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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 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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4 Thank J0hnMacK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I stayed at Swell with 5 friends and had a wonderful time learning to surf, working out, laying in the hammocks, enjoying the pool, and soaking up the incredible atmosphere. It really is like going to summer camp...meeting great people, amazing meals cooked with love, and any sort of adventure you want to add to your trip. The accommodations are... More 

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4 Thank Scarlett H
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Stayed with daughter for 8 days in early July 2015. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay and experience at SwellSurf. The SwellSurf gang, incl. Houdy, the Kitchen & Cleaning & night guard crew, the surfers: Charley, Romy, Nano.... all did an outstanding job in overall quality of the camp experience, attention to detail and the guests, friendly & happy spirit, efficiency,... More 

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South Amboy, New Jersey
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

When I first looked into Swell, seeing that Steve-O from Jackass had been there I was a little concerned. My plan was to bring my 13 year old daughter for a mommy daughter learn to surf vacation. Swell and the staff exceeded my expectations. We stayed in a private room which was immaculately clean. I'm not sure how they managed... More 

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4 Thank NJKateM
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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

I took my 13 year old twins to Swell for 10 days in July. This was a very different vacation for us as we typically visit 5 star hotels on pristine beaches. I have told all of my friends about Swell because everything about it was perfect. Owners Clare and Jimmy have created magic in Cabarete. We surfed every morning... More 

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2 Thank Juli S
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 June 2015

Most of the reviews have already mentioned how awesome it is. I was struggling in getting time off so I was planning on just staying for 4 days initially. However, based on most of the reviews, I have a feeling that I should make used of my vacation days so I somehow managed to stay for 8 days. This is... More 

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3 Thank Shing Yiing O
GoGapSport, Owner at Swell Surf Camp, responded to this review

Hi Shing, thanks so much for writing such a lovely review of your stay at Swell. Re the internet, I am happy to report that two days ago, we installed a completely new connection with the latest provider in town and one of our guests reported to me that the connection is now porn-fast (whatever that means!) so be sure... More 

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Reviewed 8 May 2015

Had an amazing time at Swell and confirm it deserves all its 5 stars ratings, and even more. The camp is exactly as on the pictures, beautiful, clean, and well-maintained. It is smartly designed and big enough to allow some time off and rest after tiring surf sessions; at the same time, the communal areas (bean bags, tv, kitchen bar,... More 

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3 Thank Aurora D
Montreal
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Reviewed 27 April 2015

What a great experience! I wasn't sure what to expect but I dared to go to Swell solo for 10 days over the Christmas break... and I had an amazing time. Swell attracts like-minded, open, casual and fun people who love (or want to love) surfing. I shared a dorm room with 3 others. Everyone was courteous and respectful. I... More 

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3 Thank mjtessier
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Like everyone else who has reviewed Swell Surf Camp, I can't say enough about how amazing every aspect of the trip was. It was exactly as described by other reviewers. Great and friendly staff, super cool instructors who would hang out with you, a great vibe, and just a flat out awesome time. If you have never surfed before, this... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Swell Surf Camp

Address: Calle Las Palmeras, Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Cabarete
Price Range: $143 - $365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Swell Surf Camp Hotel Cabarete
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“All premium rooms are lovely, overlooking the pool. For a cheaper option the dorms are really tastefully laid out too so don't hesitate.”
 of 5 bubbles ashiemc, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I heard nothing negative about any of the rooms. I chose the Dorm Room; three of us (1 male, 2 females) shared it and we all enjoyed it.”
 of 5 bubbles 228duncanw, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Premium Room is super comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles ericsO5941YE, 30 Oct 2015 | Read review
“upstairs rooms will have low speed wifi available. Wifi better in the common areas”
 of 5 bubbles ronaldf443, 25 Jul 2015 | Read review
“I love my own room but I booked the dorm room to save some money!! Every room is the same in my opinion so book according to your budget!”
 of 5 bubbles shingyiing0, 26 Jun 2015 | Read review
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