Swell is a unique place to stay because it’s perfect for you if you arrive alone, but at the same time it’s also a perfect choice for sociable couples & groups of friends. It’s all the fun of a surf camp experience but with added luxury; let’s call it a ’boutique’ surf camp.
Our guests are mostly professional people with an age range between 25 and 55: Age is no barrier because everyone at Swell shares a passion; to surf, to improve their surfing or to learn to surf from scratch.
For active people
It’s not just for surfers; we also welcome kitesurfers, yogis and just about anyone who just wants to stay in a sociable, stylish environment with a welcoming and fun communal area, good food and nice beds to sleep in.
A ’boutique’ surf camp holiday
Around the pool is our tropical garden with plenty of palm trees and hammocks so you can enjoy peace and tranquillity on your holiday.
Staying at Swell is very different to any other hotel; We’ve deliberately set it up so that the heart of the building is a welcoming meeting place for our guests: Whether you arrive alone, with a friend or a partner, you will notice a very different feel here.
Swell is a warm embrace; you’ll feel at home in minutes rather than days. By the very nature of their choice to come to Swell, our guests are naturally compatible and this is the key to the spirit of the camp.
We eat breakfasts and dinners together around our huge dining table, chill out on our sofas or over-sized bean bags, shoot some pool, play some cards or watch some movies. You’ll feel like you are part of a really fun, extended family.
The Location of Swell
We built Swell right in the centre of Cabarete, yet on a quiet side street away from road noise. Short walking distance to restaurants, bars and Cabarete beach, see our location page to see where we are, and how easy and quick it is to get to the Dominican Republic
We want to make sure you sleep (S)Well
After an action packed day with watersports, yoga and maybe a few cold drinks on the beach under palm trees, it’s nice to know that when you get back to Swell there’s a comfortable room and comfy bed waiting for you.
Swell’s daily maid service means your room is always nice and clean. Restful colours, great beds and simple, stylish design will make your room feel like your little piece of heaven.
An ensuite bathroom
Quality mattress, pillows and Egyptian cotton sheets/pillowcases
Double glazed windows for a quiet night’s sleep
Mosquito screens fitted to all room and bathroom windows, to ensure a bug-free sleep
Daily maid service
Stylish & restful design
Air Conditioning* is available
*Small surcharge if A/C is taken , due to extreme electricity costs
These are a great option for economy-minded travellers, however it does mean less privacy. We do our utmost to make the rooms all men or all women. A/C in a shared room MUST be agreed & paid for by all occupants.
We deliberately did not put fridges in the rooms, mainly to maintain the highest levels of hygiene. We have a drinks fridge downstairs, stocked with sodas, beers and wines. You can help yourself to a cold one and mark what you’ve had on your own tab.
Yes, we do normally have a 5 night minimum stay but if you cannot stay that long, it is worth sending us an emailto see if we have any gaps between longer reservations.
Healthy & Organic food to fuel your surfing
We know that when you get back from a few hours of surfing you will be very hungry, so we give you a wide choice of things to eat for breakfast and very tasty dinners: It’s a recurring theme in all our customer comments; everyone loves our food.
Swell staff prepare and cook all your fresh meals right in front of you in our open kitchen. Dominican eggs, fish and chicken are amongst the tastiest in the world and fruit and vegetables here are mostly organically produced.
We take these great ingredients, combine them with good recipes and the result is wonderful, tasty, genuinely home-made food, being prepared right in front of you: Swell guests have asked us for our recipes time and time again.
BREAKFASTS CHOICES ON THE MENU
Home made toasted granola Tropical fruit and coconut Freshly squeezed juice Crepes Toasted breakfast wrap Omelette with your choice of ingredients Fresh bread daily Unlimited Dominican coffee or tea. Vegetarian and Vegan options are always available at Swell
Drinking water is also free, so no need to lug around heavy water bottles or pay to re hydrate.
SWELL DINNERS We cook 4 dinners each week at Swell (and it`s already included in your surf package). When we are not preparing food at the camp, there are a ton of good places to eat within a very short walk of Swell.
We concentrate on taste and freshness, preparing all our food in front of you, serving it buffet style, and sitting around our huge dining table at the heart of the camp to enjoy it.
Our client’s favourite foods by far are the local Dominican dishes we prepare frequently.
There are variations of taste depending on the local dish chosen, but these are normally are made up of succulent chicken, beef or fish marinaded in fresh organic herbs and spices before cooking and served with variations of rice, yucca fritas, platanos and/or guandules.
Dominican food is so rich and tasty, you really can`t say that you have been to the Dominican Republic without having tried traditional food. It’s always our most requested meal! You may also find Chicken and Pineapple creamy curry, Lasagne, Chicken Cordon Bleu and lots more delicious dishes on our weekly menu.
Dinner always includes salad or vegetables, plus rice or potatoes and a desert to follow.
If you are a Vegetarian, no problem, just let us know in advance of your surf holiday with us. Any other dietary restriction, contact us to see what your options are.
Find out more about Swell & what we offer.
There’s lots more stuff on the Swell website, but if you want to quickly see why Swell is the #1 Caribbean Surf Holiday, have a look at the Swell Gallery !