Check The Sweet Swim-Up Bar at Cancun's New Nizuc Resort
There's something about a swim-up bar that gets hotel guests excited, but the one at Cancún's Nizuc Resort & Spa truly blows our socks off. The pool is still pretty pristine as the hotel has only been open since March, so there's no wear-and-tear as of yet.
Also, Nizuc is not an all-inclusive, so this bar isn't three-deep in 18-year olds clamoring for cloyingly sweet margaritas and cervezas. No, this is a more civilized ( and pricey) experience in an infinity pool with a sleek, dark blue hue, rather than the traditional garish turquoise coloring. The over-sized serving area is manned by a crew of talented bartenders who mix up such concoctions as the Rocket (made with reposado tequila, lime juice, and cranberry) and a green powerhouse of a drink made from local chaya leaves and vodka ( a healthy-boozy drink!).
One of the many waiters will bring your drink to your bali bed (no charge, first-come, first served) or lounger and from there it's just you and the incredible scene you see above and after the jump.
Warning, this is the main pool and technically it's considered a family-friendly area, so your tranquility may be interrupted by the soft squeals of a tiny babe or two. The option is to take a short walk through the lush "jungle" and head to La Punta Pool, which is adults only. The downside? There isn't a swimup bar here, but the views are equally dramatic and wait service is a snap.
Rates begin at $380 per night in August and September and include full-buffet breakfast and WiFi.
[Photos: Chanize for HotelChatter]