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“Surfing? Hooked is your place!”
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Hooked Cabarete
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in Cabarete
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“Surfing? Hooked is your place!”
Reviewed November 13, 2009

5 min walk from Encuentro beach – the beach reserved for surfers. You could also walk along the beach (part of the walk is off the strip) to Kite beach.
Not in the city center but with a caro publico or motokoncho, you are just 10 minutes away. The good side – super quiet and relaxing. The apartments are very spacious with a kitchen, private shower and WC and a small patio. You can request a hammock, paid for extra. Super clean, new linens + cleaning daily; swimming pool; internet and two very cute and friendly Rottweiler’s! I recommend 2 thumbs up!

Stayed November 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 14, 2009

After reading the reviews on the Hooked Cabarete website and in the Lonely Planet we booked our stay and spend 2 weeks at Hooked Cabarete. We had a blast!

The information we received from Florian was very helpful. He arranged our surf courses and took us to some nice places for dinner. The waterfall trip Hooked organized was awesome too.
The rooms are bigger than we expected and clean. Cleaning was everyday except for Sundays. The private terrace in front of every apartment was the perfect place to hang out and chill in the hammock.

We did meet a lot of people from all over the world which was very cool. The surfbeach Encuentro was practically in the Hooked frond yard so we spend a lot of time in the water surfing with the other quests.

We will be back next year for sure and want to thank Hooked for a very very pleasant stay.
Yes, I would recommend this great place to all my friends and I already did. I also recommend to take a scooter with your stay to go to town easily. It gave us the change to explore the surroundings and experience the DR even more. The scooter is great!
I miss the dogs :-)

Thanks Hooked Cabarete and see you guys next year.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 28, 2008

After hearing positive things from friends and reading the reviews on the website, we stayed at Hooked Cabarete last February and had a great time. The owners Ybo and Chantal are so nice and they have two wonderful dogs too.
They gave us lot's of suggestions of nice things to do and we went on a couple of great trips off the beaten path.
Also together with a group of people staying at Hooked we went to an indian restaurant in the mountains. Great food and very relaxed atmosphere.
Furthermore, Ybo went on a couple of downwinders with us. fantastic waveriding from a river all the way to Encuentro where Hooked is located. This is also the main surfspot of Cabarete.
The combination of the quiet homebase at Hooked and and the option of going to all the bars and restaurants in the center was perfect.

We had the best vacation of our lives and definitely be back next year.

I can only Highly recommend Hooked Cabarete.
Thanks to Ybo and Chantal and to Bill and Sita of course ;-)

Mirjam and Michel

Stayed February 2008
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Property: Hooked Cabarete
Address: Calle Los Cocos 120/121, Cabarete 57000, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Cabarete
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in Cabarete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hooked Cabarete 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hooked Cabarete is the accommodation located closest (500m) from the world-class surf spot called Playa Encuentro in Cabarete. Our guests are active people who "hate" big All Inclusive resorts. We cater to wave surfers, kiters, wind surfers, divers, hikers, mountain bikers, yoga enthusiasts, Spanish learners etc Our studio apartments are located around a pool in a tropical garden. Our place is very quiet, safe and clean. We drinkable water from every tap and 24/7 electricity and security. The owners Jeannette and Walter Derungs are Swiss who have lived mostly in the USA before settling in the DR. Our goal is to make sure our guests go home with happy memories of an active yet relaxing vacation ... more   less 
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