The Best Hotels With Swim-Up Bars

Picture this – you’re on holiday lazing on a squashy lounger, reading your book and soaking up the rays. It’s the height of the day and the sun is hot. You want to cool down but you’re not sure which would be better, an ice-cold cocktail or a refreshing dip in the pool…

What if you could have both at the same time? The ultimate combination! Check out these heavenly hotels with swish swim-up bars and prepare to take your holidaying to the next level.

Azul Beach Resort Negril By Karisma, Jamaica

The Azul Beach Resort By Karisma oozes style and luxury. It’s located on the soft, sandy shores of the famous Seven Mile Beach in Negril, and is known for its excellent service and impressive range of facilities. If you’re somehow not quite sold yet, it’s home to an amazing THREE swim-up bars! Expect flavoursome frozen cocktails, local spirits and refreshing fruit juices served with a smile. Holiday perfection!

Riu Karamboa, Cape Verde

Head to the sizzling dunes of Boa Vista for an escape where you can truly get away from it all. The Riu Karamboa is one of our favourite hotels in Cape Verde, with a sprawling pool scene, peaceful surroundings and the structure of a giant sandcastle! The hotel’s slick swim-up bar is a sight to behold. You can grab yourself a drink of your choice before unwinding in the surrounding jacuzzi areas. Sign us up ASAP!

Royalton Hicacos, Cuba

This hotel, perched on the snow-white sands of Varadero in Cuba, will give you a holiday to remember. The spacious pool that snakes around the grounds is lined with glossy palms, passes by a trickling waterfall and – you guessed it – has an amazing swim-up bar! You can treat yourself to anything from zesty mojitos to crisp lagers at the pool bar between 10am and 6pm. Pure bliss!

Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda, Dominican Republic

Jet off to Caribbean climes and live the high life at the beautiful Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda. You could spend days on end lazing on the beach, heading to a massage gazebo when you really need a pamper, or pack your holiday with watersports and team games such as beach volleyball. Either way, be sure to spend some time chilling at the twinkling lagoon pool’s swim-up bar for a Caribbean cocktail (or three!).

Hotel Sol Pelicanos/Ocas, Benidorm

You don’t have to travel far to reach amazing hotels with delicious cocktails at swanky swim-up bars, you know – just take a look at the Hotel Sol Pelicanos/Ocas! Its bright blue pool, complete with perfect palms and whirlpool baths, offers plenty of space to soak up the Spanish sun. In July and August, the peak months for holidays in Benidorm, you’ll be able to stay cool in the water whilst sipping on fruity sangria. What could be better?

Riu Cancun, Mexico

Mexico is home to some of our favourite swim-up bars in the world. Riu Cancun’s got it all – awesome views over the Caribbean sea, an on-site nightclub and, of course, a spectacular swim-up bar! The beachfront pool is dotted with in-water loungers as well as having seats and tables set up in the water. Whether you simply want some colourful juice to refresh you or you’re craving a couple of tequila slammers, there’s no better place to drink!

The Kee Resort And Spa, Thailand

Those who love to party will absolutely love a visit to The Kee Resort and Spa in Patong in Thailand. It’s on the doorstep of dozens of buzzing bars and clubs, and is only a five-minute walk to the beach. The pool is arguably the main feature of this hip hotel, with a dancing light-up fountain and bold blue and turquoise tiles giving it a striking look. The swim-up bar serves up all kinds of tasty concoctions. What’s not to love?

Riu Reggae, Jamaica

Fancy a slice of paradise at an adult-only All Inclusive hotel on cream Caribbean shores? Take a look at Riu Reggae in the lively Jamaican resort of Montego Bay. As the name suggests, it’s chilled-out, fun and there’s plenty to keep you entertained! As well as great places to eat and facilities such as a full-treatment spa and a nightclub next door, you’ll find a swim-up bar right by the beach shaking a range of cocktails, from rum punches to tasty daiquiris.

Monte Mulini, Croatia

What could be better than having a spectacular sea view, bathing in a sparkling infinity pool with a chilled glass of something delicious in hand? This dreamy scene becomes a reality at the elegant Monte Mulini in Croatia. The hotel is ultra-modern, and aptly placed right by the pretty pebble beach of Lone Bay. When you’re not ordering up a storm at the swim-up pool bar, you can treat yourself to something refreshing at the new beach lounge club.

TUI BLUE El Dorado Seaside Suites, Mexico

You just can’t go wrong with TUI BLUE! This luxurious hotel on the ravishing Riviera Maya takes you away to a world of tropical tranquility. There are five pools to choose from, and four swim-up bars! One of our favourites is nestled away among luscious green palms. When you’re not lounging on white sands or indulging in gourmet Mexican cuisine, this spot is the perfect place to escape to. Grab a menu and sip the hours away!

Are you craving a holiday as much as we are after all that talk of pools and pints? Head to our home page and use our handy search tool to find your dream getaway! You could be in a pool, catching rays and slurping pina coladas in a matter of weeks!