Vacation is the time to relax, lie in the sun and let loose. Many of us only get to enjoy a sparse few weeks of vacation time every year, and much of that may be spent with family or do obligatory household chores. While we have dubbed the vacation spent at home a “staycation” – it is really anything BUT a vacation.
A real vacation is spent far away from home, preferably somewhere tropical or adventurous. Whatever your fancy, anyone can appreciate the luxury of a beautiful pool with a swim-up bar.
Swim up bars are an amazing feature of many tropical destinations that are growing in popularity. These bars require no waiting for service staff and no leaving the warm comforts of the water. Enjoy the luxury of a fully-stocked bar without stepping too far away from your water polo match.
Luckily, there are swim up bars in some of the most luxuriously beautiful destinations world-wide. There are accommodations offering these bars to suit various budgets. Punta Cana, on the Eastern tip
of the Dominican Republic, offers a more affordable vacation for North Americans. There you will find Dreams, an all-inclusive resort with a large hut-like swim up bar.
You can stay even closer to home and enjoy the unbridled lavishness of a swim-up bar. North Myrtle Beach in South Carolina has one at the North Beach Plantation. New York even offers one amongst a stunning backdrop of color and class in the Room Mate Grace. However if a tropical paradise is what you are after, you can take a trip to Mexico, where you will find a quaint little swim-up bar nestled within the beauty of the Excellence Playa Mujeres (in Playa Majeres). Mexico is usually among the most affordable in tropical destinations.
For a richer experience, travel a little further and spend a little more money. You won’t regret it when you feel the warm sun of Turks and Caicos. This is the perfect holiday destination for the whole family. While you unwind at the swim-up bar, your kids can enjoy a massive water park or even a teen disco. Even Greece offers a fun family holiday – their Holiday Village Rhodes in Kolimbia has both a swim up bar and amazing nightly entertainment.
For a romantic getaway, the beauty of Riu Touareg in Boa Vista, Cape Verde will inspire the romantic in anyone. This best kept secret is a remote resort with wonderful staff, food and cocktails. Don’t forget – you can swim right up to those cocktails! Riu Touereg is the ultimate in relaxation and service.
Hotel Mountain Paradise in La Fortuna de San Carlos is a true paradise. Nestled amongst native birds and lush landscape, this swim up bar is set against the most stunning of backdrops – a volcano.
If Jamaica is on your itinerary, you can swim or float up to the bar in a tube after a long day of golf. This resort has plenty of amenities for the kids too. Situated in Montego Bay, the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa has fantastic nightly entertainment, a lazy river and offers plenty of beach front activities for the whole family.
If a 5-star trip is within budget, you absolutely can’t go wrong at the Padma Resort Bali at Legian in Indonesia. Their pool bar is only one of the fine services that this top-rated resort offers. The food is touted as among the best in the area and the staff and service is second to none.
You owe it to yourself and your family to take a break from the daily stressors at home and at work. A vacation is the time to bond with loved ones and unwind. A tropical destination with a swim up bar is the ultimate in escapes. When planning your next dream vacation, pick a resort that offers the comfort of a swim up bar.
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