The Best Beach-Front Bars - Full-Time Travel

The Best Beach-Front Bars

The Best Beach-Front Bars

No Need to Choose Between Hanging at the Bar and Hitting the Beach

We love a formal fine-dining experience as much as the next traveler, but there’s nothing more freeing than shedding the formalities of everyday life and heading to the beach for a cocktail. With so many oceanfront retreats trending on Instagram, it can be difficult to know which spots live up to the hype—but we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up our five favorite beachside bars with breathtaking views.

@Sugar Beach

Bayside Bar at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

Saint Lucia, West Indies

Nestled between the lush, UNESCO World Heritage-toting Saint Lucia Pitons, the Bayside Bar at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort offers casual scenery with all of the luxuries of a fine-dining experience. Enjoy a craft cocktail (or two) and don’t forget to try their mouthwatering burger.

@White Banana Beach Club

White Banana Beach Club

Siargao, Philippines

A self-described luxury-dorm and bar, the instagram-famous White Banana Beach Club is every beach lover’s dream: Picture an open-air wooden beach house, surrounded by lush tropical foliage, peppered with twinkling lights. Those looking to escape for a quiet moment can enjoy a drink on one of their beachside hammocks.

@Sri Panwa

Baba Nest Rooftop Bar

Phuket, Thailand

Overlooking the south-eastern tip of Phuket, Baba Nest Rooftop Bar offers panoramic views of the Andaman Sea and surrounding islands. Find your seat on a plush pillow as you sip on one of their refreshing bubble cocktails and prepare for the best sunset of your life.

@The Resort at Pedregal

El Farallón at the Resort at Pedregal

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

An evening at this magical spot will leave you speechless. Carved into the cliffs at The Resort at Pedregal, El Farallón boasts an unmatched ocean-to-table menu and a Champagne Terrace for a quick aperitif before dinner. Listen to the Pacific Ocean crash into the cliffside as you dine on the best fish in the region.

@Mandarin Oriental, Canouan

Pool Bar at the Mandarin Oriental, Canouan

Canouan Island, St. Vincent & Grenadines

Stunning views meet cocktail dreams at Madarin Oriental, Canouan’s Pool Bar, a relaxed spot overlooking an infinity pool and pristine beaches. Post up in a private cabana, snack on Peruvian Nikkei inspired cuisine and revel in a moment of uninhibited calm.

There's more to Greece than the white and blue buildings and the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. If you're planning a visit, check out these places below!

📍Kokkinopilos. Preveza
📍Verliga Dragon lake, Thessaly
📍Ithaca island, lonian Sea
📍Aoos springs lake, Epirus
📍Lake Prespes, Macedonia
📍Balda di Stringa waterfalls, Epirus
📍Meteora, Thessaly
📍Pelion, Thessaly
📍Lake Zorika, Epirus
📍Mt Lakmos
📍Crete island, Aegean Sea
📍Gistova Dragon lake, Macedonia

Reel: @farawayfarers

Swim or kayak through the limestone cliffs of the Twin Lagoon, a must-visit destination for those traveling to Coron, Palawan, Philippines. It is called "twin" lagoon because it consists of two lagoons separated by a limestone cliff, with one lagoon on top of the other. The water in the inner lagoon is warm and clear, with a stunning turquoise color that makes it popular for swimming and snorkeling.

Reel: @travelifejournal

Take a dip in a series of seven saltwater lagoons located in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. The Lagoons of Baltinache are known for their beautiful turquoise waters and unique geological formations. The high concentration of minerals in the water gives it a unique buoyancy that makes swimming in the lagoons a unique experience.

Reel: @everchanginghorizon

Watching the sun rise above the clouds at Haleakalā National Park is one of the most memorable experiences you could have. Haleakalā is a Hawaiian name that means “House of the Sun” and is an awesome place to watch the clear night sky and stars fade away as the sun lights up the sky and the earth.

Reel: @girlchill_sunset

Just 1 hour from Shanghai by train, Cherry Blossom Valley is a popular tourist destination, particularly in the spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. The valley is named after the thousands of cherry blossom trees that cover the area and create a stunning display of pink and white flowers. The trees were originally planted in the 1980s by a group of Japanese experts who were invited to China to help with reforestation efforts. The best time to visit is typically in late March or early April. Get there early to beat the crowds!

Reel: @cyncynti

New Zealand is unbelievable. See it for yourself:

1. Fiordland National Park
2. A classic backcountry hut trip
3. Blue Pools walk
4. Hooker Lake
5. Milford Sound
6. Lake Pukaki

Reel: @kylekotajarvi

Surrounded by lush greenery, towering karst mountains, and the river flowing through, the Detian Waterfall is a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of the close relationship between China and Vietnam. It is the largest waterfall in Asia and the fourth largest cross-border waterfall in the world.

Reel: @sophoebelous

Escape to a serene and peaceful oasis away from the bustling city of Marrakech at Le Jardin Secret—a beautiful and historic garden where visitors can escape the noise and chaos and enjoy the beauty of nature. The garden was originally built in the 16th century and is home to many different species of plants, including exotic flowers, citrus trees, and palm trees.

Reel: @hypermiggzz

For a magical moment and bucket list travel experience, visit the end point of the annual monarch butterfly migration. Starting in August, the monarchs travel 2,800 miles south from Canada, making a temporary home amid the towering trees of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico, where the two most popular sanctuaries to view them are el Rosario in the state of Michoacan and Piedra Herrada in Estado de México. Standing in silence while thousands of delicate wings beat in unison is something you'll never forget.

Reel: @juliiathompson

There's just something beautiful about snow covered landscapes like this popular attraction in southwestern Utah. Known for its unique geology, @brycecanyonnps_gov consists of a series of natural amphitheaters, called "hoodoos," formed by erosion of the rock layers.

Photo: @nathanleeallen

As we experience a couple more weeks of winter, we can't help but dream of tropical destinations like Hawaii. The warm water, sunny skies, and consistent waves make it an ideal destination for surfers. Hawaii has a vibrant surf culture and community and is also a beautiful place to explore outside of the water, with lush green mountains, stunning beaches, and unique cultural experiences.

Reel: @christopherballadarez

1. @sequoiakingsnps, California
2. @canyonlandsnps, Utah
3. @olympic_nps, Washington
4. @whitesandsnps, New Mexico
5. Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona
6. Knik Glacier, Alaska

Reel: @nathanleeallen

Imagine getting caught in the rain while kayaking at one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Known for its stunning turquoise-colored lake, surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains, Lake Louise is home to diverse wildlife, including grizzly bears, elk, and moose.

Reel: @reneeroaming