10 of Bali’s best swim-up bars

What’s better than lounging poolside and having fun under the sun? Enjoying a mocktail or cocktail while swimming, of course!

There is nothing more relaxing than swimming up to the bar and sitting with a cocktail while you watch the kids splash around.

Bali is home to tons of luxury resorts with swim-up bars. Here are some you simply shouldn’t miss. 

1. Swissbel Watu Jimbar

Swissbel Watu Jimbar offers contemporary luxury to vacationing families, couples, and groups. Most of the resort’s 306 rooms and suites feature a view of the main lagoon swimming pool, where sun loungers and parasols dot the free-form edges. The pool also features a swim-up bar where guests can treat themselves to ice-cold mocktails, cocktails, and other alcoholic beverages!

Swissbel Watu Jimbar
Photo: Swissbel-Hotel

Traveling with the kids? You can enjoy the swim-up bars while the kids are at play in the shallow kid’s pool right behind! You can also order light lunches and dinners from the adjacent restaurant and eat by the pool.

Swissbel Watu Jimbar
Jl. Tamblingan 99, Sanur
+62 361 849 7000


2. Rimba Jimbaran

Rimba Jimbaran is an eight-hectare resort that looks out towards Jimbaran Bay. This luxury resort is perfect for vacationing guests who have a soft spot for fresh seafood and local cuisine, as between Rimba and sister resort Ayana, there are 15 restaurants and bars, including the popular Rock Bar, Ah Yat Abalone Seafood Restaurant, and Kampoeng Bali.

Rimba Jimbaran
Photo: Rimba Jimbaran

Rimba is also one of the most family-friendly resorts in Jimbaran. Some of the rooms feature interconnecting bedrooms to provide more space for the little ones. There’s a kids club, multi-layer pools with a slide and fountains, as well as onsite babysitting.

The resort’s fabulous main pool also features a swim-up bar, which is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a cold drink while the kids splash around.

Rimba Jimbaran
Jl. Karang Mas, Jimbaran
+62 361 8468468


3. Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran

Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran is an award-winning five-star hotel that boasts 117 well-appointed suites, rooms, villas, and penthouse accommodations for guests who want nothing but the best!

Le Meridien Bali
Photo: Starwood Hotels

For swim-up bar lovers, it doesn’t get much better than Le Meridien’s 1,300 saltwater lagoon pool. The round swim-up bar serves refreshing non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks to enjoy while you refresh in the cool water. To enjoy a little R ‘n R with the hubby at the swim-up bar, we recommend signing the kids up at the J Kids Club so the kiddos can have a little fun of their own too.

Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran
Jl. Bukit Permai, Jimbaran
+62 361 8466888 


4. Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort

The Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort sits on a fabulous white sand beach in the resort enclave of Tanjung Benoa. This 5-star hotel has 188 large, well-appointed rooms and suites furnished with modern Balinese décor and modern amenities.

Grand Aston Bali
Photo: Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort

Apart from the onsite restaurants and entertainment hubs, the hotel features a lovely lagoon pool and swim-up bar called Aloha Pool Bar. Right in the middle of the pool, adults can sit back, enjoy a dizzying array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages while the kids can enjoy fresh fruit juices poolside. What could be better? You can also take the kids to the Cening Kids Club that opens daily from 9am until 5pm for a fun-filled day while you chill out!

Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort
Jl. Pratama No 68x, Tanjung Benoa
+62-361 846 8684 (Aston Bali office)


5. Discovery Karitka Plaza

Offering top beachfront accommodations, the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel is located at the heart of Kuta Beach. A favorite among tourists and locals, the hotel provides hi-tech amenities and entertainment that will appeal to kids and grownups alike. The hotel’s 318 rooms and suites boast incredible ocean or garden views.

Discovery Kartika Plaza
Photo: Discovery Kartika Plaza

Even better, the resort has seven on-site restaurants and bars, a fitness center and spa, and sculptured pool. The pool has a swim-up bar (Kul Kul Pool Bar), that serves up shakes, cocktails, and other alcoholic drinks. And while you explore the bar, sign up the kids for the hotel’s kids club to make new friends and play, while you enjoy the pool.

Discovery Kartika Plaza
Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta
+62 361 751067


6. Padma Resort Legian

The Padma Resort in Legian is a contemporary resort in the very centre of Legian’s entertainment, shopping, and beaches. The hotel boasts stylish interiors and sleek rooms packed with all the essentials you can expect from a premier five-star resort. The resort offers outdoor pools, one looking out to Legian beach and another in the center of the resort.

Padma Legian infinity pool
Photo: Padma Resort Legian

Padma boasts a new infinity pool with a sunken par (for adults only), along with its S.K.A.I. Beach Club, a choice spot for sundowners. 

Padma Resort Legian
Jl. Padma, Legian
+62 361 752111


7. Bali Mandira

Bali Mandira is beachfront hotel and resort that features panoramic ocean views and tropical gardens. The hotel offers the gorgeous new Azul Beach Club, with world class dining experiences punctuated by exciting outdoor activities including water sports, art markets, and plenty of shopping!

Bali Mandira
Photo: Bali Mandira

And if you love getting a little sun with a cold cocktail in your hand, then we recommend checking out the Bali Mandira’s main pool. The main pool has a sizable swim-up bar where you can order your favorite drinks just the way you like them and lounge around poolside to your heart’s content!

Bali Mandira
Jl. Padma, Legian
+62 361 751381 


8. The Viceroy Ubud

The Viceroy Bali is a swanky resort located about three kilometers from Ubud Palace. This picture-perfect hotel is known for its gorgeous valley views, poolside lounges, and a lavish spa.

Viceroy Bali
Photo: Viceroy Bali

The Viceroy Ubud prides itself for providing a serene sanctuary and simple luxury. The hotel boasts tastefully designed villas with marble baths, sitting areas, and fully stocked minibars. The resort’s hilltop pool has a swim-up bar that serves amazing drinks! Imagine enjoying your favorite cocktails while looking at the stunning views below from the edge of this amazing infinity pool!

Viceroy Bali
Jl. Lanyahan, Br Nagi, Ubud
+62 361 971 777


9. The Mulia Resort

For vacationers who live for the total “resort experience,” you will love the Mulia Resort. The resort has several pools, each one designed to appeal to specific guests. The Ladies Courtyard Pool is a gorgeous pool that sits at the center of the resort. The pool’s design is decisively Balinese complete with lush tropical gardens and giant statues. The Ladies Courtyard Pool has a swim-up bar that serves up drinks all day long while private cabanas ensure an intimate pool experience.

Mulia Resort
Photo: The Mulia

The ocean pool is a large pool that features Balinese-inspired statues, sun loungers, and day beds. For the ultimate in relaxation, the pool has its own swim up bar too!

If you are vacationing with the kids, the Mulia has a kiddie pool suitable for kids three to eight years old. The kiddie pool features water foundations and plenty of space to splash around!

The Mulia
Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua
+62 361 3017777


10.  Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa

The Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa is a five-star resort located near the Bali International Convention Center and Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre. This beachfront resort boasts five on-site restaurants, two outdoor pools, and a full-service spa.

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa
Photo: Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa has 382 well-appointed, air-conditioned rooms, each one comes with a fully-stocked minibar, coffeemaker, safe, and other thoughtful extras. The resort’s main pool has a swim-up bar. From there, you can enjoy your favorite cocktails while enjoying a little sun!

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa
Kawasan BTDC, Nusa Dua
+62 361 771210   


This article was originally published by Bali Kids Guide, a total guide for Bali with kids, holiday tips, reviews, currency & visa info, and more.

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