Most luxurious pools in high-class resorts have swim-up bars, but did you know that some beaches and islands have bars that float on the sea? If you want to know what it’s like to party in the middle of the vast ocean, then a floating bar would be the perfect hangout place for you. There are only a few of them in the country, and we’ve compiled some of the best ones for you:

1. Bikini Floating Bar in Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera


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Puerto Galera is a popular beach destination among city dwellers because of its proximity to the metro. If you're into beach parties but want to stray from night haunts, try hitting Bikini Floating Bar. This cheerful spot is in the middle of the waters of Sabang Beach, one of Puerto Galera's most touristy areas. After a quick boat ride, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the view as a friendly server mixes up a cocktail for you.

Note: Bikini Floating Bar is currently undergoing renovation. No worries though, as it is set to reopen sometime this year.

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2. Floating Bar in Bantayan Island, Cebu

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Bantayan Island is a peaceful paradise located in the northern tip of Cebu, famous for its white sand beaches. Bantayan is also known for chill hang-out spots, one of which is the Floating Bar, located some distance away from the shoreline of Sugar Beach during the peak season months of December to May. It offers a wide selection of drinks like cocktails, beers, and shooters. It also has a snacks and meals menu so tourists can wine and dine with a view. It's friendly atmosphere makes mingling with local and foreign patrons easy and comfortable.


3. Tawhai Floating Bar in Lakawon Island, Negros Occidental

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Boasting of white sand and pristine waters, Lakawon is an island resort just a boat ride away from Cadiz City in Negros Occidental. This family-run resort offers many facilities such as a spa and its very own Tawhai Floating Bar. Deemed as Asia's largest floating bar, it is the perfect place to chill out and soak up the scenery of Lakawon Island. Enjoy a marvelous view of the sea as you lie on the sun loungers with a frosty bottle of beer. Boat rides to the floating bar are complimentary.


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