3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Type: Ultimate Pools
Even with the high expectations that come along with the Tao name, Tao Beach doesn't disappoint. Set in a secluded spot inside the already plush pool area at The Venetian, it brings a little class to the idea of a pool party.
In the center of Tao Beach, cushioned lounge chairs are lined up almost like desks in a classroom, but they're not facing a boring teacher and chalkboard -- they're facing a pool and DJ booth that command attention better than any history lesson ever did. Not to mention that you're outside in the gorgeous Las Vegas weather. Working on your tan is a far cry from working on your homework.
Like everything in town, there's more than one way to experience Tao Beach. If lounge chairs aren't the way to go or money is less of an issue, check out a daybed or a cabana, both available for reservations. The 12 cabanas come decked out with all the comforts of home (or your dream home) poolside -- 46-inch flat-screen televisions, Xboxes, iPod hookups and a fully-stocked fridge. Bottle service is also available.
Making a day of it at Tao Beach is pretty easy. There are places to sit down, places to cool off and plenty to drink -- there's a bar right inside. But man (and woman!) cannot live on fun and sun alone, they need to eat. Tao Beach solves that problem with catering provided by Tao Asian Bistro.
This season, the pool club is hosting some of the best electronic DJs from all over the world. The Tao Beach Sunday Brunch has also been unveiled.
The only confusing part about Tao Beach is finding it, but that makes it more fun, sort of like a secret club only the cool kids know about. To get in, meet up with the host at the Tao Beach kiosk in front of the Coffee Bean, he or she has a key to the guest elevators needed to get up to the pool area. Once in, head to the left and follow the signs. Maybe it's not that confusing after all.