The Best Pools in Las Vegas

When it's hot outside, the best place to be is inside of a swimming pool. Vegas is home to some of the best pools in the world. You simply need to know where to go and whether you will have access to them if you are not a hotel guest.

The Best Infinity Pools

Infinity pools are impressive because they provide an optical illusion that there is zero edge. In most instances, especially in Vegas, it looks as though the pool simply falls off the edge of the building.

Vegas is known for going big and it’s the case with their infinity pools as well.

The first is within the Golden Nugget, located on Fremont Street. The three-story complex includes a 200,000-gallon shark tank along with a one-of-a-kind waterslide. It’s a beautiful oasis. If you’re a guest at the hotel, plan on enjoying it at no cost. If you’re not a guest, the cost will vary from $25 to $50 a day, depending on the day itself. Kids under 3 will be able to enjoy it for free.

The Bellagio pool looks like it goes on forever. There are private cabanas available for rent and you can even book poolside massage treatments from the spa. Perhaps the most enticing aspect is that you won’t have little kids splashing around. You have to be at least 14 years of age or accompanied by a parent or guardian of at least 18 if you want to get in.

The Best Resort Pools

Mandalay Bay is at the top of the list and it’s because of the lazy river as well as the wave pool There is a Beach Concert Series that takes place at the resort all summer long. There’s an elevated state in the wave pool, so it’s possible to stand in the water and listen to the live music. It’s strictly for hotel guests.

The Garden of the Gods at Caesars Palace makes it on the list of one of the best pools in Las Vegas because of its sheer beauty. There are actually eight pools to choose from, so if one is too crowded, there are others to go to. You have to be a hotel guest to enjoy it all.

The Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan throws some of the best Las Vegas pool parties. There is foosball and table tennis within the pool itself. Plus, the pool is on the third level of the hotel, so it has a killer view of the Strip. It is open to everyone, but only Monday through Thursday.

The Best Pools for Other Activities

Sometimes, you want to do more than swim around the pool. There are plenty of hotels and other locales in Las Vegas where you can enjoy yourself a little more. These are adult-only pools, too, so you don’t have to worry about the overall riff-raff that kids often bring to the pools.


You read that right. It’s actually possible to gamble IN some of the pools of Las Vegas. It allows you to enjoy the fresh air, the water, as well as be able to play Blackjack and a few other games.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is definitely the place to go when you want to play some table games. The rock-centered hotel even has underwater speakers, so you will always be able to listen to music while swimming around.

Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa also has poolside gaming. It allows you to get into the water with a daquiri in hand and then play a round of blackjack without having to leave the pool. If you’re not a guest, you simply have

Swimming in the Nude

There aren’t many nude pools in Vegas, but there are a few. They’re worth mentioning because it’s certainly a way to remember your vacation.

The topless pool lounges include the Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage, Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Beach, and the DayDream at the M to name a few. These are the best, and the M will even provide you with pasties upon request.

As for going fully nude in the pools, that is reserved for some of the more risque locales. The Green Door is a swinger’s club, but they do have a pool that allows for nude swimming… amongst many other things.

One Love Temple is another place to go swimming in the nude. It’s a luxury lifestyle club where the entire resort is clothing optional. It’s located at the Sea Mountain One Love Temple and requires reservations.

Pools are a great way to stay entertained and cool off from the desert heat. Whether you go during the day or in the evening, you’re sure to find a good time. The main thing to be aware of is where you’re permitted to go. If enjoying a world-class experience in a pool is important to you, it’s best to choose a resort on the Strip that offers a classy pool. That way, as a hotel guest, you are guaranteed a way in. From there, and choose to pay your way into some of the other pools and go for some different experiences.