Everybody could use a little Rehab… but that doesn't mean what you think it does.
Now in its 10th season, the infamously rowdy Rehab pool party at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino remains one of the best and biggest Vegas pool club experiences you could ask for.
First off, the sprawling Paradise Beach complex where Rehab and HRH's other pool parties take place is a tropical oasis in the middle of the desert. It's been recently renovated and upgraded. That alone should get you excited, but then you have the wild party vibe made famous in three seasons of TruTV's "Rehab: Party at the Hard Rock Hotel," which sweetens the deal.
The big attraction, of course, is the main pool, where you and what must be hundreds your new closest friends can dance and party while some of the best DJs spin an amped-up mix of pop, hip-hop, Top 40 and more.
Nearby, a water slide drops you into a more secluded pool area, while the main bar offers a little break from the sun.
This bar seems like something out of a grown-up theme park, as it looks like it's carved out of the scenery at Rehab and is themed with some exotic tropical stylings. There are also swim-up blackjack tables here, if that's your thing.
Drinks options are plentiful and though the prices tend to run a little more than average on the Strip, they are quite strong and you do get a sweet Rehab cup to refill and take home.
There's a nice bonus when you get into Rehab: Your admission also gets you access to the Hard Rock's Nirvana Pool and Breathe Pool, so you can take a little bit of a break from the nonstop party and enjoy those amenities too. Both are a bit more chill than Rehab, so if you want to cool your jets a bit and recharge, go for it.
When it comes to the VIP treatment, multiple levels of cabanas are available, with different levels of seclusion and views of the pool area. The Paradise Beach is huge and almost intimidatingly massive, but there are cabanas and lounge chairs near the main pool, the second beach-style pool and the river that runs from the second pool. Even more cabanas, located near the area that divides Rehab from the other HRH pools, overlook all the action.
HRH really did it with this one: Rehab is now a place you want to get into, rather than one you want to stay out of.
-- Review by Jorge Labrador