Who doesn’t love a swim-up bar? One of the best parts about staying at a luxury property in Punta Cana is the opportunity to relax, and getting out of the water every time you want a drink just isn’t all that relaxing. In Punta Cana, there are plenty of resorts that offer swim-up bars, allowing guests to enjoy a beautiful pool with convenient access to refreshing beverages without ever having to leave the water, including these.


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Catalonia Bavaro Beach Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Golf & Casino Resort
Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Golf & Casino Resort

Catalonia Bavaro Beach

Catalonia Bavaro Beach often comes up among the Dominican Republic’s top honeymoon retreats, but it’s ideal for any romance-seeking couples who want to have a wealth of amenities at their doorstep. An adults-only all-inclusive resort, guests can look forward to lounging on a beautiful beach, playing rounds on the 18- and 9-hole golf courses, complimentary non-motorized water sports, swimming in the pool and sipping refreshing drinks at the fabulous swim-up bar. You’ll never go thirsty, or hungry, here with a wide range of bars and restaurants. There’s even a 24-hour pizza eatery for those late-night munchies.

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana

While the Hard Rock brand is famous as a place to party, the Hard Rock in Punta Cana also offers plenty of tranquil spots to enjoy, including the swim-up bar which happens to be located in the adults-only Eden Pool, offering an ideal place to relax and enjoy a drink without getting out of the water. It’s also home to the Caribbean’s largest casino and multiple nightlife options. There are 13 pools in total, water slides, a golf course and spa, while the spacious suites come with spa tubs and private balconies.

Iberostar Grand Hotel Bávaro Iberostar Grand Hotel Bávaro
Iberostar Grand Hotel Bávaro

Iberostar Grand Hotel Bávaro

The Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro is a luxury adults-only oasis, with three pools, including one with a swim-up bar that’s arguably one of the best places to be on the property. It’s just steps from the beach and surrounded by shaded sunbeds when you need a break from the water. There are plenty of other things to do too, including sailing and snorkeling, and golfing on the 18-hole course. When you’re in need of pampering you’ll find a decadent full-service spa, while rooms come with spacious balconies and 24-hour room service – butlers are available at no extra cost. There are four a la carte restaurants, and after dinner, enjoy a performance in the Milanese-inspired theater.

Majestic Colonial Majestic Colonial, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Majestic Colonial, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Majestic Colonial

The Majestic Colonial has long been one of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations for weddings and honeymoons, but it’s ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy romance in a luxurious tropical resort. It sits on a stunning stretch of Bavaro Beach and hosts not only two swim-up bars here but also swim-up suites. All rooms with jetted tubs and many have ocean views.  The resort also hosts six restaurants and 11 bars, with nightly music at the plaza bar, live piano music in the lobby bar, and a discotheque for dancing the night away.

Occidental Caribe Aerial view of Occidental Caribe, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Aerial view of Occidental Caribe, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Occidental Caribe

Located in one of the most sought-after locations on the island, renowned for its fantasy-like beaches edged by brilliant turquoise waters, the Occidental Caribe is an all-inclusive property with three pools, including a swim-up bar in the main one where the booze is free-flowing. It definitely has a party vibe, complete with DJs playing pop music and foam parties for those looking to let loose. There’s also a theater that hosts musical variety shows, an adults-only club and a game room with pool tables, ping pong and more. Young children will enjoy splashing around in the water play area and there are even a trapeze and rock climbing area for the older kids.

Secrets Royal Beach Secrets Royal Beach
Secrets Royal Beach

Secrets Royal Beach

Secrets Royal Beach sits across a prime stretch of Bavaro Beach with its pristine white sands and shady palapas. The star of the show, however, may be its huge free-form pool that meanders through lush gardens, crowned with a dazzling swim-up bar. It also has a lazy river, for those times you just want to float while reading a good book underneath the Caribbean sun.  Pool themed parties are occasionally hosted by the main pool or at the beach, and this all-inclusive resort doesn’t skimp on the amenities with both top-shelf liquor and a tranquil 17,0000-square-foot spa included in the rates. Book an upgrade and you can get a swim-up suite and an ocean view.

Breathless Punta Cana Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa
Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa

Breathless Punta Cana

This adults-only resort caters to both singles and couples, with the brand’s signature Unlimited-Luxury package covering all food, drinks, activities, taxes and gratuities. Rooms include complimentary minibars that are replenished with soft drinks, water and beer daily, and come with views of the sea, pool or gardens from a private balcony or Jacuzzi-equipped terrace. There are four pools and two swim-up bars as well as a lavish spa and 10 restaurants, serving everything from Mexican-inspired fare to Pan-Asian cuisine.

Excellence Punta Cana Excellence Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Excellence Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Excellence Punta Cana

This hotel offers five-star luxury in a colonial village-style resort facing a long stretch of powdery white sands. An all-inclusive, adults-only property, guests can look forward to round-the-clock room service at the beach and two massive swimming pools, including a swim-up bar. The spa features a Zen fountain and offers a wide range of massage and other treatments. Guests can also enjoy horseback riding, yoga, whale watching, zip lining and dining at nine restaurants. private swim-up suites with amazing sea views. The all-inclusive package not only includes unlimited premium alcoholic beverages but daily activities and nightly entertainment, including live music.

Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita
Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita

Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana

Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana is consistently ranked as one of the best resorts in Punta Cana and has a practically endless list of offerings, but the biggest highlight is its pristine pool that comes complete with ocean views and a swim-up bar. There’s also a private, postcard-perfect stretch of sand and complimentary extras like horseback riding and daily spa treatments. The suites and villas have thatched roofs and deep soaking tubs along with private balconies or terraces and 24-hour concierge service. Guests can also enjoy painting, wine-tasting, or even a cigar-rolling class while romantic meals can be enjoyed at four a la carte restaurants.

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