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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


Keeping it cool

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OK so you’ve purchased your dream home, an ocean front Caribbean condo from where you hear the waves crashing the shore, see the palm trees swaying in the breeze, and the sunlight flowing through your windows. What you didn’t prepare for however is that owning a Dominican Republic Real Estate exposes you to heat, and lots of it. With an overall dry climate all year around (apart from some tropical rains August to November), the amount of sunny and hot days in the Caribbean surpasses what one may be used to. As you can imagine, hydration is key! We have therefore compiled our own list of things you can eat, drink and do to make sure your body stays cool!

 

  1. Drink Coconut water

Coconuts grow all year around on the island and can be found in abundance on street markets and alongside the road for as cheap as USD 60 cents. Apart from its fresh and tasty flavor (best enjoyed with a straw through a hole in the coconut), it is rich in potassium and low in carbohydrates which makes it ideal for staying hydrated. Sip on one poolside or drink it before an afternoon beach run and it will surely alleviate any potential sunstroke.

 

  1. Keep your meals small

When it comes to eating in a tropical climate, eating small meals often is the way to go. Eating large meals makes your body create more metabolic heat to break down your food. Lucky for you, the Dominican Republic has a wide assortment of yummy and affordable fruits and veggies that can be used for sandwiches, cold soups and salads. Avocados, when in season, are both cheap and easily found, and can be enjoyed plain with some lemon, as a side dish or incorporated in a fresh smoothie. Cucumber and watermelon both contain more than 90% water and are also ideal to endure the tropical sun. How about a crisp watermelon salad in the afternoon shade of your terrace containing watermelon, sliced red onion, feta cheese, fresh mint leaves and some extra virgin olive oil – yum!

 

  1. Under the parasol

Although it is recommendable to stay out of direct sun between noon and 3 PM the Caribbean paradisiacal beaches with their turquoise waters and perfect white sand can be hard to resist. The pride and joy of the charming town of Sosua is the precious Sosua Beach. Offering calmer waters than neighboring Cabarete, this is the beach for a refreshing swim, snorkeling or paddle boarding. Full of beach vendors ready to prepare you a cooling drink or a typical Dominican meal, parasols are plentiful here and recommended. Stay under the shade during the hottest hours and be sure to regularly apply your sunscreen and you should be fine to enjoy the best of what the Caribbean has to offer.

 

  1. Freeze your sheets

Although the AC may be your primary tool to combat the heat indoors, more environmentally friendly options are available as a complement or substitute. We all know a good night’s sleep does not combine well with excessive heat. Unconventional as it may sound, this DIY trick actually works and is a piece of cake. Take out your bed sheets, seal them in a plastic bag so they don’t get wet, put them in the freezer for 30 minutes, take them out, you’re done! Once you creep into bed you will feel as though you’re in the Antarctic rather than the Caribbean.

 

  1. Stay in

Radical as it may sound, it is actually fully fine as an owner of a luxury real estate abroad, to simply stay in at times. Your condo will surely be equipped with a comfy couch, high speed internet and a large TV screen which creates the perfect setting for cuddling up to watch a movie or two, or chilling with a book. Don’t feel too bad about missing outdoor activities and sunshine, the Caribbean night is fresh, cool and inviting with lots of options for entertainment and leisure. Once the sun sets you can also set out to enjoy a drink or two at one of many bars and restaurants around Sosua town. Or you could go barhopping and dancing at one of the countless beach side bars offered in Cabarete.

So there you go, the perfect guide to enjoying the Dominican Republic while staying fresh, cool and hydrated, best of luck!



Earth Day – Green Leaders Program

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On Earth Day we need you to take a stand so that together, we can show the world a new direction.

There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, and where less can be more.

 

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In our efforts to reduce the hotel impact on our natural resources, we have started to implement “The Green Leaders Program”, making more “green” decisions to help save our environment. We believe that little by little, we can make a difference and you can be part of the change!

It’s our turn to lead, so our world leaders can follow by example. The future is in your hands.


Why Infiniti Blu?

This fabulous ocean front location has been intelligently designed to allow for a fantastic beach view from most of the condos, and those with beautiful pool views are still just steps from the beach. The fine contemporary Caribbean architecture and highest standards of construction combine to provide an incredible value, making Infiniti Blu the best choice in the Sosua area.

The spacious Caribbean condos for sale are all located so there is no need to cross a street while you walk through the tropical gardens, to either of the two pools or to the beach. The continuous 24/7 electricity, water, security and numerous administration services provided will insure a pleasant and relaxing experience.

Infiniti Blu is designed to provide you and your family with the highest level of comfort, convenience and security. The selection of available units accommodates a variety of budgets.

From the lush tropical garden setting, right down to the lovely semi-private beach. Spectacular views and cutting edge infrastructure of the property is all a short walk from the center of town and more!

We will give you just 20 reasons to be part of our community, the rest you will need to experience it to know them!

  • Excellent location, in the center of Sosua
  • Up to 3.0 Mt room height
  • Modern security systems
  • Shopping plaza with restaurant, hair studio, etc.
  • Heliport
  • 3 bedroom Town Houses. 3, 2, 1 bedroom(s) condos
  • Adventure pool, Infiniti pool, Jacuzzi and the wonderful Imbert Beach
  • Recreation area with BBQ
  • Sun deck
  • Peaceful surroundings
  • Beach club
  • Backup generator
  • Laundry service
  • European plumbing system
  • European quality PCV windows
  • Dedicated high power voltage line
  • Solar panel water heaters
  • Solid oak kitchen and doors
  • Stainless-steel appliances
  • Rental and property management dedicated to offer you a professional, with a personal touch and special treatment to all of our clients