Kite Club Cabarete
Kite Club Cabarete
4.5
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
About
Kite Club Cabarete is the home of kiteboarding in Cabarete. We offer Beginner Lessons, 1 week Intensive Clinics and IKO Instructor Courses at any level. We pride ourselves on our reputation as the most professional Kiteschool in Cabarete while maintaining an open and friendly atmosphere. The Kite Club Team is led by Cabarete veteran and IKO Training Master Jon Dodds, bringing years of experience to the hand picked Instructor team.
Cabarete, Dominican Republic

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Escape97726
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We are a family of 5 and have spent 2 amazing weeks in April with the team at Kite Club and loved it. Great vibes, people and atmosphere. The Kite Club team is welcoming, friendly, well organized and always ready to help. The equipment is top-notch and the kite experience awesome. There is a bit of everything, easy for starters, flat water for speed, small and larger waves for surfing or down-winders, it is very much kite “a-la-carte” all in the same place. We tried many places around the world but Cabarete Kite Club remains our prime choice, it was our third time there and will definitely come back. You will be kiting with pro-kiters and will make friends with like-minded people in an exclusive place. Life is good at Cabarete Kite Club.
Written April 21, 2024
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juliettemasson
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Amazing kite club - Lovely people, great food, and the best vibes.
Everyone is helpful, bringing back my board when I would lose it, launching and landing my kite... Definitely my favourite kite spot yet!!
Written April 18, 2024
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charlie c
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
kite club is our go to spot on cabarete beach, the staff are friendly, the kite instructors are talented and helpful, kite caddies are very helpful when it comes to setting up or taking down you kite, food is delicious, strong wifi, and the overall vibes are just incredible. whether you kite or not kite club is the perfect spot to grab drinks and food
Written January 29, 2024
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Robinson
Grand Manan, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Kite club is the place to be on kite beach! Great food, good atmosphere and friendly staff. The whole place has been redone in the last couple years and it looks awesome inside. It’s my go to spot on kite beach
Written January 17, 2024
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cs
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Excellent food, vibes, and people. From the kite lockers to the restaurant to the parties, Kite Club gets it right. I love this place!
Written December 30, 2023
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TheWealthyHobo
Providenciales138 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
Terrible service. Owner is a nasty piece of work. Okay, bartender is cool. Place is great location. Empty parties. Stupid prices. And, should I say it again, terrible management.
Written October 28, 2023
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Ryan K
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Kite lessons were exceptional, definitely pricey for the area but the instructor was very knowledgeable and attentive. He even gave me some tips while I was under supervision (not by him) because he happened to see me out there doing stuff.

The standard bottled water at the bar cost about 2-3x as much as anywhere else I went to in Cabarete. I recommend bringing your own, or going to one of the bars next door or the market across the street where you will spend a lot less. The food was good, (except for the fish tacos), but again also quite pricey even compared to other resorts in the area. It's definitely a matter of paying for the convenience of not walking somewhere else when you're tired from kiting.

That being said, the ambiance was very nice, and I met kiters from all over the world hanging out there, which I don't know that I would have done hanging out at the other places.

If I had my own kite, I would probably pay the weekly membership to get a locker and access to the kite valet service. It seemed pretty reasonably priced.

I would advise that if you get the 1 week beginner package, you actually spread it over slightly longer and put in some rest days. I ended up skipping my last supervised session because I was exhausted- and I'm someone that regularly does wakeboarding and other water sports. Kiting isn't particularly exhausting itself, but the learning process can be, especially if the waves are higher.

If you want to follow the training program online, you'll need to actively request the days you want supervision to practice instead of training. I spent at least a full day of my "instruction" really just practicing, and I think I would have gotten more out of it if I had followed the online guide instead.

Overall, I'd say that the venue is great, worth it if you want to spend a little more to enjoy some extra luxuries or if you're a serious kiter with your own kit, but I do think both the food and the kiting lessons were some of the most expensive in town- so I'd probably have opted for a different choice and saved a few hundred dollars.
Written June 18, 2023
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Tom
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Good spot for relaxing, having an meal and kiting. Unfortunately some of their staff are dishonest. Bacho from the kite school took $40 to buy valves and parts to repair my kite. After we jointly decided not to go ahead with the repairs (very old kite) he has continuously said that he will give my money back, but after 10 days of trying to find him it is clear that he has stolen the money. Beware of the kite repair con.
Written April 17, 2023
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AmySMauiKiter
Maui, HI3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Best Kite Foiling lessons in Cabarete!

In 4 days of 1 hour beginning foil lessons each, we were taking controlled 5-10 second micro-flights on the foil!

The KiteClub provided us with a “special-for beginners” kite foil (a short 13 inch mast, large slower to lift blades, wider short low volume board with 1 front footstrap) AND an excellent instructor Axel who could coach us using the new high-tech Milo radio sets.

Day One was water-starting in both directions,
Day Two was learning to taxi—riding the foil board on the water not lifting onto the foil,
Day Three was taking micro-flights (5-10 seconds up on the foil and then coming down), Day Four was trying to achieve the same progress on our weaker side.

The short 13 inch mast prevented the all-too-common cuts, bruises and ankle twists that foil beginners (even though advanced kiteboarders/kitesurfers) experience when they try to learn on their own and crash during the “bronco phase” with a friend’s long mast or quick-to-fly race board.

Thanks to Doug and Cameron, co-owners of the KiteClub for a wonderful kiting experience—completely renovated oceanfront restaurant-bar, excellent new rental gear included with lessons, well-equipped shop, showers, bathrooms, kite lockers, IKO instructors, friendly and helpful kite assistants and caddies.

A shout out to Lulu, who managed the rental gear checkout so quickly and efficiently always with a smile. Also Roberto at the shop who answered all of our pre-trip questions during our long-distance phone, whatsapp and email communications.
Written April 13, 2023
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Portlandmarkd
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We spent 675 for 10 hours of lesions for my son. He had a 2 hour lesson first day then got sick and couldn’t go for 2 days then the wind died. No refund policy. They have 475 dollars of ours. Spoke with the owner - no flexibility.
Written March 24, 2023
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