Awesome Swim-up Pool Bars Around the World from Awesome Swim-up Pool Bars Around the World

Awesome Swim-up Pool Bars Around the World

Aside from featuring clever cocktail menus, the bars on the following list are surrounded by such scenic settings and chic design that they can be considered destinations on their own. So load up on the sunscreen, grab a pina colada and let your stress melt away when you dive into one of these cool pools.

Four Seasons Hualalai (Kona-Kohala, Hawaii)

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At this luxury resort, set on Hawaii Island’s Kona-Kohala Coast, you can drink the resort’s signature “shave-ice” and nature-inspired cocktails at the adults-only, tension-edged Palm Grove Pool. Look out over the ocean-facing crescent edge while enjoying the aromatherapy benefits of the fragrant gardenia and plumeria surrounding the pool area.

Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran (Bali, Indonesia)

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You have approximately 14,000 square feet in which to swim in the Saltwater Lagoon Pool, which encircles one side of Le Méridien resort, plus a re-energizing waterfall to step under before you swim up to the bar for some ice cream, a snack or a creative tropical concoction. In addition to just the refreshing feeling of more buoyant saltwater, it’s also healthier than traditional chlorine pools.

Hotel Punta Islita (Playa Samara, Costa Rica)

Hotel Punta Islita

This tranquil hotel, nestled on a hilltop in the middle of a rainforest, features the country’s first infinity pool, built more than two decades ago. From the 16-and-over pool, you can sip on a signature cocktail, glass of wine or a refreshing smoothie from Harry’s Bar while taking in the panoramic views of the surrounding forest and the sparkling Guanacaste coastline.

Warwick Fiji Resort (Coral Coast, Viti Levu, Fiji)

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Located on the Coral Coast of Fiji, this exotic resort features a swim-up bar at its larger Nadi Wing pool, which features great drink prices at happy hour.

Kee Resort & Spa (Phuket, Thailand)

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You can enjoy fruity cocktails, smoothies and tasty snacks either at the bar or at an in-pool dining table within this relaxed, lagoon-like swimming pool, at the heart of the resort.   

Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa (Tahiti, French Polynesia)

Intercontinential Tahiti Resort

Relax in the 2,600-square-foot, freshwater Le Lotus pool with a sandy bottom, then, as the sun sets, float over to the Lotus Bar for a tropical cocktail, smoothie, French champagne or ice-cold beer to enjoy the view.

Four Seasons Resort Maui (Wailea, Maui, Hawaii)

Four Seasons Resort Maui

On the southern edge of the property, you can find some peace and quiet at the adults-only Serenity Pool—except underwater, where you’ll be serenaded by an underwater music system (and impressed by the beautiful shimmering glass mosaic tiles). Order a specialty cocktail at one of the swim-up bars within the 2,600-square-foot pool, then—over the infinity edge—marvel at the views of Lanai and the West Maui mountains.

Hotel Monte Mulini (Rovinj, Croatia)

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Overlooking Mulini Beach and the crystal-clear Lone Bay, the pool complex, with four outdoor freshwater swimming pools and a swim-up bar, is set in a picturesque garden. You can enjoy warm or cool water, or hydro-massage, then relax with a cool drink from the bar.  

Banyan Tree Mayakoba (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

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Located on the coast of the Riviera Maya, this Playa del Carmen hotel features a heated Reflections Pool with a swim-up bar. The resort is surrounded by sand dunes, mangroves and freshwater lagoons, and it’s the perfect tranquil setting to enjoy a light snack and a cocktail.  

Blue Lagoon (Grindavik, Iceland)

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You may think swim-up bars only exist in tropical locales, but as you take a dip in the geothermal seawater of the Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s most popular destinations, an ice-cold smoothie, slush or beer from the Lagoon Bar may sound appealing—the water is typically 98–104 degrees Fahrenheit.