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Sammy's Aloha Watersports - 3rd Annual Kiteboarding Camp, 2018 - Cabarete, Dominican Republic

February 02, 2018

Aloha! We are pleased to invite you to be a part of the Sammy’s Aloha Watersports third annual kiteboarding camp, 2018. Our kiteboarding camp will take place in the beautiful (warm and windy) kiteboarding mecca of Cabarete, Dominican Republic.

We are offering a limited number of spots for our best clients to participate in this awesome adventure. This is your chance to up your kiteboarding skills to a level you never thought possible.

Dates: Saturday, July 7 – Saturday, July 14, 2018

Fee: Early bird (to 2/28/18): $1,000 for 5 days of intensive lessons, plus 1 fun excursion day and many great memories!

Regular rate (after 2/28/18): $1,200

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What’s Included:

  • 5 morning surf lessons at Encuentro Beach
  • 5 afternoon kiteboarding lessons at Kite Beach
  • Round trip transportation from Puerto Plata Airport to Cabarete town
  • 1 fun group adventure activity day
  • Welcome drinks on first night
  • Traditional Dominican dinner on last night
  • Plenty of recommendations for dining, nightlife, and local experiences

**Extra guests in your party who wish to tag along without the surf/kiteboarding lessons may participate for just $200/per person (includes airport transit, adventure activity day, welcome drinks, and Dominican dinner)

Flight and Accommodations:

You will book your own airfare and accommodations separately; however, we have already researched the best options for you!

FLIGHT RECOMMENDATION:

Airport: Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperon Airport (POP), which is just 25 minutes from Cabarete center.

Airlines: American, United, JetBlue, and Air Canada are the primary airlines flying into POP.

Dates: Recommended - Arrive on Saturday, 7/7 and depart on Saturday, 7/14 (however you are of course welcome to extend your stay beyond the camp’s dates).

ACCOMMODATIONS RECOMMENDATION:

Millennium Resort & Spa: We highly recommend you stay at the Millennium Hotel, which is a beautiful beachfront property right at the kiting spot! Click here to see: Millennium Resort & Spa - Expedia.

Ocean Dream: While this property is not a full-service hotel, it offers lovely upscale condominium rentals from studios to 4-bedroom apartments and has good 7-day rental rates. It’s also next door to Millennium. Click here to see: Ocean Dream Cabarete.

An alternative – Viva Wyndham Tangerine: If you prefer an all-inclusive hotel you can consider Viva Tangerine. While the property is not as modern as the Millennium, it is nearby and might be more economical overall if you are on a budget. Click here to see: Viva Wyndham Tangerine - Expedia

*Hint: for either option, try booking flight and hotel together for extra savings.

Basic Itinerary:

Saturday, 7/7 Campers arrive! Orientation Meeting & Welcome Drink

Sunday, 7/8 AM Surfing, PM Kiting

Monday, 7/9 AM Surfing, PM Kiting

Tuesday, 7/10 Day off – Group Adventure

Wednesday, 7/11 AM Surfing, PM Kiting

Thursday, 7/12 AM Surfing, PM Kiting

Friday, 7/13 AM Surfing, PM Kiting & Farewell Dominican Dinner

Saturday, 7/14 Campers depart

Details:

ABOUT THE LESSONS:

  • Equipment: All equipment will be provided as necessary, but you are of course welcome to bring your own gear (e.g. kites, boards, harnesses) if you have it.
  • Instruction: In addition to working with Sammy, you’ll have the pleasure of learning from other local watersports experts who we have hand-picked for the camp. We will keep a very low student-to-instructor ratio (at least 2:1, and sometimes 1:1 for your kiting lessons) to ensure you have a fabulous experience.
  • Surfing Lessons: To maximize your time in the water, we’ll take you surfing as well! Campers will have the opportunity to surf in the morning, before the winds pick up. Surfing happens at Encuentro Beach, which is a 10-minute ride from central Cabarete (transport provided).
  • Kiteboarding Lessons: Kiteboarding lessons will happen in the afternoon, when the winds blow. Campers will get be able to kite for 3 hours or more per day, and will be broken into groups by skill level.

 

DINING RECOMMENDATIONS:

Cabarete has some amazing eats – both local and international. 

Prior to the start of the trip, we’ll put together an optional dinner schedule, for those that want to enjoy dinners together (most places are right on the beach, so you can dine barefoot in the sand!). You are totally welcome to do your own thing, or you can join us each night at a different local restaurant (yes, we know all the best spots!). We’ll also provide you a guide of recommendations for breakfast and lunch spots so you’ll always be eating well.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

In the rare event that wind conditions are too light for kiteboarding, we will fill up your week with plenty of other fun activities. Or, if you need a break from watersports one day and would like to try one of these out on your own, we’ll point you in the right direction!

  • Hike the caves at El Choco National Park
  • Swim in crystal waters and eat fresh fish beachside at Playa Grande
  • Ride horses along Cabarete’s beaches
  • Cascade down 27 waterfalls at Damajagua
  • Visit local educational non-profits and get a taste for Dominican life sample local rum and beer, and try your hand at dominoes
  • Find your groove learning Merengue and Bachata, the country’s national dances
  • Tour a Cacao farm with the Cabarete Coffee Company
  • Enjoy a downhill bike ride with Iguana Mama Tours, or rent a mountain bike on your own
  • Explore cultural sites in the coastal city of Puerto Plata
  • Get an awesome massage or mani/pedi at rock bottom prices
  • Wander around Cabarete town and check out all of its shopping options
  • Relax at the pool or on the beach and do nothing, with a drink in hand
  • Photo courtesy Iguana Mama

We look forward to having you join us on this unique and memorable adventure, and can’t wait to see your kiteboarding skills soar! Feel free to contact us with any questions, and please confirm your seat as soon as possible, as spots will fill up fast. Reserve My Spot!

Spots are available on a first-come, first served basis. To reserve your spot(s), please send in a $300 non-refundable deposit (which goes towards your camp fee). Full payment due by May 1, 2018.

Payment should be made by check, payable to “Samuel Perez Hults” and mailed to us at:

Sammy’s Aloha Watersports

1293 Onioni St.

Kailua HI 96734


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