Agualina Kite Resort, Cabarete
For the most part, Cabarete in the Dominican Republic is comprised of Cabarete Beach and Kite Beach. Whereas Cabarete Beach is the happening hot spot of beachfront bars and restaurants, Kite Beach is about a mile to the west and is more laidback than it’s neighbor. Also, as the name implies, it’s where many of the visiting Cabarete kitesurfers come to surf and play.
If you’re a visiting kitesurfer looking for accommodations along the oceanfront strip of Kite Beach, Agualina Kite Resort is a small hotel which is located right on the water. The photo above was literally taken while standing in my room, and there is a kitesurfing school directly on the premises that offers gear, lessons, and rentals. In the morning, before the wind is up, you can also surf or standup paddle on the reef which is just offshore, and when you’re done with your session you can kick back with a drink at the on-premises Vaca Bar.