One of the most popular features in any luxurious beachfront resort is a swim-up bar. After all, who wants to climb out of the water to get a drink at the bar? Spend your days soaking up the sun from the comfort of a sparkling pool under the tropical sun of Bali, sipping exotic beverages and exploring its long list of cultural attractions. Check out our picks for the best resorts with swim-up bars in Bali.
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Padma Resort, Legian (Prices & Photos)
One of the best resorts in Bali for couples, this contemporary resort is located at the heart of all the entertainment, shopping and beaches in Legian. It boasts a fabulous swim up bar at Padma in its lagoon-style swimming pool that’s surrounded by lush greenery. Guests can also expect to find stylish interiors and sleek rooms that include everything one would expect from a premier five-star resort like minibars, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and balconies. The S.K.A.I. Beach Club serves cocktails and light fare, and is a great spot to watch the sun go down and families with kids will appreciate the kid-friendly activities like fish feeding and contests in the family pool that has two water slides.
Blue-Zea Resort by Double-Six (Prices & Photos)
Located in the center of Seminyak, near restaurants and shops just a five-minute walk from the beach, the centerpiece of Blue-Zea Resort by Double-Six is its large four-tiered swimming pool and swim-up bar. Designed with a sensual Asian aesthetic with tranquil lily ponds and soothing streams mean to induce relaxation and rejuvenation, the spa is also a highlight here with its range of authentic Balinese treatments using handmade botanical creams, masks and scrubs. Rooms have flat-screen TVs and DVD players, work desks, minibars, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and marble bathrooms with free toiletries.
Hotel Nikko Bali (Prices & Photos)
Located on a pristine white sand beach in the resort enclave of Tanjung Benoa, Hotel Nikko Bali offers a beautiful lagoon pool and swim-up bar called the Aloha Pool Bar located right in the middle. The spacious rooms look out over the gardens or ocean providing breathtaking sunrise views. Days can be spent relaxing around the pool, followed by pampering at the Biwana Spa or getting more active by taking part in one of the wealth of water sports on offer.
Hard Rock Hotel Bali (Prices & Photos)
An excellent family-friendly accommodation option, the upscale Hard Rock Hotel Bali is located in the middle of bustling Kuta, just across the street from Kuta Beach. There are multiple pools, including one with a swim-up bar and a kids’ pool as well as a hot tub, fitness center and sauna. The property also hosts and a number of onsite restaurants and bars serving Asian and Western fare as well as a spa with a fitness room, sauna, hot tub and a menu that includes massages, body treatments, and facials. As with all the Hard Rock hotels, the brand’s signature rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia is displayed throughout. Every room has high-end features like Nespresso coffeemakers and iPod docking stations, free bottled water, minibars, and flat-screen TVs. Kids suites are available with game consoles and bunk beds too.
Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa (Prices & Photos)
This beautiful beachfront hotel and resort features panoramic ocean views and tropical gardens along with world-class dining experiences and exciting outdoor activities, including water sports. There are also art markets and many good opportunities for shopping. The main pool is ideal for guests who want to enjoy soaking up the sunshine with a tropical cocktail in hand. It features a large swim-up bar where you can order your favorite drinks and lounge around in the pool as long as you’d like. Rooms are bright, contemporary and come with flat-screen TVs – some have balconies with ocean views, open-air showers or small private pools.
Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran (Prices & Photos)
Kuta Seaview Boutique Resort (Prices & Photos)
Only steps away from Kuta Beach, this boutique resort features a beautiful pool with a swim-up bar surrounded by lush greenery along with a lavish spa. Each of the Balinese-style rooms, suites and cottages have an especially relaxing ambiance and come with private balconies, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, a minibar and tea/coffee maker. Guests can indulge in a variety of relaxing massage treatments in the spa and look forward o dining at the beachfront Rosso Vivo Dine and Lounge which serves Italian and international cuisine.
Mulia Resort (Prices & Photos)
The Mulia Resort offers the total “resort experience” with multiple pools, each one designed to appeal to specific guests. The ocean pool is a huge pool with Balinese-inspired statues, sun loungers and day beds while offering the opportunity to take relaxation up a notch with its own swim-up bar. The Ladies courtyard pool is a beautiful pool at the center of the resort that’s an especially peaceful place to relax, done up with Balinese style complete with lush tropical gardens and giant statues. It also has a swim-up bar that serves up drinks all day long, along with private cabanas. For families with little ones, there’s a kiddie pool too.