Featuring five acres of desert paradise, Beachlife, the pool area at the Hard Rock provides the ideal getaway for every vacationer.
Comprised of the Nirvana Pool, Breathe Pool and Paradise Beach, Beachlife's atmosphere offers 50 Tahitian-style cabanas, 25 daybeds and six banquettes. The blue and purple palettes with neutral woven mesh and bamboo accents give the pool area a modern, yet beachy feel.
VIP cabanas come equipped with plasma TVs, refrigerators, and a safe for valuables. Set back from the popular beach area, these secluded cabanas dot various levels throughout the pool area, allowing guests to experience their own private oasis.
Located just steps from the HRH Tower, Nirvana accommodates hotel guests who seek a serene retreat with enhanced services and amenities. Nirvana features an expansive pool area with a sand beach, daybeds, cabanas, a bar and grill and swim-up blackjack. The area also offers eight spa villas with an outdoor patio providing direct access to Nirvana.
Perched right above Nirvana is Breathe, a sophisticated environment that overlooks the glittering span of the Las Vegas Strip. During the day, Breathe offers La Playa Fridays, featuring Top 40, Latin house and meringue; uptempo music on Saturdays and Sundays; Bikini Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, with complimentary continental brunch buffet and mimosas. By night, Breathe converts into an outdoor lounge and extended house music patio to Vanity Nightclub. Breathe also offers 14 cabanas and a full-service food and beverage menu. Breathe Pool Lounge is open from 11 a.m. until 3 a.m. Friday through Sunday and 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Admission is $20 for guests (complimentary for all hotel guests and local ladies).
Last but not least, Paradise Beach is home to the world-famous Rehab. Every Sunday during the summer months, the Rehab pool area transforms into an energizing beach club party playing the latest in hip-hop and dance music. Special performances and model searches add to the craziness. A favorite among the younger crowd, there is just too much to do here -- you won't be napping anytime soon. Rehab is every Sunday from 10 a.m. to late. Entry fee is $50 for men and $30 for women (local ladies free).
For those ready to kick off the weekend, Paradise hosts Summer Camp Fridays, featuring music by SKAM Artists. Summer Camp Fridays also includes activities like water balloon fights and squirt gun battles. Adding to the summer camp experience, staff members don camp-appropriate attire. You might even see character appearances including Big Foot and Bucky the Beaver. Through October, Summer Camp Fridays is in session from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $20 (free for ladies and hotel guests).
The party continues every Saturday afternoon with the pool's Nectar Music Festival, featuring music by world-renowned DJs. Admission starts at $30 for men, $20 for ladies (local ladies free).
Once you're partied out from the weekend's festivities, the vibe at Paradise changes with the pool's Relax Mondays. Through October, Relax takes place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cover charge starts at $20 (locals and hotel guests receive complimentary admission). Patrons can enjoy complimentary poolside spa treatments like facials and massages, as well as access to a fresh fruit and dessert buffet.
In addition to the four-day weekend parties, Paradise features a tropical scenery with Caribbean-blue water, sand beaches, food and beverage service from the Palapa Bar & Grill and swim-up blackjack. And to bring out the kid in you, there's also a water slide and a lazy river.
Whether you're here to party or want to recover from the party last night, the pool at the Hard Rock has you covered.
-- Review by Jeannie Garcia