SOME QUICK QUESTIONS
I AM TRAVELLING SOLO, IS THAT OK?
About 70% of the clients who come to Swell for a surf & yoga retreat, travel solo.
As a result, it’s really easy to meet like-minded travellers from all over the world. We surf together, we have breakfasts and dinners together, so if you are looking for a social surf holiday then a stay at Swell will definitely be a great option for you.
Have a look at reviews on external sites like Tripadvisor, and you will see the social aspect at Swell as the no.1 recurring theme. And it’s not just the single and solo travellers who enjoy the company of new friends. For couples or groups, it’s also a great way to make new friends from all over the globe.
The average age of our clients varies from week to week, but generally speaking, we attract more of a 30 to 40+ year old crowd than the 18 to 24-year-old crowd.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE AGE?
The average age of people traveling to swell for a surf holiday varies per week, but generally speaking, the people that come to Swell on our surf holidays are aged between 27 and 57. That’s not to say that in certain weeks there are more people in their 20’s than 40’s (or the other way around). Also, we have had people well in their 60’s on a Swell learn how to surf course.
Most clients are from the USA, Canada, and Europe, and 80% of them are working professionals who want the comforts of a Surfing & Yoga retreat combined with the social aspect of a surf camp.
Swell is a social place, however we are not a ‘party / drink’ till 2 in the morning kind of place. Everyone wants to get up early to catch the best surfing conditions in the mornings.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE SWELL?
Off course we are biased in our answer, but if you have doubts about whether A Swell Luxury Surf Camp is the best destination for your surf holiday; have a look at the 100’s reviews that our clients have posted on external sites like tripadvisor, facebook or Google.
When we planned Our Surf Retreat For Adults we had 1 goal in mind: to be the best Luxury surf camp & retreat……in the world!
To achieve that goal we designed our building from scratch and employed the best staff: qualified surf instructors who have high-quality standards & most importantly are aware that you have a choice on where you go on your surf holiday. As a result, all Swell staff will try to ensure you get the holiday you deserve!
ON WHICH DAY SHOULD I ARRIVE?
At Swell we don’t have a fixed arrival day. We realise flight prices can change day by day, so you are free to arrive any day of the week at Swell.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Swell Surf camp is located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, in the centre of the cool Caribbean surf town of Cabarete. We chose this location of Swell because it’s right in the centre of Cabarete, so the beach, restaurants, shops and bars are all within walking distance from Swell. There’s no need for a car rental during your surf vacation at Swell. More info about Cabarete can be found here.
About Swell :
After living in the Dominican Republic for 8 years and loving the great outdoor watersport lifestyle, Jeroen (from the Netherlands) and Clare (for the UK) decided it was time to share their knowledge of the Dominican Republic all that this stunning country has to offer with visitors from around the world.
Clare and Jeroen were already familiar with surf retreats, resorts and surf camps in many different countries and having had to stay in some very ordinary surf hotel accommodation in their quest for great surfing waves, they knew that there was something missing in the surf market; a place which was still social, but offering better quality accommodation, great food, nicer beds, cleaner rooms: A stylish, luxury surf camp retreat. They set about designing the kind of place they would want to stay in themselves.
The world’s first Luxury surf camp
So they hired a renowned Swiss architect for one purpose: to come up with the world’s first purpose-built, luxury surf camp.
Since opening in winter 2009/2010 Swell surf instructors have taught 1000’s of people how to surf in a safe, fun and structured manner. Since opening, Swell has won multiple awards and has 100’s of excellent reviews from happy guests. Swell continues to be one of the top destinations for couples, groups and solo travellers to go to as the #1 luxury surf holiday.
It’s not just surfing on offer at Swell; You can learn to kitesurf, take yoga classes, go horse riding on the beach or in the mountains and enjoy some truly spectacular outdoor adventure trips like canyoning for example.
With great food being such an important part of anyone’s surf vacation, Swell delivers there too; with superb home-cooked food at the camp and on the evenings when guests go out to dinner, a large choice of restaurants offering a comprehensive choice of dining are all within a few minutes walk.