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Frequently Asked Questions The Hive

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions The Hive
  • What's the sense of community like?
    We are a group of families from all over the world. There are plenty of opportunities to hang out as families: horse-back riding on Mondays, Sunday Funday at the beach, community soccer and surfing just about every day. There are yoga classes, group outings and the opportunity to teach something you're passionate about at the Hive too.
  • Where will I stay?
    You can find accommodation via our housing partners: Jessica and Elvis (~$1000+/month): and +1 646 579 2363. At roughly this level we also have this community housing development: For those with lower budgets (~$500+/month) we have a new shared housing option available in Abreu, please contact Antonio +1 (849) 623-7553 For high-end/luxury only (~$1500-2000+/month) accommodation, contact Ryann: ( or +1 (849) 656 6425) If you want a house out in the community you can try Sebastian at +1(809) 467 7801 or Willie +1 (829) 512 8681 who manages some lovely properties. They are all contactable on WhatsApp. Always be sure to mention you are coming for The Hive. We would highly discourage you from booking on AirBnb or similar sites as we cannot help you if something goes wrong or the rate changes last minute. Please also refer to our welcome pack for details of trusted airport transfers. There is no Uber in the Dominican Republic.
  • Do I need any special vaccines for the Dominican Republic?
    We would advise you to seek the medical advice of your home country.
  • Do I need a special visa?
    You can enter DR as a tourist. If you overstay there will be a small fee to pay when you leave. Many of us go in and out like this multiple times.
  • What's the wifi like?
    Fibre optic broadband has been added to most of our community housing options. And in general the wifi is fairly reliable in DR. If you don't have fibre in your accommodation, there's a hotel (Catalina Tropical Lodge) with fibre optic broadband and an awesome view, and cafe flor which has amazing, home-made, organic Greek yoghurt and strong wifi. So you can drop the kids off, work for a few hours somewhere peaceful and beautiful, then pick up the kids, walk to the beach and relax for the rest of the day!
  • How do we get there?
    There are 5 main airports that you can fly in to, depending on where you are arriving from. Puerto Plato (POP), Santo Domingo (SDQ), Punta Cana (PUJ), Samana (AZS), Santiago (STI)
  • 3 Day CPD - What does Self Directed Learning really look like?
    3 day visit to The Hive - when it is in session $365 The Hive provides immersive learning experiences for children and teachers. You can visit The Hive, listen to the founder speak about the methodology that underpins the learning, and see for yourself what Self Directed Learning looks and feels like at all ages. Email to express interest
  • Introduction to Hive Education Training Programme
    Are you looking to home-school, or have an interest in independent, progressive education? 12 Nov - 19 Nov 2022 Early bird tickets $997 We're offering our first ever immersive training programme that provides an introduction to the foundations and methodology of our education model, and provides you the opportunity to fully experience progressive education at our international flagship Hive School. For more information and to book visit
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