Best Pools in Vegas Today: Inside The Top 10

Looking for the best pools in Vegas? They are easy to find all along the Vegas Strip. While some people might come to Vegas for the gambling, nightlife, and shows; others it’s for some of the top resort pools in the world!

Keep reading below as I dive into the best pools in Las Vegas. 

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10 of the Best Pools in Las Vegas for 2024

The Best Pools in Vegas - MGM Grand Pool
MGM Grand pool is one of the best pools in Vegas.

MGM Grand Pool Complex

  • Location: South Strip
  • Lazy River: Yes
  • Adult Only Pool: Yes, Private Reserve Pool and Wet Republic Pool (Separate Entry)
  • Cabana Rentals: Yes
  • Pool Map: See MGM Pool Map

This is not just a pool but a ‘grand pool complex’ that offers 6.5 acres of relaxation. What did I tell you? Vegas does not do things by half!

Lazy river pool at MGM Grand Vegas - top pool hotel in vegas
The pool complex at MGM Grand includes a large lazy river.

That includes a total of four different swimming pools, three whirlpools, a bunch of beautiful waterfalls, some lazy river stretches, and more. Whatever you enjoy doing in the pool, you’ll be able to find a spot here to enjoy, and you’ll find stunning views and tons to do at every turn.

MGM Grand Pool view
MGM Grand pool complex facing the Signature.

You can reserve seating at MGM Grand, including lounge chairs, day beds, and cabanas.

Prices are the least expensive during non-peak dates, like during the week or when there are no holidays.

Typical pricing:

  • Lounge chairs: from $50 to $100
  • Day beds: $250+, price includes food and beverage minimum 
  • Cabanas: $1000-$1600, price includes food and beverage minimum 
MGM grand pool complex - top pool in vegas

Families especially enjoy the 1,000-feet long river, fun for the kids as well as young adults who often use it as the perfect place to mingle or to coast along with a drink-in-hand and no worries at all.

Why is this one of the best Vegas Pools? It has a large lazy river and a massive overall pool area. Five bars, as well as the Cabana Grill restaurant in the pool complex as well!

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Mirage pool in vegas hotel
Mirage hotel and resort in Las Vegas. Great pool overall!

The Mirage Pool

  • Location: Center Strip
  • Lazy River: No
  • Adult Only Pool: Yes, Bare Pool (Separate Entry)
  • Cabana Rentals: Yes
  • Pool Map: View Map

The Mirage Pool ticks a whole lot of boxes. For those looking to relax in the desert heat, there are rows upon rows of deckchairs.

Then there are the multiple stunning waterfalls for you to sit and chill or play under.

Mirage top pool in vegas
The waterfall at the Mirage Pool in Las Vegas.

The pool itself is a massive, interconnected behemoth. There are private cabanas, the perfect spot to sit and enjoy some calm with some friends out of the direct glare of the sun.

The Mirage pool is one of the most popular and top-rated in the city. With a Polynesian tropical island feel and a quarter-mile shoreline, this especially inviting setting is filled with lush foliage and waterfalls along with waterslides.

The waterfall provides a nice respite from the sun and you’ll also find a series of interconnected lagoons as well as an adult “European-Style” pool (Bare) with tops optional.

You are able to reserve chairs, daybeds, and cabanas for a fee at different locations at the Mirage pool.

What is this one of the top-rated pools? I think the overall size along with the tropical feel to the pool makes it stand out.

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and its great pools
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has some excellent pools.

Cosmopolitan Boulevard Pool

  • Location: Center Strip
  • Cabana Rentals: Yes, various sizes and locations
  • Music: Yes (House, Top 40)
  • Pool Map: View Map

This is another one of the best-known and most impressive pools in Vegas.

It is another area with lots of huge, beautiful pools, and relaxing cabanas. You’ll be able to get excellent food and drink, and many locals use this as a great place to hang out with friends.

Cosmopolitan las vegas BLVD pool
A view from the Blvd poll at the Cosmopolitan. via Flickr @bayareaag

Perhaps the most exciting part is the opportunity to watch films on select evenings on the big screen while you swim and relax. Where else other than Vegas?

The Cosmopolitan also has the Chelsea pool, which is a bit more laid back compared to the BLVD pool.

What makes this one of the best pools in Vegas? Definitely the view of the strip from the roof. It also has a party vibe with upbeat music and can get lively during the weekends. A great place for a drink as well.

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Venetian pool in vegas
Venetian pool in Vegas

Venetian and Palazzo Pools

  • Location: North/Center Strip
  • Cabana Rentals: Yes, various sizes and locations
  • Hot Tubs: Yes
  • Pool Map: View Map

If you’re looking for romance, you’ll find it at the Venetian with a romantic pool perfect for couples. Offering some of the best pools in Vegas, the Venetian’s five gorgeous pools will leave you feeling like you’ve been sunbathing in Venice.

The main pool is surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens, ornate gazebos, and everything you could ever need for the ultimate in luxury pool experience.

Related: Best hotels for couples

The Venetian also offers a more secluded pool for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy quiet relaxation.

You can also use the Palazzo pools for a total of 9 different pool areas.

What is this one of the best hotel pools? The many different pool options depend on the vibe you are looking for. A large amount of lounge chairs are available.

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Red Rock Resort Pool

  • Location: Off The Strip
  • Cabana Rentals: Yes, various sizes and locations
  • Hot Tubs: Yes
  • Poolside Gaming: Yes
  • Pool Map: View Map

The pool at the Red Rock Hotel is one of the most impressive in all of Vegas. It has a large circular pool in the middle, with many smaller pools radiating out from it.

Those pools are stunningly lit at night, while you’ll be able to see the titular red rocks in the background during the day. These pools cross a total of three acres and offer 19 private cabanas, swim-up gaming to keep you and the kids entertained, and an incredible ‘waterfall island’.

Tip: Non hotel guests can use the pool for $25 and $50 for holidays.

Those red rocks, of course, are actually the Red Rock Canyon, which is just 10 miles west of the strip and which provides one of the entry points to the Grand Canyon. The rocks look fantastic looming in the distance and give you the opportunity to drink in some stunning natural scenery while enjoying the incredible man-made pools.

Why does it stand out? Poolside gambling is a big plus and one of the best pools on the strip. Non-guests can use the pool as well.

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Wynn pool in Las Vegas
Wynn pool in Las Vegas

Wynn/Encore Pools

  • Location: North Strip
  • Cabana Rentals: Yes, various sizes and locations
  • Hot Tubs: Yes

Another Vegas resort, another selection of gigantic pools with excellent amenities. And this time you really are getting spoiled with the sheer luxury.

We’re talking mini-fridges, plasma TVs, plush chairs, and more in the private cabanas.

The pools themselves, meanwhile, are adult-only for those who are fed up with being splashed and screamed at in the overcrowded Vegas family resorts.

Why is it one of the best? Wynn and Encore are both the most luxurious in Las Vegas. You will find a more peaceful, adult-friendly environment and more upscale than other pools in Vegas.

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Mandalay pool in vegas
Mandalay pool in vegas

Mandalay Bay Pool and Lazy River

  • Location: South Strip
  • Lazy River: Yes
  • Wave Pool: Yes
  • Adult Pool: Yes, Moorea Beach
  • Cabana Rentals: Yes, various sizes and locations
  • Pool Map: View Map

The pool at Mandalay Bay is definitely one of the best pools in Vegas and is considered one of the big draws for the hotel with an 11-acre sand beach (2,700 tons of real sand) in a gorgeous tropical location with rentable cabanas and day beds, personalized villas and more.

Guests can throw their cares away floating along the lazy river underneath towering waterfalls, get a workout swimming in one of three pools or enjoy body surfing in the 1.6 million-gallon wave pool with waves up to six feet high.

For those who want to be entertained, the resort is often home to a number of touring live bands, which you can enjoy on the sandy beach area.

Here you’ll feel like you’ve journeyed to another world, a slice of island paradise in the middle of the Nevada desert.

Why is it one of the best pools in Vegas? How about both a Wave pool and a lazy river? The go-to pool in Vegas for families as well.

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Golden nugget  tank pool - great downtown pool
Golden Nugget (The Tank) Pool
  • Location: Downtown
  • Hot Tub: Yes
  • Adult Pool: Yes, The Hideout Pool
  • Cabana Rentals: Yes
  • Waterslide: Yes
  • Pool Map: View Map

The Golden Nugget’s pool is called ‘The Tank’, which has an awful lot of awesome going for it.

How does a 200,000-gallon shark tank aquarium sound? Then there’s the three-story complex, the 17 private cabanas, and the amazing waterslide that gives you the fastest route back down!

All of this is built-in and around the pool, which makes for some unique experiences. When you swim by the aquarium, you’ll feel as though you are swimming amongst the sharks. And the slide too will take you in and through the aquarium, giving you the kind of adrenaline rush you normally only get in Hollywood movies.

The H20 Bar gives you a place to grab a drink afterward, while the ‘hideout’ is the quiet spot for older guests looking to relax away from noisy kids.

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Caesars pools
Caesars Palace has many excellent pool choices.

Caesars Palace (Garden of the Gods) Pool

  • Location: Center Strip
  • Adult Pool: Yes, The Venus Pool
  • Cabana Rentals: Yes
  • Poolside Gaming: Yes at Fortuna Pool

Caesars Palace pool looks every bit as elegant and regal as you would expect it to be.

This is a brilliant place to come if you want to get beautiful Instagram shots emerging from the water. There are many fountains and a wide selection of small pools spread out over a large area.

Related: What is the best tower at Caesars Palace

The Garden of the Gods pool oasis at Caesars Palace includes seven pools – choose your favorite.

  • The Apollo Pool is perfect for sun-worshipping
  • Fortuna Pool offers swim-up blackjack
  • Jupiter Pool is ideal for a tranquil, relaxing experience
  • Neptune Pool is the place for mingling and socializing among beautiful people
  • Temple Pool is known for its elegant views and the ultimate in luxury
  • The Venus Pool is famed for its exclusive pool experience. Venus offers some of the most premium real estate and a secluded European-style retreat, 21 and up only.
  • Bacchus Pool – VIP pool with cabanas

Why is it one of the best pools in Las Vegas? There are several pools to choose from depending on what type of atmosphere you are looking for and also the ability to play blackjack by the pool.

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Flamingo Go pool
Flamingo Go pool

Flamingo Pool

  • Location: Center Strip
  • Adult Pool: Yes, Go Pool
  • Cabana Rentals: Yes
  • Waterslide: Yes

The Flamingo pool is just as pink as you would expect a pool called Flamingo to be! But that’s not the only draw. Swimming among the caves and the waterfalls is lots of fun for kids, while the huge parties that get thrown here regularly are the stuff of legends.

The pool is gigantic, with lots of shallow areas where you can relax and chat, and palm trees running down either side to create a relaxed vibe.

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pool parties in las vegas
Go Pool at Flamingo

What are the best pools in Las Vegas for Partying?

Are you looking for more of a day club feel? Here are 12 of the best pool party pools.

Note: Many of these have long lines and high cover charges to get in.

  • Wet Republic at MGM Grand
  • Encore Beach Club and Encore
  • Tao Beach at Venetian
  • Marquee Day Club at Cosmopolitan
  • Daylight Beach at Mandalay Bay
  • Liquid at ARIA
  • Ayu Day Club at Resorts World
  • Azilo Ultra Pool at Sahara
  • Drais at Cromwell
  • Stadium Swim at Circa
  • Go Pool at Flamingo
  • Sapphire Pool at Sapphire

Tip: Read more about Las Vegas pool parties and tips for getting in

Infinity Pools in Vegas

Infinity pools are pools that have no visible sides. This is achieved by keeping the water level precisely at the same height, to create the illusion that the pool either stops dead in its tracks or stretches endlessly into the horizon.

The best infinity pool is probably the rooftop pool at the Downtown Grand Hotel.

Others, though include the infinity pools at the ARIA Resort and Casino, and the Encore.

Lazy River Pools in Las Vegas

Lazy river pools are pools that let you float around a pre-defined lap and enjoy the view as you go. Normally this uses a raft or float of some kind, and it’s perfect for drinking in the sights while sitting back.

Some of the best lazy river pools in Vegas include:

  • MGM Lazy River
  • Tahiti Village Lazy River
  • Mandalay Bay Lazy River
  • Park MGM Lazy River

Wave Pools in Las Vegas

Finally, the other exciting type of pool to visit is the wave pool. This pool is designed to mimic the natural tide and can be used for a spot of surfing – or just for a whole lot of fun. The waves tend to be larger than life, giving kids the opportunity to leap over them or swim through them. Of course, they don’t come bigger than the ones in Vegas!

The ‘Surf-A-Rama’ Wave Pool at Cowabunga Bay (ideal for surfing and set among a 1950s drive-in cinema) and the Pool at Mandalay Bay.

Are any pools suitable for families?

Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Excalibur, The Mirage, and The Flamingo are some hotels that feature family-friendly pools.  These pools usually offer poolside lounging for the adults and fun features to entertain the kids in Vegas

You will probably see the most kids at Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand.  Mandalay Bay offers a beach-like wave pool and a lazy river like MGM Grand.

You will find slides at Golden Nugget and Flamingo Pools.

Best Vegas Pools Overall Thoughts

As you can see then, there are a huge number of incredible pools around Vegas and these can offer the kinds of experiences, sights, and fun that would be the centerpiece of your holiday anywhere else!

Where else can you swim with just a thin piece of glass between you and a shark?

Where else can you enjoy such beautiful private cabanas?

Or play a game of cards while relaxing at the bar?

How about that rooftop infinity pool?

So, if you or your family enjoy having a splash around or want to swim among the sharks, make sure that you don’t forget to pencil in some time to spend in the pool and think carefully about which resort you want to stay in!

Author - Brian at Vegas Unzipped

Brian Eller - Vegas Local

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  1. Where is the best or largest buffet? What hotel? We are thinking of staying at the MGM Grand because we love a lazy river.

    • Either Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars or Wynn Buffet is usually rated the best overall. MGM Grand buffet is cheaper but not as high of quality as either of those.

  2. Amazing website – thank you. Planning my wife’s 40th (just going to be here and some GFs). She LOVES pools, and I think we’re going to have to go with #1 – the MGM Grand Pool. That first picture of it absolutely sold me.

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