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Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding School (LEK)
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Millennium Resort & Spa Cabarete 57000 Dominican Republic
Millennium Resort & SpaDOCabarete
Sports, Kite ShopToday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PMSunday 9AM–5PMMonday 9AM–5PMTuesday 9AM–5PMWednesday 9AM–5PMThursday 9AM–5PMFriday 9AM–5PM
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Roger van Uden
7 months ago
Pro-kitesurfschool Friendly and professional staff Kitesurf material : Best kites and Ozone kites
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Clare barnaby-smith
2 years ago
Hands-down, in Cabarete, Laurel Eastman's kite school is by far the best. She employs only qualified IKO instructors and the quality of their equipment is 2nd to none. LEK is one of the most established kite schools with many years of experience teaching kiteboarding in Cabarete. Other kite schools may offer cheaper prices at times, but discerning people know that is no measure of quality. LEK's professionalism shows at every stage and even if you may pay a little more per hour for your lessons, there is a very good chance that you will learn faster and most definitely more safely with this kite school. You can also enjoy the really friendly vibe at the school with BBQ's and other fun stuff often organized by her lovely staff.
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Brenna Hise
2 years ago
I have had two amazing experiences with LEK, first traveling with a friend and then returning with my family. In 2009 I planned a kite vacation with one other female. We were looking for a place that was not too intimidating for two females traveling alone and good for intermediate level kiters. Someone suggested getting in touch with the folks at LEK and I am so happy we did. We rented out Ocean Dream 717 which is right behind LEK and it proved to be the perfect home base for a dream kiting trip. Our first day we wandered down to the kite school and Laurel and her staff gave us the scoop on beach safety and the lay out of Cabarete Bay. The launch site in front of LEK is one of the best sites I've seen as far as safety and ease of getting in and out of the water. There is an air compressor which makes pumping up kites easy and there is always someone to help launch and land. My friend and I got some pointers on jumping from Laurel and the instructors and were finally able to catch some air which really took kiting to the next level for us both. All of the instructors I met seemed very professional and after walking the entirety of the beach from downtown Cabarete to Kite Beach I absolutely believe that LEK appears to be the cleanest and best run kite school, additionally it serves as a social hub for kiters staying in Cabarete bay. Laurel and her staff do a phenomenal job of setting up a fun community for people hanging out before and after kiting. Both times I visited there were lots of social events and a super fun apres kite scene right in front of the school. The second time I visited with my husband and my 1 year old daughter. We rented Ocean Dream 717 again which was perfect and enabled one of us to kite while the other stayed in the comfort of the condo with the baby. Everyone at the school was very friendly and welcoming to our daughter. From LEK it is easy to walk down the beach to great restaurants and night clubs. Our favorites were Pomodoro, Front Loop Cafe, and Bliss. On the days that there are no wind there are lots of fun other activities like canyoning, visiting lagoons, or going on catamaran trips. Overall I would highly recommend a trip to Cabarete associated with LEK to anyone looking for a kite trip in a beautiful location. It was perfect for two girls traveling alone and also ideal with my family. I can not emphasize enough that Laurel and her staff are truly wonderful people and an absolute joy to meet and spend time with.
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Response from the owner - 2 years ago
Thanks so much Brenna for this fabulous detailed review, just reading it made me re-live all the fun we had in Cabarete! Can't wait to welcome you back again soon and just counting down the days til your daughter is old enough for her kite lessons!
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Andrew Carey
2 years ago
LEK is the best kiting school in all of Cabarete! I learned to kite here in 2007 and 'caught the bug'! I have been kiting ever since! I recently returned for a vacation in December of 2013. The shop has been renovated and expanded since 2007. It has wonderful facilities, amazing staff and the best location in Cabarete for all levels of kiteboarders. I won't go anywhere else in the Cabarete or the Caribbean to kiteboard.
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Carol Ladd
a year ago
Laurel Eastman set us up so that we had a carefree adventure. Her staff is friendly and helpful. The instructors are very skilled in providing an excellent introduction to kiteboarding that is safe but thrilling! They also had great suggestions for places to eat that were within walking distance on the beach. What a beautiful area and a very well-run business that makes you feel like family!
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Alessandro Fumagalli
2 years ago
I've been to Cabarete from July 19 to August 8. I tried to rent a kitesurf board for the entire period but in this center they told me that they could only rent by the hour ($ 20 / h) as they did not have many boards (only 12 I'm told) and that they always give priority to the lessons. Had I done so, I would have spent $ 500 for the hours of kite that I did. Very disappointed. Alessandro
Response from the owner - a year ago
Hi Alessandro, Thanks for taking the time to review our kiteboarding school in Cabarete, while of course we love hearing positive reviews, we truly value critical reviews as they give us an excellent opportunity to improve our business. Since your visit I’ve organized a dedicated rental equipment inventory, so in the future there will be plenty of equipment available for independent kiters like you. The hourly rate for a board is actually $12 per hour, not $20 (our SUP rental is $20/hour). We do offer a two week board rental for $336 ($25 per day) and you can ride as much as you want each day. I’m so sorry for the miscommunication. When you rent kite gear (or take lessons) at LEK there’s no upfront purchase of a non-refundable package, each day we track the amount of time you spend (in a lesson or with rental equipment) then at the end we calculate the total and apply volume discounts to your kiteboarding. I’m very sorry we disappointed you during your Cabarete visit. We really strive to make each and every person who walks into our beach business happy and stoked on their Cabarete/Kiteboarding/LEK experience. Hopefully you’ll visit again and give us another chance in the future! Good Winds and Safe Kiting, Laurel
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Scott Wyatt
2 years ago
I'm back for a 2nd visit and kiteboarding lessons at LEK, the best school here in Cabarete. Awesome, professional, friendly group...great instructors, equipment, safety, they make it easy. Go see them at the kiteboarding end of Cabarete beach, next to Millennium Resort. So much fun, and easy to learn with them.
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Martin Gregersen Quach
2 years ago
The atmosphere and the people at LEK is amazing! They provided me with several types of services and I was always very satisfied and happy!


Fun photos of Laurel's Mexican Kiteboarding Exploration with LEK friends!
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Stay with us in #Cabarete! Check out Laurel's lovely tropical condo for rent, right next to the kiteboarding school! Here's the link to the #Airbnb
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Amazing shot of kiters and humpback whales in Cabarete
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LEK's head instructor Yoonatan Espinal featured for his lifesaving efforts on the ISLA (International Surf Lifesaving Association) website - so proud!
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Stay in our beautiful condo next to the LEK kiteboarding school in Cabarete :)
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Tropical beach dreaming! #kiteboarding  in #paradise  
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#kiteboarding  is the most fun in warm tropical water where a fresh coconut is waiting for you on the beach when you finish your session! Time to start planning your trip (back) to Cabarete, Dominican Republic!
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