Here are 16 floating and swim-up bars from around the world.
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Four Seasons Resort: Wailea, Hawaii
Here's the view you can enjoy from the resort's adults-only infinity pool and swim-up bar. Photo: Rick Bucich.
William Thornton Floating Bar and Restaurant: Norman Island, British Virgin Islands
Commonly known as Willie T's, the 100 foot schooner is open for lunch, where things are calm and relaxed. At night, judging from the website, it becomes a party spot with body shots and a strong possibility of nudity. Photo: ttrygve.
Blue Lagoon: Iceland
While you're hanging out in the steamy seawater of the Blue Lagoon that reportedly does all kinds of good things for your skin, you can amp your relaxation with a beverage.Photo: sue_n_alex
Naviti Resort: Fiji
As the photographer said about the Naviti Resort: "The bar was cool and Fiji beer was surprisingly good." Photo: Marty Horell
The Floating Bar: Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Philippines
If you tire of the infinity pool in #1, swim to the bar in the grotto of another pool at the resort. And if you tire of the pool, check out our Budget Travel Guide to Maui. Photo: coprtopd
Grace Hotel: New York City, New York
The only swim-up bar in the city is 40 feet long, at the Grace Hotel in the heart of Midtown. Photo: Room Mate Hotels
Jicoo Floating Bar: Tokyo, Japan
Jicoo was designed by an anime cartoonist. The futuristic looking bar traverses Tokyo Bay from Hiriode Pier and Odaiba. When you're back on land and if you're feeling hungry, you can always try all of the 10 Ramen Shops in Tokyo Worth Visiting. Photo: tufanozer
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Kristin Conard is an editor at Matador Nights as well as a writing instructor in California. As a child, she wanted to be a librarian, because she thought that the librarian was the one who got to write all the books in the library. Her obsession with reading and writing has continued, and when she is not grading papers and lesson planning, she is working on a collection of essays and planning her next trip.