Be dazzled by the delights of the Dominican Republic on a special holiday in colourful Cabarete from The Co-operative Travel!
Here, you'll enjoy all the benefits of staying in a modern, purpose-built resort, which until the late 1980's was a favourite vacation spot for more discerning Dominicans.
However, their little secret was then discovered by a few keen windsurfers, who soon spread the word about the resort, and the ideal surfing conditions its sheltered bay offered, and the rest is history.
Now the resort hosts many international kiteboarding and windsurfing competitions each year, so if you've ever wanted to take the plunge and try these for yourself, there's plenty of expert tuition and advice on hand.
These active watersports may be the key to the resort's popularity, but the surrounding landscape also provides ideal locations for a range of other active pursuits, such as mountain biking, horse-riding and canyoning.
Golf is also a popular pastime in Cabarete, the resort boasting its own nine-hole course, with championship-sized alternatives a short drive away.
For a more relaxed outing, try a day trip along the coast on a glass-bottomed boat, or head into the jungle and explore the region's untapped interior.
As befits a modern resort, accommodation is available to appeal to all tastes and budgets, in everything from basic rooms to luxury ocean-front apartments and private homes.
And the nightlife too reflects the fact that, after a day on the water, many visitors like to slip into party mode, so there are numerous restaurants, clubs and casinos all vying for attention, along with a sprinkling of more laid-back and intimate cafes.
A package holiday or all-inclusive holiday will show you the more upbeat side of this Caribbean holiday favourite, so be sure to find out what's available for your chosen dates from The Co-operative Travel.