Marquee Day Club

Marquee Day Club, one of The Strip's best pool scenes (©The Cosmopolitan)

Maximum Exposure: Las Vegas' Hottest Pool Scenes

By Jennifer McKee on 07/25/14

Whether you choose to cool down in the water, soak up the sun’s rays on the deck or seek solace in a pimped-out cabana, you’ll be in the middle of the action at these Las Vegas pool clubs. (But pay heed: you must be 21 to enter these adults-only experiences, which are some of the best on—and off—the Strip.)

Daylight (Mandalay Bay): No club has ever made you clamor to party outdoors this summer more so than this day club designed as a concert venue. The 4,400-square-foot pool features an elevated stage flanked by six LED screens that are an integral part of the sound-and-lighting system. And, as with all Light Group venues, the drinks are unforgettable. Choose one of 70 daybeds or 25 cabanas and bungalows in which to enjoy them. On Sunday nights, Eclipse takes the pool party into the wee hours.

Daylight pool party

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Drai’s Beach Club (The Cromwell): This rooftop perch, the newest pool environment in town, is nothing short of sexy, affording panoramic views of the Strip from day into night. By day, lounge beneath a perfectly manicured palm for a beach-club type feel; at night, LED lights and additional top-notch technology systems (in addition to being awash in neon) make for a multisensory experience. We’d expect nothing less from the mind of nightlife impresario Victor Drai, who was recently inducted into the Nightclub Hall of Fame. Drai’s Yacht Club night swim party takes place on Tuesdays.

Drai's Beach Club

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Encore Beach Club (The Wynn): The word “lush” is an understatement at this pool environment at which you’ll want for nothing—this 60,000-square-foot paradise offers eight 2-story bungalows, with private hot tubs among other amenities, that are fully air-conditioned to manage the heat. Or, bask in the rays from the comfort of your own lily pad. In any case, it’s the pool to be seen at, so don your best beachwear.

Encore Beach Club Las Vegas

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Marquee Day Club (Cosmopolitan): Take your day into night at this pool club that features cabanas with infinity-edge glass private pools, flat-screen TVs and dedicated servers. You can also mingle with club-goers at two large pools, numerous bars and in a gaming area. The rooftop party deck has a Jacuzzi, and guests can extend their stay overnight in a luxury bungalow, which can be booked directly from the Cosmopolitan.

Marquee Day Club at the Cosmpolitan

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Moorea Beach Club (Mandalay Bay): An upscale experience that overlooks the 11-acre Mandalay Bay pool complex, Moorea’s private expanse allows European-style sunbathing from its luxe little corner at which you’ll want for nothing—your very own bar, a daybed and poolside massage, should you want one.

Moorea Beach Club

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Pleasure Pools (Planet Hollywood): The ultimate social poolside retreat, these two separate rooftop pools at Planet Hollywood offer amazing views of the mid-Strip, bikini contests every Saturday in summer, two pool bars, DJs, poolside bottle service and a pool café. Those who wish to kick back and relax can do so in style in the VIP cabanas.

Pool at Planet Hollywood Resort Las Vegas

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Sapphire Pool & Day ClubJoin the beauties of this gentlemen’s club as they sunbathe and party beside this fun-lover's pool open on weekends and holidays. It’s the only pool in town to offer a limo to and from its festivities, which include appearances by adult film stars, DJs and bottle service presented by glamorous cocktail servers. In additional to 11 cabanas, there are country-club locker rooms, an exclusive elevated VIP section and enough room for 700 guests.

Sapphire Pool and Day Club

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Wet Republic (MGM Grand): The originator of daylife in Las Vegas, this gorgeous club is known for its posh cabanas and loungers, decadent pool treats and for having the only salt-water dipping pools in town. Plus, DJ Steve Aoki called it one of his favorite clubs to play at in the world, It’s tops with locals as well as visitors, and celebs can often be found enjoying a day in the sun. It’s no wonder, with the lavishly tricked-out cabanas and bungalows found here.

Wet Republic at the MGM Grand