How do I get to the Hotel?
We have four airports that you could fly into: Each one has its own pluses and minuses, so we like to leave guests to decide what works best to balance their budget and travel style.
Puerto Plata airport is about 30 min away, and a $35 USD taxi ride (taxi seats 4). It is a local airport but it is as close as you could possibly get to us, so if you want to fly into here you’ll have to book your international flight into Santo Dominigo or Punta Cana and get a small connecting plane to Puerto Plata.
Santiago is 1.5 hours away, and about $100 USD by taxi. It is an international airport, however flights are frequently more expensive into Santiago than into Santo Domingo or Punta Cana.
Santo Domingo is 4 hours away, and is about a $200 USD taxi from eXtreme. There are a lot of international flights to Santo Domingo, and coming from Santo Domingo you also have the option of taking the local bus (about $20 USD) to us instead of a taxi. This is a good option for budget travelers.
Punta Cana is 7 hours away and is a $400 USD taxi ride. The downside of Punta Cana is both the distance and the expense, but the upside is that it is one of the nicest airports in the Caribbean due to the large number of private flights that arrive there, so if you are nervous about flying, Punta Cana might be a good option for you. Also Punta Cana is a resort city, so there are frequently flight deals to there that might offset the taxi ride if you’re sharing the fare.
What language do they speak in Cabarete
While most locals here will also speak English, the official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish. You don’t need to know Spanish to get around town, but if you’re looking to travel further, or if you’d like to haggle better, its good to learn a few phrases before you come.
What is the Time Difference?
The Dominican Republic is on the Atlantic Standard Time Zone, so it’s the same time here as it is in New York.
How Long is the Flight?
From the East Coast of the United States, The Dominican Republic is a very short flight. From New York City, it’s 3.5 hours – from Miami it’s just 2 hours. From Los Angeles you can expect a six hours (the same as getting to the east coast), and from London its an easy 9 hour overnight flight. It’s fun to play with the flight calculator to to find how far away it is from your city.
What should I Pack?
We recommend packing mostly light, summery clothing. Shorts, lots of bathing suits, light color tops and relaxed dresses. Hats are great for sun protection, and if you’re planning on kite boarding, bring a strap for your sunglasses and a rashguard to protect you from the midday sun. The vibe in town is pretty laid back, so theres not much sense in bringing fancy clothing or heels. Light makeup or no makeup is best with the heat, and don’t forget to pack lots of SPF and mosquito repellent. We have lots of shops with fun clothes, and our pharmacies that stock most of what you’d get in the United States, so if you forget anything you’ll most likely be fine buying it here. Most guests find they pack way more than they end up using, so do your best to pack light and save on luggage space for souvenir shopping!
Do I need a Mat?
You do not need to bring a mat, as we have mats here for free use. They are simple, 3mm mats, which we do our best to replace on regular intervals, however if you have a favorite, well loved mat that you feel makes your practice better, we do recommend you bring it along.
Can I Bring my own Group?
Please do! We love to host studios, teachers, families, girlfriend getaways or fitness groups on their retreats and holidays. We can work with you to turn your vacation dreams into a reality, and with us in charge of the logistics and operations, you’ll be free to enjoy your time here, deepen your practice and relax in tropical paradise! Check out more on hosting your retreat here.
What’s the Cancellation Policy?
We require a 50% deposit to hold your space, currently payable by bank deposit only. Reservations are transferrable. To transfer your reservation you will need to contact us and let us know of the change.
We do recommend that all of our guests take out travel insurance, as we cannot be not responsible for any flight or travel expenses you might incur under unexpected circumstances.
We have no desire to be mean, so if you really have an emergency, we will do our best to help transfer your space to someone else, provided there is another person willing to take your spot. If this is possible to do, we will charge only an administrative fee based on the cost of the bank transfers and currency exchanges.