If you love lazing away the day in the hotel pool, you can't do much better than staying in a swim-up suite, where it's possible to dip into the water right from your back door. The swim-up suite combines the ease of access of a private pool with the features and size of a public one. And there's something pretty cool about being able to swim home to your room. Who wants to walk when you're on vacation in a tropical paradise?
1. Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
The Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos (part of the Hyatt's new all-inclusive brand) is a great family-friendly option in Los Cabos, with a kids' water park, kiddy pool, and kids club. The Premium Ocean View Swim-Up Junior suite has quality lounge chairs set right in the water.
2. El Dorado Royale, Puerto Morelos
This adults-only all-inclusive is situated on a whopping 450 acres and has 13 pools -- particularly appreciated considering the rocky ocean bottom. The Swim-Up Oceanfront Jacuzzi Junior Suite opens right up onto the lazy river and has lovely ocean views; the beach is just steps away.
3. Calabash Cove, St. Lucia
This 26-room luxury boutique resort is most notable for its gorgeous sea views, which can be had from just about anywhere on the property. The Swim-Up Junior Suite is no exception; not only can guests dip right into the pool from their shady terrace, they can gaze at a lovely expanse of sea.
4. Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
The Rosewood's Deluxe Overwater Lagoon Suites offer private pools and decks right on the water. The wooden outdoor deck area has a plunge pool as well as stairs leading right to a platform right on the lagoon (though swimming is not recommended here due to the wildlife in the lagoon). This peaceful luxury resort is nearly flawless, with a mile-long stretch of beach, airy decor that incorporates lots of natural elements (wood, stone, bamboo), and a phenomenal spa.
5. Secrets Royal Beach, Punta Cana
Couples who like to party will love the adults-only Secrets Royal Beach, which has numerous bars as well as nightly entertainment. All rooms have balconies or terraces, and the Swim-Up Junior Suites, guests can relax on the terrace's Jacuzzi or swim out into the main pool.
6. Excellence Playa Mujeres, Cancun
This romantic, adults-only luxury property has a lot to offer couples in the way of features, including a spa and beautiful pools. The Junior Swim-Up Suite Pool View allows guests to take full advantage of the main pool.
7. Azul Beach Hotel, Riviera Maya
The 97-room Azul Beach Hotel has a large private beach with thatched-roof cabanas, as well as a pool that winds by a number of the ground-floor suites. The Honeymoon Swim-Up Suite has a separate living area with sofa bed.
8. Hyatt Zilara Cancun
This adults-only inclusive in Cancun delivers big rooms with whirlpools and balconies; some, such as the Premium Swim-Up Suite, offer stair access right to the pool (and to private loungers set on a platform in the water).
9. El Dorado Seaside Suites, Riviera Maya
This adults-only resort has a secluded location, a whopping 12 restaurants and bars, and three lovely pools. The Swim-Up Jacuzzi Junior Suite is located right on a lazy river (though only some of these connect to a pool).
10. Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, Jamaica
Secrets Wild Orchid is one of the biggest and best all-inclusive options in Montego Bay, with a wonderful, isolated beach (the resort is on a peninsula, while many other resorts stand next to each other on the same strip of sand).
11. Excellence Riviera Cancun
The Excellence makes a grand impression, with lots of columns, lots of marble, and lots of everything you'd expect from a luxury all-inclusive (pools, dining options, activities). The Junior Swim-Up Suite Pool View has a furnished terrace as well as loungers fronting the pool.
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