Wake up to a pool on your doorstep, and within a few feet of your bed. For many tourists, the pool is a main feature of any holiday. By staying in a swim-up room, you have your own private terrace with direct access to the pool therefore enabling you to take a welcome dip whenever you choose.
Some rooms are away from the main pool area, providing a more tranquil area to relax. Others link directly to the main pool. To help you decide, we’ve selected our top 10 hotels with swim-up rooms on the island of Mallorca.
Pure Salt Port Adriano
Escape to this 5-star adult only hotel overlooking the marina of Port Adriano. You can choose from a sea view swim-up room with an impressive 46 square metres of space. Rooms have direct access to the river-shaped pool. You’ll have submerged loungers off your private terrace, with stunning views over to the marina. Alternatively, you can have a Renaissance sea view swim-up room. These have the added benefit of a private whirlpool, and slightly larger rooms at 60 square metres.
For the ultimate room, how about a stay in a sea view swim-up jacuzzi room. Offering the same size room but with a private garden. They also have a heated outdoor jacuzzi for your exclusive use. Of course, there’s always the hotel’s main swimming pool for you to enjoy as well.
Inturotel Cala Esmeralda
Located in the lovely, picturesque resort of Cala Esmeralda near Cala d’Or. The Inturotel Cala Esmeralda is an adult only, beachfront hotel. Surrounded by pine woods and with pretty coves for guests to enjoy, this 4-star superior hotel is popular with those wanting the choice of the hotel pool, or the beach, to spend relaxing days.
The impressive emerald junior suite swim-up rooms offer guests 40 square metres of space. They come with private terrace, and swim-up pool with views over to the main large pool.
This 4-star superior hotel is situated in the lively resort of Palma Nova, and is for adults only. A stylish hotel for those looking for a relaxing getaway, but with lots of nightlife on the doorstep. Take your choice of the white sand beach alongside the hotel, or perhaps one of the many Bali beds poolside.
There are 6 pools to choose from. You can even stay in a swim-up room that has private terrace and sun loungers submerged in the swim-up area. Of course, you have direct access to the pool from your room which averages 33 square metres.
Zafiro Palace Alcudia
The modern, 5-star Zafiro Palace Alcudia is a large hotel with 369 suites. The hotel is just minutes away from the busy resort of Alcudia with its nightlife and beautiful sandy beach. The family swim-up suites offer a massive 102 square metres of space, and sleep up to 5 adults and 1 child. You have a small private garden with direct pool access, and 2 separate bedrooms.
Slightly smaller is the Zafiro swim-up suites that sleep up to 3 adults and 1 child and offers 89 square metres of space. You will have direct pool access and the benefit of your own Bali bed on which to relax. The smallest of the swim-up rooms is a junior swim-up suite. It still sleeps up to 3 adults and a child but is just over 68 square metres – still large in comparison with other hotel rooms. Again, you will have your own Bali bed and, of course, direct pool access from your suite.
Zafiro Palace Palmanova
Another 5-star hotel in the Zafiro hotel chain, this time located in the busy resort of Palma Nova. There’s a large pool area with Bali beds, as well as an on-site spa. The children have their own pirate ship splash pool, and there’s an adult only pool for those seeking a quiet place to relax. This hotel is smaller than the one in Alcudia with 228 rooms.
There are a number of exclusive junior swim-up suites offering 94 square metres of space. Rooms sleep up to 3 adults and child. You’ll have your own small private garden with Balinese bed, and direct access to one of the hotel’s swim-up pools.
Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa
If you’re after a quieter resort, then how about Sa Coma? The 5-star Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa is just 300 metres from the beach, therefore you can enjoy some time in the sea. Or simply spend some time around one of the hotel’s pools. There’s also an indoor pool therefore during the cooler months at the beginning and end of the season, you can still enjoy your time here.
There are a few swim-up rooms available. The swim-up junior suite with whirlpool offers 45 metres of space with access to a river-type pool from your room. This pool is heated in low season (100% renewable energy) and comes with teak terraces overlooking the garden. Alternatively, there’s the swim-up junior suite which is the same size as the other swim-up rooms. The main difference is these rooms do not have a whirlpool.
Innside Palma Bosque
Taking you now to the heart of the capital of the island – Palma de Mallorca. The 4-star Innside Palma Bosque is just a short walk from the main Paseo Maritimo. Here you’ll find the marina together with a seemingly endless selection of bars and restaurants.
A very modern hotel with Innside premium swim-up rooms offering minimalist interiors, and terraces with direct access from your room to the pool.
Iberostar Jardin del Sol Suites
The resort of Santa Ponsa in the western part of the island of Mallorca, is where you’ll find the 4-star Iberostar Jardin del Sol Suites. The hotel has wonderful views of the bay. Comprising solely suites all with sea views, this hotel is for adults only. There are 261 rooms over 8 floors in this hotel, some of which are swim-up suites.
The Star Prestige swim-up suites sleep up to 3 adults, is 35 square metres, and has a terrace leading directly to the hotel’s pool area. The Star Prestige swim-up junior suite also sleeps up to 3 adults and is slightly larger at 40 square metres. You will have access to a terrace located beside the pool. Both these swim-up rooms, being Star Prestige rooms, come with added benefits. These include late check-out, personalised reception, and exclusive sun terrace with Bali beds and direct access to the sea.
Insotel Cala Mandia Resort & Spa
This 4-star hotel is just 4km from the popular resort of Porto Cristo, in the bay of Cala Mandia. Located next to a quiet beach, the hotel is for families, although it does benefit from some adult only areas where guests over the age of 16 can relax in peace and quiet.
There’s a selection of swim-up rooms: The superior family suite swim-up and the superior adults only swim-up. Both suites have direct access to one of the many pools (access is via ladder entry), from your own private terrace with Bali Bed.
Zafiro C’an Picafort
The Zafiro C’an Picafort is a 4-star hotel where children will have days of endless fun. There’s a fantastic pool area complete with pirate ship and an array of water activities to keep them amused. Just 500 metres from the centre of C’an Picafort and 700 metres from the beautiful beach, this all-inclusive hotel certainly is a family favourite.
Select a swim-up apartment that sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child, and you’ll have 80 square metres of space, private garden with sunbeds and direct pool access.
As you can see, swim-up rooms come in a variety of sizes and with different facilities. Your most difficult decision is which one you prefer.
Gail Hewitt is Owner and Director of Corona Holidays. Corona Holidays are specialists in tailor-made holidays to the Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, and European city breaks.