With more than 40 million visitors in 2013 alone, Las Vegas is still as booming as it ever was. Hordes of visitors flock to this city to vacation, see the sights and get into all manner of crazy adventures. However with temperatures that can easily soar, there are plenty of amazing pools for visitors can cool off in. However, the discerning visitor doesn't want to rub elbows with the rest of the tourist types and their kids. Thus many hotels in Las Vegas have broken into the market of premium VIP pools in which only select people willing to pay can get in. These pools afford much better and often customizable service, as well as very small crowds.
Cypress Pool at Bellagio
In terms of the premium pool scene, the Bellagio is a bit tardy to the party. However, the new Cypress Pool does not disappoint. Visitors to this premium pool won't find any loud obnoxious DJs or crowded waters. What they will find is luxurious chilled towels, Evian misters and non-alcoholic smoothie shots that are brought to the reserved day beds of guests. Visitors to this premium pool can order off the hotel's full menu or order pool side massages.
The usual midweek prices to rent out a luxuriously cushioned day bed run around $50 and the prices only go up from there for weekends. However, because the rest of the visiting masses are turned off by the price tag, it is likely that visitors will not want for privacy at this VIP pool.
WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand
WET REPUBLIC, which has been coined the "ultra pool", isn't the serene experience given by the Cypress Pool at the Bellagio. This alluring 5,000-square-metre venue features huge saltwater pools as well as an open air lounge where people can mingle and party. However, WET REPUBLIC isn't the pool for just anyone, in order to bring the best service and host the best musicians and DJs, it charges quite the fee to get in. It is a bit like the nightclub of the VIP pool world.
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For the more discerning visitor, they can rent out private cabanas that can be customized with all sorts of extra amenities. For those who don't want to rub elbows in the pool space, there are more private dipping pools available.
Beachside Casino at Mandalay Bay
Why let your spouse or special friend drag you away from the casino to the pool? The Beachside Casino hosts the best of both worlds so that no one will have to choose between fun and getting a nice tan. This casino is encased in a three story, climate controlled, glass fronted building within the Mandalay Bay Hotel. The open air glass panels provide beautiful views of Las Vegas while still being in a simulated beach atmosphere. Guests who want to take tan on the white sand beach in luxurious beach chairs or go for a swim in the simulated ocean that is really a saltwater pool can do so. However, for those that have finished with the beach can hit up the Blackjack, Craps and Roulette tables without even having to change out of their swimwear. Drinks and snacks will be delivered to guests whether they are dominating at Blackjack or lounging on the beach. As this VIP pool hosts gambling, it is strictly 21 years of age and over only, so there are no wild children running around. The best part about this premium pool is that it is the only place to see summer concerts while not being dragged away from the casino tables.
BARE Pool Lounge at the Mirage
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There are few places in Las Vegas where one can find European-style sunbathing, but the BARE Pool Lounge at the Mirage is one of them. As there is an abundance of skin at the BARE pool, admission is selective and there’s definitely no kids allowed. The pool is enclosed by palm trees and very private and relaxing for the discerning visitors. There is a very secluding feeling to the pool area. This 2,000-square-metre area offers six cabanas, eight VIP beds, eight day beds, four tables and two luxury dipping pools.
Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace
Every pool at Caesars Palace feels like a premium pool, with a variety of options for privacy and entertainment. However, at the pinnacle is the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis. The classical landscape, roman statues and seven-meter waterfall make this highly expensive pool feel like a small slice of paradise. Out of the eight different pools in the Caesars Palace pool area, this is the elite, and it is only usually rented out to VIP parties. However, when no parties have booked, only a maximum of eight are admitted, so visitors could not want for a more beautiful or intimate pool experience.
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