When we think about pool parties we think drunken tourists and leering locals, loud music a pool filled with water, sunscreen and alcohol. Not a pretty sight, I know; but all around the world hotels and beach clubs are reinventing the pool party. Gone are the ugly, crowded, gross pools and terrible mix tapes playing over cracking speakers. This list is all about that change!
These days, 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, trust me when I say that you don’t want to miss out on any of these 10 sexy pool parties!
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.
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. 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;.
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.
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. 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.
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 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.
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. The DJ’s are amazing, the cabanas beautiful and the long bar provides delicious frozen drinks.
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.
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.