European-style bathing isn’t new in Vegas, but your options are fast becoming limited.
Las Vegas Topless Pools
When compared to rowdy Las Vegas pool parties like Wet Republic or Encore Beach Club, topless pools tend to be more relaxing and on the smaller side, making them perfect for people who just want to chill by the pool, sunbathe and enjoy a few drinks with lounge beats in the background. Tops-optional pools are a welcome retreat from the sprawling resort pools and provide a nice, even tan all around for the ladies.
Topless pools prohibit cameras, so resist the urge to whip out your phone and take selfies. Cabanas and daybeds are usually available for a minimum food and beverage spend that’s less expensive than larger dayclubs. The ratio of men to women is relatively even.
However, the concept is starting to dwindle in Las Vegas. Two of the most population standbys, Bare at the Mirage and Venus at Caesars Palace, have confirmed neither will offer a tops-optional policy in 2023. Fortunately, you still have a few choices for showing some skin by the pool in Sin City.
The Pool at Wynn/The Pool at Encore
Open Daily: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Hotel guests only: Complimentary
It’s not widely advertised, but the Wynn and Encore sister properties each have a European pool exclusively for hotel guests. The pools are quiet and have excellent service within a luxurious atmosphere. Lounge chairs and daybeds are surrounded by towering palm and pine trees, adding a sense of intimacy and seclusion. If you need even more privacy, book a ground-level Fairway Villa for the night, which has its own private plunge pool.
Moorea Beach Club
Open Thursday-Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
General Admission: Begins at $20 for women, $30 for men
Mandalay Bay has an excellent pool complex with a beach and wave pool. Moorea Beach Club, however, is more secluded with a “toptional” policy. Enjoy a lounge atmosphere, stellar cocktails and a DJ setting the right tone by the water. The high-end cabanas are almost like small apartments.
Open Daily: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Fee Varies: Check with the hotel
Topless pools are usually on the smaller side, but Naked Pool is even more intimate. Located in the frisky Artisan boutique hotel, Naked Pool is a good choice if you’re looking to show some skin away from the buzz of the Strip. The Artisan is still open while undergoing renovations and will be rebranded as The Lexi in 2023. The new property is being marketed as the first cannabis-friendly hotel in Las Vegas and promising to keep the Lexi Pool as “one of Las Vegas’s only European style pool experiences.”
Wet24 Adult Pool & Bar
Open Daily: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Non-hotel guests: Inquire with the hotel
Hotel guests: Complimentary
Formerly known as Radius Wet Lounge, Wet24 Adult Pool & Bar has an enviable perch and exclusive feel with incredible views on the 25th floor of The Strat resort. The pool deck has a history of allowing topless sunbathing during the summer season, but suspends the practice when operating as the main all-ages hotel pool during cooler months of the year when the hotel’s Elation Pool on the 8th floor is closed.
Open: Fri–Sun, 12:00–6:00 p.m.
Non-Locals: Regular admission begins at $20
Sapphire is the only gentlemen’s club with a pool. Everyone is welcome to go topless. That includes guests and/or employees. Sapphire is also known for inviting social media stars and other celeb guests on weekends, making the events a top pick for bachelor parties.