Extreme is the PERFECT spot if you want to hang out and kite everyday! I wanted a cheap place to stay, no luxury, and I got what I wanted! The people are incredibly friendly and very outgoing. I was travelling by myself, and as soon as I moved into Extreme I met tons of great people and felt very welcome.
If your not into kiting, the other activities offered at Extreme seem to be of great quality and are very popular! The restaurant/bar is laid back and has great food and very friendly staff (though it is a bit pricey... $2.50 for a coffee seems to be a bit much for DR).
I had only one minor issue:
When I arrived Extreme hotel was overbooked and I was moved to Kite Beach Hotel (next door). Not the same vibe as Extreme. I didn't much care for Kite Beach Hotel. I expected the $135 I paid at Kitebeach to be deducted from the what I owed at Extreme. When I paid at Extreme, the $135 was deducted from what I owed... but then when I was checking out, I was informed it should not have been deducted, but split - $67.50 paid by me, $67.50 paid by Extreme. So, Extreme did not return my $50 deposit....
HOWEVER, the owner was great about the situation and paid for my cab ride to the airport - $35. Great service!
Overall, I had an awesome time at Extreme. The location is perfect and the people are incredible. I was sad to have to leave. I fully recommend Extreme if you are looking for a low-budget, non-luxury place to stay on Kite-beach/Cabarete!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Extreme Hotel Cabarete