Swim-up rooms are perfect for romantic getaways or honeymoons, because they give you private access to the pool at all times of day. Imagine a moonlit swim as warm tropical breezes blow under a vast Caribbean sky, or going from your room to the bar for a refreshing drink without ever leaving the water. Swim-up rooms, also called swim-out rooms, deliver that extra dose of fun and romance.
If you’re not familiar with swim-up rooms, they are generally rooms that open out onto a patio with direct access to a pool—often a long river or lagoon pool. They may have private garden views, or look out over the beach and ocean. Either way, they give you the ability to go swimming without leaving your room at any time of the day or night.
In this article you’ll find our picks for 15 best hotel swim up rooms including the best swim-up rooms at all-inclusive hotels and the best luxury hotel swim up rooms. You can choose from hotels with swim-up rooms in the Caribbean, hotels with swim-up rooms in Mexico, and even some hotels with swim-up rooms in Florida.
We’ll start with amazing swim-up suites at Sandals resorts, which are adults-only all-inclusive resorts throughout the Caribbean, since these were some of the first luxury hotel swim-up rooms. Sandals continues to raise the bar on luxury swim-up suites, but they have a variety of swim-up room types available at a range of prices.
Sandals luxury hotel swim-up rooms in the Caribbean can be found at Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals South Coast, Sandals Royal Caribbean, and Sandals Negril in Jamaica; Sandals Royal Bahamian in The Bahamas; Sandals Grande St. Lucian and Sandals Halcyon Beach in St. Lucia; Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados in Barbados; Sandals Grenada in Grenada; and Sandals Curacao in Curacao.
Here are some of our favorite swim-up rooms at all-inclusive Sandals resorts:
Sandals Montego Bay, Jamaica: Beachfront Swim-up Millionaire Butler Suite
One of the best all-inclusive swim-up suites at Sandals is the Beachfront Swim-up Millionaire Butler Suite at Sandals Montego Bay. This 1-bedroom suite with separate living room overlooks the ocean and features a retractable glass wall that slides open so you can step right into the lagoon-style pool and go for a swim, lie in the sun on your private in-pool lounger, or enjoy an oversized Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two, with a view over the pool and to the sea. There’s also a serene bathroom with a walk-in rain shower and a soaking tub, as well as a fully stocked wet bar, a walk-in closet, and private butler service.
Sandals Royal Barbados, Barbados: Millionaire Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Butler One-Bedroom Suites
The Millionaire Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Butler One-Bedroom Suites at Sandals Royal Barbados have private patios with a Tranquility Soaking Tub for two and direct access to the swimming pool, as well as a separate living room and private butler service. These swim-up suites also come with a private airport transfer via Rolls Royce!
Sandals Curacao: Kurason Island Poolside Butler Bungalow
The first-ever Kurason Island Suites at the all-new Sandals Curacao are set in a lush private garden, surrounding a secluded lagoon and overlooking a heart-shaped pool with an island in the middle that is exclusively for guests in the suites. These Kurason Island Poolside Butler Bungalows feature pool access from extended, furnished sun decks with Tranquility Soaking Tubs for Two; two loungers set on a ledge in the pool; vaulted ceilings; seating areas and dining tables; walk-in rain showers; and butler service.
Sandals Royal Bahamian, The Bahamas: West Bay Honeymoon Hideaway Swim-up Crystal Lagoon Zen Butler Suite
At Sandals Royal Bahamian, the West Bay Honeymoon Hideaway Swim-up Crystal Lagoon Zen Butler Suite also comes with airport transfer via Rolls Royce, and features zero-entry access from the private patio into the river pool. This swim-up suite has a separate living room that includes a dining area and comes with butler service.
Sandals South Coast, Jamaica: South Seas Swim-up Rondoval Butler Suites
Stay in the world’s first swim-up rondoval suites at Sandals South Coast. A rondoval is a round, thatched roof building, and this Jamaican all-inclusive resort features the South Seas Swim-up Rondoval Butler Suites with Private Pool Sanctuary for a truly intimate honeymoon or romantic vacation. These peaceful suites feature a private patio with zero-entry access to the river pool plus a private plunge pool, spa-style bathrooms, a Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two, and butler service.
Sandals Grenada: Italian Swim-up Bi-level One-Bedroom Butler Suite
For another unique swim-up suite, book the Italian Swim-up Bi-level One-Bedroom Butler Suite at Sandals Grenada. Featuring a private covered patio (with Tranquility Soaking Tub for two) that leads to an elevated infinity-edge river pool overlooking the ocean, this swim-up suite has a separate living area and a spa-like bathroom with a soaking tub and walk-in shower. Butler service is included.
Here are some other luxury hotel swim-up rooms in the Caribbean:
Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana, Dominican Republic: Club Oceanfront Swim-up Suites
A top choice for swim-up suites in the Dominican Republic is at the posh Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana, an exclusive adults-only all-inclusive resort in a gated community. The Club Oceanfront swim-up suites provide ocean views, 600 square feet of room, and a spacious covered patio with cushy seating and direct access to the pool.
Sanctuary Cap Cana, Dominican Republic: Castle Swim-out Suites
The sleek and sophisticated Castle Swim-out Suites at adults-only all-inclusive Sanctuary Cap Cana (also in the gated community) feature furnished terraces with access to a saltwater pool and beautiful beach views; living areas; jetted bathtub; butler service; and a bottle of champagne upon arrival.
Calabash Cove, St. Lucia: Swim-up Junior Suite
The adults-only all-inclusive Calabash Cove Resort & Spa offers just 4 Swim-up Junior Suites, which open onto an infinity edge pool that overlooks the ocean. Slip into the pool from your private, furnished patio and float over to the swim-up bar, then enjoy incredible sunset views. These swim-up suites also feature a jacuzzi for two and a rain shower.
Mexico features many luxury hotels with swim-up rooms. Here are our picks for best swim-up rooms in Mexico:
Excellence Playa Mujeres, Cancun: Junior Swim-up Suites
Excellence Playa Mujeres is one of the best adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. Located in Cancun, it features Junior Swim-up Suites that offer direct access to the pool from a spacious private terrace that also has a lounge bed for two and two sun beds, plus a separate seating area, in-room jacuzzi for two, rain shower for two, and 24-hour room service.
Secrets Puerto Los Cabos, San Jose del Cabo: Preferred Club Master Oceanfront Swim Out Suites
Set on a gorgeous stretch of beach along the Sea of Cortez, Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort offers Preferred Club Master Oceanfront Swim Out Suites. These spacious suites have glorious ocean views plus pool access from the private furnished terrace, a separate living area, a hot tub for two in the room, and extra amenities including personal concierge service.
El Dorado Casitas Royale by Karisma, Playa del Carmen: Honeymoon Swim-up Casita Suite
At the adults-only all-inclusive El Dorado Casitas Royale by Karisma in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the elegant Honeymoon Swim-Up Casita Suite features a private plunge pool leading to the resort’s lazy river, an in-room hot tub, and a roofless outdoor shower.
Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya: Preferred Club Romance Master Swim Out Suite
The 1200-square-foot Preferred Club Romance Master Swim Out Suite at the adults-only all-inclusive Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya has a private covered and furnished terrace with direct access to a river pool, a separate living room, a hot tub for two, and extra amenities including personal concierge service.
If you don’t want to travel far, here are two hotels with swim-up room in Florida:
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, Hollywood, Florida: Oasis Tower Swim-up Suites
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, located just outside Fort Lauderdale in Florida, offers luxury swim-out suites at the Oasis Tower. These spacious suites feature a separate living room and dining area plus a huge bathroom with a circular tub and walk-in shower with two rain showerheads. Sliding glass doors in the bedroom and living room open onto a large private furnished patio that accesses the lagoon pool.
The Island Resort, Fort Walton Beach, Florida: Pool Deck Room
Set on the white sand beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast, The Island Resort has Pool Deck Rooms that feature private patios leading straight to a waterfall lagoon pool that has a cool swim-up bar in a cave grotto just a few splashes away. These sleek rooms include plush bedding and walk-in showers, and are just steps from the beach.
Now that you’ve read our picks for the 15 best hotel swim up rooms, what do you think? Have you found the perfect room for your honeymoon or romantic getaway? Let us know in the comments!
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