Second Dose of Summer

Millennium Magazine figures you’re probably missing summer right about now with all the nasty weather lately. Well, may we suggest fleeing to these hot spots when the cold sets in and the weather gets really bad!

SacBé Beach Shack at Marriott Cancun Resort, Cancun

Swing into winter and snag a suspended bar stool at SacBé Beach Shack at Marriott Cancun Resort. Drawing inspiration from ancient Mayan influences and Tulum’s bohemian atmosphere, the trendy new beach bar is the perfect locale to stage your most-liked Insta pic. Framed by driftwood rods, eclectic hand-painted art and sand floors, SacBeé harnesses the free-spirited energy of neighboring Tulum. Tap into the laid-back beach vibes from a macramé hammock with a margarita in hand, enjoy the live DJ and nosh on authentic Mexican bites… Sian Ka’an lobster tacos, anyone?

Can’t-miss cocktail: “The Ocean Made Me Salty” made with tequila, grapefruit, a splash of lime and a salted rim.

Tiki Bar at The Palms Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach

Swap your winter blues for SoFla hues! Surrounded by swaying palms and lush tropical gardens, the Tiki Bar at The Palms Hotel & Spa instantly transports guests to summer-time vibes. With a thatched roof, seaside location and sandy floor, the Tiki Bar is the ideal location to grab a colorful cocktail anytime of year. Treat your taste buds to light and tropical sips and bites, like a refreshing Coconut Mojito, Peach Blossom or Palms Mule, and delectable Watermelon and Feta salad or Mahi Mahi sandwich. Kick it back and tune in to the sounds of the ocean waves just steps away, while basking in the ‘frigid’ 85 degree temperatures of South Florida.

Can’t-miss cocktail: “Spicy Mango Margarita” with jalapeno infused tequila, mango puree, ginger liqueur, lime juice and chipotle powder.

Pink Bar at Wymara Resort & Villas, Turks + Caicos

Situated on a 13-mile stretch of sand, Pink Bar at Wymara Resort & Villas occupies prime Grace Bay beachfront real estate. The playful, rosé-themed Pink Bar is known for putting spunky twists on classic cocktails, earning this watering hole a spot among Turks + Caicos’ trendiest locales. Dig your toes into the powdery sands, or claim a beach bed and let your mind wander with a pink-hued cocktail in hand. Keep it classy with a Roseé Spritz or Rosé Gin & Tonic, or get flirty with a tropical, blush-colored margarita. Soak in the dramatic ocean views and munch on light beach bites that include crusted yellowfin tuna and organic popcorn with truffle oil. On Sundays, a live DJ sets the stage with tropical house and  that pair perfectly with that iconic sunset Insta story.

Can’t-miss cocktail: “Pink Moscow Mule” mixed with Tito’s Vodka, x-rated blood orange, passion fruit liqueur, a hint of lime juice and a dash of ginger ale.

Dive City Curaçao at Scuba Lodge Boutique Hotel, Curaçao

Dive City Curaçao is a hidden gem tucked away in the heart of Curaçao’s colorful downtown area. Acclaimed as one of the only beaches in the trendy Pietermaai district, this casual seaside bar is the place to go for a cold one after diving the island’s top dive sites like Mushroom Forest or Director’s Bay. Sip on a Brion, Polar or Amstel Light (all local brews) and refuel with a toasty pizza made fresh in the Italian wood fired oven. When you’re one, retreat to Scuba Lodge where with its vibrant facade (pastel pinks, baby blue and sunshine yellow) perfectly matches the personality of Curaçao’s friendly residents.

Can’t-miss cocktail: “ Blue Lagoon” with vodka, a drizzle of genuine Blue Curaçao, which is still distilled & bottled on the island, and a splash of Sprite.