Splash! Vegas Pools
You know it is summer time in Las Vegas when it’s too hot to even get in a pool. You heard that right. With 100 degrees + temps running all day and all night, the pool water tends to become bath water. But not on the Strip. Just how they pump oxygen and yummy aromas throughout the hotels and casinos, there is also some magical elf that keeps the temperatures of the Vegas pools cool and the atmosphere delightful.
My idea of a great hotel pool involves a cabana, misters and cocktails with good background music. Luxury, style and a relaxing vibe beckons me at these lovely Las Vegas pools.
ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas offers three pools and hot tubs for hotel guests. The Pool Bar and Breeze Cafe offer a wide variety of perfect pool time snacks and cocktails (my favorite is the watermelon-lemonade). The best way to enjoy the pools at the ARIA is to rent a cabana. Privacy, exclusivity, and comfort. Each cabana has a safe, and a flat screen television; the mini-fridge is stocked with water and soft drinks, and a basket is full of snacks and sunblock. Rafts and towels are included for your swimming pleasure, and if you sill have that little one around, you can request a Graco Pack-n-Play so you both can nap. For the older tots, the main pool features a large wading deck and fountains to keep them entertained.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is one of my favorite places to play. Loaded with eye candy, there are all kinds of nooks and crannies to explore and lots to keep you entertained like a TV wall, badminton courts and foosball tables. Day beds and cabanas are available to rent, and of course, great food options and the famous Cosmopolitan mixologists on-hand to prepare some of the most amazing concoctions you’ve ever had. Beyond mixing and mingling and sunning to be had, there is also a plethora of events to keep your social calendar full.
All around, the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, holds a special place in my heart (I was married there after-all), and I have to say that every time I go to their pool, I never want to leave. Grab a lounge chair and get settled in while the nearby pool attendants are on-hand for an Evian spritz, fresh fruit or chilled water. Though there is a pool-side menu, I prefer taking some time from the blasted heat and enjoy a nice lunch outside on the Verandah patio. I just adore their iced tea chilled with iced tea ice cubes. A pool day at the Four Seasons is lush. Hotel guests who are up for it have access to the Mandalay Beach.
The pool at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas gives off a city chic vibe, reminding me of the boutique hotel pools you would find in Los Angeles or NYC. Located on the 8th floor, it provides views of the City Center and the Las Vegas Strip. It’s quiet, yet inviting, and intimate. The perfect place to lounge around all day without feeling overwhelmed by the excitement and energy most hotel pools contain. Here, you can take your time and be cool. Cabanas are available, and little ones are allowed, but not to fret if you are looking to escape the little entourage, there is a designated area for 21 and over- no, not a day club, just a quieter space with adults in mind.
Where on the Las Vegas Strip do you get your cabana on?
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