On the northern shores of the Dominican Republic, crowding tightly to the golden sun-drenched sands of Kitebeach, and the clear lightly rippling blue sea of the Caribbean ocean, lays the small but lively village of Cabarete. Sheltered at the rear by the verdant green trees and vegetation typically found in a tropical resort, this is a holiday maker’s paradise. There is so much to do, or not dependent upon how the mood of the day takes you.
If you really want to relax, time spent lazing on the beach, or swimming and windsurfing through the warm waters of the sea, is so calming and yet invigorating. Naturally you will have to occasionally rise from your deck chair to wander across to one of the many beach bars and partake of the wonderful Caribbean welcome and famous spirits and cocktails. You could of course sign up with one of the many boat owners for a days fishing or a relaxing sail around the islands.
Inland you might like to pit your kayaking wits against the tumbling waters of the river, or go abseiling or diving into deep pools of water in the lagoons.
However, you might feel the need for a little more activity, in which case the beach games and parties might suit. Further away, in depth that is, is another world, one where only scuba divers can venture. So don your wet-suit, strap on the oxygen mask and drift slowly down below the surface of the sea. Here you will be able to open your eyes to an amazing scenery of colour, shining forth like rays of the rainbow from the fishes, water creatures and the flora and fauna of the coral reefs.
Inland, for the energetic, provides its own variety of entertainment and activity. Imaging riding across the foothills of the nearby mountains? Perhaps you prefer mountain biking under your own pedal power, or the engine powered sport of moto-cross. All of these activities are available close to Cabarete village. Furthermore, in the underwater experience does not appeal, try your hand at exploring natural caving in the capable hands of a knowledgeable guide.
When you need refreshment or entertainment, try one of the villages many bars, such as the Serenade or, after dark, make your way to the Bambu Bar, where you will be welcomed with music and Jamaican spirits that will encourage you to dance the night away.
When it is finally time to rest, although you will be reluctant to do so, try one of the resorts fabulous and friendly hotels, such as the Kitebeach and Villa Taina, both close enough to the beach to take a stroll, and offering a friendly service that is typical of the people from this tropical island.
Cabarete is small and friendly, but despite its size, the sparkling natural beauty of its location and the wide variety of things to do will have you reaching for next years booking almost before this years has ended.