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Fontainebleau Pools vs The Competition

Last Updated on 03/08/2024 by Mike Waldron

Fontainebleau Oasis Pool Deck vs. Venetian, Palazzo, Resorts World, Wynn and Encore pool decks. See how Fontainebleau stacks up against its most likely competitors.

Pool Access

FontainebleauAccess will be complimentary for registered Fontainebleau guests and for non-guest with a paid reserved seating reservation. Other non-guests will be able to gain access by purchasing a pool Day Pass, if space permits.
Wynn/EncoreAccess is complimentary for Wynn and Encore registered guests. Non-guests can gain access with the purchase of a reserved seating options, subject to availability and at a higher cost than registered guests.
Resorts World, Venetian, PalazzoAccess is restricted to registered hotel guests only. Daybed and cabana rentals are also restricted to hotel guests only.

Pool Season

FontainebleauThe Oasis Pool Deck is now open for the 2024 pool season.
Resorts World, Resorts World has 2 pools in operation until March 14. On March 15 all pools are scheduled to be in operation.
Encore/WynnUsually the Encore pool deck is closed during the cooler months. Encore guests are asked to access the Wynn’s Tower Pool. These hotels are scheduled to slowly increase the number of available pools, with full operation expected by mid-April.
Venetian/PalazzoPool season at the Venetian/Palazzo has begun. Currently the Venezia pool is still closed.

Encore Beach Club Pool Map

Map showing shape of the irregular shape of the pool along with location of the various seating options.
Courtesy of Encore Las Vegas

Pool Hours

Fontainebleau Oasis Pool Deck hours are 9:00am 5:00pm
Resorts WorldHours vary by season and range from 9:00am – 4:00 pm during the Winter and 8:00am – 8:00pm during peak Summer season.
Wynn/EncoreHours vary by season. Winter hours at the Wynn are 10:00am – 4:00pm while peak Summer hours at the Wynn and Encore are 9:00am – 6:00pm.
Venetian/PalazzoHours vary by season, but range from 10:00am – 4:00pm during December through February to 8:00am – 8:00pm during May through September.
hours subject to change without notice

Resorts World Pool Deck Map

Pool deck map showing location and shape of all pools.
courtesy of Resorts World

Pool Deck Size

Each highlighted link below will take you to a dedicated post I have recently written with detailed information on each specific pool deck.

Fontainebleau Pool Deck6 acres
Resorts World Pool Deck5.5 acres
Venetian/Palazzo Pool Deck5 acres
Wynn Pool Deck3.5 acres
Encore Pool Deck1.5 acres

Number of Pools

Fontainebleau6 pools plus LIV Beach
Resorts World5 pools plus Ayu Day Club
Palazzo/Venetian8 pools plus Tao Beach
Wynn4 pools
Encore2 pools plus Encore Day Club

Palazzo Pool Deck Map

Palazzo Pool Deck Map showing shape and location of the pools. Seating locations are also shown.
Courtesy of Venetian Resorts

Family Friendly Features

FontainebleauBleautopia- Yard games area with activities including croquet. Not necessarily family specific.
Resorts WorldFamily Pool with expansive “splash pool”. Bimini pool area has yard games including “corn hole”.
VenetianThere is a children’s “splash pad”.
Wynn,Encore,PalazzoNo specific pool area for children.

Adult Only Pool Areas

FontainebleauLIV Beach Day Club
Resorts WorldAthena Infinity Ultra Pool – Ayu Day Club
Venetian/PalazzoAquatic Club – Tao Beach Day Club
WynnSunset Pool (topless optional)
EncoreEuro Pool (topless optional) – Encore Day Club – Encore Day Club at Night

Venetian Pool Deck Map

Venetian pool deck map showing shape and location of the three pools. SEating option locations are also shown.
Courtesy of Venetian Resorts

On Property Day Club

FontainebleauLIV Beach Day Club – Theme: French Riviera.
Resorts WorldAyu Day Club – Theme: Southeast Asia’s idyllic islands.
PalazzoTao Beach Club – Theme: Asian-inspired tropical oasis.
EncoreEncore Beach Club – Theme: No specific theme, but upscale and chic.
VenetianTao Beach Day Club located by Palazzo pool deck.
WynnEncore Day Club located bt Wynn Pool Deck.

Ayu Day Club Reserved Seating

Covered lounger area with lots of seating
Photo by Mike Waldron
Pool with daybeds and cabanas in the background.
Photo by Mike Waldron

Poolside Food and Beverage Options

FontainebleauBleau Isle Bar, La Côte, FB Slim’s- Miami’s La Côte Menu
Resorts WorldAgave Bar & Grill Menu, Bimini Bar, VIP Bar, Bites Snack Bar
Venetian/PalazzoCapri Poolside Restaurant & Bar Menu, Spritz Restaurant & Bar
WynnTableau, Terrace Point Cafe, Jardin. Menu link for all 3 restaurants
EncoreTableau, Terrace Point Cafe, Jardin

Outside Food and Beverages

Outside food and drinks are prohibited all 6 pool decks.

Ayu Day Club Pool Deck Map

Courtesy of Resorts World

Lounger, Cabana and Daybed Rentals

FontainebleauDaybeds and cabanas are available to rent. All options come with a 100% rental fee with no minimum spend attached.
Resorts WorldChairs, loungers, daybeds, cabanas and bungalows are available. All options have a rental fee and a food and beverage minimum spend attached.
VenetianLoungers, daybeds and cabanas are available. Loungers have a 100% rental fee with no minimum spend attached. Daybeds have no rental fee but a 100% food and beverage minimum spend. Cabanas have both a rental fee and a minimum spend attached.
PalazzoLoungers, cabanas and premium cabanas are available. Loungers have a 100% rental fee with no food and beverage minimum attached. Cabanas and premium cabanas are priced with both a rental fee and minimum spend attached.
WynnLoungers, lily pads, and various cabanas are available. All options come with a 100% rental fee with no minimum spend attached.
EncoreLoungers and cabanas are available to rent. All options come with a 100% rental fee with no minimum spend attached.

Tao Beach Reserved Seating

Comfortable seating area with large sun umbrellas.
Photo by Mike Waldron
Misters cooling cabana
Photo by Mike Waldron

Heated Pools

All resorts have heated pools.

Hot Tubs

FontainebleauThere are 3 hot tubs located on the pool deck.
Resorts World1 located by the Bimini Bar.
Venetian1 located by the main pool.
Palazzo4 hot tubs located throughout the pool deck.
Wynn2 hot tubs located on the pool deck.
Encore 4 hot tubs located around the pool deck.

Pool Deck Age/ Date of last Major Renovations

FontainebleauOpening Spring 2024.
Resorts WorldOpened Summer 2021.
WynnOpened in 2005. Annually maintained but no major refurbishments.
EncoreOpened in 2008. Annually maintained but no major refurbishments.
Venetian/PalazzoPool deck completed major refurbishment in 2021. Tao Beach completed refurbishment in 2023.

Poolside Gaming

FontainebleauGaming area is located across from the main Oasis Pool.
WynnBlackjack is available at the Sunset Pool.
Encore, Palazzo, Venetian, Resorts WorldNo poolside gaming.

Poolside Entertainment

FontainebleauBleau Isle, located in the center of the Main Pool, will be pulsing with alluring all-day beats. Promoted as a major party spot while local DJ’s supply all the pop and house hits.
Resorts World, Wynn,Encore, Palazzo, VenetianNo live music or DJ’s on the pool deck.

Reward credits for pool deck spend

FontainebleauFontainebleau Rewards Tier Credits and Bleau Points are earned for eligible pool deck spend.
Resorts WorldGenting Rewards Credits/Points are earned for pool deck spend.
Wynn/EncoreWynn Rewards Tier Credits/Points are not earned for pool deck spend.
Venetian/PalazzoGrazie Tier Points are earned for eligible pool deck spend.

Poolside Massages

FontainebleauCabana massages available in the Legacy Pool Massage Cabana.
Resorts WorldPool deck massages are available.
Wynn/EncorePool deck massages are available.
Palazzo/VenetianPoolside massage service have been discontinued.


It will take time to see how much market share the new Fontainebleau Oasis Pool Deck will take from these existing prestigious hotels located closest to it. As new information becomes available this post will be updated so check back regularly for new details.

Fontainebleau Pros

  • Brand new venue
  • Pool deck entertainment (a pro for some pool goers)
  • Resort passes available for non-guests. (a positive if you are a non-guest wanting to check it out)

Fontainebleau Cons

  • May not be the most family friendly pool for those with young children
  • Pool Day Pass access will increase the number of pool guests
  • Adult only pool limited to LIV Beach

Mike Waldron

Mike has been visiting Las Vegas since 1969, and was married in Vegas in 2013. His decades of first hand experiences in the city help him to create original articles. The goal of his articles is to provide accurate information with actionable tips.

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