7 Seriously Awesome Swim-up Bars!

What could be more perfect than sitting by the pool with a drink in your hand? How about actually sitting in the pool?

We understand that leaving the pool to order a drink at the bar is sometimes just too much effort. So with this in mind, we’ve taken a look at some of the most impressive hotel swim-up bars on offer.


Monte Mulini, Croatia

Set in the picturesque location of Rovinj, the swimming pool at the Monte Mulini benefits from stunning views overlooking the harbour. We think you’ll agree that going by the below picture, it looks very inviting!



Venezia Palace, Antalya, Turkey

Though it’s situated in beautiful Turkey, the hotel Venezia Palace has a distinct Venetian style, which is carried through to the pool area. The bar is shaded by a huge canopy to provide a cool place to sit and drink, with the bar itself being submerged to water level.



 Saphir Hotel, Antalya, Turkey

Back to Turkey, who seem to do pool bars well! This massive pool bar sits in the middle of two large swimming pools at the Saphir Hotel in Antalya. One pool has a set of thrilling water slides, making this pool attractive to parents as they can enjoy a cold drink while keeping an eye on the kids.


Crystal Cove Hotel, Barbados

The Crystal Cove Hotel in Barbados has a rock-lined, tropical themed swimming pool, with the bar hidden behind a waterfall! Certainly a unique and special touch, you just need to make sure you stay at the bar with your drink, otherwise you’ll soon find it topped up with water from the fall!



Sol Pelicanos-Ocas Hotel, Spain, Benidorm

How could we not feature this famous hotel pool bar? The setting for many scenes in the hit TV series Benidorm, the pool bar at the Sol Pelicanos has a tropical beach hut style roof.



Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas, Cancun, Mexico

Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas is a contemporary 5-star resort, and its combined pool and beach bar certainly exudes cool! Yes, it’s quite small and intimate but this pool bar is pretty special because it is right on the idyllic beach front, with views of the stunning turquoise sea.


Regency Country Club Apartments Suites, Chayofa, Tenerife

The Regency Country Club Apartments Suites is an exclusive resort in a quiet area in the south of Tenerife. It’s design is based on that of exotic Bali, so it is decorated with natural stone and hand-carved statues. The emerald green pool leads right up to to the casual bar, where you can sip cocktails – watched over by Buddhas!

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