Poolside paradise: 6 hotels with spectacular swim-up rooms

By Emma Power,

There are few things in life that scream ‘luxury’ as much as your very own swim-up room.  

From patio to pool in seconds, a swim-up suite sees steps leading straight from your private terrace into cool aqua water.

No early-bird rush to claim the best sun-lounger, no dripping all over the hotel lobby and no worrying about forgetting your sunglasses back in the hotel room.

Walking to the pool is so 2016…


Take a dip in your own swim-up room in Turkey

Cornelia de Luxe Resort

Overlooking the Mediterranean sea, Cornelia de Luxe Resort is a sophisticated all-inclusive resort with an emphasis on health and vitality.

At the CrassulaEco Spa, you can enjoy soothing and organic treatments to renew your soul and body from head-to-toe, or even pay a visit to the unique vitamin bar. For dinner, you have a choice of seven restaurants, serving everything from Italian and French cuisine to Turkish and Mediterranean fare.

The ultra-modern swim-up rooms at the Cornelia de Luxe Resort take you from patio to pool in seconds. Situated behind the main building, the Villa Junior Suites are separate villas designed around the pool with their own exclusive restaurant and bar area.

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Designed like a studio with an open-plan living area and bedroom, the VIP swim-up rooms are surrounded by water and connected to the pool via special jetties. Each suite features a gorgeous French bed and sleek bathroom with sea-view Jacuzzi.


Catch some rays in a swim-up room in Mexico

Hyatt Zilara

This adults-only, all-inclusive beachfront resort sits along a pristine stretch of sand in Cancun’s Hotel Zone.

The hacienda-style Hyatt Zilara has everything you could want from a luxury hotel. As well as a sprawling oceanfront infinity pool with a huge swim-up bar in the centre, there’s also an opulent spa, first-class gym with an outdoor lap pool and exciting entertainment like tequila tastings and weekly pool parties.

 

You can’t visit the Hyatt without staying in the dream-worthy Premium Swim-Up Suite. Here, the plush split-level room features a king-size bed with Egyptian cotton sheets and an aromatherapy turn-down service, as well as a double whirlpool, handcrafted furniture and modern bathrooms with double sinks and rain showers.

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On your exclusive beach cabana, you’ll find a hammock for your mid-afternoon siesta and a telescope for stargazing at night. The patio also offers stair access to the pool, and to private loungers set on a platform right in the water.


Soak up the sun in a swim-up suite in Croatia

Sensimar Adriatic Beach Resort

Looking for a chic adults-only retreat? Nestled high above Croatia’s idyllic coastline, the beachfront Sensimar Adriatic Beach Resort is just what you’ve been searching for.

The resort is your own personal paradise, with three restaurants and three bars, as well as a huge swimming pool and outstanding spa. Lovebirds can enjoy a decadent Couples’ Massage before spending a lazy afternoon sipping cocktails in the Grande Mojito Bar.

This romantic hotel features incredible swim-up rooms, perfect for couples to enjoy striking sea views and stunning sunsets from their very own private terrace with sun-loungers and pool.

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The Swim-Up Standard Rooms boast pool access straight from your patio, while the Swim-Up Suites have their own step-in pool from both the bedroom and lounge. Extra perks include a separate bathroom with rain shower and a bottle of wine upon arrival – the best way to start a romantic getaway.


Paddle in your personal pool in Punta Cana

Excellence Punta Cana

Set on a palm tree-dotted, 30-mile stretch of white sand along the Atlantic Coast, Excellence Punta Cana offers five-star luxury in a colonial-style resort. 

This all-inclusive, adults-only beach hotel is especially popular for weddings and honeymooners thanks to its exotic ‘get-away-from-it-all’ vibe. There’s plenty facilities to keep you occupied during your stay, such as the nine à la carte restaurants that serve everything from tasty tapas to fresh seafood and heaps of activities like snorkelling and weekly beach parties.

Couples, why not treat yourselves to a swanky swim-up room for maximum privacy? The Junior Swim-Up Suite offers a private furnished terrace with direct access to the pool, just perfect for a refreshing swim in the gorgeous afternoon sun.

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Or you can go the whole hog and upgrade to a Junior Swim-Up Suite with Ocean View, located on the VIP floor with all the superior Excellence Club amenities like early check-in and late check-out and access to a private beach area. Pure bliss.


Lounge in a swim-up room in St Lucia

Calabash Cove Resort & Spa

Calabash Cove is an upscale boutique resort that looks out over Bonaire Bay on the dreamy island of St. Lucia.

At this romantic and peaceful retreat, there are breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea from virtually every vantage point. Enjoy the endless blue, whether you find yourself floating in the gorgeous infinity pool Sweetwaters, or indulging in authentic West Indies fare at Windsong, the open-air restaurant.

Choose a Swim-Up Junior Suite, and at night you’ll sleep in a romantic four-poster bed after unwinding in your very own Jacuzzi. From your private terrace screened by lush greenery, steps lead right into the infinity edge pool. What could be more idyllic than unrestricted access to crystal clear waters – especially for a midnight swim right by your patio!

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Without a doubt, one of the best features of the swim-up room is not only being able to dip in and out of the pool at your leisure, but also grabbing a cool drink from the in-pool bar. Nothing else complements a stunning sunset quite like a happy-hour cocktail, after all.


Cool down in a swim-up pool suite in Cyprus

Aliathon Holiday Village

The Aliathon Holiday Village is made up of two themed villages, the Aegean and the Fishing Village, set in a picturesque 14-hectare estate.

The resort packs in everything you need to keep the whole family entertained, from the largest pool in Cyprus, a mini waterpark, aerial adventure high rope park to an on-site scuba diving centre.

But the main appeal is definitely the Swim-Up Suite in the Aegean Village – you can sit back and relax with the kids safely in sight, and who cares if you forget your sun-cream back in the room? With a swim-up room, you go from suite to pool in seconds!

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The dreamy swim-up room features an airy, open-plan design and sleeps up to four people, with a double bed plus the option to convert a sofa into two single beds. Located on the ground floor of the new hotel building, the swim-up suites are a perfect relaxation spot throughout the day.