Warm breezes blow. A thousand stars light the night. A dashing skyline of colored lights surrounds you everywhere you look. You’re on top of the world as you sip a cocktail, lounging with friends or your loved one and gazing at the beauty of your tropical island of choice. If you’re looking for a night filled with dazzling views and delicious cocktails, here are a few recommendations for relaxing rooftop bars in the Caribbean:
Mist Ultra Lounge, Puerto Rico
If you find yourself on the Island of Enchantment, pay a visit to Mist Ultra Lounge in the San Juan Water & Beach Club on Isla Verde Beach. Relax in plush white leather couches as you enjoy your favorite Caribbean cocktail. Don’t worry about picking the right seat — no matter where you lounge, you’ll have a perfect view of Isla Verde.
This rooftop bar also features a swimming pool and a lovely canopy for shade, when you want it. Nibble on small plate snacks called “socializers” or order off the fusion menu as you listen to soft music play throughout the day. At night, the rooftop bar turns into a “club ambiance” with deejays playing a variety of music.
BLUE Bar, Aruba
BLUE Bar at the adults-only Renaissance Aruba Resort in Oranjestad is the perfect mix of daytime and nighttime entertainment, with a pool, lounges and covered areas that transform when the sun goes down. Chow down on everything from sushi to burgers while you kick back and relax with an exclusive Blue Martini. Be sure to check out its two-for-one drinks at happy hour!
Vent Lounge, Dominican Republic
Head up to the eighth floor of the BQ Santo Domingo and be immediately transported to a nightclub in the sky. A pool, seating area with deck chairs and an awesome Jacuzzi await you in this oasis, with complimentary towels for guests of the lounge. The views are surpassed only by the fabulous music and great drinks.
CRU Bar and Restaurant, Jamaica
CRU, which opened just last year on top of the CPJ Market, has quickly become the ultimate in Kingston cool with its elegant yet laid-back atmosphere. Enjoy panoramic views of the Blue Mountains with a small plate menu that includes pizza, bruschetta, sliders and other appetizers. As the winner of the 2013 Jamaica Observer’s Food Table Talk award for outstanding decor, this is the place for the town’s movers and shakers.
Curly Tails Restaurant & Bar, Bahamas
Located in the Conch Inn Hotel and Marina in Marsh Inn, this rooftop bar offers exquisite sunset views of the waterfront and harbor. Enjoy a refreshing tropical cocktail while listening to the sounds of lively Bahamian music. Try a Tail Curler, a sweet, delectable cocktail made with coconut rum that is popular with visitors and locals alike.
No matter where you go throughout the Caribbean Islands, you’ll find many rooftop bars to entice you with beautiful vistas and a delightful way to relax.
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