Wetter is Better: 10 Great Pool Bars

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    Four Seasons Maui

    Surrounded by lush gardens in a secluded corner of the Four Seasons in Maui, you'll find the Serenity Pool, an adult-only infinity-edged beauty with spectacular views of Lanai. With an underwater music system and a bar right in the water, you may never want to get out.

    Photo courtesy of Don Riddle - Four Seasons Maui

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    Grace New York

    There's something undeniably sexy about the indoor swim-up pool bar at Grace New York. This grown-ups only watering hole offers bottle service and the occasional themed pool party.

    Photo courtesy of Room Mate Hotels - Grace New York

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    St. Regis Bali Resort

    The St. Regis Bali Resort is home to four pools, including a massive saltwater swimmable lagoon where waiters will serve you drinks right in the water. The Main Pool's Vista Bar serves up drinks with spectacular views.

    Photo courtesy of St. Regis Bali Resort

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    Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

    There may not be a better place on earth to sip on a margarita than at La Palapa's swim-up bar at the Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas. If you're feeling hungry, watch your meal being prepared in the restaurant's exhibition kitchen.

    Photo courtesy of Esperanza Resort

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    Anassa in Cyprus

    When you have a cocktail at the Meltemi Bar bar at the Anassa in Cyprus, you'll get panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea as well. The hotel specialty is a three berries cocktail with vanilla and fresh lime.

    Photo courtesy of Anassa

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    The Regent Palms, Turks & Caicos Islands

    Plunge at the Regent Palms on in the Caribbean islands of Turks & Caicos not only has a swim-up bar, but also private in-pool tables where you can dine on fresh Caribbean seafood without having to reach for your towel.

    Photo courtesy of The Regent Palms, Turks & Caicos Islands

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    Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands

    Necker Island, the 74-acre private island resort of Sir Richard Branson, offers guests an exclusive getaway to the British Virgin Islands. When you get thirsty, swim right up to the Pool Pavilion's bar.

    Photo courtesy of Necker Island

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    Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina in Dubai, UAE

    When you stay at Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina in Dubai, you have not one, but five pools to choose from. The Horizon Pool is home to a swim-up bar and restaurant, where guests can grab a snack and a cold drink.

    Photo courtesy of Irfan Naqi - Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

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    Kivotos Club Hotel in Mykonos, Greece

    When you're not soaking up the Mediterranean sun at Kivotos Club Hotel's private stretch of beach, you can take a refreshing plunge in the saltwater pool or sit on the underwater stools of the Del Mar Cocktail Bar.

    Photo courtesy of Kivotos Club Hotel

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    The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, AZ

    Tucked away in the high Sonoran Desert in Tucson sits the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. As you're cooling off from the southwestern sun, you can swim up to Sabino's Pool Bar & Grill for lunch or an afternoon cocktail. This kid-friendly bar menu also features virgin smoothies and slushies.

    Photo courtesy of The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

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    InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa

    In the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa's Le Lotus pool, not only can you swim up to the bar for a drink, you'll find another unique feature as well: a sandy bottom. With an infinity edge pool looking out over the South Pacific and the sand between your toes, you'll feel like you're in paradise.

    Photo courtesy of InterContinental Resort Tahiti

About Lydia Schrandt

Lydia graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Philosophy and quickly bid farewell to the United States for good. She's traveled throughout Europe, Asia and South America, and has lived in Albuquerque, Galveston, Austin, Thailand, Korea, China, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina and Brazil.

Lydia is currently "slow traveling" through South America in search of a place to call home. Florianopolis, Brazil currently serves as her base of operations. She speaks a little Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese, and loves cooking, photography, knitting and watching Spanish soccer. She hopes to get her first novel published in the next year.

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