World’s Coolest Swim-Up Bars Will Make You Want to Pack Now

Grand-Wailea-Maui

Photo Credit: grandwailea.com

If you want to spend your days soaking up the sunshine from the comfort of a refreshing pool with easy access to a cold brew or tropical drink, these hotels and resorts, including the Grotto Bar at Maui’s Grand Wailea, pictured above, offer some of the coolest swim-up bars in the world to do just that.

Crystal Cove, Barbados

swim up bar

Photo Credit: travelrepublic.co.uk

Hotel Monte Mulini, Rovinj, Croatia

swim up bar croatia

Photo Credit: cntraveler.com

This boutique hotel set within a quiet cove on the beautiful Istrian coast of Croatia, features a state-of-the-art pool with jet fountains and a swim-up bar with breathtaking views to complement your favorite beverage.

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

kee swim up bar

Photo Credit: herworldplus.com

The highlight of this Phuket resort is its massive, lagoon-like swimming pool with exotic features like the sunken swim-up bar that serves cocktails enjoyed from submerged stools, while a grand fountain shoots water nearly 40-feet into sky. After dark, the pool lights up in moving colors, and hidden into a secluded corner is a waterfall and cozy reclining area.

The Regent Palms, Turks and Caicos Islands

Regent Palms - evening pool bar

Photo Credit: leadersmag.com

Framed by a beautiful Serpentine infinity pool, the Plunge Bar and Restaurant features innovative in-water seating booths that allow guests to dine on an array of Caribbean cuisine delights without ever leaving the water.

Hotel Punta Islita, Costa Rica

harrys-bar-hotel-punta-islita-costa-rica

Photo Credit:cdn.pastemagazine.com

Harry’s Bar is frequently ranked among the world’s best-view pool bars, with its panoramic vistas of the Guanacaste coastline are simply unsurpassed.

Lagoon Bar at Blue Lagoon, Reykjavík, Iceland

swim up bar blue lagoon

Photo Credit: cdn.images.express.co.uk

One of Iceland’s most famous attractions, the Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa, located in a lava field that contains waters ranging from 98 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, surrounded by ice and snow. It also hosts the Lagoon Bar, which allows visitors to enjoy a beer or a glass of wine while relaxing in the soothing waters of the heavenly lagoon.