Las Vegas may not have invented dayclubs or pool parties, but they definitely have some of the best pool parties in the world.
While I’m all for a good party, when it comes to pools I just want to kick back and relax. Yes, dolls, even when I’m in Vegas!
If you’re looking to book a Las Vegas getaway with lots of relaxing pool time, check out the 10 best pools in Vegas that aren’t dayclubs.
Table of contents
- When do the pools open in Vegas? When do pools close in Vegas?
- Best pools in Vegas for kids
- Best lazy river in Las Vegas
- Best rooftop pool in Vegas
- Heated pools in Las Vegas
- Best pools in Vegas for relaxing
- Pool with a water slide through a shark tank in Vegas
- Infinity pools in Las Vegas
- Best pools in Vegas for adults
- Best topless pools in Vegas
- Best cabanas in Vegas
- Overall best hotel pools in Vegas
When do the pools open in Vegas? When do pools close in Vegas?
Before you jump to book your Las Vegas hotel based on the pool, make sure it’ll actually be open.
Yes, Las Vegas weather is nice year round, but it can get too chilly for outdoor pools during the late fall and winter months.
Each hotel differs on when they open and close their pools for the winter season. In general, most hotels will have their pool open from spring through mid-fall.
So if you’re planning to visit Las Vegas outside that time or in the shoulder season, and you’re counting on pool time, double check with the hotel about whether their pool will be open before you book.
Best pools in Vegas for kids
If you’re on a family trip to Vegas, you’ll find some great pools in Vegas for kids. Keep reading for 2 of my favorites!
The Jupiter Pool at Caesars Palace
The Jupiter Pool at Caesars Palace is designed with families that have kids in mind.
There are floaties, yard games, bubbles, kid-approved snacks, and lots of cabanas that are perfect for an afternoon nap.
The Jupiter Pool is closed for the Winter season. Call 702-731-7280 to confirm availability and hours.
Beach Club Pool at Flamingo
The Beach Club Pool at Flamingo features a lagoon with waterfalls and a water slide, both of which are sure to be a hit with kids.
The Beach Club Pool is free of charge to Flamingo and LINQ guests, but open to the public with a cover charge. It is also closed during the Winter months.
Call 702-697-2888 to confirm availability or cover charge pricing.
Best lazy river in Las Vegas
Who doesn’t love floating around in a tube, relaxing. It’s such a great way to cool off. Plus, if you’re looking for even more pools in Vegas for kids, both of these picks are fantastic.
Mandalay Bay Beach
The Mandalay Bay Beach area boasts 11 acres with a sand beach, wave pool, lazy river, and several pools.
The beach, wave pool, and lazy river close during the Winter months. However, the rest of the pools are open year-round!
Call 877-305-3136 to confirm availability and hours, as they change throughout the year.
MGM Grand Pool Complex
The MGM Grand Pool Complex has 5 bars, 1 restaurant, 4 pools, 3 whirlpools, and a 1,000 foot lazy river, all sprawled across 6.5 acres.
The lazy river and food & drink service are closed during the Winter months. However, the pools and whirlpools are open year round.
During pool season, the MGM Grand Pool Complex is open from 8 AM to 8 PM, while the Lazy River is open from 9 AM to 6 PM.
The pool area is free for guests to use and non-hotel guests can visit Monday through Thursday for a fee of $25. Non-hotel guests age 3 and under are free.
MGM Grand has blackout dates for non-hotel guests, and can also turn away non-hotel guests based on capacity. Be sure to call 702-891-3086 ahead of visiting if you are not a hotel guest.
Best rooftop pool in Vegas
How about pool time with a killer view? Check out these fun rooftop pools in Vegas.
Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
One of the most epic views of the Vegas strip is from the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan. It features cabanas, daybeds, and in-pool lounge chairs.
But the best part is that they play movies on Monday at 8 PM. They call it a dive-in movies. How cute is that?
The movies are free for 2 hotel guests and Identity reward members and 1 military member & a guest (with valid ID). It is also open to locals for $10 (with ID) and $15 for non-locals.
The Boulevard Pool is closed during winter.
Soleil Pool at Paris Las Vegas
Located directly under the replica of the Eiffel Tower, amongst a French-style garden, is the Soleil Pool at Paris Las Vegas.
Cabanas and villas are available to rent, while lounge chairs are free. In addition, the Soleil Pool is available to Paris Las Vegas hotel guests only.
The Soleil Pool is closed during the Winter months, but open from 9 AM to 6 PM during the pool season.
The Scene Pool Deck at Planet Hollywood
The Scene Pool Deck at Planet Hollywood can get loud with music, but it stops short of dayclub territory.
There are 2 pools, one that is 21+ and another that is all ages. Both pools are open from 9 AM to 7 PM.
For a unique thing to do in Vegas, check out the FlowRider surf experience at The Scene.
On the FlowRider, you can experience surfing via freestanding waves. It’s the first “pool” of its kind on the Vegas strip!
The FlowRider is located in the general pool area at Planet Hollywood It’s open from 10 AM to 6 PM and costs $25 per 30 minutes.
Hotel guests can use the pools for free, except for the FlowRider.
Guests of other Caesars properties can also access The Scene Pool Deck for free by showing their hotel room key.
Non-hotel guests have a $10 cover charge, unless they are renting a cabana.
Heated pools in Las Vegas
Contrary to popular belief, Vegas does get cold in the winter months, so most pools close for a few months. Except for the heated pools in Las Vegas, that is!
Keep reading for the best heated pools in Las Vegas.
The Mirage Pool
Relax in the lagoon-like saltwater pool at the Mirage, complete with waterfalls and hidden nooks.
Two whirlpools and a smaller, hidden saltwater pool, called the Private Oasis, are also featured in the Mirage pool area.
The best part about the Mirage pool area is that it is open year round. Don’t worry – it’s heated!
The Mirage pool area is open from 8 AM to 8 PM, while the Private Oasis is open from 10 AM to 6 PM.
NOTE: The Mirage was recently sold to Hard Rock and is expected to undergo a transformation soon. Be sure to check the website to ensure it is operating. It’s unknown if the pool area will change, but I’ll be sure to check out the renovated hotel once it’s open!
The Venetian Pool Deck
The Venetian Pool Deck was renovated in 2019 and is an absolute stunner.
It features 4 pools, 1 hot tub, in-pool lounge chairs, and a splash pad for kiddos spread across 2 acres. Plus, it’s open year round and heated in the cooler months.
For a premium experience, upgrade to a cabana with a private plunge pool!
The Venetian Pool Deck is open from 10 AM to 4 PM. Hours are usually expanded in the Summer months.
Best pools in Vegas for relaxing
Vegas is known for its crazy parties and lively pool scenes, but sometimes you just want to relax! If that’s your scene, check out these best pools in Vegas for relaxing.
The Chelsea Pool at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
Of the 2 pools at The Cosmopolitan, The Chelsea Pool is the most relaxing.
It features plenty of daybeds and cabanas surrounding a single pool, so you’ll feel secluded and less busy than other pool decks on the strip.
The Chelsea Pool is open from 9 AM to 5 PM.
The Palazzo Pool Deck
Between the Venetian, Palazzo, and Venezia pool decks, the Palazzo is where it’s at when it comes to relaxing in luxury.
The Palazzo Pool Deck features 6 pools, 4 hot tubs, and an abundance of cabanas.
The Temple Pool at Caesars Palace
Part of Caesars Palace’s Garden of the Gods, The Temple Pool is the pool Caesars is most known for, thanks to the gorgeous Roman-inspired temple in the middle of the pool.
If you’re looking for a more relaxing experience for your day at the pool, the Temple Pool is where you want to be.
Pool with a water slide through a shark tank in Vegas
There aren’t many pools with a water slide through a shark tank, but there is one in Vegas!
The Golden Nugget’s main pool, aka The Tank, features a waterfall, lounge chairs, and private cabanas.
But the best part is the $30 million, 3-story water slide that cuts right through a 200,000 gallon shark tank.
The slide is see-through, so you’ll feel like you’re right in the tank with the sharks!
Tours of the shark tank are available twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays at 1:30 PM. The tour is led by a Marine Biologist and currently costs $50 per person.
The Golden Nugget pool areas are closed during most of the Winter season. In 2022, the pool season starts here on February 10.
During pool season, the Tank is open from 9 AM to 7 PM, though hours vary throughout the pool season, so it’s best to confirm with the hotel directly.
Non-hotel guests can use the main pool at an additional charge: $25 Monday through Thursday and $40 Friday through Sunday. Children under age 6 are free. Pricing is subject to change at any time.
To confirm dates and hours, contact the resort directly at (702) 385-7111.
Infinity pools in Las Vegas
There are several hotels and resorts in Vegas with infinity pools. However, the absolute best infinity pool in Vegas is at The Palms Casino Resort’s Sky Villas.
Each Sky Villa has a private infinity pool overlooking the Las Vegas skyline.
Could a pool be any more baller??
To top it off, not all of the Sky Villas are alike, so that’s not the only cool feature to come with it! Some of the villas have personal saunas, swings, personal butlers, and more.
TIP: The Palms Casino is currently closed, but expected to reopen under new ownership. A reopen date has not been announced as of January 9, 2022.
Best pools in Vegas for adults
Many resorts in and around Vegas have pools specifically for adults 21+. Check out the top 4 pools in Vegas for adults below.
Cypress Premier Lounges at Bellagio
The 18+ pool area at Bellagio, known as Cypress Premier Lounges, is set amongst lush gardens for extra privacy from the main pool area.
It includes access to a private daybed or lounge chair with side table, a personal host, infused water, and other amenities.
The Cypress Premier Lounges are open from Spring to early Fall. Their operating hours are 9 AM to 6 PM.
The GO Pool at Flamingo
This 21+ pool is free for hotel guests AND the public from Sunday through Friday.
On Saturday and Sunday, the GO Pool is free for hotel guests until 10 AM and $11 after.
For the public, the cover charge on Saturday and Sunday varies from $20 and over, depending on whether there are special events, like their popular LGBTQ parties.
The Fortuna Pool at Caesars Palace
Named for the Roman goddess of luck, the Fortuna Pool is nicely shaded thanks to the Bacchus Pool situated above it!
This pool isn’t exclusive to adults. However, its swim-up Blackjack tables are!
The Fortuna Pool is usually open from Spring through Fall, with different dates each year.
Call 702-731-7280 to confirm their opening and closing dates if you’re booking your trip in the shoulder seasons.
The Hangout at Golden Nugget
On the top floor of the Golden Nugget Pool Complex is an adults-only pool called The Hangout.
The Hangout is 21+ and features an infinity pool, cabanas, day beds, and a bar.
It is open from 10 AM to 6 PM, with hours subject to change.
The Hangout closes for roughly 2 months in the Winter. In 2022, The Hangout’s pool season starts February 10, 2022.
Influence, The POOL at LINQ
Last up is Influence, The POOL at LINQ, a popular choice with 20-somethings who want a cheap, but cool place to stay with a free pool party.
A cool feature at Influence is that you can book rooms that open up to the pool that have a private lounge area attached. No need for a cabana or daybed, plus you don’t have to wait in line for the bathroom, ha!
The pool is open to adults 21+ only. If you’re traveling with anyone under 21, you can use the Flamingo Beach Club pool next door for free.
Influence is open 9 AM to 6 PM. It is free to hotel guests, $10 for guests of other Caesars resorts, and $20 for the public. It occasionally has free entry to the public, as well.
Call 702-835-5713 to confirm cover charge and hours.
Best topless pools in Vegas
If you prefer a European pool, aka one that allows topless sunbathing, Vegas has several to choose from.
Bare Pool Lounge at Mirage
The Bare Pool Lounge is 21+ and separate from the general pool area at The Mirage. It is open only Thursday through Monday, except for special or private events.
It is available free of charge before 12 PM for Mirage guests. After 12 PM, the cover charge is $20 for men and $10 for women.
The same cover charge applies to the public, though locals are free on Mondays.
NOTE: The Mirage was recently sold to Hard Rock. It is not yet known when the remodel will start and end, nor whether Bare Pool Lounge will remain.
Moorea at Mandalay Bay
In addition to the massive main pool area, Mandalay Bay Beach has a pool area called Moorea.
Moorea is a topless optional area, or “toptional” as the Mandalay Bay marketing team likes to call it.
It used to be 21+, but as of December 2021, it is now all ages. The cover charge wildly varies from free to $40. Call 877.632.7700 to confirm availability and cover charge.
Wynn & Encore European Pools
Wynn Las Vegas has a topless pool in both the Wynn and Encore towers. Both are referred to as the European Pool.
The Encore European pool is open year round, while the Wynn European pool closes during the winter months.
Best cabanas in Vegas
Treat yo’ self to a cabana next time you’re in Vegas for the ultimate luxurious pool experience. Keep reading for the best cabanas in Vegas.
Bellagio Chairman Cabana VIP Package
Guests can also reserve the Chairman Cabana package, which comes with 2 cabanas with 10 lounge chairs, water, fruit, non-alcoholic drinks, misters, and a large, private jacuzzi.
The Chairman Cabana package costs around $1800 per day for a maximum of 25 people. Cabanas are available from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Bacchus pool cabanas at Caesars Palace
The Bacchus Pool is invite-only, as it’s often reserved for celebrities and high rollers.
However, you can sometimes buy your way in by renting a cabana. Cabanas at the Bacchus Pool cost around $750-900 per day for up to 8 people.
Overall best hotel pools in Vegas
Bellagio has 5 pools available, such as the Terrace Pool seen below.
Each pool area at Bellagio is so impeccably designed that you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the backyard of a Mediterranean mansion!
Access to the pool area is free for hotel guests, with fees for additional services and items, such as cabanas, lounge chairs, massages, food, and drink. Non-hotel guests are not permitted.
The Bellagio pools and jacuzzis are open from 9 AM to 4 PM, though hours are subject to change.
Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace
The Garden of Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace spans 5 acres and includes 7 pools, each with a unique vibe.
A unique feature at the Caesars Palace pool area is the ability to place mobile orders for food and drink.
To place a mobile order, all you have to do is text PALACE to 227466. Then you’ll get a text message with a link to the menu and ordering system.
Once you place your mobile order, you pick up your order at the Snackus Maximus order pickup area.
Fingers crossed that Caesars figures out a way to have mobile orders delivered straight to you, at least to those with reserved lounge chairs, daybeds, or cabanas.
All of the pools are available for free to Caesars and Nobu Hotel guests. Non-guests can enjoy the pool area for a $20 cover charge.
Which of the best pools in Vegas is your favorite?
So which Vegas hotel are you going to book based on their pool? I know, it’s so hard to choose a favorite between all the great pools in Las Vegas!
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This post was originally published on March 4, 2017. It was last updated on January 9, 2022.