See 8 of the Best Swim-Up Rooms and Resorts around the World

How do you really know you’re not in Kansas anymore? When you open the door to your room and step outside into water – sparkling blue water that’s there by design, and not the product of a monsoon or flood.

Swim-out rooms are one of the coolest things the resort world has to offer. And the good news is they’re not just restricted to a couple of resorts in the Mexico and the Caribbean. Here are some cool swim-out rooms from stunning resort properties around the world, properties that range from family-friendly to adults-only.

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Maya Sanur Resort & Spa, Bali, Indonesia

A boutique hotel in southwestern Bali, Maya Sanur is known for its lush setting and its luxury suites that open onto a beautiful, tranquil lagoon pool. Its swim-up suites also feature pillowy daybeds on raised terraces perfect for watching the day go by.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

An all-inclusive resort in laid-back Los Cabos, the Hyatt Ziva overflows with amenities for the entire family, from an outdoor day spa with hydrotherapy pools to a kids’ waterpark. And get this: The swim-up Master Doubles feature lounge chairs set right in the water! Does it get any more laid-back than that?

Also read: 10 Most Awesome Hotels with Indoor Pools

Atlantica Caldera Palace, Crete

Greece is actually a paradise for lovers of swim-up rooms … and anyone who isn’t a lover of swim-up rooms, to be honest. But is there even such a person? At any rate, Crete’s Atlantica Caldera Palace doubles down on luxury, and always makes sure its loungers are positioned to catch the sun, so you won’t feel even the breath of a chill as you transition from water to land.  For sun-lovers and swim-lovers, it truly is the best of everything.

Crete is also featured in: 8 of the Best Spring Vacation Ideas Around the World

Excellence Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana is super hot right now – and we’re not just talking air temps. Everyone seems to be heading to the Dominican, and if the Excellence Punta Cana is any example, it’s easy to see why. This colonial-style, adults-only resort truly has it all: access to a 30-mile white-sand beach, round-the-clock room service, a totally over-the-top spa, and activities that range from horseback rides through the surf to whale-watching and ziplining. The swim-up rooms just casually throw in breathtaking sea views, because that’s the kind of place this is.

Also read: Find the Best Caribbean Beach Resorts

Calabash Cove, St. Lucia

Why should Mexico and the Dominican have all the fun? This upscale, adults-only boutique resort provides spectacular views of Bonaire Bay from multiple locations on the resort property, though its swim-up suites add a measure of something a little unusual for these types of rooms: privacy. Private terraces are separated by lush greenery, meaning you can step right from your white four-poster canopy bed into the pool without a worry of what the neighbors think. And what do the neighbors think? That it’s time for them to head into the pool, too.

Also read: Tips for Traveling to St. Lucia - From Resorts to Rainforest

BLUE Adriatic Beach, Igrane, Croatia

Croatia is an unsung beach-resort destination, and the BLUE Adriatic Beach is out to change that. This luxurious adults-only retreat on the Adriatic Sea sits high above Croatia’s coast, as most things do in Croatia. Its swim-up rooms give you the advantage of seeing the sea from a height while not sacrificing the things that really matter, like your own sun-warmed lounger.

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Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Fodor’s calls Maroma Beach one of the best all-inclusive resorts for honeymooners on the planet, and they’re not lying. Everything adults love about Cancun is here: The white-sand beaches, lush tropical gardens, spas, cabanas, scuba-diving, the white four-poster canopy beds, the works. On top of that, all ground-floor rooms are swim-up suites. And we haven’t even touched on all the dining options, ranging from French to Japanese with all stops in between, or the well-stocked wine cellar. Maroma Beach might be the perfect resort; try to find one that’s more perfect.

Also read: Tips to Choose the Right Resort in Cancun

Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico

This gorgeous resort has been described as combining the best features of a full-service resort and a wildlife preserve. Everything feels natural, from the lagoons to the walking paths to the water taxis that pull up to your private dock. Every swim-out bungalow or villa includes a private pool as well as swim-out access, and many also feature private outdoor showers and plunge pools. And here’s the pièce de résistance: all accommodations include personal butler service. Have you died and gone to heaven? Close; you’ve gone to Riviera Maya.

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No matter which resort you choose for your luxurious, swim-out vacation, you’ll want to help protect your trip with travel insurance from Generali. Our plans even cover stays at traditional walk-out resorts, if you can believe it. Get a quick, no obligation quote for travel insurance.

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