punta cana all-inclusive swim-up
A swim-up room at the Lopesan in Punta Cana.

In Punta Cana, the Perfect All-Inclusive Swim Up Rooms

By: Alexander Britell - July 28, 2022

It’s one of the hottest things in the world of Caribbean all-inclusive, a concept that is itself the biggest thing in travel right now.

We’re talking, naturally, about the swim-up room. 

If there’s a new all-inclusive in development in the Caribbean, chances are swim-up rooms are front and center, whether it’s a reimagined Sandals or a new-build Margaritaville Island Reserve. 

And it’s easy to see why: there are few more pleasant amenity than having direct access to the pool right from your room, the sort of thing that turns a regular room or suite into something very, very different. 

During the day, it’s a great way to cool off, and it’s perfect for extending the evening, too. 

A swim-up room at the Lopesan Costa Bavaro in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

It also makes your room feel bigger: the swim-up pool expands your balcony, giving a broader, more infinite feeling to your view. 

Short of having your own villa or your own private plunge pool, it’s very hard to beat. 

But not all swim-up rooms are the same, particularly in the swim-up epicenter of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. 

Swim-ups abound in the Caribbean’s all-inclusive capital; but in large resorts, they typically have a drawback: there isn’t always much privacy, particularly in larger resorts where the swim-up rooms are set on long river-style pools. 

That brings us to our favorite swim-up rooms in all of Punta Cana: those at the new Lopesan Costa Bavaro. 

Lopesan, a resort that has placed a premium on forward-thinking design, has some rather unique swim-ups. 

A swim-up suite by night.

Instead of being set on endless pools with rows of rooms next to each other, there is more of a boutique feel, with a series of detached pools, all with just a handful of rooms with access. 

What it means is that most of the time you have the entire pool to yourself, and instead of sharing one pool with scores of neighbors, you feel a sense of independence. 

Even better? They’re extremely well landscaped, offering a level of privacy and serenity you simply don’t find in other swim-up rooms in the area. 

Even in a resort with more than 1,000 rooms, you feel like you’re in your own private villa. And that’s not an easy thing to achieve.

It’s the swim-up, redefined, and the perfect couples’ getaway in Punta Cana. 

For more, visit Lopesan Costa Bavaro.

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