The stunning swim-up suites for all budgets, from Turkey to Majorca

The stunning swim-up suites for all budgets, from Turkey to Majorca 2
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Every week, our Holiday Hero Neil Simpson takes an in-depth look at a brilliant holiday topic, doing all the legwork so you don’t have to. This week: swim-up hotel suites.

They’re set to be the year’s biggest holiday upgrades: swim-up hotel suites that let you slip straight into the pool from a private terrace opening from your room. 

You might be surprised to learn that they aren’t just for the super-rich – swim-up suites are increasingly available across Europe and beyond in all budget ranges.

Slip in: They're set to be the year’s biggest holiday upgrades - swim-up hotel suites that let you slip straight into the pool from a private terrace opening from your room. Above is a row of swim-up suites at the romantic Olea All Suites hotel on Zakynthos

Slip in: They’re set to be the year’s biggest holiday upgrades – swim-up hotel suites that let you slip straight into the pool from a private terrace opening from your room. Above is a row of swim-up suites at the romantic Olea All Suites hotel on Zakynthos 

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Pick one of the select group of waterside, swim-up rooms at the stylish Secrets Villamil Resort & Spa on Majorca (pictured)

Pick one of the select group of waterside, swim-up rooms at the stylish Secrets Villamil Resort & Spa on Majorca (pictured)

A top choice from Kuoni is the stylish Secrets Villamil Resort & Spa on Majorca. Pick one of the select group of waterside, swim-up rooms and guests don’t just get easy access to the pool. 

They are also waved into the hotel’s exclusive Club Lounge for quieter breakfasts and exclusive hors d’oeuvres in the afternoons. From £959pp per week, including flights (kuoni.co.uk).

In Croatia you can book swim-up suites at the adults-only Tui Blue Adriatic Beach hotel on the Dalmatian Coast. Set at the foot of a pine-clad hillside, the hotel has sea views out to the pretty island of Hvar, which is ideal for day trips.

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In Croatia, you can book swim-up suites at the adults-only Tui Blue Adriatic Beach hotel on the Dalmatian Coast. Above is a view of the beach that the resort is perched on

In Croatia, you can book swim-up suites at the adults-only Tui Blue Adriatic Beach hotel on the Dalmatian Coast. Above is a view of the beach that the resort is perched on 

The ground-floor swim-up suites at the Tui Blue Adriatic Beach hotel come with sunny private terraces so you can go from bed to pool in a few short steps

The ground-floor swim-up suites at the Tui Blue Adriatic Beach hotel come with sunny private terraces so you can go from bed to pool in a few short steps

The main restaurant at Tui Blue Adriatic Beach hotel. The hotel has sea views out to the pretty island of Hvar, which is ideal for day trips

The main restaurant at Tui Blue Adriatic Beach hotel. The hotel has sea views out to the pretty island of Hvar, which is ideal for day trips

The ground-floor swim-up suites come with sunny private terraces so you can go from bed to pool in a few short steps. 

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Book all-inclusive holidays for fine dining and sunset drinks in the on-site Mojito bar. From £707pp per week, with flights from Manchester and other UK airports (tui.co.uk).

At the Lara Barut Collection hotel on Turkey’s south coast, families can pick swim-up suites that sleep three. Or choose a deluxe, family-focused swim-up suite that can sleep up to five. 

At the Lara Barut Collection hotel on Turkey’s south coast, pictured, families can stay in swim-up suites that sleep three or five

At the Lara Barut Collection hotel on Turkey’s south coast, pictured, families can stay in swim-up suites that sleep three or five

Above is one of the deluxe, family-focused swim-up suites at the Lara Barut Collection hotel

Above is one of the deluxe, family-focused swim-up suites at the Lara Barut Collection hotel

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The pool of one of Lara Barut Collection hotel's swim-up suites. Everything will be sparkling new at the all-inclusive hotel, which reopens in June after an extensive renovation project

The pool of one of Lara Barut Collection hotel’s swim-up suites. Everything will be sparkling new at the all-inclusive hotel, which reopens in June after an extensive renovation project

The all-inclusive hotel reopens in June after an extensive, five-month renovation project, so everything will be sparkling new. Leave your poolside suite to eat in any of nine restaurants, or relax on the private Blue Flag beach with cabanas and pavilions on the sand. From £1,449pp per week, with flights from Gatwick (ba.com/turkey).

An increasing number of Greek hotels offer swim-up suites, and specialists such as Olympic Holidays recommends Crete’s beachfront and just-renovated White Olive hotel.

Or fly direct to Zakynthos and check in to the romantic Olea All Suites hotel. Set on a hillside and surrounded by olive trees, its elegant, modernist rooms are adored by architecture fans. Swim-up suites let you lie on a private, poolside sunlounger (the size of a double bed) and gaze across vineyards and out to sea. From £2,133pp per week, including flights (olympicholidays.com).

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The swim-up suites at the Olea All Suites hotel let you lie on a private, poolside sunlounger that's the size of a double bed

The swim-up suites at the Olea All Suites hotel let you lie on a private, poolside sunlounger that’s the size of a double bed

Olea All Suites' swim-up suites are priced from £2,133pp per week, including flights, with Olympic Holidays

Olea All Suites’ swim-up suites are priced from £2,133pp per week, including flights, with Olympic Holidays

At the adults-only Tasia Maris Beach Hotel & Spa in Cyprus, pictured, guests can book rooms with steamer chairs and parasols on private terraces that lead directly to the pool

At the adults-only Tasia Maris Beach Hotel & Spa in Cyprus, pictured, guests can book rooms with steamer chairs and parasols on private terraces that lead directly to the pool 

Swim-up rooms at Tasia Maris Beach Hotel & Spa cost from £1,065pp including flights from Manchester, Gatwick and other airports with Jet2holidays

Swim-up rooms at Tasia Maris Beach Hotel & Spa cost from £1,065pp including flights from Manchester, Gatwick and other airports with Jet2holidays

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In Cyprus, a top swim-up choice is the adults-only Tasia Maris Beach Hotel & Spa, where guests can book rooms with steamer chairs and parasols on private terraces leading directly to the pool. 

The hotel is set alongside Nissi Beach, one of the island’s most popular, and has four main restaurants, a beach bar and a swim-up bar to complement its swim-up rooms. From £1,065pp from Manchester, Gatwick and other airports (jet2holidays.com).

Head to Egypt’s Red Sea coast to find swim-up suites at the luxurious Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh hotel near the resort town of Hurghada. 

Steps to the pool from a room at the luxurious Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh hotel near the resort town of Hurghada, Egypt

Steps to the pool from a room at the luxurious Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh hotel near the resort town of Hurghada, Egypt

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It’s one of the world’s most popular dive sites and the starting point for snorkelling, swims with dolphins and sunset cruises.

Here swim-up suites promise over-sized terraces with private steps down into one of the resort’s four main infinity swimming pools. 

Recent reviews rave about the hotel’s friendly staff and palatial, five-star experience, and recommend candlelit drinks on poolside terraces. From £1,425pp per week, including flights (easyjet.com/holidays).

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