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eXtreme

Rating: Excellent Phone: 809-571-0880 Website: http://www.extremehotels.com
Location: North Coast Fax: 809-571-0727 E-Mail: [email protected]
City: Cabarete Contact: Diana Value for money: Excellent
Food: Excellent Decor: Excellent Service: Excellent
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I had a great time at this hotel in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. eXtreme (http://www.extremehotels.com) is geared for kiteboarders and is located right on the beach of Kite Beach. My girlfriend and I travel the world to find great kiteboarding spots and we were just amazed at Cabarete and Kite Beach -- the winds were awesome when we went during the summer. We were relieved to find out that all hotel guests received a kiteboard locker so we could easily store all of our gear. We were also pleasantly surprised to find out that the hotel had free wireless internet access (802.11b/802.11g) in its beach bar and by the pool. It was great to spend the days kiteboarding and then check our emails watching other people kite. The hotel looks like it also went through a recent remodeling and we were invited to their grand opening of the hotel lounge/bar. The lounge served a great mix of international food including some incredible mexican food and indonesian dishes. The hotel also had a great kite school and repair store -- I broke one of my kite lines, but was able to get replacement gear right at the hotel.

When we first arrived, we were pleasantly greeted by the hotel manager Diana -- she really was super friendly and showed us briefly around the hotel. Our room was clean and our bed was firm. The housekeepers were also superfriendly and we found that the entire service staff was really super nice -- we learned that the Dominicans are really great people.

One of the most pleasant surprises we had at the hotel is that we got free kiteboarding lessons from a pro named Hamish Macdonald. The hotel had a raffle for everyone who bought a drink during happy hour and my girlfriend won a free hour with Hamish. She was able to really improve her kiting because of the great wind and the lessons from Hamish.

As for the wind conditions and water conditions, I think Cabarete had a good range for beginners to experts. Since my girlfriend was a beginner, she was able to learn inside the reef (which was about 1/4 mile out). I was able to catch more challenging rides out near the waves and the reef -- in addition, the wind was about 10-20% stronger out by the reef so it got really crazy!

Overall, I highly recommend this fun hotel in Cabarete. It is really a great place for travelling kiteboarders and specializes in making sure kiters have a great time.
Author E-Mail: [email protected] Review date: 07/21/2004

 

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eXtreme has changed hands. the new owners keep the hotel rustic. it's not fancy, but it's clean and very bohemian. great bunch of guys who run the place will make sure you have fun!
Author: Tiffany Posted at 15:41 02/8/2008

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