We just returned from a three-night stay at the Cabarete Palm Beach Condos and we thought the CPB condos were great. What you see is what you get in terms of the website images. We were impressed with the size of the apartment, it's location and (our favorite part) the oceanfront views.
Tips if you're going:
-- Our unit had a CD boombox that can be connected to an iPod/MP3 player, but you'll need to bring a connecting cable (with an identical plug on each end, the kind used in cars).
- Unit 206 was under construction while we were there (late November). They're doing a gut renovation and there was some construction noise starting around 9-10am. We were in unit 106 and, with the doors shut, it was quiet in the morning.
- The kitchen came with a microwave, toaster, stove and coffee maker. They provided us with a full water cooler jug which was helpful.
- There's a small safe in the unit, which carries a $100 fee if you loose the key.
- The front desk provides beach towels and there are free beach chairs
The staff - the manager Milagros and housekeeping - provided great service. Milagros also gave us daily weather updates on Sosua that helped us plan our day.
It rained a bit (light daytime showers on two afternoons, heavy rains on two nights) but we made the best of it. The rain made the water and waves a little rough in Cabarete and Sosua, which made swimming a little more tough. But it remained warm and we got in a good amount of beach time, so we were happy.
The unit's covered balcony was a good place to spend time and wait out the showers. Our balcony had doors that swung open into the unit, which was nice. They also have some units with doors that slide open like screens, which looked great as well.
Our recommendations: La Casita de Don Alfredo (on the beach), Dick's for coffee/breakfast (on the main road), Sandro's (on the main road), 2nd floor pool bar/lounge (across from Miro on the main road, all locals), LAX (on the beach). The beach was pretty quiet given the low season, but we found nightlife spots and the condos were very central to bars/restos. Sunday night, however, was pretty dead as it's the night that most places are closed in Cabarete.
Other hotel options that looked good to us included Le Reef (next door) and the Millenium (further down from restos/bars) which looked fun and trendy.
All in all, we were looking for a better option than the canned resort experience and the CPBC made our stay very memorable. We'd return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- FOR RENT SHORT TERM AND LONG TERM: Cabarete Palm Beach Condos and Studios offers beachfront 2-bedroom condos, penthouses, and large studios, each with an ocean view. Nestled in a quiet location in the center of Cabarete, Dominican Republic. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palm Beach Condos Hotel Cabarete