Pool club offers many ways to stimulate the senses

It’s not a mirage—it’s a paradise, an oasis in the heart of a desert. With sand and surf, waves and water, the aquatic playground at Mandalay Bay transports guests to an island dream. With thousands of tons of sand and a wave pool that holds 1.6 million gallons of recycled water, guests can happily lounge and swim all day … but for those 21 and older, nestled inside the beachy scene is Moorea Beach Club.

At Moorea, you can find many pleasurable ways to achieve complete poolside relaxation that also includes European-style sunbathing. For the day, think about reserving your own personal space for lounging.

Options include day beds situated poolside that can fit up to four guests; there are also opium beds that are more centrally located so you and your party can enjoy all the action, as well as living room spaces with sofas and lounge chairs. If you really want to splurge, book a cabana inside the Pavilion, which overlooks all the action at the club and accommodates up to eight guests comfortably.

There’s also a private pool and lounge area that the Pavilion cabanas share, and inside each cabana are daybeds and lounge chairs. Other amenities include a wet bar, ceiling fan, lock box and 42-inch LCD TV. Plus, your party will be personally attended to by your own cocktail server who can assist with making drinks, sharing conversation and taking care of whatever needs may arise.

If you want your pool club experience over the top, take it to the top—the third level of the Beach Side Casino building that not only overlooks Moorea but the entire hotel property’s beach complex. The Moorea Villas can accommodate up to 12 people and there’s also a private pool area for villa guests to share. Each villa is fully furnished and comes with stocked wet bar, changing area, restrooms and a personalized service host for the entire day.

If booking a special space is not in the budget, you can still enjoy the cool waters of the pools, dance to DJ sets on the weekends and take a seat up at the expansive bar. –Kiko Miyasato

Mandalay Bay, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 702.632.9095

Dirty Dancing

Magic Mike Live brings to life the sizzling Magic Mike movie franchise. Ladies, get ready to get hot when 13 sexy men descend into the crowd and onstage as the fictional Club Domina is brought to life. Choregraphed dance routines hit all the right notes and with hottie Channing Tatum behind the creation of the show, you’re bound to be aroused. It’s all shirts-off-pecs-out good fun. Are you in? –Kiko Miyasato

Hard Rock Hotel, 7:30 & 10 p.m. Wed.-Sun., 18+. 800.745.3000

Steakhouse Bliss

Since opening its doors last year Scotch 80 Prime has become one of the hottest spots to dine in style and enjoy a menu of delicious steak and seafood options. Indulge in bison filet mignon, A5 Japanese kobe, Dover sole, Shetland Island salmon and Colorado lamb chops; there’s also an impressive vegan menu. Enjoy the roaming whiskey cart. –Kiko Miyasato

Palms, 5-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat. 702.942.7777

Sexy Education

Gather the girls and enroll in “X” Burlesque University. The afternoon class is taught by one of the fabulous showgirls of the revue “X” Burlesque. The group will get an education in all things sexy—dance routines, showgirl makeup application and more—and, at the end, everyone receives a diploma, makeup kit and a souvenir photo. –Kiko Miyasato

Flamingo, 3 p.m. Sat., $44.95 plus tax and fee, 18+. 702.777.2782