Swell has been open since 2009 & on several external websites such as Google reviews, TripAdvisor and Facebook you can read what our clients say about us.
Here’s a sample review from Vanessa on tripadvisor
“I had an amazing trip to Cabarete thanks to Swell! I was extremely nervous doing my first solo trip internationally as a female – especially during the pandemic.
Clare, the owner of Swell, took the time to answer all of my questions leading up to my trip, and provided me with very informative and helpful information for planning my trip logistics.
Once I arrived in Cabarete, I felt so safe and taken care of by Swell! Haudy, the manager on-site, is amazing and she is available to you with any questions or logistics planning you may need during your trip. The surfing instructors I had that week – Neno, Henry, and Daniele – were very professional, experienced, and friendly instructors.
Safety was their top priority. They were very patient, taking the time with each person to make sure they were excelling at their own pace all week. I progressed my beginner surfing capabilities so much thanks to them! They were truly a pleasure to hang out with and made everyone feel welcome and included. I also did kiteboarding lessons with LEK kiteboarding while at Swell which was another great experience.
The food and accommodations at the surf retreat were great. I stayed in one of the private rooms – it was spacious, cleaned daily, and the beds were very comfortable which was important for how much physical activity I was doing each day. The breakfasts and dinners are beautifully prepared healthy, tasty, and all local dishes.
The cooks were so friendly and would make adjustments for your needs. Being a directionally challenged person, Swell’s location made it easy to access everything you needed within walking distance – from Cabarete beach, restaurants, bars, shops, etc. Thank you to everyone at Swell that made this an incredible experience!
I look forward to going back someday soon!”