Please fill in this form with as much detail as possible, noting our check-in/check out times which are 3pm and 11am respectively: You will need to contact us by emailing [email protected] to book extra time at the camp to allow for unusual arrival and/or departure times. Arrival at Swell during the night is allowed, but only if you have booked your room from 3 pm the day before.

These details are used by our staff to estimate your time of arrival at Swell. If you haven’t got your flights organised yet, please bookmark this page and send it to Clare as soon as you can.

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We know that people don't really like reading Terms and Conditions, so we’ve kept them short:

Usually, our cancellation policy is very strict, but given the strange times we are in currently with the covid19 pandemic, we have amended them to allow for unlimited postponements should your plans be thwarted by ongoing covid19 restrictions. This means that you can use any payment you make to Swell towards a stay at any stage in the future, with no expiry date, should you be unable to travel for your original dates. Obviously, re-booking will depend on availability when choosing your new dates and some popular Holidays may incur an additional cost (such as Easter, Christmas or New Year dates).
If for any reason you need to extend your stay at Swell additional charges will apply; we will, of course, provide you with an invoice so that you can make a claim on your insurance policy.

Our kitchen is strictly out of bounds for guests: we know it looks inviting as a lovely open space, but it is for our staff only to use. We put Swell right next to a whole bunch of good, (often cheap) places to get lunch and dinners (on the nights we don’t cook).

If you ask to cook or warm something up or keep your half-eaten takeaway in the fridge, you will be refused. There is plenty of alternative accommodation available in Cabarete if you like to self-cater.

We will look after you very well; our staff have the best training available in their fields of expertise, but if you hurt yourself doing an activity (surfing/kiting are EXTREME sports), or your stuff gets stolen, we won’t take responsibility for it; your travel insurance policy needs to cover you.

Make sure you have adequate insurance to protect any belongings you bring with you to Swell. Swell will not take any responsibility for any loss or damage to your belongings whilst at the camp; we can vouch for our own staff but in shared rooms particularly, we cannot vouch for fellow guests.

The same applies to any activities undertaken outside of Swell; like Canyoning for example, can be dangerous by their very nature and you undertake these excursions at your own risk.

Our surf coaches will give you instructions at the beach to keep you safe. If you do not follow their guidance, they will refuse to take you to the beach or allow you to rent our equipment.
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  • “Think of Swell as the anti-surf camp. There’s plenty of surfing, of course, but the similarities to other surf camps end there. For starters, the rooms are stylish — more boutique surf retreat than reggae-loving surfer digs. Then there are the legendary breakfasts (omelets, pancakes and crepes, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and fruit bowls). Structured surf lessons take place each morning, with an instructor alongside you and the head surf coach watching from shallow water, ready to offer learn to surf tips between riding waves. If you are serious about learning to surf, then Swell should be on top of your destination list. Highly recommended!

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    [Frommer’s Travel Guides]

    Designed with the discerning surfer in mind, Swell is far from a crash pad. The spare clean lines, plush bedding, modern photographs and funky furniture say ‘boutique surf retreat’ but the pool, ping-pong and foosball tables and social vibe suggest otherwise. A huge wood communal table is the center of the hanging-out action, after all the surfing is done. Highly recommended!

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    [Lonely Planet]


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