FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WINTER 2019 - CABARETE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:

Who is this retreat for?

You!  this retreat is for anybody who is intrigued by the idea of AN ALL-inclusive tropical vacation that doesn't leave you feeling like you ate and drank the hours away (although, yes, we will have access to a full bar, and will eat well!)  any background, any fitness level, any person is welcome!

Why Cabarete?  Why February?

the area that we will be visiting is an absolute paradise, especially this time of year!  in the dead of winter in the midwest, the weather in the dominican republic is perfect.  guaranteed fun in the sun!  this will be a great vacation away from the gloom of the midwest winter.  the retreat also happens to fall on the week of valentines day!  what better way to escape the valentine's day scene (if you're single) or get some quality time with your significant other (if you're not!)

Where exactly is Cabarete?

cabarete is in the puerto plata region, on the dominican republic's northern coast, close to other tourist destinations; sosúa and puerto plata!  located on the central atlantic Coast, our vacation property sits directly on a pristine private beach 5 minutes outside of cabarete for extra peace and serenity!

 

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How do we get there?

You can fly into san felipe de puerto plata (pop) international airport or Cibao (STI) international airport. Most carriers have flights from major US hubs (Houston, Atlanta, Miami, New York, newark) throughout the year. try to schedule your flight to arrive at (pop) between 12 and 3:00pm on saturday, february 9th, because i've scheduled an airport shuttle pickup for 3:30pm to bring us straight from (pop) to the villa! 

if you prefer, you can fly into santiago de los caballeros (STI) and take your own taxi to the villa instead.

Do we need to rent a car?

no!  shuttle service has been arranged to pick us up from san felipe de puerto plata internation airport around 3:00pm on Saturday, feb 9th!  if this time frame doesn't work for you, you can rent a car, or i'd be happy to help arrange separate transportation for you! 

 

What should I bring with me?

regular vacation stuff.  i'll take care of the rest!  examples:  Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug spray, a beach towel, refillable water bottle, flip flops and at least 1 pair of closed toeD shoes (sneakers are fine.)  i will also send out a more specific packing list, closer to the date of the retreat!

 

What are the accommodations like?

our property has several room types, all of which were updated in 2017.  modern luxury at its finest!  most of the rooms have a single king sized bed - perfect if you're travelling alone or with a bestie!  all rooms have private bathrooms with brand new fixtures, air conditioning, gorgeous ocean or garden views, steps from the soft sand of our private beach!  luxe pool & hot tub, cabanas, hammocks, outdoor showers, lush gardens, tons of green space, soft white sand, private chef, full bar, full service, perfection!

Is the tap water safe to drink?

Yes, the water comes from the resort's own private well on the property and is totally safe to drink, even from your room's faucet!

Will there be internet access available?

Yes, there is WiFi access throughout the property.

Why are we going in the winter?

High Season (November - April), also known as the “dry” season is the more popular time of the year in the dominican republic because there is no rain. you basically have guaranteed sunshine all day everyday! this will be a nice break from the midwest winter!  There are far fewer bugs and critters this time of year, too.  the wind picks up in the afternoon, which keeps us nice and cool when the sun is high!