This was my first time at a Surf camp, and Swell surf camp made it a terrific experience. Clare was very quick to respond to any questions I had about the camp. I stayed for 7 days at the camp, and the combination of the surf instruction, the meals prepared, and the accommodation made it an amazing week.
The camp itself is very nice and very secure, with many amenities such as a pool table, ping pong table, Foosball table, or a TV to watch surfing videos during the down time. The breakfasts prepared during the mornings were amazing, which ranged from omelets to crepes, both being very delicious. The dinners prepared were also amazing, and for the nights dinners aren't prepared, there are places very close by to grab a bite for dinner.
The instructors were terrific! Ash, Joel, Neno and James do a great job of teaching both beginner and advanced surfers. For a beginner surfer like me, it was perfect learning different techniques in a step by step method to develop surfing skills over the week. Joel also takes incredible photos over the week there, I recommend the photo package. The schedule works out perfectly as after the two surf sessions you still have the whole afternoon to do whatever you want, whether that's explore Cabarete beach, go for an excursion (such as Canyoning through magic mushroom waterfalls, highly recommend!) or go for a swim at the pool at the surf camp. Also the atmosphere with the other surfers was great; usually the instructors would hang out with us at the camp. I got the chance to meet many amazing people from all around over some amazing meals the surf camp offers.
It's a terrific place that I can't recommend enough in the Dominican Republic! Hope to be back sometime in the near future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Swell is a brand new purpose built hotel for surfers in the center of Cabarete. All rooms have en-suites with AC optional. Swimming pool with LED and fibre optic lighting and a large communal area with pool table, fussball and ping ping table as well as a video library and other games.We cater for active people that want quality accommodation in a social setting. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Swell Surf Camp Hotel Cabarete