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Ambar....Hobie Cats and Room Keys

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Ambar....Hobie Cats and Room Keys

1.) Wondering if one is able to take the Hobie Cats out solo? As apposed to have a staff member go out with you. We notice the answer to this question varies from resort to resort, country to country. How is it done at the Ambar?

2.) Room keys or pass cards?

Thanx

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1. Re: Ambar....Hobie Cats and Room Keys

At Ambar last spring we took out the Hobie Cats solo and had a blast; they didn't even ask if we knew how to sail.. There was a gentle off shore breeze which made for perfect sailing.

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What is a Hobie Cat? Is that the samething as a Sunfish Sailboat?

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Awesome. Hubby will be pleased. :0)

Thanx, StephenNYC

Edited: 11 October 2013, 20:41
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In regards to your second question. The doors are electronic and your given cards to enter your room. Once you enter your room on the wall there is a slot to place the card. You must put the card in there for your electricity and AC to run.

Many ask front desk for a 3rd card so they can leave it in the slot in the room so the AC is always running (Not really supposed to as the resort tries to save on power but everyone still does it). You might also notice that the room maids simply fold a cup coaster a certain way and stick it in the slot to get the power to work (sometimes they forget it in the slot which is a bonus so you don't have to ask for a 3rd card) also many cards in your wallet with a magnetic strip tend to work as well. I find casino vip cards to work great but still opt to just getting a 3rd room card.

AC in room will also turn off when you open patio door.

Safe Travels!

Edited: 11 October 2013, 20:57
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5. Re: Ambar....Hobie Cats and Room Keys

Stacey, they are small catamarans with a trampoline to sit on. Lot of fun and easy to sail

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Thistlegirl99,

We pick up a supply of the gift cards (blanks) from any gasoline station and use them as well in the card slot - work great as well and very handy.

When you get to the resort, the hobie cats are available to rent from the Watersports Centre on the left side of the beach, as you face the ocean - best to book one right away as they tend to get booked up rather quickly - one hour per person per day. They will ask you if you wish to take out additional damage insurance - if you do not wish to do so, they will provide you a waiver to sign - no ID is necessary, just provide your room number on the form for booking.

Lessons are also available - however are approx $75US for the lesson.

I like to book one for each day as soon as I arrive - if the winds or waves are too strong, they will not permit guests to go out - but just check each day - all life vests are provided at the Watersports Centre.

Have a wonderful vacation in Punta Cana.

John

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7. Re: Ambar....Hobie Cats and Room Keys

Staples rewards cards work in the A/C slot...

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8. Re: Ambar....Hobie Cats and Room Keys

Thanks, pointmmmb...these are different than what I thought. Can 2 people ride these together?

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9. Re: Ambar....Hobie Cats and Room Keys

Stacey yes 2 can ride it. They look like the picture on link below

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10. Re: Ambar....Hobie Cats and Room Keys

Thanks, will have to try these when we get there.