The world’s best bars for epic sunsets, including Tenerife, the Maldives and Thailand

The world’s best bars for epic sunsets and delicious cocktails on vacation with rooftop bars and beach clubs in the United States, Maldives, Santorini, South Africa and other locations in vacation

We take a look at some of the best sunset bars in the world

Sunset-view cocktails are such a big part of vacationing — that’s why you’ll often see people sharing photos of those moments on social media.

But of course, it’s not just about what looks good on social media; after all, once you put away your phone, you still want to enjoy epic views, great drinks, and a great atmosphere.

From rooftop terraces that overlook stunning skylines to ramshackle beach bars with the best westerly views, the world is full of places that serve up spectacular sunsets.

So grab a stool, order a drink and watch nature’s free nighttime light show unfold before you…

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Lagoon Bar, Vakkaru, Maldives






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It’s a booster you’ll happily queue for at the Lagoon Bar at the Vakkaru Maldives resort. Following the successful rollout of the Vakkuru Vaccine cocktail last year, the Lagoon bar now offers Vakkaru Booster.

Guaranteed a 100% effectiveness rate and zero side effects, this uplifting cocktail featuring gin and 43 liqueur, topped off with a fiery zing of ginger mousse and lemongrass, is the perfect antidote to Covid-era misery – as you watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean.

The five-star resort Vakkaru Maldives is located on a secluded reef island shaded by coconut palms and features 113 over-water and beach villas.

For more information, visit vakkarumaldives.com.

Marriott Hotel Docklands, Melbourne, Australia






Views from the Marriott Hotel Docklands

Launched late last year, it’s the first five-star hotel in the port suburbs with a much-awaited centerpiece – a 92ft rooftop infinity pool heated to a temperature of 29C all day. ‘year.

The adjoining bar, Sunset House, offers panoramic westerly-facing views over the skyline of the Cultural Capital’s business district, Bolte Bridge, Port Phillip Bay and Hobsons Bay, and offers an eclectic mix of drinks, casual dining and of entertainment.

For more information, visit marriottmelbournedocklands.com.

White Limozeen, Nashville, USA






White Limozeen is inspired by Dolly Parton

Atop the Graduate Hotel, the White Limozeen is dressed to impress. Inspired by Dolly Parton, who has a home in Nashville, the bar is decorated head-to-toe in plush pink furnishings, as well as a rooftop pool and bar with jaw-dropping views.

This quirky bar is a great place to socialize as the sun goes down.

To learn more, visit graduatehotels.com/nashville.

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand






Prepare for epic views at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

As the sun falls west over Myanmar, there’s only one way to make this special moment even better – with a sunset in hand at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai. Or savor the same views on a private terrace under the Burma Bar. Customers are given a menu of “Bucket List” cocktails that are winched into a bucket.

To learn more, visit fourseasons.com/goldentriangle.

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Cape Town, South Africa

Flanked by the majestic Table Mountain National Park and the Twelve Apostles mountain range, the award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is Cape Town’s most scenic location. The only building on the coastal road between Camps Bay and Llandudno Beach, the hotel has front row seats for legendary Atlantic Ocean sunsets and enjoys the longest hours of sunshine in Cape Town due to its prime location . And there’s no better place to mingle with classic cocktails and appetizers than the famous Leopard Bar.

To find out more, visit 12apostleshotel.com.

Bar Lycabettus, Santorini






Lycabettus Bar in Santorini has everything you need for dreamy sunset cocktails

Dubbed the most beautiful balcony on the Greek island, bar staff Lycabettus claim there’s a proposal every night at its cliffside location in Oia village.

Part of the Andronis Luxury Suites, this award-winning bar and restaurant is designed in a traditional Greek style and sensitively built into the rocks, overlooking the vast water-filled caldera. This is pole position for those spectacular Santorini sunsets.

Learn more at andronis.com.

The 16th Sky Lounge Bar, Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife







The 16th Sky Lounge Bar offers breathtaking views
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Take the stairway to heaven to the rooftop bar overlooking the spectacular Canary Island sunsets, with captivating views of the volcano Mount Teide, Spain’s highest peak, the neighboring island of La Gomera and the Atlantic. Relax with a glass of bubbles on the low sofas while listening to live rock, reggae, hip-hop and country music on the center stage, while surrounded by the soft glow of the sky.

For more information, visit hardrockhotels.com.

Skyline rooftop bar, Venice, Italy

While sipping a drink in Venice’s tallest bar, take in incredible views over the city’s rooftops, from the Giudecca Canal to St. Mark’s Square.

There are live bands and DJ sets by the rooftop pool at this ultra-chic venue atop the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice. The sunset is best seen with a Red Sky – a potent blend of orange vodka, Cointreau and Campari.

Learn more at skylinebarvenice.it.

Mallory Square, Florida Keys







Mallory Square in the Florida Keys
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In most places, the nightly sunset takes place without much fanfare. But in the Florida Keys and Key West, it’s a celebratory occasion. Another unique element accompanies the nightly spectacle here – the waterfront sunset celebration featuring street performers and artisans offering handmade goods.

Grab a drink at Bistro 245 on the waterfront to watch the show as the sun sets.

Look out for famed tightrope walker Will Soto, who can be seen above the spectators, standing out against the orange and crimson splendour.

To learn more, visit fla-keys.com.

Haiku Sky Bar, Tel Aviv, Israel

Perched atop the super-cool Lighthouse by Brown Hotel, Haiku Sky Bar is a stylish rooftop bar with Japanese influences, popular with partiers in this bustling city.

Located on the 18th floor, the open-air terrace offers panoramic views of the city skyline and the sea. Sample delicious Japanese dishes from the Yakitori menu or sip a Mister Miyagi cocktail while watching the sun go down from one of the best vantage points in all of TLV.

Learn more at brownhotel.com.

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