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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
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Hotel Monte Mulini, Rovinj, Croatia
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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
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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
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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
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
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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.