We love pool bars. We think they are amazingly cool. The joy of sipping a cool cocktail after a few laps of swim is a refreshing feeling. And many a cool things happen at a pool bar. Either the cocktail is stiff tnough to make the swim more relaxing, or the view from where you sit is simply breath-taking.
The atmosphere is so calming that one can find it very easy to strike up an interesting conversation, make some new friends or unwind and relax completely. While I was sitting perched on the little ceramic stone stools laid in water by the bar, I began thinking about what makes swim-up pool bars so inviting. And the reasons is just one; absolute indulgence. So here is a list of the World’s most recommended swim-up pool bars to definitely give a try.
1. Lotus bar, Intercontinental Resort, Tahiti
Located along the lagoon the pool gives an amazing view of Tahiti’s sister island Moorea. The vast panorama offers breath-taking sunsets, as you sit back relax and sip on a delicious pear vodka or mai-tai.
2. Serenity Pool at Four Seasons Maui
Aptly named the Serenity Pool offers everything it promises. Located in the most secluded part of the resort, this infinity pooloffers panoramic views of West Maui’s mountain range. The underwater music system & the pool bar serving specialty cocktails, you will find yourself never leaving.
3. Indigo Bay island Resort in Mozambique
Offering panoramic views of the Indigo Bay, and a characterful pool bar with walls depicting early Portuguese trade; this quintessential destination is perfect for every beach lover. Couple that with a chilled long island or a margarita and make the holiday worth it.
4. Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort and Spa, Thailand
Tucked discreetly amidst towering coconut palms, this tropical getaway blends effortlessly into its surrounds. Its beachfront infinity swimming pool with a neon lit swim-up pool bar, a poolside restaurant serving scrumptious seafood makes it the highlight of the resort.
5. Hotel Riu Palace, Cabos San Lucas, Mexico
Located at the south of the peninsula, gives the pool an amazing visual appeal of the beach and the sea beyond. The pool has two sections, a jacuzzi and a pool bar that offers a wide range of Mexican gastronomic delights. Coupled with a few pitchers of chilled pinacoladas and you are all set to have fun.
6. Grand Cayman Beach Suites, Cayman Islands
With a breath-taking view of the Caribbean Sea, and a cool swim-up bar the Grand Cayman pool soothes the eyes in many ways. Infact they have their pool wheelchair accessible and boast of the negligible use of chlorine in their pools.
7. Crystal Cove, Barbados
There is certain romance in rustic and natural surrounds. The bar at Crystal Cove is nestled in cave behind a waterfall. To reach the bar one needs to swim through the waterfall to order drinks. This lush haven filled with greenery and dotted with frangipani and bougainvillea makes it particularly romantic.
8. Krabi La Playa Resort, Thailand
The pool at Krabi La Paya resort makes you particularly lazy, because you can get everything offered to you without having to leave. From cocktails, to poolside massages, to an evening barbeque by the pool the resort does everything to pamper their guests well.