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The Best Caribbean Vacation Spot for August

Searching for the ideal location for your August Vacation?

We recommend Sosua as the best spot for your August holiday! This is the ideal destination in the Caribbean to be heading for your vacation in August. It is situated on the magical island of the Dominican Republic and has all the ingredients for a perfect stay. If you’re looking for a wonderful climate, with sunshine and blue skies every day. Beautiful, white sandy, palm tree scattered beaches with turquoise clear blue sea and warm waters. This is just the place for you. Add to that the stunning landscapes, offering lots to explore where a wide range of activities can be found. You indeed have a faultless holiday location that can offer you a great August Caribbean deal.

The best place on this Caribbean Island July and August

If you are in search of an adventurous getaway or a vacation full of family-friendly entertainment, to pack your trip full of fun this island is the one! The Dominican Republic is sure to keep you entertained, if you want to find more than just the beautiful beaches there is so much else to entice you here. Sosua is the best place being the part of this tropical island that can offer it all.  This wonderful part of the island is located on the North Coast, giving you the best destination and all you could want for your tropical August vacation. This spot is so well equipped and caters for an unforgettable holiday.

Where to go on this Caribbean Island in August?

  1. Monkey jungle – zip lining, monkeys
  2. Ocean world – swim with the dolphins
  3. Teleférico – cable car up Mount Isabella for a beautiful view of the North Coast
  4. Kitesurfing or surfing lessons (also available for kids) – Kite Beach/Encuentro Beach
  5. Quad biking – a fun way to get about and see more of the island
  6. Casinos – there are a few to choose from in this area
  7. Horse riding – enjoy the countryside
  8. Catamaran – experience the depths of the beautiful blue sea and do some snorkelling

Wondering where to find Luxury Apartments at appealing prices?

Staying at Inifinti Blu locates you right next to the stunning Sosua Beach and is the perfect luxury accommodation. Offering accommodation such as this penthouse overlooking the tropical garden and at impressive prices, it creates the best August Caribbean deal. This will leave you with plenty left over to play with, enough to enjoy all of the above and more!


The best place for a beach vacation in October

Dominican Republic beach vacation OctoberSummer is officially over, the days are getting shorter and leaves are starting to fall. What would I give for just a few more days of sun! In order to help you with your decision on where to spend your holidays this fall. I will show you the warmest places to visit in October 2018, why it is right time to book your holiday and what you can expect from your journey.

The best tropical vacation destination in October

What could be better than tropical heat, white beaches, colorful marine life and fresh coconut water to make us forget about the inevitable winter depression we will sooner or later find ourselves in. With air temperatures between 24-29°C and water temperatures between 25-28°C all year round, the Caribbean is undoubtedly the best place to visit in October. As the peak season being generally considered from December-April, there is no better time for cheap rates and less crowded beaches.

The hurricane season officially ends on the 30th November, but strong storms are rare and usually occur only in the south to south-west. However, with over 700 islands, isles and clays in the Caribbean sea, it is hard to choose the best place for your vacation. Read on if you want to hear some arguments that might make your choice easier.

The best Caribbean islands to visit in October

The Dominican Republic is favored as the best vacation destination for several reasons. Their flourishing tourism has allowed to build a good infrastructure, so getting from A to B is just as easy as you are used to, but once in your resort you will experience the pure tranquillity of nature. Its natural diversity offers activities for all kind of tastes, but you could say that the pearl lies within the sea. Colorful marine life and consistent winds create the perfect playground for anyone that seeks adventure under, or on the water. Lucky for you, during October you will find yourself outside of the peak seasons, which are from December-April, a popular period for its cooler and less humid climate, and during mid-summer, as it aligns with the school holidays. Now, for those of you that are truly looking for the most picture-perfect beaches, let me point your attention to a little town called Sosúa. Easily accessible by from the airport by Highway, this town has created new beaches on top of dry coral using beach nourishment techniques. Additionally, being sheltered by cliffs, it has exceptionally calm waters. Perfect for diving, snorkeling, stand-up paddling, swimming and not to mention whale watching, which is a popular and exciting activity to do in Sosua Bay during October and November!

Ready to book your vacation?

Pack your flip-flops and your swimwear, the Caribbean awaits you! If you want to get the best deals for your tropical beach vacation, check our selection of ocean view condos.


Your Caribbean Beach Vacation in November ‘18.

Do you want to get the most out of your holidays? Do you want white sand between your toes, salt on your skin and tropical winds blowing through your hair? We will help you to plan your dream vacation to the hottest beaches in November. Keep reading if you want to know why this is the perfect time to plan your vacation, where you want to be spending your time and how.

November is the best time to visit the Caribbean Sea.

If you are planning a vacation during the winter months, the Caribbean is arguably the best place to visit. With the peak travel season starting in December and the hurricane season just ending, you will experience a more comfortable climate, less crowded beaches and better hotel deals. Not to mention the seasonal visit of marine life that visit the area during this period, such as whale sharks and giant sea turtles.

What is the best place to stay?

With as much as 700 different islands, the Caribbean Sea houses countless beautiful beaches and dream locations. However, due to its proximity to the USA, the Dominican Republic is one the hot spots in the Caribbean. With cheap flights and accommodation it attracts visitors with all kinds of budgets and tastes. One beach destination that stand out from the rest is Sosúa. Easily accessible from Gregorio Luperón International Airport via Highway 5, this little beach town has everything travelers can hope for, from crystal clear water with colourful coral reefs to white beaches with coconut palm trees. But, if laying in the shade with a fresh piña colada is not thrilling enough for you, the next section will walk you through all the activities this hot beach destination has on offer.

What activities are waiting for you?

After mentioning the pristine water conditions, it becomes obvious that water sport is the center of all activities. If you are planning your trip in November, you might be in for a very special treat, as November is whale shark season. Swimming, snorkeling or diving with one of these gentle giants could easily turn out to be one of the most breathtaking moments you will ever experience. But not everything worth investigating lies underneath the surface. Constant winds and consistent swells almost guarantees daily surf, kite or windsurf sessions. Then, if you find yourself needing a break from sandy toes and salty hair, numerous hiking tracks give you the chance visit beautiful waterfalls and natural pools. And if by the end of the day you still have the energy to put on your most colorful Hawaiian shirt, a big community of expats has established a flourishing international nightlife scene.

Are you ready to book your beach vacation in November?

Do you want to make your own memories on a Caribbean island, leave daily live behind for a few more weeks of summer? Your dream holiday is only one click away. Follow this link to book your own tropical beach vacation at Infiniti Blu!


Benefits of a Beach Holiday in Sosua, Dominican Republic

Benefits of Beach Holidays in the Dominican Republic (for the skeptical)

When staying at one of the Infiniti Blu Luxury Ocean Front Condos you have the direct benefit of having the Ocean right outside your doorstep; beautiful and picturesque with its quite and tranquil waters makes it ideal for snorkeling, a nice swim or some stand up paddleboarding. If you are an ocean lover and a sun worshiper like us at Infiniti, the above of course sounds like music to your ears. However, this blog post is not about you vitamin sea lovers and perfectly bronzed gods and goddesses. This is for that person we all know who simply detests the beach and would rather spend a week or two in a concrete jungle big city or in a ski slope than running around semi-clothed surrounded by sand and water. In this guide, we will try to turn you over to the bright side by highlighting some of our favorite perks associated with a holiday in the sun.

Ice cream

Although consumption of this deliciously frozen heaven of carbs is not only limited to a beach destination you must agree that ice cream tastes way better when served in a sunny setting. There is just something magical about taking a walk on the boardwalk, stopping by an ice cream shop, taking your time picking out the perfect combination of flavors and watching the waves roll in as you devour it.

Seafood

Continuing on the foodie theme, it is quite obvious that the best seafood is always found in beachy destinations where the fishermen put their daily catch on display for you in the local market, or where the shrimp or lobster on your plate in the restaurant is guaranteed to be fresh and local. On the North Coast of the Dominican Republic we are fortunate enough to have several paradise-like beaches (such as Playa Grande) within close proximity where seafood and fish is not only caught but directly prepared and grilled for you on the beach while your feet are buried in the sand and your gaze firmly focused on the horizon. Cabarete proudly hosts la Casita de Papi, an institution among visitors and locals, famous for its creamy French inspired shrimp and crayfish dishes (with secret recipes) which we recommend that you try upon your visit!

Books

If you’re anything like the undersigned, you probably have a stack of untouched yet exciting books casually placed on your bedside table that you never seem to find the time to start reading. Somehow, however, a beach holiday and the peace and quiet that comes with it seems to set the perfect tone for a literary club of one. Nothing is more relaxing than being perfectly positioned in a lounge bed under the cooling shade of a parasol sliding through the pages of your favorite author(s). Reading on the beach also gives you the perfect excuse to avoid unwanted chats with surrounding beach vendors and pass on playing beach volley or any other beachside games you might not be in the mood for.

Nightlife

Some might argue that the best nightclubs, cocktail bars, and venues are found in large metropolitan cities such as Hong Kong, New York and Barcelona. We will not contradict you on that point as a city holiday will surely offer more variety when it comes to wining, dining and partying. However, there is a special magical feel to festivities in beachy towns that is hard to beat. Maybe it’s the informality of being able to jump from bar to bar wearing nothing other than a pair of shorts, a top and some flip-flops. Maybe it’s the fact that people are generally more happy, open and bubbly after a long day in the sun and thus simply more fun to be around. Maybe it’s the cheap drinks, the sweaty dancing, and the local tunes…the list can go on and on. When on the North Shore, we at Infiniti Blu encourage you to take part of the local nightlife by sipping on a cocktail or two at our neighboring cocktail hall in the Infiniti Plaza, and moving on to Cabarete (a ten-minute taxi ride away) for some salsa dancing, people watching or karaokeing.

Bonfires

Hosting a bonfire with a cool group of friends is one of our favorite ways to spend time on a beach holiday. Cheap, fun, and in nature this night time activity pretty much only requires someone being able to safely set up a fire (of course on a beach where this is allowed), a guitar for some group singing, marshmallows to roast on a stick, and some blankets or logs to sit on. Before technology became a common streak in daily human existence, around the fire is where our ancestors are said to have gathered to bond, socialize and share thoughts and gossip. There is something about the warmth of a fire, the smell of burnt wood and watching ashes flow in the night air that feels deeply familiar, soothing and natural. More bonfires to the people!

So there you have it, five modest suggestions from our team to you beach skeptics to convince you to cancel that weekend in Rome or Montreal and pay us at Infiniti Blu, Sosua and Cabarete a visit instead. We promise we will make sure you have an unforgettable experience. Please feel free to share your favorite parts of a beach vacation in the comments section.


Cabarete Hidden Hangouts

For some, staying at the Infiniti Blu Ocean Front Condos equals minimal effort and maximum relaxation. With spacious and comfortable spaces, inviting swimming pools, a beach bar, a semi private beach and helpful staff at your beck and call, there might be very little need to actually ever leave our residential complex. Although we always encourage our guests to rest easy and depart with their batteries recharged and with a sense of zen in body, mind and soul, there are some treats awaiting you well worth stepping out of our gates for. In this blog post we thought we would highlight some of our favorite spots to hang out to have a coffee, chat away with a friend or grab a bite to eat.

Gordito’s Fresh Mex

This place is best described as an institution among locals, expats and visitors of North Coast. Scored as one of the top places to eat in Cabarete on TripAdvisor one might think that Gorditos serves state of the art dining or interesting guide Michelin fusion cooking. Truth of the matter is that this little hole in the wall restaurant with its kitsch interior, red plastic chairs and informal setting excels in simple yet extremely appetizing and affordable Mexican food. Tasty and generous burritos, tacos, bowls and nachos in different variations are served in abundance, made with the best fresh and local produce at hand. Their attentive and friendly owner and staff go out of their way and beyond to make sure you leave full and content which makes the service well worthy of five stars. Rain or shine this place is seldom empty and is the perfect spot to experience Cabarete life up close. With a steady stream of families, surfers, tourists, yoga teachers and local business men, Gorditos truly embodies the dynamic and chill vibe this surf town is all about. Don’t miss out on the one of a kind fish taco upon your visit!

Address: Plaza Ocean Dream, Cabarete

Open: 11 AM to 8.30

Vagamundo Coffee and Waffles

A while back this gem of a place popped up in Cabarete and very quickly gained popularity among locals as well as visitors. It has now turned into a common hangout spot for breakfast, a midday treat, or an after surf/kite/beach refuel. A family owned business, Vagamundo’s simple yet authentic and quaint concept primarily offers barista styled first class coffee and waffles. On the menu, the waffles are joined by the extremely favored (and Instagram friendly) smoothie bowls which offer an explosion of color, vitamin and taste. Its indoor and outdoor seating perfectly reflects the bohemian and laid back vibe of Cabarete, combining materials and elements such as wooden pallets with colorful cushions, driftwood decorations and excessive green plants. A common spot for remote workers, Vagamundo also offers an oasis to plug in your computer for a few hours of e-mailing and multitasking in a tranquil setting. If you ever visit, the Seven Summits coffee is a must and will surely accommodate to the taste buds of the pickiest coffee connoisseur.  

Address: Calle Principal, Cabarete (in front of supermercado La Rosa)

Open: 7 AM to 5 PM


Love is in the air.

It’s Valentines day again. You know that day of the year when it it is suddenly completely in place to wrap a giant teddy bear in cellophane, give away heart shaped chocolate boxes and go overboard with red roses. Whether you believe Valentines is a cheesy commercial stunt, or the perfect opportunity to serenade and pamper your special person, it’s a day that will hardly go unnoticed. Since we at Infiniti Blu Luxury Oceanfront Condos are no strangers to spreading the love, we thought we would go all out in a blog post about three things we love about the magical island where we reside.  As they say, all good things come in threes…

THE PEOPLE

No nation is complete without its people, The same goes for the Dominican Republic, which in our humble (and somewhat biased) opinion, has one of the most friendly, fun loving and charismatic inhabitants. It is extremely hard, and not recommended, to visit the island without connecting with the locals on a day to day basis. Your overall experience of the country will simply be more rewarding if you get to know a local or two. With the risk of generalizing (all countries have their bad apples), Dominicans are a very open, playfully curious and generous people, always willing to greet you with a smile, exchange some words on the street or supermarket, or lend you a hand when in need. Countless are the times when the undersigned has found herself in trouble (broken vehicle on the side of the road, wet from sudden rain, in need of a ride) and has quickly been aided by a friendly local willing to drop everything to help. Human interaction comes very easily to Dominicans and they are more than eager to share their culture with you if you are open, whether it be patiently teaching you some bachata steps, inviting you to a local meal, briefing you about their diverse history and society, or sharing a joke!

THE PEACE

Gently close your eyes. Now let us take you on an imaginary ride. Feel the ocean breeze caressing your face, your skin lightly softened and damp by the tropical humidity. Now take a deep breath, fill your lungs with fresh, salty air and experience serenity taking over your body by each breath. Sink your feet into perfectly tempered white sand and lay back and let the embrace of the hammock smoothly rock you back and forth in repetitive yet pleasant motions while the waves crash the shore. Listen to the sound of children playing in the water, and fishermen discussing the catch of the day and the peculiar ways of the ocean, all accompanied by the approaching steps of your beach waiter ready to serve you a perfectly chilled Presidente. Are you feeling the tranquility yet? We may not have scientific proof to the calming qualities of the island, other than the ocean having a meditative and soothing effect on the human mind. Notwithstanding the above, the DR is truly a magical place where you cannot help but disconnect from the stresses of the outside world, reevaluate things and remain awestruck by nature’s wonders. Whether snorkeling on turquoise open waters, feeling the exhilarating force of a wave pushing you forward on a surf board, or enjoying a book on your terrace on a typically tepid Caribbean evening, we invite you to truly take in the sensation of serenity that this country has to offer.

THE MUSIC

The DR is not a quiet place. Its locals are known to engage in loud and enthusiastic conversations on the corner of the street, in the privacy of their homes and during public transportation in a guagua or a carro. However, the conversations often times play second fiddle to the never ending and uplifting local soundtrack of bachata, merengue, reggaeton and salsa played literally everywhere. To each his own is an expression which comes in handy while discussing Dominican music. However, we at Infiniti Blu happen to enjoy the Caribbean sounds and feel perfectly at home when surrounded by it. Although the types of music recited above can be found, in different variations in various countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, the Dominican versions have their own charming flair, with local superstars such as national legend Juan Luis Guerra and immensely popular Romeo Santos. Rhythmical, often times with passionate lyrics about love (unrequited love being a common theme), it is very hard to sit still when hearing a bachata, merengue or salsa pumping out of loud speakers in the local bar, gas station or from a moving car in traffic. More urban and rough, the reggaeton is often times listened – and danced to by younger locals and visitors.

 

We hope that you feel inspired and motivated to visit our precious island, and the Infiniti Blu Luxury Oceanfront condos if you have yet to do so! We would be pleased to share our love of the Dominincan Republic with you! Please feel free to inspire us and share what you love about the DR in the comments section.

 

Happy Valentines Day!