Tips for an Awesome Vegas Pool Experience

As pool season heats up, resorts across the Vegas Strip are rolling out the welcome mats. But choosing the best place to hang your hat – or towel – can be inundating. Here are 3 tips to ensure your Vegas pool party experience is nothing but stellar:

Go where the locals go.

In a city full of tourists, locals always have that special insight on the best places to go. Take your cue from Las Vegas locals who frequent the M Resort every summer for its amazing pool, which was just named Best Las Vegas Pool 2014 by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Most likely locals love the lavish amenities without the overcrowding. But it could also be the affordability factor – locals always know how to make their dollar go further. Either way, M Resort pools open this weekend, welcoming hotel guests and non-hotel guests.

Choose your own adventure.

What kind of experience do you really want? Rest and relaxation? Fun in the sun with the family? A poolside dance party? M Resort offers something for everyone with two distinct pool experiences: Villaggio del Sole – a relaxing oasis for sun-lovers of any age, and DayDream Pool Club – an adult paradise boasting the best summer pool party in Vegas.

Whether you’re seeking tranquility or an afternoon with friends and family, Villaggio del Sole is a versatile 100,000 square foot retreat. Cabanas and daybeds offer privacy, while two infinity-edge pools – each with two eight-inch wading areas on either end – provide the perfect setting for swimming, wading or sunbathing. And best of all? It’s open every day of the week (weather permitting, of course).

If a high-energy pool party is more your scene, then look no further than DayDream Pool Club. Open on Saturdays and Sundays, the dynamic adults-only experience includes a live DJ, refreshing libations, recreational games (aka beer pong…) and, of course, VIP cabanas and bottle service. DayDream Pool Club opens this weekend for a sneak peek, some come check it out!

Get a Cabana!

Renting a cabana may seem like an extra expense, but it’s one that’s very well worth it. “A cabana is a sure bet if you’re looking to maximize your pool experience,” says Pool Director Ziggy Pawlowski. “It provides the best of both worlds: access to the pool if you want to swim or mingle, but you also have a private enclave if you want to retreat, relax or have some privacy. It’s also a great way to celebrate a birthday or bachelor party.” And M Resort’s cabanas are some of the most competitively priced on the Strip so you’ll be able to have a great experience at a fraction of the cost.

Now all you have to do is figure out what kind of cabana you want. At DayDream you can book a traditional cabana, which includes a lavish space with covered lounge seating, a central fan, flat screen television and a mini fridge stocked with beverages. Or, new for 2014 is the DayDream Party Hot Tub – a 35-person cabana experience that includes a private, 22-person hot tub, four flat screen televisions, lounge furniture and ice chest packed with drinks and snacks. At Villaggio de Sole you can enjoy traditional or upgraded VIP cabanas that include a private whirlpool hot tub for two. Or for the ultimate poolside party experience, book the brand new Penthouse Patio – a spacious party area for up to 30 guests, which includes an area for beer pong and bean bag toss.

Make it easy on yourself and book ahead by emailing

Cheers to an amazing pool season!