Best Tropical Resorts for Cocktails: Key West to Rio de Janerio

Escape from the daily grind to a tropical resort destination where you can chill out and sip cocktails.  It was hard work, but, we found these perfect getaways, from the Florida Keys to Cancun to Rio de Janerio, where you can relax with great drinks at the pool or on the beach.

24 North Hotel, Key West FL

24 North Hotel, one of the hotels in The Keys Collection that anchor the New Town neighborhood of Key West, serves cocktails at its poolside oasis, Toasted Coconut, and their Havana-esque craft cocktail bar, Republica.

Havana Blossom at Republica Bar & Lounge – Key West

Grab a seat at the bar and cool down with this fruity and refreshing muddled cocktail; Bacardi Grapefruit Rum, Muddled Strawberries, Lemon Juice and Fresh Basil.

Tropical Destination:  24 North Hotel, 3820 North Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL; 24northhotel.com  ; IG: @24northhotel

Cheeca Lodge & Spa, Islamorada FL

Escape to this tropical paradise to experience the best in Florida Keys resort amenities including a 1,100 foot-long private beach, three restaurants, a full-service spa, and a variety of watersports and fishing activities.

Key Lime Martini at The Tiki Bar – Florida Keys

The resort’s cocktail version of their Key Lime Pie dessert – a Key West tradition, blends Vanilla Ice Cream, Parrot Bay Key Lime Rum, Liquor 43 and Key Lime juice in a martini glass with a Graham Cracker rim.

Tropical Destination:  Cheeca Lodge & Spa, 81801 Overseas Highway, Islamorada FL; cheeca.com; IG: @cheecalodge

Hedonism II, Negril, Jamaica

On a peninsula overlooking Booby Cay, this clothing-optional all-inclusive resort has 3 restaurants and 5 bars as well as outdoor pools and hot tubs, a gym, a spa and a private beach with water sports.

Down & Dirty Pineapple Martini at Flame – Jamaica

Pineapple Juice, Vodka, Orange Juice and Lime Juice.

Tropical Destination: Hedonism II, Negril, Jamaica, hedonism.com; IG: @hedonismjamaica

Melody Maker Cancun, Cancún, Mexico

As the ultimate “Vegas meets Cancun” experience, this posh, adult-oriented resort offers five renowned restaurants and bar, plus, a spectacular beach set along the Caribbean Sea.

Alebrije at Delirio Day Club – Cancun

400 Conejos Mezcal, Ancho Reyes Liquor, Apple Liquor, Grapefruit Soda and Lemon Juice; garnished with Salted Rim and a textured slice of Grapefruit.

Tropical Destination:  Melody Maker Cancun, Boulevard Kukulcan Km 12, Cancún, Mexico; melodymakercancun.com; IG:  @melodymakerhotels

W Punta de Mita, Punta de Mita, Mexico

This super chic beach resort offers signature cocktails and original dishes at six dining venues, including the exclusive Mesa 1, located on a private island.

Black Magic at Living Room – Punta de Mita

Fresh Raspberries, Pineapple Puree, Ancho Reyes Liqueur, Campari Liqueur and Absolut Vodka with an over-sized ice ball of Ginger, Dry Hibiscus and Activated Charcoal; garnished Cardamom and Silver Pastry Dust.

Tropical Destination: W Punta de Mita, Km 8.5 Carretera Punta de Mita, Punta de Mita, Mexico; marriott.com/w-punta-de-mita; IG: @wpuntademita

Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico

Designed in contemporary Mexican style, the resort offers an elevated level of personal service, the Artisan Butler Service, so you can enjoy the most of your Cabo experience, including sipping on botanical-infused cocktails.

The Heartbeat at Mako – Los Cabos

Lemon Juice, Fresh Strawberry Syrup, Banana Giffard, Bombay Sapphire and Egg White.

Tropical Destination: Solaz Los Cabos, KM 18.5 Carretera Transpeninsular, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico; marriott.com/hotels/solaz-a-luxury-collection-resort-los-cabos; @SolazResortLosCabos

Aloft Cancún Hotel, Cancún, Mexico

Achieve tranquility at the spa, then, relax with cocktail in hand at the outdoor swimming pool or the roof garden with panoramic views.

The Habenero at W XYZ Bar – Cancun

This signature drink will help beat the heat poolside while keeping things spicy; Tequila, Pineapple Juice, Habanero Chili Mixture, Lemon Juice, Sugar and Mango Syrup; garnished with a Chile Tajín Rim and Basil Leaves.

Tropical Destination:  Aloft Cancún Hotel, Boulevard Kukulcan Km 9, Cancún, Mexico; marriott.com/aloft-cancun; IG:  @hotelaloftcancun

JW Marriott Rio El Convento Cusco, Peru

This elegant hotel in a restored 16th-century stone convent, on the site of ancient Incan ruins, offers sophisticated rooms and suites featuring a range of thoughtful amenities such as an oxygen-enriched system to relieve altitude sickness.

Pisco Sour at Qespi Bar – Cusco

Every evening, guests are invited for a Pisco Sour mixology lesson where they learn to make this iconic drink while adding their own personal twist; Dried Aji Pepper infused-Pisco, Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Angostura Bitters and  Egg White.

Tropical Destination:  JW Marriott Rio El Convento Cusco, Esquina De La Calle Ruinas 432, Cusco, Peru; marriott.com/jw-marriott-el-convento-cusco; IG:  @jwmarriottcusco

JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In a contemporary tower, across the street from Copacabana Beach, this luxe hotel offers upgraded rooms that include drinks and access to a private lounge.

Caipirinha de Acai at Moonlounge Rooftop Bar – Rio de Janeiro

This purple-hued concoction is an exotic twist on the classic –and national, Brazilian cocktail; Organic Cachaça, Sugar, Lemon and Liqueur de Açaí; garnished with a Lime Wedge.

Tropical Destination:  JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro, Avenida Atlantica, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; marriott.com/jw-marriott-hotel-rio-de-janeiro; IG: @jwmarriottrio

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