WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Here are the latest reviews by Swell clients.
Learning surfing was of course the best part :).
Starting from zero I dint expect much. Thankfully, I've got very lucky to have an incredible coach, Luciano Gonzalez. He is a professional world renown water sports champion for many years. His level of knowledge and expertise is far above of any advance level surfing. Luciano was able to congest and simplify technics to allow me progress in unbelievably short time. I am extremely thankful to my coach Luciano and entire Swell team. Looking forward coming back!
Each day I partook in two surf lessons. In between we all gathered for an AMAZING breakfast. I am already missing the food and I have been home just 2 days. Words cannot describe how nutritious and delicious my diet was during my stay at Swell.
Lessons are led by experienced, award-winning instructors. I learned so very much and cannot even believe the small hard surf board I graduated to by day 4. You really do learn from the best. I also have to mention how much fun it is to ride in the van with everyone to Encuento Beach Beach. This transportation is prompt and safe. We all enjoyed music, laughter, and chatter on the way to and from the beach each morning.
Haudy, Swell's Manager, is completely focused on making your stay a wonderful time. She is so kind and welcoming. She is smart and does not miss a beat. You are in good hands with Haudy.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I always looked forward to yoga with Molly and followed by a delicious meal cooked right in the open dining room beside the pool. I got to sit down with my new friends and surf instructors and celebrate the joys of each day.
Tuesday and Thursday I spent dinner at various restaurants on the beach just a 5-7 min walk from Swell house. There is SO much to do and see on your free time.
Cabarete is an amazing place! The culture, food, and weather is outstanding.
My bedroom at Swell felt like home! The bed is super comfortable. The bathroom and room is tidy and clean. The AC and fan make returning "home" from hot days in DR so such a luxury haven. I slept so well in my room each nap and evening.
I also took advantage of the excursions. I signed up for the Canyoning trip. I got to see some new sites, continue with my fitness/exercise, and swim in cool waters.
I will go back to Swell! It was amazing.
HUGE thank you to the staff, instructors, security, chefs, housekeepers, and Michel (transportation). More
I am well used to traveling alone, but as a 51 year old, I wasn’t sure at first to believe how well I would fit in at a place like Swell. From the moment I enter the building (which looks even better in real life than the photos) all my fears and anxieties were relieved. I don’t think I’ve ever walked into such a welcoming space.
Neno, the chief Surf Instructor and the other guys were all there to greet me, along with the wonderful Haudy, who is managing the place.
My first surf lesson began the day after my arrival, but before that I was asked about myself experience so that they could make sure I was placed in the right group which was encouraging.
As an 'intermediate surfer', I was generally with Henrri who I found it to be incredibly helpful and encouraging. Even though I have some surf experience, I learned a lot more tips and advice from the team who were always on hand to help. Neno particularly offered extra advice if he saw me making errors. The pool paddle practice, and the theory lessons were also quite useful to me.
The food, both breakfasts and dinners were superb, and the overall ambience of the place was second to none when I compared to other surf camps I have visited in the past. Rooms are spotlessly, clean and very relaxing to be in.
I even tried a couple of hours of wing foiling lessons which I thoroughly enjoyed but as I didn’t start until the fourth day of my trip unfortunately I run out of time to make enough progress.
I would definitely choose Swell again and my advice would be to start the other activities sooner rather than later if you want to learn them too! Thanks Swell team, Justine.
I just spent 10 days at Swell in December, 2022. I had a super time. As a result of a large storm in the Mid-Atlantic, the surf was larger than normal. So, as a beginner surfer, I spent my time in the secondary whitewater. But I still enjoyed it thoroughly.
The surf instructors, led by Neno, were such nice guys -- Henry, Danny and Melvin. In fact, the entire staff at Swell, led by the manager Houdy, was super-professional and super-accommodating.
Food was great, room was clean and tasteful, and the other guests were an amiable mix of folks from England, Canada and the U.S. I'd definitely recommend Swell for those that want to learn to surf and have a lovely time in a stunning place.
The breakfasts every day and the quality of their home-cooked dinners Monday, Wednesday, and Friday were delicious!
We enjoyed the like-minded guests during our stay. It's like the Swell Universe brings the right people together to collaborate for healthy conservations and experiences.
I am looking forward to returning.