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Swell Surf Camp

Calle Las Palmeras, Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've done a few solo trips and this one has managed to top the list. The accommodation is exactly as the pictures show. They clean the rooms and common area daily. It felt like being at a hotel with a much more intimate feel. It's super easy to meet new people since you surf twice daily with everyone and eat... More 

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Sherborn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a wonderful time at Swell. The owners have done a great job designing the camp and the staff is all excellent at their jobs. Of course I loved the surfing and instruction (and all three instructors are great) but perhaps I most enjoyed chatting (or trying to) with Ramon as I drank my first cup of coffee in... More 

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1 Thank Duncan W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I never write reviews, but feel compelled to do so, as I prepare to leave Swell after 15 days of bliss. My body is battered, but this place uplifts the soul like no other. Everybody connected with Swell is amazing. The surf instructors become real friends and interact with guests throughout. Genuine guys and so helpful. Haudy is great at... More 

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2 Thank Glen A
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This place is perfect for wave-starved citizens of the Eastern US. It is a short flight, and the airport pickup and drive to Swell was seamless. Haudy(sp?) the office manager was friendly, kind, and informative. The cooks are amazing, and delivered great food each and every time...but breakfast was my favorite! The surf instructors(Charlie, Rommy, and Nano) exceeded expectations in... More 

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2 Thank John M
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

They've thought of everything at Swell. It is set up so that you can maximize your time surfing and then kick back and relax, or go jump off a waterfall if you like--it's up to you! Friendly staff, tasty food, and trained surf instructors who put safety first make for a great time. All you have to do is get... More 

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2 Thank James M
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

It's such a pleasant surprise when our experience exceeds our expectations...not so common in this overly informed world we live in! My experience with Swell went well beyond my hopes and expectations. From the moment I landed with Antonio being there to retrieve me and a fellow traveller to arrival at the camp with its perfect location, beautiful landscaped gardens,... More 

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2 Thank Befree123
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I booked a last minute trip to Swell Surf Camp as a solo traveller, and was a bit apprehensive about traveling alone. Those feelings were quickly taken away when the friendly taxi driver Franklin picked me up at the airport, 20 minutes later at Swell I got welcomed into Swell by the staff and the other guests immediately introduced themselves.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I went there as a single traveller after reading the other reviews. I was not impressed at all. The food was only mediocre and the rooms were definitely not what I expected. The surf was ok but I could have had the same waves in California.

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GoGapSport, Owner at Swell Surf Camp, responded to this review

Well hello Surf-Guy2015, perhaps you would like to actually book and stay with us before venturing such a poor opinion of a truly great place? The other (almost) 200 reviews of us do however give a more genuine feel of what it is like to come to Swell surf camp as a single traveller. Happy surfing to you, Clare and... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The reviews were so positive, I was a little skeptical but it really was everything everyone says. My trip to Swell was my first solo travel experience, and I can't recommend it enough. From the minute I walked in, everyone was so friendly I didn't feel like I was traveling alone. The grounds are lovely, my private room was modern... More 

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2 Thank lac014
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The staff at Swell were awesome! The Surf Coaching from Charlie, Neno, and Romy really helped me to have a good time in the water and progress. The beach at Encuentro was just about the right waves for my skill level. My room was very comfortable, and having the pool and hammocks to relax after a surf session was perfect.... More 

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