A Caribbean Mermaid Pool

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor

If you’re going ga-ga over all things mermaid-related, you might want to head to CHIC Punta Cana, where there’s a pool with your name on.

Occupying center stage at the Uvero Alto adults-only all-inclusive resort, the elevated pool, which is open exclusively to guests staying in Diamond Club-level suites, features glass windows on either side that allow passersby to watch your (hopefully impressive) underwater swimming skills.

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Turns out that holding your breath while simultaneously contorting your body for the camera and trying to hold a pose isn’t as easy as it looks  – at least, it wasn’t for us.

And after a few humbling attempts we realized that a career as a free diver was definitely not in our future.

Oh, well. We soothed the sting of defeat with an ice-cold Amaretto sour on the Mermaid pool’s deck, where our chaise, complete with a canopy shaped like a mermaid’s tail, offered comfy consolation.

 

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