Relax this summer with the return of the blissful pool on Afloat. After sweeping us away to the Mexico with their concept this year, Afloat is taking things up a notch with an eight-metre-long tiled swimming pool, surrounded by two four-metre palm trees, a Tulum-inspired agave bar and a standalone taco hut. Enjoy a cocktail or two, and laze about by the water on a balmy day. The Afloat pool is now open, marking the start of an idyllic summer season.
Afloat changes their concept every year, and for its eighth season, they’ve taken us to sun-drenched Mexico. And with the opening of the new pool area, summer just got even better.
“With the arrival of warm weather, we’re so excited to welcome guests back for another summer of fun by the pool. This year is particularly exciting as the area is more spacious and comes with a handful of fun new features,” said Afloat’s Georgie Larkins.
You’ll find the pool on the west end of Afloat’s lower deck, with an infinity edge facing the sunset. It comes fitted with imported Italian tiles, and a poolside Tulum-inspired agave bar. There, you’ll find a selection of roughly 60 agave products, ranging from tequila, mezcal, sotol and raicilla. The list will evolve over the summer months, with rotating special pours and limited-edition cocktails.
There’s also margaritas and ten signature, tequila-based cocktails for you to sip by the pool, ranging from the spicy to the sour. When it’s particularly hot, grab a boozy Paleta Popsicle to help you cool off. Look forward to flavours like Aperol Spritz, Blue Yuzu Margarita, Kiwi Mojito and non-alcoholic Pineapple Jalapeño.
Wander over to the taco hut nearby, and indulge in a rotating selection of tacos. Try corn tortillas loaded with cactus and beef, a classic Al Pastor filled with slices of pork shoulder, and more.
The Afloat Pool Club comes with pool-side lounges and double day beds, so you can kick back with a post-dip cocktail and snack.
Along with the pool, you can look forward to a program of ticketed events, including parties on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Pool opening times vary from week to week. Be sure to check their social media to stay up to date.