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Tips on What to Look for in Dominican Real Estate Properties

The Dominican Republic, with its natural beauty marked by gorgeous landscapes and captivating beaches, has fast become a hot spot in the real estate market. The recent years has been seeing more and more people who are looking to invest on the beautiful beach-front properties that boast nothing but the best of tropical bounty.

And with the rising demand, comes a directly proportional increase in the number of real estate properties popping up on the most coveted areas of the Dominican Republic. If you are one of the many people who are enthralled by the unspoilt beauty of DR and are aiming to purchase your very own spot in this paradise, it is essential that you thoroughly think through your endeavor before making any final decision. All of the available options may seem compelling, but not all of them might give good value for your hard-earned money.

Quest for the perfect Dominican Republic vacation property

Needless to say, you have to do everything that’s necessary to ensure that the realtor and the legal documents are authentic, and look into other important considerations regarding the new property as well. Here are some tips that should help you decide as to which property in the Dominican Republic should make the cut for you:

  1. Decide which view you’d like your property to have

Have you always dreamed of waking up to the vast and gorgeous splendor of the ocean? Or would you like to have a pool just outside your cabana – perhaps to your hydrophilic children’s delight? Be sure to remember these in buying a property. It’s generally easy to be taken away by a lovely beach house or poolside condo even though it’s not what you really liked in the first place.

  1. Ask about the power supply in your village or area of choice

Electricity is vital in any home, industrial, or commercial establishment. Without ample power supply, comfort, safety, security, and productivity will all be compromised. No buzz-kill can be worse than having to endure power outages during your supposedly relaxing and rejuvenating vacation, so see to it that you choose a real estate community that has independent and dedicated high power voltage line. Check out http://www.infiniti-blu.com for wonderful real estate properties in the Dominican Republic.

  1. Water safety should be a primary consideration

The perils posed by unsafe water could lead in death, and nobody certainly wants to get sick from vacation. It is therefore very important that you check into the water treatment facility provided for your vacation condo or home in DR.

  1. Be aware of the different other amenities offered by your chosen community

Do they provide a full-staff, 24/7 laundry? What other recreational facilities are available? If you are someone who adheres to an active and fit lifestyle, then you would appreciate a condo that has sports and fitness centers within close distance. Ask your realtor for the amenities being offered by different villages and/or communities, so that you can weed out your options according to what you need and want.

Buying a beautiful vacation home or condo in the Dominican Republic can be an exciting endeavor, but always remember to use mostly your head than your heart – especially in choosing. Buying on impulse rarely pans out well, and real estate is an investment nobody wants to make a joke out of!


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!


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!

 


Dominican Cook Out

what to eat and drink on a paradise island

Owning a piece of Dominican Republic Real Estate not only means taking endless walks on the beach alongside your ocean front condo, sipping on coconut drinks and dancing the night away in a rhythmic Bachata. It also means being immersed into a new and rich gastronomical culture which in many ways reflects the island’s dynamic history, and mix of cultures and elements. The island’s indigenous inhabitants were called Tainos and lived off of sophisticated farming until colonized by the Spanish through Columbus, and blended with African slaves brought in as workforce. The Dominican kitchen will hardly shock your taste buds, no extremely spicy food or unconventional ingredients are to be found here. Instead, in the humble opinion of the undersigned gringa, it is heavy comfort food to sustain a hard days work or an active day of surfing or kiting. Curious yet? Here goes the Infiniti Blu guide to eating a lo Dominicano.

1. Mash it up and Mangu

Like your breakfast hot and heavy? This Dominican breakfast for champions is hardly for the light eater but ideal for brunch or as a post party meal. Green (not ripe) plantains are boiled and mashed while drizzled with olive oil or creamy butter. Accompanied by a range of voluntary side dishes, the most common combination being fried eggs, fried cheese and salami alongside pickled red onions. Dominicans tend to get a dreamy look on their faces when speaking of this simple yet tasty dish. Ask for it in your local corner restaurant or build up the confidence to do it yourself!

2. Patriotic perfection

One of the most common day-to-day dishes in the Dominican household is la Bandera which means flag in Spanish. Although variations are common, the basic combination is always white rice, some sort of bean stew and meat served with a side salad of avocados, onions and tomato. Our personal recommendation is starting off with a chicken based bandera to get acquainted with the flavors and working yourself up to the goat stew. Psst, prepare to fight it out for the best part of the rice which is the golden crust shaped at the bottom of the casserole called concon.

3. Drink like a boss

In a country where its hot most of the time and where a spontaneous party can suddenly erupt at the beach, street corner or even in the gas station to the beat of merengue, bachata or salsa, a local yummy beer is a must. The DR’s pride and joy is conveniently called Presidente and is brewed at the Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana. Although it tastes…well the way beer normally tastes, it is the actual ritual of casually drinking it through its distinctive bottle that the Infiniti Blu team considers infinitely Dominican and thus mandatory during your stay. Widely available in small as well as jumbo bottles in colmados (local Dominican grocery shops), bars and restaurants around the island, this should be your go to drink while on the island.

4. Savory Sancocho

This elaborate and heavy stew is normally prepared on national holidays, for festive events or family gatherings as it is rich in ingredients and takes quite some time to prepare. How about mixing up around seven (yes you heard us) different sorts of meat with some local veggies such as yuca, pumpkin and corn, adding some tasty seasoning and letting all flavors simmer together for hours before serving with rice? We are hardly surprised that the sancocho isn’t usually prepared during the work week as it would probably slow down the already unorthodox island productivity even more. Our best tip is simply to eat it, enjoy it and sleep it off!

5. Tasty tostones

Although more of a side than an actual main course, this crunchy, crusty, golden piece of deliciousness pretty much consists of deep fried plantains with a flattish texture. Can accompany most Dominican dishes as well as eaten as a snack with ketchup and mayo, or instead of your fries with the burger. Probably not the healthiest option in the (cook) book but hey at least you’re eating a vegetable (even though it happens to be drenched with oil)!