a poolside massage. For those looking to dial it up a notch, spacious cabanas have room for eight and include flat screen TVs, personalised bottle and food service, and amazing views overlooking the pools. From $53 per night.
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino
Located in the heart of Downtown Vegas, this hotel is a popular option for those who prefer a less all-consuming ambience than the 24/7 energy of the Strip. One of the hotel’s main attractions is the Citrus Grand Pool Deck, complete with sparkling infinity pool, which has received numerous awards for being downtown’s best rooftop swimming pool. The deck boasts 35,000 square feet of space to dance, drink, and party under the Vegas sun or neon lights, and you can also hang out in a cabana or near a fire pit when the evening cool descends. There are plenty of backyard games to play too, including foosball and table tennis, plus live DJs on weekends, a restaurant and bar, and a grassy seating area with umbrellas and day beds. From $72 per night.
A tropical paradise in the centre of Vegas, this elegant resort hotel features a full-service casino, fine dining options, multiple bars and lounges, and an eye-catching replica lava-flowing volcano. From its waterfalls and lagoons to its saltwater pools and jetted whirlpools, the sprawling pool complex is simply magical, bordered by private cabanas, majestic waterfalls and an outdoor café. Lush greenery soothes the cityscape and endless hidden nooks are a delight to explore. There are plenty of options to reserve the best spot to enjoy a day in the sun, from daybeds to oasis premium seating, reserved seating, and cabanas. There’s also an adults-only Bare pool for discreet topless bathing, and a secret dolphin habitat where you can book an interactive activity with these majestic marine creatures. From $152 per night.
Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
This hotel in downtown Vegas is smaller than its peers on the nearby Strip, but still offers plenty of enticing entertainment options including a casino, numerous bars and restaurants, a state-of-the-art spa and a fitness centre. There are two swimming pools, one with a waterslide that propels you through a 200,000-gallon shark tank and another for adults only. A grand total of 17 private cabanas are available to rent across three separate pool decks, and for an even more exclusive vibe, head over to The Hideout which is their 21+ pool on the third floor. You must have a cabana, daybed, or chaise lounge rental to access this pool. And if the pools are full, you can also reserve a Terrace Level Bed overlooking the pool complex. From $98 per night.
Circa Resort & Casino
This temple of culinary, entertainment, and gaming experiences is one of the most unique hotels in Vegas, thanks in no small part to its incredible six outdoor pools spread over three different levels. Called Stadium Swim, the vast deck area is best known for its massive, 40-foot high-definition screen – said to be the biggest outdoor sports screen in the world – which is viewable from every pool, allowing up to 4,000 to watch the live action while ensconced in the water. There’s also a swim-up bar so you can enjoy a drink without even leaving the pool and guests can book a chaise lounge or cabana to get a seat on the lawn where they can dip into the pool any time you please. From $123 per night.
Delano at Mandalay Bay
Part of the expansive Mandalay Bay resort, this boutique hotel is a haven of tranquillity amid the glitz and chaotic effervescence of Vegas. Among the hotel’s stand-out attractions is the Delano Beach Club, a serene Miami-inspired pool area where white furniture, a large in-water chess sculpture, and beach-style hammocks lure guests to come and hang out. Cabana rentals come with pool toys and non-alcoholic drinks, and cocktails and food can be ordered from the adjacent poolside café. For those craving more rowdier action, guests also have access to the pool over at Mandalay Bay Beach. From $164 per night.