Well it’s 2013, and if you resolved to travel more there’s no shortage of tropical destinations on SniqueAway right now (Los Altos Club Casa de Campo, Magic Blue Boutique Hotel and Utopia Village). But let’s say you can’t make the trip just yet. Well, we’ve picked out a few tropically inclined watering holes scattered across some decidedly non-tropical areas. So if you’re nearby, these places will bring the Beach Vacation vibes to you.
Clockwise from top left:
Lani Kai (New York, NY): This Hawaiian-native-owned tiki bar serves up some truly tropical libations like the Pacific Swizzle with white rum, lemongrass, hibiscus tea, lime juice and passion fruit.
Forbidden Island (Alameda, CA): Try award-winning cocktails like the banana-coconut-cream-and-silver-rum Banana Mamacow at this California-based oasis.
Mai-Kai Restaurant (Ft. Lauderdale, FL): Dinner and a (Polynesian) show—this place takes the average drink menu to a new level with house specialities like the Mai-Kai Blizzard with rum, ice cream and a blend of West Indies spices.
Trailer Happiness (London, England): A small cocktail lounge that offers an off-the-beaten-path sense of seclusion alongside vibrant Hawaiian-inspired drinks, original artwork and live music.