When we think about pool parties our first thought is of Las Vegas where daytime pool parties full of drunken tourists and leering locals are the norm; where the music is so loud you cannot hear yourself, the drinks are watered down and the water is full of sunscreen and alcohol. If that is what you imagine a spectacular pool party is then think again. All around the world hotels and beach clubs are reinventing the pool party, this includes Las Vegas. Gone are the ugly, crowded, gross pools and terrible mix tapes playing over cracking speakers. Now pool parties are featuring world class DJ’s, A-list celebrities, fine furnishings, beautiful stages and innovative drinks and food. From themed parties to invite only, to one of the highest roof top pools in the world, discover who is making a big splash in terms of throwing an incredible poolside party. Remember to bring your wallet, wear your teeny tiny bathing suit and get ready to shake it at some of the hottest pool parties in the world. Day or night, on a beach or on a roof, you don’t want to miss out on any of these.
10 Potato Head Beach Club, Bali
One of the most happening venues in Bali is the world-class Potato Head Beach Club with its enormous poolside stage set against the ocean, its fabulous lineup of performers and a world of dancing, drinking and having fun. The infinity pool, the expansive lawn that crowds gather on, and an amphitheater like setting make this a happening destination. Crafty cocktails, a choice of restaurants and a never ending lineup of DJ’s and hip new artists make this one of the hottest pool parties in Bali. Whoever said you needed to go to Vegas for a pool party?
9 Shore Club, Miami Beach, Florida
Sundays at the Shore Club are times for local DJ’s to spin their tracks, sip on some drinks and time to relax and lounge on the comfortable beds and lazy lounges. It can also be a time where the mood is pumping, the drinks are flowing fast and the energy is high. This club also boasts the Reload Pool Party; an epic event that brings the hottest electronic music artists to the Miami Shore Club. Fabulous entertainment, performances and the hottest in the industry all make sure everyone has a wild time during the two day festival.
8 Heat Wave Summer Series at the W Hong Kong, Hong Kong
One of the world’s highest rooftop pools is the place to don your swimsuit and go poolside. Located at the W Hong Kong Hotel 76 floors up, this deck turns into party mode during the Heat Wave Summer Series. The pool parties feature palm trees, hammocks and plenty of dancers. Admission is steep to these exclusive parties costing anywhere from $300 US to $1,000; the lesser getting you in the door and one free drink. Known for giving away prizes like trips to the Maldives, these parties are exciting, loud and outrageously fun!
7 The Standard, Los Angeles, California
The Standard is home to an epic Hollywood poolside venue known for various poolside parties that draw celebrities and beautiful people. The large heated pool, bar, cocktail service and ping pong tables set the scene for a great party. Events include cigar parties, water gun parties, Jell-O shots and live DJ’s. When the sun goes down the party goers hit the stage and dance the night away. This intimate venue offers great views of the city, an inviting atmosphere and one of the hippest parties around.
6 Ushuaia Ibiza, Spain
The iconic stage of this beach club and the amazing lineup of hot artists and DJ’s makes this one of the best pool parties to be at in the infamous party city of Ibiza. Here you will find a lake style pool and a river swimming pool with a swim up bar and underwater speakers that make it easy to cool while having fun. Whether you are tanning at the pool deck with VIP service of indulging in one of their many delicious meals from their Beach Club restaurant be sure to keep a lookout for A-list celebrities and plenty of beautiful people. Tickets to major events go fast so make sure you book early to catch the unbelievable performances that happen here.
5 Piscine Molitor, Paris, France
One of the hottest new places on this list is the newly renovated Piscine Molitor in Paris, France. A once iconic pool opened in 1929 was known for its parties, fashion shows and performances but was shut down in 1989 and became a refuge for graffiti artists, skateboarders and rave goers. The pool has come back to its infamous roots though undergoing a major renovation and opening its door as a swanky club, hotel and pool party destination in 2014. The lineup of hot pool parties is already underway and at an admission of €180 per day just to take a dip you can bet on the A-list celebrities that will be flocking to this iconic pool.
4 Ocean Club, Marbella, Spain
The Ocean Club in Marbella offers two different types of pool parties and we think they are both worth attending. A normal pool party at this club offers luxury like furnishings, a crystal clear infinity pool, white leather beds, exceptional service and DJ's. But the Ocean Club is known for its champagne spray parties where celebrities gather to have some fun. You have to book a bed to participate in one of these events but it’s all worth it once you pop that bottle of included champagne and start spraying. The nightlife is wild, the beach side club is beautiful and the people are exceptional.
3 Wet Republic at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas
As the only pool party in Vegas housing two salt water pools, the Wet Republic is home to some of the hottest pool parties of the summer. Noisy, jam packed, crazy and insane are just a few words to describe this epic party. Admission on a regular weekend will run the ladies $10 and the males $20, while special events range in price. The DJ’s are amazing, the cabanas beautiful and the long bar provides delicious frozen drinks. Although the wait to get in can be long; hey this is Vegas we are talking about. This insane day party is full of life, craziness and dancing, you are almost guaranteed a good time.
2 Encore Beach Club at the Wynn Social, Las Vegas
Famous guests, the hottest DJ’s and located in the city where pool parties get taken to a new level was enough to bump Encore Beach Club onto our top three of the world’s best pool parties. All season long this club offers their three-tiered pools, private poolside cabanas and bungalows (complete with private bathrooms) and some of the most gorgeous party people around. Open on the weekends during swim season, visitors that aren't locals will pay anywhere form $30-$40 to visit on a regular day and much more during special events. An unforgettable setting, the hippest party goers and an incredible line up of DJ’s makes this a must visit when in Vegas.
1 Nikki Beach, St. Tropez, France
Champagne spraying, confetti bombing, gorgeous people, exceptional dining, fantastic DJ’s, amazing fashion shows and A-list celebrities are just a slice of what you will find at Nikki Beach pool parties. An alluring setting complete with an expansive pool, cabanas, loungers, beds with canopies, bars and swimsuit models from the nearby shops ensure visitors will have a great time. Make sure to bring your credit card or two as they have a minimum amount you must spend depending on the day. Magnums of rose wine, parades of exotically dressed women, a carnival like atmosphere and perhaps a chance of meeting royalty all await you at this epic pool party that takes our number one spot.