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50 Best Swim Up Bars in the World

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1. Lagoon Bar in Blue Lagoon, Iceland


While appreciating a relaxing dunk in this beautifully turquoise geothermal pool (averaging temperatures of 100°F), swim up to the Lagoon Bar and request a cool frozen or mixed drink, especially the ever popular Into the Blue, which is made with raspberry Bacardi, blue curacao, lime, and crisp blueberries. With fancy electronic wristbands, you can pay for your drinks immediately, without any cash exchanged.

2. Hotel Punta Islita in Playa Samara, Costa Rica


On one side of this freestyle infinity pool is a breathtaking view of the Guanacaste coastline and wild tropical woods. The opposite side shows Harry’s swim-up bar and extended sun decks. Order the Morena Mía for sugarcane alcohol, crisp lime juice, crude sugar, cinnamon, and a sugarcane stick decoration.

3. North Beach Plantation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


This vacation property, tucked between the Atlantic ocean and White Point Swash, welcomes visitors with sea views that show off the calm waters of the Caribbean-themed pool complex. Visit the main pool for beverages at the swim-up bar.

4. Four Seasons Resort at Wailea in Maui, Hawaii


Regardless of how pleasurable it is underneath the surface of the adult-only Serenity Pool, which highlights underwater music and sparkling glass mosaics, you’ll have to surface for air eventually. When you do, make it a point to swim up to the detached swim-up bars, and take advantage of having your own poolside casabellas: specialists are close by to clean your shades, chill you with Evian spritzers, provide you with cucumber cuts and oshiboris-scented towels, and serve ice pops.

5. Esperanza Swim-up Bar in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


In the wake of reestablishing—and enhancing—the property post-Hurricane Odile, Esperanza popped back up in June with another ceviche bar and chic poolside cabana. What hasn’t changed? The stunning Mexican food (mahi ceviche, fish al minister tacos) served at La Palapa, the show kitchen, and the swim-up bar attached to the pool, with immaculate views of the Sea of Cortez.

6. Regent Palms in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos


This current resort’s crown gem is the center pool, where visitors can swim-up to Plunge, the pool bar, and appreciate Caribbean-inspired mixed drinks and snacks. An adjacent feasting patio is enhanced just by the adjacent waterfalls, gardens, and views of Grace Bay.

7. Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran


Wander on a coasting bed over the saltwater tidal pond to the smooth swim-up bar, where visitors blend and taste make mixed drinks.

8. Rock Restaurant in Stone Town, Zanzibar


During high tide, visitors get to this eatery and bar either by vessel or a solid swimming stroke. Breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean are the main draw, however the fish driven menu (squid with ruler prawns marinated in coconut, octopus plate of mixed greens with potatoes, cashews, and tomatoes) doesn’t hurt, either.

9. Tropicana Pool in Las Vegas, Nevada


Like Sin City itself, everything at the Tropicana is overwhelming: the 12,000 square-foot Tropicana pool is made up of almost two sections of land, and the swim-up bar is saved for high rollers. Only those prepared to put their chips in for a session of blackjack can get one of the pined for 12 seats.

10. Intercontinental Tahiti Resort in French Polynesia


In a stunning sight, the almost submerged Lotus Bar ascends from the blue waters of the nearly 6,500-square-foot sand-bottomed pool. Swim over for a tropical taste while watching the sun as it sets over nearby Moorea.

11. H20 at San Luis Resort


Party time, from 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, is an ideal opportunity to elbow up to the H20 Pool Bar at this Galveston, Texas resort and spa. Poolside cabanas (outfitted with parlor seats and level screen TVs) are the place to make the most of your time when your fingers begin to get pruny.

12. Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico


Ridges, mangroves, and freshwater tidal ponds are the background behind the Reflections Pool Bar, where visitors can swim-up for fruity Mexican mixed drinks and natively constructed, larger than usual frozen yogurt bars that boast intense flavors like coconut-lemon and dark timberland.

13. Grand Wailea, Maui


At the Grand Wailea, “terrific” is genuinely a modest representation of the truth. This lavish 40-section of land resort is famous for its Wailea Canyon Activity range that has nine pools associated by a stream with little rapids and delicate ebbs and flows. Its highlights inlude a water lift and a fabulous swim-up bar, which is only open to those staying at the hotel. Imagine swimming among eminent waterfalls, slides and surrenders, then taking a break at the Grotto Bar, which is settled underneath a waterfall in the 25,700-square-foot Wailea Canyon pool, to appreciate a delicious beverage.

14. Crystal Cove, Barbados


This comprehensive resort highlights three tidal pond style pools, one of which offers a swim-up bar tucked right behind a waterfall. This grand swim-up bar is the resort’s most prominent feature, however the extravagant property additionally highlights a fairway and tennis courts, so once you’ve finished your mixed drink, you can work up an appetite for another.

15. Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort, 6th October City, Egypt


By choosing to stay at the Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort, you can spend your days enjoying one of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza, or playing a round at one of the resort’s three palm tree-fixed fairways before unwinding with a cool drink, including universal brews and blended organic product mixed drinks, in the pool at The Island Bar.

16. Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic


This adults-only sanctuary is a comprehensive resort with an extensive rundown of astounding conveniences, including a perfect shoreline, 18-and 9-hole greens, rooms with galleries that look like private lofts, and a main pool where you can relax ashore or hang out at the awesome swim-up bar that has some really amazing barkeeps.

17. The Raleigh, Miami, Florida


The freestyle saltwater pool is the place Esther Williams horsed around in “The Million Dollar Mermaid,” and models strutted for the yearly Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week bathing suit party in 2008. In 2012, it was the Miami New Times pick for Best Pool.

18. Hotel Monte Mulini, Rovinj, Croatia


Set inside a peaceful inlet on the pleasant Istrian shore of Croatia, this boutique inn brags a best in class pool with fly wellsprings and a swim-up bar with wonderful views to take in while you sip your favorite drink.

19. The Kee Resort & Spa, Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand


This resort in Phuket offers a cut of lavish, tropical haven, with a top highlight including an immense, tidal pond like swimming pool with outlandish components like the swim-up bar that serves up mixed drinks while you sit on submerged stools and a wellspring shoots water almost 40-feet into sky.

20. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Maui, Hawaii


The Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa on Maui takes advantage of its stunning, tropical environment, coating the sands of Ka’anapali Beach on the west drift. Its trendy suites appreciate eminent sea views, yet one of the best ways tot ake in the view is to grab a spot at the swim up cavern bar.

21. The Regent Palms, Turks and Caicos Islands


The Regent Palms, which is only a short distance from Grace Bay Beach, has been voted the most extravagant resort in the Caribbean, due at least in part to its luxurious pool bar.

22. Warwick Fiji Resort & Spa, Viti Levu


The Warwick Fiji Resort and Spa allows you to appreciate the South Pacific and all that it brings to the table, including getting a drink at the submerged, outdoor swim-up bar. It even allows guests the opportunity to feast on a gourmet dinner from their award winning eatery, all without ever leaving the pool.

23. Four Seasons Resort Maui, Hawaii


Situated on Wailea Beach among plumeria trees, this extravagant resort gloats three saltwater pools, one with a substantial, beautiful swim-up bar that is submerged in an infinity pool that offers a view of the sea and the frequently fog covered mountains out yonder.

24. Kivotos Club Hotel, Mykonos, Greece


On the off chance that you’ve ever imagined an immaculately blue pool where guests are served beverages among stately Grecian columns, the white-window ornament swim-up bar at Kivotos Club Hotel might be a dream come true.

25. Ventanas al Paraíso, Los Cabos, Mexico


Named one of the Best Hotels in Mexico for 2014 by U.S News and World Reports, Ventanas al Paraiso offers a luxury experience like no other. From a private servant who will welcome you with a margarita and escort you to the spa for a back rub, to the astounding swim-up bar in one of seven  pools where you just may get a look at regular visitor and Hollywood A-lister Jennifer Aniston, everything here will undoubtedly go far beyond your wildest expectations.

26. ClubHotel Rui Karamboa, Cape Verde, Africa


This comprehensive resort offers a definitive desert garden in a flawless area on a white, sandy shoreline. Investigate the nearby volcano site, then chill out (literally) by taking a plunge in the huge pool that also hosts a glamorous swim-up bar.

27. Bel Air Collection Resort and Spa, Cancun


The Bel Air Collection homes a beautiful, white sandy shoreline close to the southern tip of the Hotel Zone. This adults only resort offers the ideal quiet escape with chic, moderate rooms, a lovely spa and a heavenly infinity pool with sea views and a very much supplied swim-up bar.

28. The Dip Aqua Bar at The Room Mate Grace Hotel


Swimming up to the bar in a Times Square joint does not really mean swimming through the ocean of sweat-soaked, confused tourists holding cameras and asking directions. The Roommate Grace Hotel has a relaxing zone with a little, shallow pool, under-lit with shaded lights on one side and a swim-up bar on the other.

29. Sabino’s Swim-Up Bar & Grill at The Westin La Paloma Hotel


Take a few turns on the waterslide at The Westin in La Paloma BEFORE swimming up to arrange a Chile Burger and frozen margarita at Sabino’s Bar and Grill. Yes – swim. Up. Flame broil. One of only a handful of restaurants where appearing with a shirt and shoes may really be an issue, Sabino’s offers an assortment of summer views to look over as you consider their menu from one of their submerged bar stools.

30. The Hilton Anatole Hotel


It’s Texas; there’s no reason to remain in the dry warmth, hot and dry, when you could be sipping on a strawberry mojito in the Hilton Anatole’s swim-up bar.

31. North Beach Plantation


Yes, the shoreline is right there, but does the shoreline have a bar? Didn’t think so. So head on over to the resort’s pool, where you can either drink right there at the swim up bar or get more comfortable at a nearby table.

32. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai


There might be a lot of adult-only pools, very few of them are as quiet as this one. There’s no risk of being smacked in the face with a pool noodle or a clenched hand knocking your drink over. The Palm Grove pool is encompassed by a wooden deck that incorporates a swim-up bar and offers the resort’s mark shaved-ice mixed drinks.

33. Dive Day Club at Harrah’s Resort Southern California


In case you’re here to play Marco Polo, you’re in the wrong pool. But if you’re here in search of women wearing fluorescent snapbacks and hurling deuces, you’re in the perfect place. Visitors not staying on premises are permitted to visit the Saturday Dive Day Club, an EDM party made significantly more proper by the swim-up bar in one of their three pools.

34. Elly Bay at Flannagan’s


In addition to being named after a sandy shoreline on the bank of Ireland, Elly Bay has been lovingly alluded to as the “Cancun of the Midwest.” Trick yourself into supposing you’re on Spring Break with your amigos on a Tuesday by hitting the swim-up bar in the warmed pool — but make sure you do so AFTER playing a friendly game of volleyball at one of their three nets.

35. Oceanic Hotel


Keep holdin it’ down, Jersey. The Oceanic “Inn” isn’t the Four Seasons – or even the Holiday Inn. In any case, if you’re searching for cheap prices and an ocean view that’s only a short walk away, you’ve come to the right place. Plus, The Oceanic is only a few minutes away from funnel cakes, amusement park rides, and games galore!

36. The Sand Bar in Adventureland Park


With the tiki bar’s covered rooftop and solidified mixed drinks, the people at Adventureland have put it all on the line to ensure visitors don’t feel like they’re in Iowa any longer.

37. MudHut Swim-Up Bar at the Kalahari Resort


Wisconsin, you’re a special case. Settled in a state known for its cheese is an indoor swim-up bar (shockingly not its just a single) at the Kalahari Waterpark. The entire indoor segment of the waterpark space appears as though it could have been a level on Legends of The Hidden Temple, so even though you may run into a few children throughout your visit, you can consider this swim-up bar to be your 21 and over oasis for a few minutes.

38. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas


It says something about the hotel when a pool is one of the most sought over attractions. Surrounded by palm trees, VIP cabanas, and parlor seats, the pool incorporates waiter service and a two-story Skybar, which allows guests to enjoy a game of swim-up blackjack while sipping on their drinks.

39. Lakeway Resort & Spa


Layered cake is cool and everything, but a layered pool is way cooler. Also, at the swim-up bar in the Lakeway Resort and Spa in Austin, the bartenders whip up $8 mixed drink specials at the end of the week, serving up top choices like Coconut Mojitos and the Lakeway Limeade.

40. The Serenity Pool at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea


How different can one Four Season’s Hawaii swim-up bar be from the other? Much like all chocolate is delectable yet not all chocolate tastes the same, the Maui lodging’s swim-up bar is similarly as amazing yet has its very own touches of style. This quiet, adult-only pool has an infinity edge that shows off some truly beautiful views of the West Maui mountain run and the island of Lanai not too far off.

41. Fortuna Pool at Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas


Nowt this is how Caesar would throw a party. The Garden of The Gods Oasis at Caesar’s Palace is over-the-top ludicrously decorated with seven distinct pools, all boundless spans of marble and towering sections of white.

42. The Pool at Harrah’s Ak-Chin


How does spending #SundayFunday posted up at a pool bar with a salty-rimmed marg while bopping along to a Bob Marley tribute band sound? Margarita Sunday is every week at the swim-up bar at Harrah’s Ak-Chin, and for $10 cop a wristband worth two beverages – wine, lager, or  a margarita.

43. Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives


The Maldives is home to some of the most extravagant resorts on the planet. However, every one is its own private heaven. At the Centara Ras Fushi, visitors will discover a desert garden inside a desert garden at Waves Pool Bar. It includes a rich swim-up bar where visitors can taste tropical mixed drinks and enjoy the interminable ocean views.

44. Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels


Arranged on a beachfront precipice on Barbados’ west drift, this Caribbean getaway gloats the most one of a kind swim-up bar on our countdown. Alongside three freshwater tidal pond style swimming pools, visitors will discover the Cave Bar concealed in a stone cave behind falling waterfalls. In this shrouded cut of heaven, visitors can enjoy a reprieve from the sun and appreciate a mixed drink … on the house, since Crystal Cove is an all inclusive resort.

45. InterContinental San Juan


This easygoing beachfront Isla Verde lodging is only minutes from noteworthy Old San Juan and the upscale shopping area of Condado. In any case, we still recommend that you remain in, put on your suit and swim on up to the Akua Bar. Not only would you be able to taste a delicious coconut sangria or a San Juan Passion while never leaving the pool, you can also snack on fish tacos and new catch-of-the-day pizza.

46. Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens


Situated inside the rich Arenal Volcano National Park, Nayara Hotel and Gardens is a boutique property focused on maintainable practices. A rainforest setting encompasses the Kali swim-up bar, where piña coladas are a house top pick. Visitors can likewise feast poolside on ceviche and quesadillas — all underneath the sensational look of the fountain of liquid magma out yonder.

47. The Resort at Pedregal


While Cabo itself might be invaded with tourists, this is one resort that offers a bit of selectiveness. Loved by all sorts of celebs, it includes a laid-back pool bar. Even better, this specific pool (one of numerous on the property) is an adults-only spot, so you can expect a tranquil environment as you appreciate a Pedregal Cooler, featuring chile ancho-imbued peach alcohol, and maybe a request of the bar’s mark Baja ocean bass ceviche.

48. Room Mate Grace


The style calls back to a Scandinavian sauna, and awesome mood-set lighting and a film screen allows guests to watch films with fully stocked bar benefit — this is particularly enticing on icy winter evenings. Even better, this is one of our most loved Big Apple hotels.

49. The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort


The Bloody Mary is said to have started at The St. Regis New York’s King Cole Bar. Here in the South Pacific, visitors appreciate a rendition called the Bora Mary, which adds watermelon juice to the great formula. Where is the best place to appreciate this drink? The Aparima Bar, obviously. This cover roofed spot includes a little swim-up bar in an excellent tidal pond style setting.

50. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancún


Boundless Luxury characterizes the comprehensive program at this resort. Where else can you golf, go ocean kayaking, play tennis, do yoga, enjoy seven á la carte gourmet eateries, and drink up some premium brew, wine and top shelf alcohol. The best place to appreciate said complimentary refreshments is at Bar Manatees, the cover roofed swim-up bar that hosts one of the 13 (believe it or not, 13!) dazzling pools that twist through the property.

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