If you've ever flipped through the pages of an US Weekly magazine, spied a photograph of a barely-clothed B-list celebrity standing alongside a fabulous pool absolutely teeming with more barely-clothed beautiful people clinking brightly-colored cocktails and thought, "I wonder if chlorine kills crotch cooties?" er, I mean, "I wish I was there!" well, you're in luck. Here's a roundup of Las Vegas's best pool parties--guaranteed to be wet, wild, and full of wobbly bits eye candy.
Anything the Mandalay does involving a pool is bound to be spectacular and their brand new Daylight Beach Club is no exception--created in the image of infamous Ibi-tha, thousands of scantily clad lovelies (capacity 5,000 to be exact) frolic with beach balls to the tunes of well known DJs like Skrillex and Thomas Gold. Entry starts at $20 for girls, and $50 for guys. Night owls--come evening, the epic Cirque de Soleil-inspired Light nightclub is a sensory experience all its own.
Perhaps there's no better place for a big hedonistic pool club than one of Las Vegas' most famous strip clubs? The Sapphire just entered the pool party market with their new dayclub, which actually isn't topless--you must at least wear pasties. Since this club's off the strip, they often offer specials like free drinks and limo pick-up--check the FB page for updated info.
You've probably already shaken your thang at the nightclub, but Tao's oasis-like dayclub is just as compelling, and with more Vitamin D. Pool is smaller than some and gets crowded, so go early if you want a few hours of elbow room before the mobs arrive. Entry fees start at $20 for girls, $30 for guys. European-style sunbathers and people who tend to lose their bikini tops easily will appreciate the weekday topless sunbathing.
The occupancy rate says it all--a mighty 3,000 partygoers can squeeze into this Vegas splash bash to rule them all. Entry fees start at $30 for girls, $50 for guys, but if you've always dreamed of living in an MTV moment, this is money well spent.
One of the most authentic Vegas pool party experiences, this epically raucous "daylife" experience guarantees an embarrassment of bare flesh riches, very limited personal space, plenty of intoxicated new friends, and top DJs. There are even speakers in the pool so you don't miss a beat. Cover is $10 for girls, $20 for guys, but can be more depending on the entertainment.
Liquid's pool area real estate is smaller than some of its massive counterparts, but they've got all the amenities of a larger venue without the sheer crush of people, and if you're staying at the Aria or Vdara, it's terribly convenient. Stop in for Social Sundays--the party starts at 11am, so if your Saturday evening never quite ends, just stop by your room to grab your suit and keep the weekend festivities going. Fees start at $10 for girls, $20 for guys.
Lines can be long for popular Marquee dayclub (the nighttime version is awesome too), so try to get on the guest list or arrive early. Weekend entry fees start at $10 for girls, $20 for guys. If you're a super high roller, get one of the three story loft cabanas. PS: On Wednesdays from 12-6pm, check out the Swimming With Sharks pool party at the Cosmo's Boulevard pool for free.
One of the most revered of all Vegas pool parties is the Palms' self-explanatory Ditch Fridays. Three bars, two acres of pools, celebrities and celebrity DJs, models everywhere--you'll be living the dream, especially if you reserve one of the two-story poolside bungalows. It's good to be a girl here--they get in free, but it'll cost you at least $20 to be a guy.
This swanky pool party is one of David Guetta's stomping grounds, so check the schedule to see if he'll be spinning when you're in town, then don your best bikini and designer pool heels (because if there's any time to wear high heels at a pool, this is it), then pony up to join the fun (entry starts at $30 for girls, $40 for guys). If you want a VIP experience but can't quite swing a cabana, rent one of the lily pads.