Vela offers a variety of fantastic options for you to choose from. Plan your vacation with the peace of mind that you will be situated in great accommodations which also happen to be conveniently located within a few minutes walk to the Vela Cabarete Windsurf Center. From affordable 1BR oceanfront apartments to amazing and beautiful 3BR condos with private roof-top access, we can do it all.
The El Magnifico Hotel is an architectural delight. This custom built facility is truly a work of art. Every room is tastefully decorated in its own unique style. Manager and Host, Gerard Herbert, will welcome you with open arms and pamper you with his hospitality and class: you won't want to leave! The El Magnifico is located on the beach at the east end of Cabarete Bay, about a ten minute walk along the beach from the Vela center. You will find the El Magnifico to be charming, quiet, and very comfortable. Many feel that the El Magnifico is the best hotel in town. It's the most popular Vela property amongst return guest. With a beautiful pool, manicured landscape, and elegantly quaint bar it speaks for itself.
Located on ocean front property in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, El Magnifico is the perfect spot to enjoy your holiday. The amazing climate hosts brilliant sunshine, ocean breezes and warm ocean waters all year round. You will find the El Magnifico to be charming, quiet, and very comfortable. Many feel that the El Magnifico is the best hotel in town. It's the most popular Vela property amongst return guest. With a beautiful pool, manicured landscape, and elegantly quaint bar it speaks for itself.
Whether you're on your own, with a group of friends, or have a family with children, our uniquely designed condominiums & apartments will provide you with everything you need for your stay. All units have Caribbean décor, air-conditioning, kitchen facilities (except Standard Room), and a terrace or balcony to take in the beautiful views. When not admiring the ocean view, you'll enjoy the tranquil setting of our swimming pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens. It's the small details that have been taken care of. We offer free WiFi access throughout the property, cell phone rentals, and an experienced staff to help you with restaurant recommendations, activity organization, nanny services, etc.
The property is comprised of 6 separate buildings, each with three floors and a variety of room options ranging from a simple Standard room for two or a 3-Bedroom Penthouse with access to a private roof-top terrace. Most rooms (either From Studios to Suites to Apartments) come with 1 Queen size bed, while each Studio and includes a pull-out sofa-bed. Below are links to some great Virtual Tours as well as details about each of the beautiful buildings:
Building 1 - Caribbean Classic Design:
This building is closest to the ocean and decorated in a Caribbean Classic design. Made up of three levels housing two Junior Suite / Studio units on the ground floor plus two Suite Deluxe units on the second floor, each with complete kitchen and en-suite bathroom. Ideal for couples, couples with small children. On the top floor there is a large 2-Bedroom Penthouse apartment (the only unit with a King bed in the master bedroom) that is particularly suited for couples sharing or families. Apartment features complete kitchen, 3 bathrooms, living room and patios/balconies. Maximum Occupancy 2 adults + 3rd child under 15 (Studio & Suite Deluxe) and 4 (2-Bedroom Penthouse).
Building 2 - Caribbean Art Design:
This building is located in the middle of the property and decorated in Caribbean Art Design. Made up of three levels housing two Studios on the ground floor each with complete kitchen and en-suite bathroom. Truly unique bi-level 2-Bedroom Penthouse apartment on the second and third floor, the only apartment with a pull-out sofa-bed in the living room. Apartment features complete kitchen and large living room with full bathroom on the first floor, both bedrooms with en-suite bathroom on the second floor, and patios/balconies throughout. NOTE: IN 2-BEDROOM UNIT THERE IS ONLY A/C IN THE BEDROOMS, NOT THROUGHOUT THE UNIT. But with an open floor-plan, lots of screened-windows, plus stone walls and floor, the unit remains quite comfortable. Maximum Occupancy 2 or 3rd child under 15 (Studio & Suite Deluxe) and 5 (2-Bedroom Penthouse).
Building 3 - Art Deco Design:
This Building is located on the southern edge of the property nestled into the gardens and the furthest from the beach, still only a short minute walk through the beautiful paths that weave around the other buildings. There are three 2-Bedroom apartments, all uniquely decorated in a beautiful Art Deco Design and their spaciousness makes them particularly suited for friends, couples sharing and families. All units feature complete kitchen (except Standard Room), en-suite bathroom in each bedroom plus additional full bathroom, large living room and patios/balconies. Maximum Occupancy 4.
Buildings 4 & 5 - Contemporary Design:
These two uniquely designed buildings, available for rent since the fall of 2002 are made up of three levels of 2-Bedroom units, including the Presidential Penthouse on the top floor. All units feature complete kitchen (except Standard Room), 3 bathrooms, living room and patios/balconies. Ground and second floor units can be divided to create a Standard room and a 1-Bedroom Royal Suite. Each top floor unit is home to the fantastic 2-Bedroom Presidential Penthouse, with high vaulted ceilings and stairs leading to Mezzanine sofa lounge area and access to the private roof-top terrace that has incredible views plus outdoor shower. Maximum Occupancy 2 adults (Standard), 2 adults + 3rd child (1-Bedroom Royal Suite) and 4 (2-Bedroom Apartments).
Building 6 – Modern Design:
This is the latest incarnations at El Magnifico. Uniquely designed, available for rental since Summer 2007. Made up of three levels with a possible 5 rental units. On the second floor there are two Standard rooms with en-suite bath, private entrance, and mini-fridge plus balcony. Also on the second floor is a 1-Bedroom Superior Suite with complete modern kitchen, en-suite bath, living room with additional full bathroom, and large balcony. Combine this with one or both of the Standard rooms to create a 2-Bedroom or 3-Bedroom Superior Suite. On the top floor is the highly popular and much-waitlisted 2-Bedroom Superior Penthouse with high vaulted ceilings and stairs leading to Mezzanine sofa lounge area and access to the private roof-top terrace that has incredible views plus outdoor shower. Maximum Occupancy 2 adults (Standard), 2 adults + 3rd child (1-Bedroom Superior Suite), 4 (2-Bedroom Superior Suite & Penthouse), and 6 (3-Bedroom Superior Suite).
You want balconies? Many of the 2-Bedroom apartments have severeral: Building 1 has 4 of them, Building 2 has 5, while Building 4 and 5 offer 2 or 3 balconies. The others? Building 3 and Building 6 each offer a huge 100 sq ft balcony off off the living room, with ocean views from the second and third floor unit.
Need another balcony? Reserve a Presidential (Building 4 and 5) or Superior Penthouse (Building 6) and you will have access to a private rooftop terrace with lounge chairs and great views. There is even a walled open-ceiling shower so you can get cleaned up while star-gazing!
Although the beach directly in front of the property is beautiful, it is not ideal for swimming due to rocks, reef, shorebreak.
KiteRs who bring their own gear can launch from the beach upwind of El Magnifico and kite away from the crowds at Kitebeach and /or make a great starting point for a downwinder each day. WARNING: ROCKS, REEF, AND GUSTY WINDS AT LAUNCH MAKE THIS A TRULY EXPERT-ONLY SITE.
An absolute favorite since opening-day back in 2002 and recently named one of "Caribbean Travel & Life" magazine's Top-25 list, the Velero Beach Resort truly aspires to impress and always delivers on its promise. Starting off with a beautiful location on the eastern point of Cabarete Bay and several hundred yards from the main road that runs through town, there is a peaceful and beautiful atmosphere developed here that guests take notice of immediately. Situated on a 4,000 square meter parcel of land, priority was given to gardens and beauty, the resort was designed to incorporate only 15% of construction, 85% of tropical luxurious vegetation and 100% of ocean view.
The Velero Beach Resort provides its guests with spacious comfortable rooms and suites to fulfill the expectations of a new generation of travelers, more demanding for its comfort, privacy and services. Offering a wide array of specialty services and facilities to help make your vacation is truly extraordinary, the Velero Beach Resort offers a unique and spectacular setting, personalized services and an individualized atmosphere attuned to your needs.
Services include resort concierge, conference room, business center with free use of MS-Windows computers, copier and fax services, fitness center, maid service twice-daily including night-time turn-down service, laundry, gourmet gift shop, private infinity pool with lounge chairs and pool towels, plus expansive lawn with tree-lined bluff giving way to views of the sailing area from hammocks and outdoor 4-post King daybeds. All rooms wired with high-speed internet access, and conveniently located within walking distance to the shops and restaurants of downtown Cabarete.
Ground floor or second floor rooms feature 1 Queen bed and 1 Double bed, A/C, satellite TV, room-safe, phone, internet ready, mini-fridge, and private balcony or patio. Most importantly, like everything else at Velero Beach Resort, you have an amazing view of the ocean. Maximum Occupancy 3.
A favorite of those here on a romantic weekend getaway. Space just for the two of you, with 1 King bed, but with all of the luxury appointments you could want. These are now located on every floor of the hotel providing you with romantic sweeping vistas of the ocean, beach and gardens. Each has en-suite bathroom w/shower. Maximum Occupancy 2.
Scattered throughout the property are some of the most perfect beach-front rooms, our Junior Suites. These romantic getaway destinations provide everything you need for a day, a weekend or even longer. Located on the ground floor and second floor, these elegant suites are equipped with a full kitchen, fully equipped. Maximum Occupancy 2.
2-Bedroom Superior Suite:
Combine a Standard Room with a Junior Suite and you have a 2-Bedroom suite. Maximum Occupancy 5.
2-Bedroom Deluxe Suite:
All located on the top floor of the resort with sweeping views of the ocean, beach and manicured gardens, each penthouse-style 2-Bedroom Deluxe Suite has 1 King bed and 2 Queen beds, both with en-suite bathrooms, penthouse-style suites. For those with the flair for cooking, you will love the spacious gourmet kitchen. All appliances are top of the line and carefully maintained so you enjoy the kitchen as much as you want. Others can sit on the adjoining serving bar to chat while you slave over the stove. Maximum Occupancy 4.
Need more room? Add a Deluxe Room with adjoining door and you have a 2,100 sq ft 3-Bedroom complex that all your friends will be jealous of when you show them your pictures after the trip! Maximum Occupancy 7..
If you are seeking the perfect vacation destination for a Caribbean island wedding, family reunion, corporate retreat, romantic weekend getaway or just a place for the evening, Velero Beach Resort is the location in Cabarete for you.
Since you don't have a kitchen to cook for yourself, all reservations in the Standard and Deluxe room options includes free breakfast daily.
On-Site Beach Club bar open daily from 8am -10pm serves a broad selection of local and imported beers, wines, champagne, tropical drinks and premium liquors. During high season there are specials such as Lobster Night or BBQ Night for our guests. With ample seating for 50-60 people, the Velero Beach Club is never too crowded for our guests and can be perfect for a destination-wedding.
At the Agualina Kite Resort all the pieces are put together together to create the ultimate kitesurfing or windsurfing vacation in luxury rooms, studios or apartments. The oceanfront 4-star hotel is located on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, right in the heart of Cabarete's Kitebeach. Alongside the Dare2fly kitesurfing school. The center of Cabarete town is only 5 minutes by "guagua" or "motor taxi" or if you like a 20 minute beautiful beach walk.
Cabarete's Kitebeach is one of the best places in the world for year round kiteboarding. Kite all day, watch the wind and Kitebeach from your bed or balcony and decide whether to launch your kite or spend a bit more time in your cozy apartment. Free high speed Internet access with your laptop from all rooms or even better, lay at the pool in your beach chair and use the wireless access. Perfectly suited for family vacations. Children can splash in the pool or built beautiful sand castles. Lockers included at the on-site Dare2Fly Cabarete center to store your gear.
A full list of services includes: Oceanfront restaurant serving breakfast and lunch, outdoor swimming pool with beach chairs, free beach towels available, free lockers for private kite gear storage at Dare2Fly kiteboarding school, free use of computer with high speed internet access in the lobby, massage therapist with office on resort premises, private Yoga and Pilates lessons available, parking lot, reception desk, foreign currency exchange, hotel room delivery service from supermarket, laundry service, babysitting service, cribs, 24 hour security service, and a Multilingual staff.
Options range from Standard Room to a 3BR Penthouse with everything in-between. All 22 accommodations are equipped with the following amenities: Tastefully decorated high quality furniture, private entrance, balcony or terrace, breathtaking ocean views from every room, complete kitchen or kitchenette (except Standard Rooms), A/C, telephone with integrated answering machine and wake up call function, cable TV, desk with high speed internet access, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, mini-fridge, in room safe.
Situated on either the second or third floor and come with either 1 King bed or 2 Queen beds. Maximum Occupancy 2 (with 1 King bed) or 4 (with 2 Queen beds).
Situated on the ground floor and come with either 1 King bed or 2 Queen beds. Maximum Occupancy 2 (with 1 King bed) or 4 (with 2 Queen beds). Adjoining units can be made available are available upon request.
Located on the second floor and come with 1 King bed or 2 Queen beds plus kitchenette and fantastic ocean views from your private balcony. Maximum Occupancy 4.
Located on the second and third floor and equipped with the following 2 bedrooms with 2 Queen beds, or 1 bedroom with 2 Queen beds and 1 bedroom with 1 King bed, each bedroom with adjoining bathrooms with hair dryers, complete kitchen, 2 desks with high speed internet access, telephone, comfortable sofa and coffee table, 2 cable TVs, in-room safe in each bedroom, plus 2 balconies with incredible views of the ocean, the pool and Kitebeach. Maximum Occupancy 4.
Also located on the second and third floor these units have all the same features of the 2BR Suite PLUS 2 dining tables for 4 people. Maximum Occupancy 4.
This beautiful unit is set on the third floor and has 1 bedroom with 1 King size bed, 1 bedroom with 2 Queen beds, refrigerator, TV and balcony with incredible view of the ocean, pool and Kitebeach, en-suite bath with hairdryer in both rooms, large kitchen with dining bar, stove and dishwasher, dining table for 6 people, spacious, comfortable living room, large living room balcony with breathtaking view, A/C and fans in all the rooms, each bedroom has a desk with high speed internet access, in-room telephone, big screen cable television with remote control, plus in-room safe. Maximum Occupancy 4. (Optional adjoining Standard room to create 3BR Penthouse.)
Maximum Occupancy 6.
"CKC" is the specialized kiteboarding shop with Cabrinha & Airush gear, O'Neill, Dakine, Roxi and other selected brands, located on-site at the Agualina.
Weddings: Let the wedding planner at the Agualina coordinate your dream wedding.
Introducing the newly completed Beach Palace Cabarete, located as close to Vela as you are ever going to find. A property with it's own Mission Statement says it all: "The task of Beach Palace Cabarete is to create surroundings that cure away the frenetic rhythm of daily life..." Located on the beachfront a short hop upwind from Vela Cabarete are a host of privately-owned luxury condos designed in a Cosmopolitan style with Caribbean tradition. Each unit is individually decorated by the owner and we have selected the finest units to offer. Whatever your desires, Beach Palace is the ultimate location to truly experience Luxurious Beach Living.
Each spacious luxury apartment comes fully furnished with lots of extras you would expect from a luxury property. A reserved parking space in the underground parking lot is a unique find in Cabarete, though you may not really need to drive anywhere as everything is in walking distance. Three elevators, each servicing only two units on each floor. 24 hour security and electricity are provided on the property as well.
Although neighbors, no two units look exactly alike as the decoration reflects the style of the individual owner, your choice to stay here will be rewarded. Each 3BR unit can be rented in full, or you can lock-off one or both spare bedrooms, providing the flexibility to reserve a 1BR or 2BR unit instead, depending on your needs. The master bedrooms have ocean view with 1 King bed and walk-in closet leading to the spacious en-suite master bathroom with bathtub and shower. Each of the additional guest-rooms come with1 Queen bed each and both of them have their own en-suite bath with shower.
If you were any closer to Vela you would be sleeping in the sail racks!
Although this property does not have a pool, the beachfront area directly in front of the property is great for swimming as there is generally much less shore-break on the up-wind stretch of beach inside the shelter of Cabarete Bay.
Beautiful beach-side condos smack dab in the middle of the windsurfing beach! The Palm Beach Condos has been a longtime favorite when searching for a beach-front accommodation in the heart of downtown Cabarete. Located just a few doors down from the Vela center, these gorgeous 2-Bedroom condos are perfect for families or groups of three or more. Ideal family setting for kids with gentle beach on the bay and pool. Nanny and Dominican cook services available.
Private and intimate setting with magnificent gardens, a great beach section with swaying palms and wind protection, plus swimming pool, spacious lawn areas, and gentle sloping beach. Free high speed Internet in all units, guest internet computer, complimentary bottled water and Katadyn filter, on-site Front Desk / Reception with concierge services, daily housekeeping, telephone in rooms, cable TV with International and local channels, plus complimentary beach lounges and beach towels. Optional services for an additional fee include, extra beds, child care with experienced and trusted local nannies, private cooks to prepare any or all meals, and laundry service. Plus, with 24-hour security of the property, 2 back-up generators, and their own well with carbon water filter, Palm Beach Condos is a mini-community within Cabarete. Come and see for yourself!
Each condo features spacious floor-plan with 1 King or Queen in the master bedroom plus and 2 Single beds in the other. All have fully equipped kitchens, secluded patios, with ocean views, swimming pool and lush tropical gardens...and its all right in the heart of the beach action.
Guest House Studios:
With about 330 sq ft of living space, each of the 4 completely air-conditioned Studios offers a great way for a couple, two friends, or a single to stay as near to the Vela center as possible Bedding either 1 King or 2 Single beds, kitchenette, balcony with partial oceanview through the landscaped garden ... and palm trees of course. Maximum Occupancy 2.
Located in the middle of the property. each apartment has two air-conditioned bedrooms, one with 1 King or 1 Queen bed and the other with 2 Single beds, both with en-suite bathroom, plus large a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, and private patio with partial-oceanview. Extra beds available for a fee. Maximum Occupancy 6.
Same as the Standard units, yet located up front and right off the beach, each apartment has two air-conditioned bedrooms, one with 1 King or 1 Queen bed and the other with 2 Single beds, both with en-suite bathroom, plus large a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, and private patio with ocean view. Extra beds available for a fee. Maximum Occupancy 6.
2-Bedroom Deluxe / Penthouse:
Located on the the top floor of each three-story building, with full ocean and beach views, these are larger apartments with over 1,400 sq ft of space room to make your vacation-time all the more comfortable. Extra beds available for a fee. Maximum Occupancy 6.
They have a great listing of experienced and trusted local nannies to provide child care services so you can sail together or go out to dinner, alone!
Walk to everything - amazing restaurants, the Vela Cabarete Windsurf Center, and lively nightlife.
24-hour security of the property, 2 back-up generators, and their own well with carbon water filter, all they need is a farm and you've got a safe and self-sustaining mini-community, on the beach.
The "apart-hotel" La Punta Cabarete has long been known for offering the finest in beachfront accommdations for travelers on a budget. Located directly between El Magnifico and Velero Beach Resort, guests find the opportunity to stay in a highly desireable area away from the main road plus hustle-and-bustle of downtown, while spending about half as much for lodging.
Large swimming pool and terrace with deck-chairs and lawn with great views of the ocean. All 8 units throughout the building offer simple and spacious 1-Bedroom apartments with a complete kitchen plus 2 bathrooms that can sleep up to 4 adults comfortably. While all guests will have WiFi access and find a strong signal around the pool-deck, some apartments do pick up the signal, so make sure to request a "WiFi" unit if you need to connect for any *gasp* work while you are there.
All 8 units throughout the building offer simple and spacious 1-Bedroom apartments with a complete kitchen plus 2 bathrooms that can sleep up to 4 adults comfortably. Ground floor and second floor units available. 2 Twin beds in the bedroom plus 2 comfortable built in sofa-futons in the living room. Maximum Occupancy 4.
A fabulous French restaurant, 'Otra Cosa', is on the beach-front directly in front of the property and open evening for dinner.
Did we mention that this is our top-pick for budget lodgings in Cabarete? And on the beach-front? With swimming pool and oceanview restaurant on-site?