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SurfBreak Cabarete
Ranked #1 of 29 Cabarete B&B and Inns
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Savannah, Georgia
1 review
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

I stayed at Surf break for a week.I enjoyed the location very much as it was away fro the hustle and bustle of the the town and so close to the surf beach:)The rooms are great and everything you really need is there and its great value for money.The garden is beautiful and the host Julius was very accommodating,friendly and gave great advice and tips of where and what to eat,go and see and also made my trip much more personal!I will defiantly return and I recommend everyone to visit.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

I have loved staying at Surfbreak for around 7 years now and from my recent visit it remains a place I would highly recommend to anyone. I've always appreciated the beautiful gardens and the use of the pool and so near to all the beaches and amenities of Cabarete and Sosua. It's not just for surfers - Playa Encuentro is a 5 minute walk away and perfect for that - you can also just relax, use the pool, sleep in a hammock, read, cook your own meals. The rooms are clean and comfortable and affordable and there is a good selection of space and size of accommodation. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Cabarete.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

I stayed at Surf Break for 4 days in April and it was an amazing experience. Julius is so very sweet, and gave us so many recommendations on places to go. I love how having him there made this experience so much more personal. The place is as pretty as it looks in those pictures. The lodge was especially great because you can just look out from the top levels and get an amazing view of Caberete. I will definitely recommend it to anyone visiting DR!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Travelller69, Owner at SurfBreak Cabarete, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
It was really nice having you here, but your stay was way too short. I hope you can make it back soon.
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Chelyabinsk, Russia
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

I spent 3 months in Surf Break Lodge with my boyfriend. Our stay was from the end of December till the end of March and we really enjoyed our time there and we have only positive impressions about our trip.

The rooms are very simple, but clean. We were staying in a studio and it worked out perfect for us. It had enough space for two people and everything that we needed for a long term stay. All kitchen supplies were provided too, so cooking inside was not a problem. For the price we paid for the room, it was a great deal.

The atmosphere at Surf break Lodge was great. The fact that the place is located outside the town was perfect, because the place is hidden from all the noise of the busy street, loud cars and motorbikes. So every day at Surf Break we were able to enjoy the sounds of nature and the sound of the ocean in the morning. Very peaceful and relaxing!

The location of the place couldn't be better, the main surf beach, Playa Encuentro, is within the walking distance. So if you are planning on surfing a lot and spending a lot of time at the surf beach, like me and my boyfriend did, Surf break Lodge is definitely the place to stay. If you need something in the town of Cabarete, or you’re planning on kite surfing in the afternoon in Cabarete kite beach – it’s only 5 min drive away. You can take a local bus there (which is a pretty interesting experience:) ) or a moto-taxi for very cheap. But since we were staying there for a while, me and my boyfriend rented a scooter in the town for the entire period of our stay for a very fair price, which was very convenient for moving around the area. If you want to rent a car, it’s also not a problem, there are plenty car rental offices in the town.

We loved our trip to the DR and loved our stay at the Lodge. If we visit the DR again, Surf Break Lodge will definitely be our choice again. Great value for the money you pay!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ocean City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

I am just getting back from a three month stay at Surfbreak Cabarete i spent with my girlfriend. I have nothing but positive things to say about the place. The atmosphere and location are fantastic. Everyday of the trip we woke up to the sound of birds in the morning in a completely natural environment surrounded by palm trees and flowers. Then we would go to playa encuentro which is only a 5 minutes walk away and surf all morning. Playa encuentro has surf breaks for all levels of surfers! This is perfect because my girlfriend could practice surfing at the easier waves while I surfed the advanced breaks only a 2 minute walk away.

In the afternoons we would learn to kite surf in the town of cabarete which is an easy 5 minute drive away. In between surfing and kitesurfing, we enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere of surfbreak and the great company of the dogs and other guests at the lodge.

We found it perfect to stay outside of the busy town of Cabarete and in the quiet neighborhood of Surfbreak Lodge with easy access to surfing and the beautiful beach.

As for the rooms, they are basic, but have everything you need. They are a great deal for the price and very clean.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

my boyfriend and i stayed with veronika for a week in september. we were looking for a low key place to stay and surf, away from the touristy part of cabarete, and we couldn't have been happier with surf break cabarete!

we stayed in one of the studios of the 'lodge' part of the property. the studio was chic, comfortable, spacious, and the property, green, luscious, peaceful - veronika's garden is absolutely gorgeous! coconuts, avocados, passion fruit, mangos, flowers all growing around the lovely pool, hammock, outdoor kitchen, and bbq hut. oh and the dogs are awesome, especially little gary!

with veronika's help, we got a really good deal on a scooter, which we took down to the beach at the crack of dawn every day (it's walking distance, but we wanted to save energy for longer sessions :) !). afterwards, we'd come back, crack open some fresh coconuts from veronika's garden, and chill by the pool (which felt like our own private pool), before taking the scooter to town (about 10-15 mins) for some good dominican food (i'd recommend the street where the hamburger place, los locos d'enfente, is - everything is super good and super cheap - rather than kite beach).

the best part of the trip was definitely veronika! she went out of her way to make us feel comfortable and make the most of our stay. i can't wait to go back and hang with her :)

[sorry for the belated review veronika, thank you for everything!!]

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Whistler, Canada
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

We stayed back in October 2013 and our focus was to surf and relax. You can do just that at Surf Break. Veronika is a lovely owner who has put a lot of work into these two heaven like properties. Beautiful lush green gardens, refreshing pools and simple and quaint rooms. We rented a moto, only recommended to those with actual experience driving them and in crazy traffic!! Not for beginners. It is easy to catch mototaxis and guaguas to and from Cabarete town. Usually allow yourself 30min, including 5 min walk to/from road and waiting for a ride-- part of the experience! Encuentro beach (for surfing, not kite) is a short, lovely 5 minute walk. All the basics are provided: kitchenettes, cozy rooms, lovely decor, showers, yes sometimes cold but in that humidity who wants a hot shower?! Mini fridge, outdoor deck seating, outdoors shower for after surfing. Everything we needed and the best part- the dogs!! We missed our dog back home so much that having Sunny, Lee and Garry greeting you when you came home was fabulous!

For us, it was the perfect spot.

If you are looking to be closer to Encuentro for the action, shopping and bars- stay in town. If you are an independent traveller, looking to be closer to the surf break and to relax- this place is for you. We felt like we were staying at a friends who gave us the key to her place, not a hotel, hostel or resort.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: SurfBreak Cabarete
Address: Camino Del Rancho 11 | Encuentro - Vista Del Caribe, Cabarete 57000, Dominican Republic (Formerly Surf Break Lodge)
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Cabarete
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Cabarete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — SurfBreak Cabarete 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surfbreak Cabarete Bed&Breakfast, a nature and adventure-inspired vacation property, is tucked into the tropical beauty of the Encuentro Beach surfing area, just 5 minutes by car from Cabarete and 15 minutes from Puerto Plata International Airport. Relax in the amazing tropical gardens surrounding the pools... do yoga in the fantastic yoga studio, cook your own meal in our communal kitchen, or take a short walk to the unspoiled Encuentro Beach for a surfing session or just for a walk. Accommodations on the two properties are roomy, rustically and artistically designed and each type offers a bathroom with shower, small fridge, large fan and maid service. Additional room options include Air Conditioning and a Kitchenette with cooking/eating utensils. The benefits of yoga on surfing are numerous and surfing is known to be great for the soul! Not every Yogi is a surfer, or vice versa, but what both share in common is a respect for the beauty and simplicity of nature... which you will find in abundance here. Surfbreak Cabarete hosts singles, couples, families and friends who want to enjoy this, each other and an array of adventure and sport activities Cabarete and the surrounding area has to offers. ... more   less 
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