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“Super Helpful and Chill”
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Extreme Hotel
Ranked #2 of 30 Cabarete B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed at the Extreme for 12 days.
"G", the girl in charge, was very helpful and nice. She saw to that we got everything we needed right away.

I bought the full Kiteboarding package (65$ per hour) and I almost learned to kite good in less than 6 hours!

The restaurant has a small menu, but some of the things they offer is heavenly! (muffins, moringa-passionfruit smoothie, ice mocca, moringa-bread..)

We had really bad luck while we were in Cabarete, we caught both the Dengue Fever, an Amoeba infection, we got robbed, and credit card frauded from a local ATM.

They Yoga-loft was our favourite place, where we spent at least a couple of hours every day, both practicing yoga and brazilian jiujitsu.

The beach is wonderful! On windy days it is FULL of kites, so it can get a bit crowded, but still more than OK =)

Since nobody warned us, I will warn you:
*Dont go to far to the left on the beach with valuable stuff! We got robbed by a kid with a rusty steel-stick.
*Do NOT use the outdoor atm! Dominican republic is top 5 in the world on creditcard fraud. (we heard after we got scammed)
*Use Mosquito repellant or mosquito netting. Dengue fever is not nice.
* Do not eat uncooked food or drink tapwater. Throw it if it is uncooked, and buy expensive water.

With that said, here is a couple of other things we enjoyed while staying at extreme:

*200 m to the left, on the other side of the road, you can get CHEAP and goood coconutwater! Buy a big waterbottle and get it filled every day. Perfect hydration, and so goodylishious!

* favourite restaurants:
beach club cabarete - Fish tacos!
organic coffehouse - papaya power shake
outra cosa (next to janets, on the beach) - fanciest restaurant in cabarete, perfect food, perfect for a special special night ;)!
Presidente (not the big one, the small one with a surfboardsign and a small pool) - Fruit punch!!


We enjoyed our stay at the extreme hotel! Thank you Mona-Lisa, G, Morpheus, Matilda, Molly (yogateacher) and everyone else!

Room Tip: upper floor has refridgerators. they have hot water in all showers! :D
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Sebastian B
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Extreme Hotel is an awesome place for active people, you can run on the beach in the morning, kite in the afternoon and do some crossfit before dinner ! Staff is awesome and will show you around and tell you all the good spots in town ! The kitesurf school is great, the owner Richard knows its stuff really well ! It's just the kind of place you feel like staying way longer than you planned. Looking foward to go back :)

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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5  Thank ErikaD123
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Spent some time in in Cabarete to go relax, booked a room at Extreme's.

Friendly staff, helpfull, good location.

Room needed a fresh coat of paint, sheets we're very basic, no Ac, but a strong ceiling fan, no tv. Really small shower towels.

Overall, not a bad experience, just average.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank OneLoveLasTerrenas
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

I originally booked with Extreme to go Kite - surfing. Robbie warned us that the wind wouldn't be great but I knew there were lots of other activities to keep us entertained so went ahead and booked our holiday. We had a fantastic time, we stayed at the Agualina Apartments just two doors down from Extreme but spent most of our days chilling by the pool at Extreme or sitting on the beach outside waiting for the wind to come in. As predicted the wind wasn't great as is normal for that time of the year but we got one great day, excellent instruction from the guys and great fun. One of my main reasons for booking with Extreme was access to yoga and I wasn't disappointed. Molly gives a fantastic class every other morning which I would highly recommend. G was our go to for any questions on what to do, where to eat etc and even invited us to join them for a few meals. Everywhere we ate was really good especially Gorditos, Aloha and the Surf camp. Thanks to everyone at Extreme, we will be back!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Verity27
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

This hotel is especially good for those who are interested in doing a variety of sports and activities, meeting open-minded travelers from all over the world, and experiencing a simpler, relaxing, and eco-friendly living. The staff were super friendly and working hard to make sure guests were comfortable. They also organized fun outings that made my stay even more enjoyable. I felt safe and welcomed. Most of the nights were very quiet.

Best vacation I have ever had. Will be back.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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5  Thank bulbs8
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We recently took a trip down to Cabarete to stay the Extreme Hotel that offers an array of different activities. The hotel looks a little old and the rooms are very basic, like luxury camping. There are no air conditioners, rooms get cleaned every couple days to conserve water and keeping costs down. The hotel prides itself on working to become fully self-sufficient and energy conserving, going green. The rooms are equipped with a fan, refrigerator, a huge bottle of purified water for only $100 pesos, a few towels, hot and cold water, and each room has a balcony. One suggestion I would make due to the sand and wind in the area is to provide a small broom in each room to sweep out the excess dirt that we attract in. Simple way to keep the room clean since cleaning is every couple days. Extreme Hotel is situated at Kite Beach so it's at a great location for kite surfers and paddle boarders for morning paddles.

There is a restaurant on site that offers pastelitos, salads, a few drinks. We were told it was in transition to more to offer on the menu as there wasn't much to choose from, but then again we went during low season, high season could b different. They use all their own produce grown at the Extreme Farm that I suggest checking out. Fresh fruit, veggies. The farm is about 15 minutes from the hotel and walking the farm is included on the lazy river tour which I HIGHLY suggest. Walk to the Yesica river from the farm with inner tubes and slowly make your way back to the farm in clear, blue, calm waters, taking in the quiet surroundings and beauty of the country. There are a couple rapid spots that is quite fun with an inner tube. After that, eat a homemade lunch by the workers of the farm. Don't forget to say to Piggy, the farm dog. She'll swim along on the river.

The trapeze offered at the hotel as well as Jiu Jitsu, Crossfit, yoga, Capoiera, lyra, aerial, swim lessons, and the obvious Kiteboarding with lessons offered. Throughout the week, you'll see local kids and other kids from all over come to take on the trapeze schooling adults like ourselves. The staff are very friendly as well. You really can be active all day every day if you have the energy. We went ziplining, rode a dune buggy, did the lazy river, went scuba diving, ate in Cabarete town which is a short moto ride. On our last day we went to Playa La Boca, had amazing crabs caught that day, Parrot fish, Pina coladas made in a pineapple, coconut with rum. Quintessential Caribbean drinks. :-)

If you're looking for a reasonable, affordable hotel with tons to offer for everyone and don't expect 4-5* accommodations but totally ok with it, this is the place. The only thing that would of made it top notch for me personally is offering breakfast in the morning. The view is gorgeous, I would of enjoyed waking up to a basic menu of breakfast, but maybe in the future. However, the restaurant does use the Moringa tree in their product, and supplies trees for the local kids to plant. Ask about it. Highly recommend for nothing but FUN!

Room Tip: Most rooms face the trapeze, you'll get to watch at certain times of the day. There are two room...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

When my mother booked her trip to Extreme she intended it to be with my dad but luckily enough for me, I got to go with her instead. What she thought would be a romantic getaway turned out to be a mother-daughter bonding experience...

Extreme is a Hotel a hotel whose amenities are Jiu Jitsu, Yoga, dependable weather for kite boarding right on the beach, a trapeze/circus school, a gym with amazing classes every day and night, a halfpipe, and a surf break that's a 25min jog from your room. With all of that I came back home more fit which is exactly what an EXTREMELY active very early 20 year old would think of an ideal and fun vacation. But what about my mid 50's mom?

She found sleeping in the fresh breeze of night a comforting change. With the doors open (screens of course) sleeping to the sound of wildlife and waves crashing less than a football field away is exactly the quality you don't get at every other top-quality hotel I've been to. The hike up to the surf beach is seaside, and eventually we made the same trip horseback riding ($30 for a long seaside/forest ride while the sun sets!!)

Everyone who stays at Extreme or works there is friendly, with an interesting story, and since no one is cooped up in their rooms you meet a lot of them. The people it attracts are health conscious and don't come on vacation to gamble or sit in their temporary thrones watching TV, That's why there's so much to do right in your backyard. And if that's not enough, they have "hookups" with all kinds of tours or if you want to go party in downtown Cabarete, all the special events are posted on the message board if you don't hear it from word-of-mouth first.

Extreme Hotel is perfect for those who already practice an active and extreme lifestyle. I didn't even think a place like this could exist! I've only been to 5 Jiu Jitsu classes, #'s 4 and 5 at Extreme, and I loved it. Even if you've never done it before you can jump in and learn a lot because Papo, their instructor who also teaches boxing, is a champion and breaks down every move and it's purpose. Yes it was me and one other female and a bunch of guys but not even once did I feel awkward because it's so fun and appropriate.The gym classes were intense, definitely not Jazzercise, and the trainer Zach, pushes you hard while protecting your form so it doesn't matter what kind of shape you're in, it's amazing. The classes are made up of a lot vacationers and a lot of locals that you run into later in the street and drink or eat with so it starts to feel like your stay is like renting membership to a community and not just a room.

Even if you're not trying to bust a move every few hours like I am, Extreme is for sure for the whole family. You've got Circus school everyday, the pool, the beach, even the fighting classes for the kids. The sky is the limit if you can make your own decisions but bottom line you're coming back to a hotel that promotes not only clean living with it's tiny carbon footprint, but also to GET OUT OF YOUR ROOM AND LIVE.

The last thing I NEED to mention is the Food. Did I save the best for last? Maybe, but it's only because I love food so much, and my favorite food is healthy food! Diets are easy with fresh smoothies healthy meals, and a native superfood that quite frankly, we don't get enough of: Moringa, look it up. Eat everything on the menu at Chichigua, it wont disappoint. Chichigua means Kite, fitting for one of the best kite boarding beaches in the world. Take home some pitas with you, you'll need them to help during the Chichigua withdrawal phase.

I won't use up any more of your time to read what everyone else is saying- "This place is one of a kind!"-because you want to go and read it for yourself. So here's the conclusion, I had a blast doing everything I had energy for, my mom had a blast getting away from the fast pace world and its so-called needs. Extreme isn't like other hotels and that's what makes it so perfect. Your lifestyle will change, the beat of your drum becomes more tranquilo, and you'll leave having done at least one thing you never had before. I'll come back again and again.

Room Tip: oceanview/balcony
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Extreme Hotel

Address: Kite beach, km 10. 5, Cabarete 57000, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Cabarete
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Cabarete
Price Range: $30 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Extreme Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ultimate action sports eco paradise in an amazing beachfront location. Kiteboarding and surfing right out front, a full service crossfit fitness center, yoga loft, Stand Up Paddle boards, Spanish Language School and a full Flying Trapeze and Circus Arts School - all in one fun place. We are have an organic farm that recycles, composts and grows part of the food we serve in our farm to table restaurant. Come on by and enjoy fun for the whole family! ... more   less 
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