21 of the Best Swim-Up Rooms in Mexico and the Caribbean

Sandals South Coast's South Seas Rondoval Village. (photo by Codie Liermann)
Holly Johnson
by Holly Johnson
Last updated: 3:00 AM ET, Mon April 4, 2022

Top Swim-Up Rooms in Mexico and the Caribbean

Plenty of destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico are known for their luxury resorts, their tropical weather and their gorgeous beaches with swaying palm trees. However, travelers may have more fun - and get to soak up more sun - if their terrace or balcony offers swim-up access to a plunge pool or a larger pool within the resort.

What's the benefit of a swim-up room? Instead of packing a bag of supplies and heading to your resort's main pool, you get to relax adjacent to your own room where you have all your belongings and a private bathroom. Depending on your room type, you may also have pool access to a swim-up bar where you can float across any time you want a cocktail. Swim-up hotel rooms also set the scene for some excellent people watching since things can get wild when guests are left to relax and unwind around a pool bar all day.

While some of the most exclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean offer rooms with private pools, having a swim-up room gives you similar water access a lot closer to all the action at your resort. Whether you want to stay at the Hyatt Zilara Cancun or you're considering a stay in a Sandals Resort or a Zoetry property, read on to learn about the best swim-up rooms in Mexico and the Caribbean.

Hyatt Zilara Cancún, México

Located in the heart of Cancun's Zona Hotelera (Hotel Zone), the Hyatt Zilara Cancun is one of the nicest all-inclusive resorts in the region. This adults-only property offers a range of swim-up suites that offer direct access to the main pool, so it's a good choice for vacationers who want to relax in comfort without being away from all the fun. Hyatt Zilara Cancun also boasts 10 different restaurants and bars and an expansive white sand beach with plenty of sunbeds.

Dreams Bahia Mita Surf & Spa Resort, México

The Dreams Bahia Mita Surf & Spa Resort is an all-inclusive property that's located in the Riviera Nayarit region of Mexico. Their Preferred Club Dreams Suite Tropical View Swim Out suites come standard with a king-sized bed, a spacious separate living area, and a private swim-out pool with direct access to the solarium. Guests can also access 24-hour room service as well as eight on-site restaurants and six lively bars when they're ready to have some fun.

Secrets Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, México

Secrets Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is another popular all-inclusive resort with an enviable location next to the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico. This AMR Collection property offers nine unique international restaurants serving gourmet fare as well as 24-hour room service. Their Secrets Preferred Club Master Suite Swim Out Ocean Front also offers amazing ocean views, a separate living space and a large outdoor terrace with a seating area, sun loungers and direct pool access.

Sandals Grenada, Grenada

Sandals Resorts are adults-only all-inclusive properties that aim to offer the best of the best to couples celebrating a honeymoon, an anniversary or any special occasion. Sandals Grenada offers some of the most exclusive room options available across all the brand's properties, including the Italian Swim-Up Bi-Level Butler Suite which comes with swim-up access, an outdoor soaking tub for two, 24-hour room service and dedicated butler service.

Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya, México

Guests who choose this all-inclusive paradise in Mexico can upgrade to the Impression Club, an exclusive area of the resort where nine villa-style suites offer upscale amenities, butler service, and an open kitchen with a private chef. This room option at the Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya also comes with access to a private saltwater infinity pool with entry to a secluded and private beach area only for Impression Club guests.

Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Located in the most exclusive area of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana is a family-friendly all-inclusive resort with its own water park complete with water slides and a lazy river. Room options for guests abound, including swim-up suites that connect to a semi-private pool that meanders throughout the hotel grounds.

Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Just opened in November of 2021, the Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana is an upscale all-inclusive resort for all ages that has a laid-back Jimmy Buffet theme. Adult guests who want swim-out access can choose from several different rooms including the Island Reserve Swim-up Villa, which features a separate living area, a kitchenette, an outdoor shower and a huge outdoor terrace with direct access to a meandering pool with its own swim-up bar.

Iberostar Grand Rose Hall, Jamaica

Iberostar Grand Rose Hall is a luxury all-inclusive resort that's located along the northern shore of Jamaica. This property offers the best of everything, from gourmet dining options to jaw-dropping views of the white sand beach just outside. Guests can choose from a variety of rooms, including the Suite Swim Out that lets them sit on their terrace and dangle their feet in the water of a dazzling semi-private pool.

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, Jamaica

The Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall is located just 15 minutes from the Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay, Jamaica, which makes it a convenient option for travelers. This family-friendly all-inclusive resort offers an array of gourmet dining options, a beautiful and calm beach for swimming, two sparkling on-property pools and swim-up suites that provide direct access to a semi-private pool for guests to enjoy.

Royalton Grenada, Grenada

Visitors who head to the "Spice Island" of Grenada will find plenty to enjoy at the all-inclusive Royalton Grenada, located along the beaches of Tamarind Bay. This property has an ample selection of upgraded room options, including a Diamond Club Luxury Beach Room Walkout and the Luxury Jr. Suite Ocean Front, which comes with an expansive terrace and its own entrance into a sparkling pool. Every suite at the resort also comes with the Royalton Signature DreamBed™, a rain shower and 24-hour room service, to name a few perks.

Planet Hollywood Cancun, México

Planet Hollywood Cancun aims to help guests "vacation like a star," and it's easy to do thanks to their stunning beachfront location and their selection of upgraded rooms. Star Class guests can book the Director's Suite - Swim Out, which features a separate bedroom and lounge area and a large private terrace with its own swim-out pool.

Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana is an adults-only all-inclusive resort where luxury abounds in every direction. Guests who want swim-out access can book the Luxury Swim Out Diamond room, which comes with access to the exclusive Diamond Club lounge and a roomy terrace with direct water access to a semi-private pool.

The Harbor Club, Saint Lucia

Located on Rodney Bay in stunning Saint Lucia, The Harbor Club is a luxury resort known for its culinary experiences and upscale amenities. This property has five separate pools, four gourmet restaurants and entertainment options galore. Several room options also offer swim-up access to one of the resort's main pools, which makes this property a fun option for groups who want to book separate rooms and party together.

Iberostar Selection Cancún, México

The Iberostar Selection Cancún is only 20 minutes from the Cancun International Airport (CUN), yet you'll feel like you're a world away. This beachfront resort sits directly next to a white sand beach with direct ocean access, and it has several huge pools for guests to enjoy. Families can also book an Oceanfront Swim Out Villa, which offers swim-out access to a semi-private pool shared with neighboring guests.

Sandals South Coast, Jamaica

Sandals South Coast offers quite a few unique room options for romantic couples, including their Rondoval suites. These roomy suites offer direct access to an expansive river pool, as well as an adjacent outdoor space with in-water chaise lounges and a private deck. Other suite amenities include a custom king-sized bed, a solid stone soaking tub, personal butler service, 24-hour room service and VIP check-in services.

Paradisus Los Cabos, México

The Paradisus Los Cabos all-inclusive resort is located on more than 14 acres alongside a private crescent cove beach just 15 miles from San Jose del Cabo airport (SJD). While all their room options feature upgraded amenities and luxurious decor, their Reserve Swim-Up Suites step it up a notch or two with extra perks and curated VIP services. Not only are these suites roomy and elegant, but they offer direct access to a semi-private pool where guests can cool off and unwind.

Garza Blanca Cancun Resort & Spa, México

Recently opened in late 2021, Garza Blanca Cancun Resort & Spa is one of the most exclusive all-inclusive resorts in all of Mexico. This property is known for their gourmet dining options, and the fact that you can choose from room-only or all-inclusive rates. They also offer a range of huge suites and residences with up to four bedrooms. You can even book a suite with up to two bedrooms that has direct access to a semi-private plunge pool.

El Dorado Casitas Royale, México

El Dorado Casitas Royale is a Karisma all-inclusive property that is known for its service and gourmet-inclusive dining experience. The property also has a truly unique room option known as the Swim-Up Casita Suites. These rooms are some of the most elegant at the resort, and they feature private access to a lazy river that connects to the main pool and swim-up bar.

Sandals Halcyon Beach, Saint Lucia

This adults-only, all-inclusive paradise offers everything you would expect from a Sandals Resort, from gourmet dining at six different restaurants to seven different bars and an array of water sports on site. The Beachfront Crystal Lagoon Swim-Up Butler Level Suite at Sandals Halcyon Beach also offers access to the Caribbean's longest pool directly from its outdoor terrace. Other room highlights include a spa-style bathroom, dedicated butler service and a private patio.

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya, México

This Nickelodeon-themed all-inclusive resort is perfect for families who want to enjoy the on-site waterpark or get involved in any number of themed experiences. Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya has many room types that are perfect for families with kids, and all of their suites are oceanfront with swim-up access. Each of their suites also offers two bathrooms and sleeping space for up to five.

Hilton Cancun All-Inclusive, México

Hilton Cancun, an All-Inclusive Resort is a newer all-inclusive property that opened at the end of 2021. This family-friendly resort has its own splash park for kids, and guests can dine at 12 different eateries including five specialty restaurants. At least one room category also offers swim-out access - their Swim-Up Sunset View room with a large bathroom, a spacious sitting area and a private swim-up patio.

Where to find the best swim-up rooms in Mexico and the Caribbean.

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