My girlfriends and I went to Swell to for a week of relaxation and also to learn to surf. We had an amazing time there and I can't imagine another surf camp beating the experience we had at Swell.
The hotel is located a 5 minute walk from the beach. The beach is public and lined by small hotels and restaurants that turn into clubs/bars at night. We would often walk to the beach to go swimming and then hang out under a palm tree - all free of charge. The town of Cabarete itself is very friendly - we met lots of locals and expats during the short time we were there. I felt very safe walking in the town and the nightlife is fantastic - very casual and fun.
We stayed in the dorms, which was effectively a private room for us since there are only 4 beds in it. The rooms were cleaned every day and very comfortable. We surfed 5 days and all 3 of us were able to ride the white-water by the second day.
The experience at Swell was great. By hanging out in the common area, I met lots of new people. I have highly recommended this place to a friend who is traveling solo and looking to surf. We hope to return in a year for another amazing week!
- 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