With temperatures reaching ridiculous numbers across the Southwest (and the rest of the world), it’s safe to say that Las Vegas is in mid-pool-season form. Where else can you go to show off that bikini body, drink in hand, listening to a famous DJ spinning tunes with an iconic hotel serving as the backdrop? Las Vegas – that’s where.

But once you’re here, where do you begin? Sure, every major hotel has a pool that’s probably big enough to get wet and relax, but not every hotel’s pool offering is the same. Under the MGM Resorts umbrella of resort pool experiences – Daylife – as the term has been coined, only includes ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, and the Mirage (also includes Luxor’s Temptation Sundays). This is where the beautiful, hard-working, young(er) person goes to unwind, but also to party.

At ARIA, LIQUID Pool Lounge is defined by its distinctive contemporary ambiance and ultra VIP service. Electrifying beats spun by world-class DJs set a lively mood while guests enjoy the exclusivity and seclusion provided by towering palms. Two luxury pools create a tempting and cool oasis from the hot Vegas sun and overlook the main pool deck.

WET REPUBLIC is MGM Grand’s ultra pool and stands as the ultimate nightlife vibe merged seamlessly with daytime poolside pampering and relaxation. Following a two-year remodel, WET REPUBLIC led the way in the genre of Las Vegas daytime pool experiences, offering VIP bungalows, a 54,500 square foot space, and famous international DJs.

Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Bay is in addition to the hotel’s wave and beach pool, which is the standard in guest pools in Las Vegas already. Moorea is one of Las Vegas’ best “toptional” pools where, you guessed it, tops are optional for maximum tanning potential. This is one upscale experience and environment.

DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay combines a revolutionary open-air entertainment and nightlife offerings into one destination. With its own stable of top-tier DJ talent (including Baauer, Morgan Page and Bassjackers), along with 70 daybeds, 25 cabanas and bungalows, signature cocktails and cuisine, this is a top-notch, all-inclusive daylife scenario.

At Bare Pool Lounge, The Mirage’s answer to daylife offerings, guests can experience and enjoy European-style sunbathing (read: toptional) while listening to the sounds of the hottest DJs. Offering an outlet to unwind after a long day, Bare's comforting atmosphere and tropical ambiance seduces guests while being pampered by VIP staff. This is another high-classing offering from MGM Resorts.

In Las Vegas, there is no clear favorite among daylife options. Each resort has their own twist on the idea, and truly, one can’t go wrong. If you’re looking for a beach in the desert, a high-class, low-stress toptional experience, a DJ setlist to die for, or just a place to relax – the MGM Resorts lineup of daylife offerings can not be beaten.

Remember that entry fees, hours, etc., vary. See individual hotel websites for more information.