Three of a kind … poolside bars
AIRWAYS HOTEL, PORT MORESBY, PNG
By day, the rooftop pool at the luxurious 93-room Airways Hotel (located right by Jacksons International Airport) is the place to swim, sunbake and sip the afternoon away, floating in the warm pool while taking in stunning views towards the Owen Stanley Ranges, before relaxing under the sprawling white umbrellas. By night though, this area comes alive, with live music under the stars making it a destination in its own right.
The live music by the pool happens from 6pm until 10pm Monday to Friday, and 11.30am to 3pm on weekends. BYO dancing shoes.
The grilled tiger prawns, perfect with a glass of sparkling, or a classic cocktail.
DETAILS IVY POOL CLUB, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Designed with the 1960’s Italian Riviera in mind, the Ivy Pool Club is kitschy and colourful (think lots of tangerine and white) and a fun way to while away an afternoon in Australia’s glitziest city. You’ll find the palm-fringed rectangular pool scattered with blow-up swans and beautiful people. Order an awardwinning craft cocktail and prepare to spend the afternoon swimming and swilling – oh, and swallowing their delicious pizzas when you come up for air.
The private cabanas lining the pool.
Aperitivo hour, with complimentary antipasti, from 5pm to 6pm on Thursdays and Fridays.
Open Wednesday to Friday, 12pm to late; Saturday, 6pm to late; Sunday, 12pm to late. Level 4, 320 George Street, Sydney. See merivale.com.au. Having a drink while lazing on one of the sun loungers by the world’s longest and most iconic infinity pool, which you’ll find at the top of Singapore’s incredible Marina Bay Sands complex, is a bucket-list experience, especially right before sunset. You do need to be staying in one of the hotel’s 2500 rooms to have a dip 55 storeys above the city, but it’s worth splashing out for – the views across the city are breathtaking.
SOMETHING SPECIAL The Marina Bay Sands pool is now Singapore’s most sought-after selfie spot, with the hashtag #marinabaysandspool garnering thousands of posts on Instagram. Bring your selfie stick.
DON’T MISS A poolside Singapore Sling. The tipple is a delightful combination of gin, triple sec, cherry brandy, pineapple and bitters.