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Let’s Chill: Dive Into These Refreshing Las Vegas Pools

Last updated: March 9, 2017 at 8:28 am. Posted by in Las Vegas Hotels, Things to Do in Las Vegas. 19 Comments on Let’s Chill: Dive Into These Refreshing Las Vegas Pools.

Flamingo's GO Pool at dusk is a Las Vegas pool for locals.

Flamingo’s GO Pool at dusk.

The Las Vegas pool scene has one recurring theme: cooling off.

Spring is here and looming summer temperatures can reach up to 117 degrees. Trust us when we say a swimsuit becomes your main wardrobe. The local pool scene can range from wild, continuous parties with live DJ music to upscale tropical escapes. Adults-only Las Vegas pools area all the rage, but some hotels are also family-friendly.  Some pools even bring out your playful side, with a water slide at Flamingo and outdoor games at the Rio. Whether you’re looking for a wild daytime adventure, an island experience or a quiet escape on your next Las Vegas vacation, we divided up pool experiences for simplified sunbathing.

We like to party

Whether you’re here for a bachelor/bachelorette party, birthday bash or living it up Vegas-style, Sin City knows how to get down. Get wild this summer with energizing 21-and-older day clubs, each offering a different vibe.

Drai’s Beach Club · Nightclub at The Cromwell is the ultimate rooftop pool party. Tan poolside or dance the day away with music spun by today’s up-and-coming DJs. Two main pools take up the lower level of the beach club. Both come with central wet decks and seating. Amenities include VIP bungalows, luxury cabanas and five private VIP bungalows (with a private pool!) overlooking the Strip. Hotel guests receive two complimentary passes per room and access to priority line. Additional hotel guests need to pay admission, but receive priority line privileges. Locals receive free admission Monday through Thursday.

Live like Julius or bring out your inner goddess at Caesars Palace’s Venus Pool. Located within the resort’s sprawling Garden of the Gods, the relaxing 10,000-square-foot European retreat offers live DJ entertainment (Thursday through Sunday) and decadent food options. With 14 cabanas, 13 couch seating tables, 16 day beds and chaise lounge chair rentals, you’ll find the perfect spot to soak up the sun. Admission is always free for women, Nobu Hotel guests and Seven Stars Total Rewards® members, or for all Caesars Palace guests Monday to Thursday.

Located on the sixth floor deck, Planet Hollywood Pools offer not only VIP cabanas, summer-long bikini contests and live DJs, but also the FlowRider, the first freestanding wave pool in Las Vegas. Visitors can hang ten on a surfboard or ride the wave on a boogie board.

Planet Hollywood's action-packed party is a Las Vegas pool for locals.

Planet Hollywood’s action-packed pool.

Take me to the tropics

We completely get it—sometimes we need a break from the desert. Some of these Las Vegas pools are so green and lush, you’ll forget you’re in Vegas.

GO Pool at Flamingo is an adult-only pool in a lush, tropical atmosphere. With all the greenery, you’ll almost forget that you’re in Vegas! This Las Vegas party pool keeps the energy pumping with fruity cocktails, contests, go-go dancers and live DJ music. Other amenities include daybeds, cabanas, a waterfall fixture and a private pool oasis. Music and themed drinks amidst an island atmosphere—what more could you ask for? Hotel guests receive free admission except during special events or non-resident DJ performances.

GO Pool's lush greenery and beautiful waterfalls make it one of the best Las Vegas pools for locals.

Paradise in the desert: Admire GO Pool’s lush greenery and beautiful waterfalls while working on your tan.

For a more relaxed, family-friendly environment, visit the Beach Club Pool area. Surrounded by the resort’s breathing landscaping, chill out in a cabana, have a blast with the pool’s water slide or challenge new friends to a game of pool basketball or volleyball. Work up an appetite and head to Beach Club Café, serving up tasty snacks and refreshing drinks. Admission is complimentary for hotel guests.

You can also experience paradise at Rio’s VooDoo Beach. This tropical pool retreat greets you with a sandy pool entry. Amenities include four pools, waterfalls, three whirlpool tubs and the VooDoo Beach Bar. Hotel guests and Seven Stars®, Diamond or Platinum Total Rewards members receive complimentary entry.

For a 21-and-older experience, head to The Voo, featuring live DJ music on the weekends. Bring out your playful side and head to the game area, which includes beer pong, ring toss, latter golf and cornhole. Cool off and sip on specialty cocktails while watching flair bartenders at Cruzan Island Bar. For a more tranquil experience, rent a cabana or daybed, or take relaxation to the next level with poolside spa treatments.

Stunning scenery

If you’re having a pool day, why not sight see too? Located at Paris Las Vegas, the two-acre Soleil Pool sits right beneath the hotel’s Eiffel Tower replica. With this elevated pool area, you’ll also have views of the famous Las Vegas Strip landmarks, including a unique, up-close view of the Eiffel Tower. Other amenities include a Parisian-style garden, poolside massages by the hotel’s Mandara spa and cabana rentals. Grab a bite at Café du Parc, or refresh yourself with a frozen vodka lemonade.

Garden of the God’s Jupiter Pool at Caesars Palace is one of the best Las Vegas pools for locals.

Garden of the God’s Jupiter Pool at Caesars Palace.

Caesars Palace’s Garden of the Gods, one of the city’s most impressive attractions. We touched on Venus Pool Club earlier, but that’s only one element of this beautiful landscape. We’re in complete awe of the pool’s stunning architecture. In addition to Roman statues and towering columns, Garden of the Gods features seven distinct swimming pools, an 18-foot-tall waterfall and beautiful fountains. Play swim-up blackjack at Fortuna pool, socialize at Neptune pool or have a quiet relaxing day at Jupiter pool. But back to sightseeing: If you’re all about the architecture, take a dip at the Temple pool, an elegant pool complete with columns and the most coveted views of the entire area. Satisfy your hunger at Snackus Maximus, featuring light American fare. For cabana and daybed rentals (or to luxuriate poolside with a massage from Qua Baths & Spa), call (702) 731-7266.

Swim and play, anyone? 

While you can play poolside games at Flamingo and Rio, Bally’s Las Vegas Blu Pool takes it to the next level. Play a round or two of tennis right next door before plunging into the huge, sparkling Olympic-sized pool. Also, this is one of the few pools in town that actually has a deep end—12 feet to be exact! After getting serious laps in (or not), enjoy the quiet, peaceful atmosphere. Lounge here for the day in a cabana, each featuring a personal host and waitress.

new in town

Now open, The LINQ Pool offers gorgeous views of the High Roller and LINQ Promenade. And despite the upcoming season’s sweltering heat, there will be a cool misting system around the entire pool deck. The main pool has open seating, or you can rent one of four lily pad daybeds. The second pool is located on a standalone elevated deck, surrounded by tables available for rent. Chill at the center bar which includes four flat-screen TVs and a drink menu featuring a bevy of frozen drinks, cocktails and beer. Food is also available for those of you with the munchies!

For those of you recovering from last night’s party, this Las Vegas pool has an indoor, air-conditioned Recover Zone, complete with TVs and pool tables, available Friday through Sunday. Kick it up a notch and reserve one of 10 cabanas, complete with a TV, refreshments, ample seating and umbrella for shade. Or go all out and book one of The LINQ’s Deluxe Cabana Rooms, each with their own private patios and direct pool access.

Our favorite drinks

Whichever experience you decide to enjoy, you’ll need to cool off this summer with refreshing poolside drinks. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Caesars PalaceRaspberri  Lemonade with  Absolut Raspberri vodka, fresh raspberries, lemon, agave nectar
  • Planet Hollywood: V.I.P with Skyy Passion Fruit, crème de banana and pineapple juice
  • Flamingo: Vegas Vice with Malibu Tropical Banana and Malibu Coconut rums with piña colada and strawberry daiquiri mixes
  • Rio: Rio ‘Rita on the Rocks with Hornitos Reposado tequila, triple sec, lemon and lime juices

Local love

The following pools allow local entry. Stay tuned, as pools tend to change policies throughout the summer.

  • Caesars Palace: Garden of the Gods ($20 per day, based on availability); Venus Pool Club (Women are free; Men are free Thursday and pay $20 Friday – Sunday.)
  • The Cromwell: Drai’s Beach Club · Nightclub: $20
  • Flamingo: GO Pool ($25 per day)
  • Rio: Visit VooDoo Beach and The Voo for cover charge details.

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19 Responses

  1. Iris

    I need to know if The Flamingo offers complimentary airport shuttle, and also the daily resort fees

  2. Emma Trotter

    Hi Iris, there is not complimentary shuttle and daily resort fees are about $20.

  3. Greg

    If I stay at one hotel and want to use the pool at another – is this possible ??

  4. Emma Trotter

    Hi Greg, yes, please refer to this page for all the info! http://www.totalrewards.com/las-vegas/things-to-do/pool/faqs.html

  5. I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your site.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme?
    Fantastic work!

  6. flip

    Calling the pool office just now I was told it costs even locals $20…

  7. flip

    Not sure if i was misinformed, but when I called just now the Rio pool associate said cover is $20 this season, even for locals, and needed to be paid in order to have access to the Voo area…

  8. todd Schmidt

    I stayed at the flamingo from March 22 to March 27. The Go pool at the flamingo is NOT an adult only pool. The waterslides were closed.

  9. Jason Hutchinson

    Just trying to figure out the cost of a cabana rental at the Flamingo. Our group will be there the last part of June and are booked at The Flamingo.

  10. Emma Trotter

    Hi Jason! Call 702-697-2888 for all inquires about Flamingo pool cabana rental!

  11. Emma Trotter

    Hi Todd! The waterslides are seasonal. Let us know if you have any upcoming Vegas trips planned.

  12. Gwen

    This year the Rio pools are not free for locals and they give you an attitude about it at the entrance….even when you called the week before and were told by a staff person that locals were still free.

  13. Emma Trotter

    Hi Gwen,
    We contacted Rio and you’re right–the policy changed this year. Local adults are $10 Mon-Thurs and $20 Fri-Sun!

  14. Emma Trotter

    Hi Flip, yes you’re right! The policy changed this season. Locals are $10 Mon-Thurs and $20 Fri-Sun.

  15. cristina

    How about kid pools like the golden nugget with the shark slide they said u can buy ur wy in for 25 .. r there any that we can buy our way into other then that one …

  16. Melanie

    Hi Emma! I’ve got a group of 8 Coming the first weekend in June, and we’re all staying at Caesars. How concerned should I be about getting lounge chairs at the pool? Do we really have to pay the extra to reserve them, or are they generally available if you get down there early enough?
    Thanks!

  17. Hi Melanie,

    You can reserve lounge chairs in advance here. The pricing ranges from $15-$25/chair depending on the day. More details are available about the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace here.

  18. Karen Kelley

    I am renting a cabana at Paris and was wondering what comes with it? Have read a bottle or vodka, rum or tequila and set up, somewhere on the web but not sure if that is still going on…

  19. Hi Karen,

    You can find all the details on poolside cabanas at the Soleil Pool at Paris Las Vegas here.