I was recently chatting with a friend and customer of Select Caribbean Properties. During our conversation, the subject of his first visits to the Dominican Republic came up and he told me a brief story about his new life on the Caribbean Island.
“I came here to the Dominican Republic at the invitation of a friend who owned a house in Cabrera, about an hour east of Cabarete. It was to be a short visit of one week, as I was anxious to return to my cruising sailboat which was berthed in the British Virgin Islands.
I had spent years sailing in and around the Caribbean and thought I had seen it all, but within hours of my arrival, I knew I had landed somewhere special. The green hills and beautiful beaches appealed to me and seeing some of the residential communities on the north coast, I realized that one could build here to a very high standard and at a cost considerably less than anywhere else in the Caribbean or as an alternative buying a condo either in Sosua or Cabaret.
But one thing remained…I love to sail and needed access to the sea. On the recommendation of a friend, I visited Cabarete and walked into the Carib Wind Center. My eyes bugged out, for I found myself surrounded with Lasers and Hobbie Cats, windsurfers, and inflatable crash boats. I had landed in the midst of preparation for the Caribbean Laser Midwinters, a great regatta sponsored and run by Carib Wind’s owners, MJ and Ari Barshi. I had a lot of questions about buying real estate in the Dominican Republic and all of them got answered.
After hours of immersion in the medium I love, I was invited to join Ari at the on-site bar/restaurant known as EZE bar. They offered cold Presidente and a wonderful selection of wraps and salads. Those hours in Cabarete convinced me that I had found my new home. I bought land through the real estate company Select Caribbean Properties, built a villa and started a small business.