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.