Be cool at MGM Resorts International’s pools
Watery wonderlands in the desert might seem unbelievable, but they do exist, and many of them belong to the long list of MGM Resorts International’s properties. While each offers a pool and accompanying amenities, some are over-the-top, indulgent escapes. We’ve rounded up some of the stellar options—all with their own unique offerings, but all offering the perfect day of fun and upscale relaxation.
It’s so big they call it a complex. The 6.5 acres of watery fun complete with waterfalls includes four swimming pools, three whirlpools, a lazy river, five bars, a restaurant and multiple-sized cabanas, some equipped with a private patio and built to hold up to 10 guests comfortably. 702.891.3086
It’s all about space at the pyramid-shaped hotel—Luxor offers one of the largest pool decks on the Strip, more than 100,000 square feet. Four pool areas offer four distinct watery ways to have fun, whether lounging under a canopied daybed for some quiet time or splashing around with new friends inside the pool. 702.730.5730
Take a pass through the crystal-blue waterfalls or float around the lagoons. Hundreds of towering palm trees and natural-looking rock formations send visitors straight to the tropical islands. For some luxurious poolside pampering, reserve a lounge chair or cabana inside the Private Oasis, with its own circular-shaped pool. 702.791.7416
A beach in the middle of the desert? Yes. Mandalay Bay Beach is quite the attraction, with 2,700 tons of real sand and a 1.6-million-gallon wave pool that creates actual small waves that crash upon the “shore.” Guests can also enjoy a lazy river, shaded food court, an assortment of bars and more than 100 cabanas, daybeds, bungalows and villas. 877.305.3136
An abundance of greenery separates Aria’s three ellipse-shaped pools. The water can be enjoyed for an afternoon of lounging in the shallow side, or taking a few laps or hanging on a pool raft around the deeper end. Three hot tubs heated to about 100 degrees are perfect for relaxing those muscles. The Pool Bar—with an upscale island getaway vibe—offers delicious tropical drinks. 877.347.2742
It’s all about upscale luxury and chic surroundings reminiscent of the Mediterranean islands at Bellagio, which offers five distinctive pool courtyards, a garden café for al fresco dining and deluxe amenities like poolside massages. For some royal treatment, reserve a spot at the Cypress Premier Lounges, a private poolside garden surrounded by lush foliage where guests can enjoy a personal host to attend to every whim. 702.693.7487