If you are looking for a magic place in Cabarete area - Hooked is the one. First of all the location (but not the best of all). It stays right at the surfing beach - playa Encuentro - 10 min walk and you are the first one in the water with the fist lights before all the beach-taxis and shuttles arrive. Second - the place. It is very safe and secure, it gives the feeling of getting into a little oasis: lots of greenery, coconut palms with fresh cocos kindly served by Carlos, the gardener. A big swimming pool, a hammock at your doorstep, BBQ spot and a little 'living room' outdoor where you'll find lots of games to play and books to read. Aaaand... a Nespresso Coffee machine! Just imagine enjoying a true great coffee every morning before jumping in the water. Well, if you are a coffee lover as I am - it is a BIG thing seriously as you it's not easy to find an espresso shot in dominican apart from some fancy cafe' in the village.
There is a yoga terrace too, full equipped to be mentioned. As for a yoga teacher myself I would highly recommend attending the class at Hooked. One need it after surf, before surf and just to feel your vitality so connected to the nature, followed with the sound of it, just surrounding you. It cannot be compared with any city-studios you may be following....
My third point and the main one is the Hooked owners Walter and Janet! And the whole family they created. Staying there you become a part of it, a member of this little Hooked community but not just a random guest of the hotel. They were too much helpful to us, amazingly welcoming. We felt so comfortable from the very beginning so we wanted to let everyone know, to share, bringing our friends for dinners or just to chill at the pool - and everyone would feel the atmosphere.
The place is totally recommended to stay there. Even if you have only 1 day to stop on your road - you should definitely choose it, or come and stay over the winter. no regrets promise.
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