It would have been helpful if you mentioned that your fiancé kites to start with! In its own way Hatteras is a beautiful spot & the kiting conditions can be outstanding there because of the opportunities offered by the Sound. Mostly people who go there drive - it's relatively remote, but easily drivable from anywhere on the east coast up into eastern Canada. It's a place where you can rent a very nice, big house with a bunch of fellow kiters & hang out for a couple of weeks. In late April you are pretty much guaranteed to have good wind for some days & possibly warm sunny weather too ... but it could also be fairly cold & stormy, or warm & sunny but calm. There's not too much to do if there's no wind, other than walking on the beach, fishing or visiting the Wright memorial, or the small museum in Hatteras village. Wind in Hatteras often comes in ferocious chunks with no wind in-between. On the north coast of the DR you are more likely to have consistent wind each afternoon - assuming that the trades are firing reasonably well.TimG wrote: ↑Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:27 am[
Haha thanks again for that info! I totally agree with you from a romantic side. She does kite however! She just doesn’t want to do only kiting. She also loves North Carolina and has always wanted to visit. So she said she would be okay with going there or the Dominican!
With that being said, assuming both Cape Hatteras and Cabarete are equal with non-wind activities, where would you prefer to go when it comes to a higher chance of good wind?
Thanks again for all of your help! Super useful information
If your beloved kites, then you might actually consider going to Buen Hombre. For a weeklong honeymoon getaway it might be just the ticket. From what I understand, the wind there is the same as Cabarete ... just stronger. That means if the trades are stalled & there's no wind anywhere, it's not going to be windy at Buen Hombre either. But if it's blowing 12 -14 knots at Cabarete, the chances are it will be blowing 14 - 18 at Buen Hombre. If it's 14 - 18 knots at Cabarete, it's likely to be blowing 18 - 22 knots at Buen Hombre. There are a lot more amenities: grocery stores, restaurants, clothing & kite stores, bars & dance clubs in Cabarete than there are in Buen Hombre, so I don't know about spending a couple of months there, but for a week for a kitesurfing couple it may perfect.