Mexico and Caribbean Resorts with a Great Swim-Up Bar

Mexico and Caribbean Resorts with a Great Swim-Up Bar

Why leave the pool when you can saddle up to a swim-up bar to get your drink on? Below we highlight our top Mexico and Caribbean resorts with a swim-up bar to keep you cool while you work on that buzz. 

1. Catalonia Bavaro Beach—Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Grab a cold one from Catalonia Bavaro Beach‘s swim-up bar. You will want to stay put because of the entertaining bartenders and delicious fruity drinks. This relaxed property includes a gorgeous beach, a golf course, and room balconies with private hammocks.


2. Le Blanc Spa ResortCancun, Mexico

Le Blanc Spa Resort is the Palace Resorts brand’s most upscale property and one of the most luxurious all-inclusive resorts in Cancun. The swim-up bar is situated near the infinity pool’s edge, so you won’t have to leave the cool water or scenic view to grab a cocktail.


3. Live Aqua Beach ResortCancun, Mexico

The peaceful pool area at Live Aqua Beach Resort has interconnecting pools and a beachfront infinity pool with a swim-up bar. Besides the beautiful pool, guests will love this resort for it’s design and layout. The lobby and rooms are full of Mexican pop culture and traditional Yucatan tiles. Between the building and the beach sits a lush mangrove area with pathways leading to hidden-away restaurants.


4. The Royal Playa del Carmen—Riviera MayaC, Mexico

Royal PDC Swim-up Bar

The pool area at the Royal Playa del Carmen snakes through the middle of the resort and boasts two swim-up bars. Guests return to this luxurious resort for its downtown location steps away from Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue. In addition, the service and the food at this Playa Resorts property is top-notch.


5. Sandals South Coast—Whitehouse, Jamaica 

Sandals Swim-Up Bar

Formerly known as Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa, Sandals South Coast re-launched in late 2016. Most Notably, this resort is now home to Sandals’ first over-the-water bar, Latitudes. Here you can enjoy your drinks suspended above the Caribbean sea in a hammock. Sandals South Coast also introduces “Bar-Tender”, a floating swim-up bar to deliver your cocktails to you in the ocean.


6. Club Hotel Riu Negril—Negril, Jamaica

Swim-up bar Jamaica

An excellent value resort, ClubHotel Riu Negril offers a low-key beach, fully-stocked minibars, and a solid buffet,.The swim-up bar is likewise more low-key than other resorts’. It is perfect for couples looking for an affordable getaway.


7. Dreams La RomanaDominican Republic

Swim-Up bar

Dreams La Romana is part of the Dreams Moremaculate megaresort. The resort features a large kids’ club, award-winning restaurants, and a great cocktail menu with premium liquor.