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 all-inclusive brand) is a great family-friendly option in Los Cabos, with a kids' water park, kiddy pool, and kids club. The Hyatt Ziva Swim Up Master Double 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 also 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 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 Wedding Swim-Up Suite has a private vanity and en-suite whirlpool. There are various other Swim-Up room categories as well.
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 19 restaurants and bars, and several lovely pools. The Oceanfront Swim-Up Jacuzzi Junior Suites are 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). The Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View Swim-Out category features a private balcony with a soaking tub, and stairs that lead directly into the pool.
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 with a private whirlpool, as well as loungers fronting the pool.