Accommodations on Dominica

Travelers will find a number of options when it's time to choose accommodations

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Dominica has carefully controlled its development, ensuring that the natural scenery and unspoiled terrain that make this island so captivating remain intact. While tourists will not find grand and luxurious all-inclusive resorts, there are a number of peaceful, secluded getaway spots to choose from.


Accommodations Map

The city of Roseau is the largest on the island, and is especially busy during the day time. Due to the large volume of tourists who visit the area, this is also where you will find the highest concentration of lodging options, mostly hotels like Fort Young Hotel, Garraway Hotel, and Sutton Place Hotel.

Portsmouth is another popular city on Dominica, more so with naturalists than your basic tourist. Its location on the bay, between the Indian River and Cabrits National Park, vacationers drawn to this area of the island are typically diving, fishing, and hiking. Portsmouth Beach Hotel and Coconut Beach Hotel are two such options.

To learn more about Dominica's layout, visit our Map of Dominica. Here you will find an image of the topography of the island, as well as further details on attractions, accommodations, and transportation.


Calibishie Cove

You'll be able to find many types of accommodations to select on the island, including two bed & breakfasts and one resort. If you plan on soaking up some rays beside the pool, there are some properties to choose from that have excellent swimming facilities. Click on their names to read further info.

A great destination for on-site recreation is Fort Young Hotel. Nestled at the edge of a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, cradled in the beauty of Dominica's mountainous landscape, is the Fort Young Hotel, "The Key to Dominica." The Fort Young is perfectly situated to discover all this island's treasures, ideally situated for city meetings and trips around the island; you can dive or go whale watching directly from their jetty. Hike the rainforests and waterfalls that stretch up behind their hotel. They're on Victoria Street.

One property along the water's edge that travelers often enjoy is Hotel Portsmouth Beach. Hotel Portsmouth Beach's Rates are Year-round with some specials during summer and festive seasons. If you're looking for something specific, call them at (767) 445-5142.

For vacationers wanting to find a property with a good late-night scene, Anchorage Hotel and Dive Centre is one destination you may want to think about. Active travelers and nature lovers will enjoy the fine amenities and warm hospitality of the Anchorage Hotel and Dive Center, a hotel boasting its own dive center and professional staff to help guests plan all of their island activities. Guestrooms are comfortable and spacious, each with their own private balcony to ensure a relaxing and unique island vacation. If you want to call ahead, do so at (767) 448-2638.

Luckily, you will find many other choices too. To learn more about the standard hotels available, check out this page.

Condos and Villa Complexes

Emerald View Apartments

Guests can also find non-standard hotel accommodations on the island, including a good selection of condominiums and a villa complex.

Dominica's Sea View Apartment is one property Calibishie, in northern Dominica. Located near the Calibishie Coast, Dominica Sea View is an unpretentious spot for tourists looking to experience the real Dominica, rather than a resort's overpriced version of it. Stay in a lovely space with a view that is to die for when you book a room at this spot. Visitors will be able to find them on Main Road .

An excellent option for visitors searching for a place to stay on Dominica is Caribbean Sea View Holiday Apartments. Although there are a few amenities that come standard like air conditioning, cable television, and WiFi internet, each unit is slightly different from the next. Seat Breeze is a two bedroom apartment set on the top floor, Moonlight is a two bedroom apartment which has the best view, and Sunset is a one bedroom on the ground floor. They are located on Mero Hill Road.

Sunrise Garden Apartments is another good option. With phenomenal ocean views and an impressive onsite botanical garden, Sunrise Garden Apartments is an attraction in itself. Enjoy your vacation here in the midst of lush greenery and pleasant ocean air. They are located on Calibishie Ridge Road.

These are just a few of what you can find. If you need to get more details concerning villa complexes on the island by going to this page.

Camping and Eco-Tourism

Jungle Bay Resort & Spa

Nature lovers will want to think about the variety of eco-tourist options made possible on the island.

Those hoping to book their stay on Dominica should consider choices like Jungle Bay Resort & Spa. Hidden in the growths of Cedar, Galba, and Gomier trees is a collection of cottages that make up the lodgings at Jungle Bay Resort & Spa. Each cottages offers guests their choice of one king-sized or two double beds, a comfortable sitting area, a private outdoor shower, a mini-refrigerator, and a patio with swinging hammocks. Find them on Off Delices Main Road.

Papillote Wilderness Retreat is a property worth considering on Dominica. Each room at the Papillote guarantees that guests are treated to a tropical retreat. Each room is furnished with beds covered in locally-crafted quilts, fresh flowers from local gardens.

Naturalists can find a selection of different local eco-lodges on the island, including Hotel the Champs. Hotel the Champs is on northern part of the island, about a 1-hour drive from the capital of Roseau, and is an excellent base for trips all over Dominica. With a large university nearby, the area around the hotel is filled with lively bars, all types of restaurants and eateries, small shops and services like taxis, rental cars, and travel agencies. To contact them, call (767) 445-4452.

Luckily, you will find many other eco-tourism choices. Make your way to this page about these types of properties if you'd like to discover some more facts.

Individual Villas

Some prefer the privacy offered by one of the rental homes. For more in-depth coverage of the individual villa rentals on Dominica, visit this page.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Sunset Bay Club Hotel

Some people love the added certainty of all-inclusive pricing. There are multiple explanations for their appeal. For instance, they offer the easiest way to know in advance what your vacation will cost.

Sunset Bay Club Hotel is one property of this type Coulibistrie, in western Dominica. Guests from around the world have stayed with Sunset Bay Club Hotel since the hotel opened in 1997, and return visitors are the norm. Whatever your needs, the staff at Sunset Bay strive to provide, and make your stay so unforgettable that you choose them during your next trip to Dominica.

Pagua Bay House is a property of this type, which is on Dominica. The accommodations at Pagua are unique and evoke a sense of history that is unmatched on Dominica. Playing to the island's history of banana production, each room was built specifically to look like banana processing sheds -- with added comfort of course. Try calling them at (767) 445-8888.

Readers can find out more about all-inclusive properties here.

Personal Considerations

As you try to locate the perfect accommodations for you and your travel companions, there are a number of factors to consider – from finding a hotel that will have enough room for you, to how long you'll stay on Dominica. Click here to read more about planning your trip to Dominica.

Number of People Traveling

The number of people you travel with, as well as the type of group you have will determine some of your accommodation needs. Large groups will need more space, and will find it cheaper to rent a villa or find a location that specializes in suites, rather than reserving multiple hotel rooms at one location.

If you are traveling with a smaller family, you may still want to be on the lookout for a specialized location – one that offers special amenities for children. There are plenty of locales that have babysitting services, kids clubs, and fun activities for families to participate in together. Some of the island's family-friendly locales include Castaways Beach Hotel and Rosseau Valley Hotel. More properties rated best for families can be found by clicking here.

Adults traveling without children may want to keep their interaction with the younger generation at a minimum. These vacationers will prefer to find a hotel that discourages children from staying with them. Likewise, couples may want to find an intimate location where romance is highlighted. Jungle Bay Escape has romantic accommodations for guests who dream of truly getting away from it all.


Dominica has a number of resorts that specialize in diving. This means that daily trips to popular dive shops are included in the cost of your stay. These accommodations include Anchorage Hotel and Dive Center. Some guests like to choose accommodations near their planned activities, and attractions they'd like to see. So guests who want to shop and visit landmarks will want to choose a hotel in Roseau, while nature-lovers will be happier in Portsmouth. Likewise, there are properties which are best for entertainment and nightlife.

Length of Stay

The longer your trip to Dominica, the more carefully you will want to choose your lodgings. If you are planning an extended stay, you will likely be more comfortable in a rental property that feels like home. Weekend to week-long trips will be fine at a hotel.

......know what to expect......



Star Ratings measure the quality of each location, allowing vacationers to know what to expect from their accommodations at a glance. The prices within each rating are so broad and varied, that you can find multiple options within your budget.

One and Two Stars

With a 1 Star property, you can expect to find the hotel to be managed and owned by the same person. This makes for a smaller facility, but perhaps more personalized care. Dominica's 1 Star properties include 3 Rivers Eco Lodge and Sea Cliff Cottages.

Hotels rated at 2 stars can be small to medium sized, but the rooms themselves remain on the smaller end of the spectrum. The property may be locally owned, or a part of a small chain. Amenities will still be minimal, but the service will be slightly better than a 1 Star. Dominica's 2 Star properties include Zandolli Inn, Beau River, Tamarind Tree Hotel and Restaurant, and Evergreen Hotel.

Three Stars

Now becoming more specious, 3 stars properties are a great choice for many vacationers, because they fall right in the middle. Not too fancy, but not lacking either. These properties will typically include nice amenities, nice appointments, room service, and excellent service. Dominica's 3 Star properties include Calabishie Lodge and Papilote Wilderness Retreat.

Four Stars

Rooms rated with 4 stars tend to be large, with above-average amenities and service. These rooms will be beautifully decorated, kept impeccably clean, and have a few extras, like perhaps a mini bar or a flat screen television. Dominica's 4 Star properties includes Rosalie Bay Nature Resort.

Five Stars

There is no better choice than a property rated with 5 stars. These properties have spacious rooms, luxury amenities, comfortable linens, lovely décor, top-of-the-line service, and plenty of extras included in the price. Dominica's 5 Star properties includes Silks.

One of the benefits of visiting Dominica is that accommodation costs are much lower than most islands in the Caribbean. The small hotels and cottages nestled in unpretentious towns or in the forests and mountains of Dominica offer peace and seclusion at a low price.


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