This week, in case you were unaware, or just didn’t feel like going outside at all, cold has blanketed much of the United States. The northeast is getting slammed by snow, and we are sure people in the midwest and Upstate New York are already tired of the term “lake effect”. So, it is now time to allow that big brain of yours to drift off to some pretty epic desert oases. Close your eyes (after you are done reading of course), substitute flip-flops for those salty snow boots, and a cold beer instead of sweaty mittens, and drift off to the rooftop cabana, or infinity pool of your dreams. Here are 7 Las Vegas pools that are definitely worth a visit in 2019.
The Mirage Las Vegas pool is truly a desert oasis. Complete with palm trees, cascading waterfalls, and private cabanas. If you are interested in experiencing this slice of paradise, then you will need to be a registered guest at the resort. Access to the Private Oasis section of the Mirage pool is available for an additional charge. There are 16 cabanas that are available to rent, where guests can enjoy a fruit plate, flatscreen TV’s and bottled non-alcoholic beverages. Looking for a heartier snack? A cocktail to help you unwind? The Dolphin Bar and the Paradise Cafe can satisfy those cravings. The pool is open daily, however the private oasis section operates on a seasonal schedule.
Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
The Pool at Red Rock Resort truly has something for everyone. Sandbar, as it is formally known, occupies 3 acres of the resort’s property. Want to swim? Great! Want to soak in a hot tub? Great! Want to snooze in a cabana? Great! Want to split aces at a poolside blackjack table? Great! Wait, what?! Yes, that’s right, Sandbar has all of those, including poolside gaming. Hotel guests can enjoy this popular amenity and poolside cafe daily, 10am – 4pm. To reserve a cabana or daybed, contact the property directly.
Want to feel like a Greek God…in Nevada? The Pools at Caesars Palace can offer that experience. We say “pool”, they say “Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis”…their wording is probably more accurate. Most people tend to visit and take a dip in Temple Pool, that is their most iconic pool. But did you know their 6 other pools on property? Each one offers something a little different that sets it apart from the others. The most luxurious is the Venus Pool. Venus Pool at Caesars Palace offers a “European-style” experience…complete with lots of skin.
MGM Grand Pool Complex is 6.5 acres of awesomeness. Waterfalls, whirlpools, cabanas, daybeds, lounges, food, drinks…a lazy river!!! If you are looking to relax in the shade, you can do that. If you are looking to play Marco Polo, you can do that. If you and up to 7 of your friends want to experience personalized bottle and food service in a private cabana all afternoon, you can do that too. The pools at MGM Grand are open 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, however, some areas like the lazy river operate on a seasonal calendar.
Golden Nugget Las Vegas
Technically we are discussing two pools here. More specifically…two pools and one MASSIVE, 200,000 gallon shark tank. You’ve got the Hideout, which is secluded pool, reserved for hotel guests 21 years old and up. You’ve also got The Tank at Golden Nugget. This is where the majority of the people dip their toes. It’s a 3 story complex that consists of lounges, cabanas, waterslide, and shark tank. Yes, you can swim right up next to the sharks. No, you are not swimming with the sharks. However, you can reserve a tour of the shark tank where you can ask all the questions you want about all things sharks. Access to The Tank is complementary to hotel guests. People wanting to experience this amenity that are not staying at the hotel can do so for a fee.
Green Valley Ranch
We know we said Las Vegas pools. But, we are going to bend the rules just a little bit and take you over to Henderson, NV for a minute to Green Valley Ranch Resort. It’s 20 miles away, don’t worry. Why? Because, you’ve seen your fair share of cabanas, and lounges, and bars…but…how about a sand bottom pool in the middle of an 8 acre pool complex, in the middle of an epic resort? This is the relaxation seekers bullseye. If you are looking for thumping music, and grinding, sweaty bodies, you can find that on the Strip. But, if you are looking to chill out, sip on a beverage, and find your inner Zen…then scamper on over to Green Valley Ranch. Access to the pool is complementary to hotel guests. Non hotel guests can visit during the week only for a charge. Sand bottom pool…that’s reason enough.
The Cromwell pool in Las Vegas is a rooftop luxury oasis that is definitely a must…if you are staying in their hotel. Drai’s Pool at the Cromwell is only complementary to hotel guests, which definitely helps keep this attraction a peaceful getaway after a long evening at the craps tables downstairs. Guests can relax and take in the views of the Las Vegas strip from 11 stories up. There are two main pools which do a good job keeping the crowd evenly balanced. If you purchase one of the 10 bungalows then you have access to one of the six private hot tubs.
This is a seasonal pool, so please check with the property for exact hours.