Because of its sparse rocky beaches and its absence of luxurious amenities, Dominica remains one of the least-visited tourist destinations in the Caribbean.
Most vacationers who visit this beautiful eco-paradise are drawn to its vivid, unspoiled nature and uncrowded accommodations. The majority of the island's lodgings are rustic and don't have the razzle-dazzle appeal of more popular Caribbean vacation spots. Very few all-inclusive hotels operate on the island.
The appeal of all-inclusive resorts is that they provide vacationers with all available amenities at one final cost. These types of accommodations are usually large resorts and hotels, popular in tourist hot-spots and high-traffic vacation areas specializing in glamorous lodgings. You will not find mega-resorts and luxurious hotels on Dominica; the island is known more for its simple countryside charm. Most travelers come to Dominica to get away from crowded areas and have a tranquil experience in nature, so the island's accommodations are accordingly geared toward eco tourism.
Some travelers like the advantages of all-inclusive pricing. There are many reasons why these packages are so popular. For instance, they sidestep the need to figure out what everything is going to cost. Go to their individual pages to compare their amenities, activities, and food.
If you are trying to plan a sizable get-together, or are coming with a large contingent, consider a group-friendly property such as River Rush Retreat. Surrounded by a breathtaking mountain landscape, there are four cottages at River Rush which are built on stilts. Each features gorgeous four poster king-sized beds and hard wood floors with a modern yet romantic atmosphere. Visitors can contact them at (767) 295-7266.
If you're wanting to book an accommodation with a lively bar and club scene, Cocoa Cottages is one location you may want to think about. Adventurous travelers who want to explore Dominica's natural side with flare will enjoy a stay at Cocoa Cottages, where the rooms are comfortable, the food is delicious, and the daily activities are unlike anything you've ever experienced. For customers who want to call ahead, you can do so at (767) 448-0412.
Mermaid's Secret is another place to consider. Not you ordinary tents, Mermaid's Secret's two Yurts are anything but rustic. The Luxury style "tents" are the size of rooms, and come with hardwood floors and full-sized beds. If you are looking to call before you go, you can do so at (767) 446-2147.
Take a look at the following chart to read more about all-inclusives serving the island.
|Name||Type||Phone Number||Star Rating||Location|
|Cocoa Cottages||Eco resort||(767) 448-0412||
|1.7 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Roseau|
|Hiker's Retreat||Lodge||(767) 446-1076||
|1.0 mi. Northeast of Central Grand Fond|
|Kai Woshe||Guest house||(767) 446-1849||
|1.2 mi. South of Central Delices|
|Manicou River Resort||Eco resort||(767) 616-8903||
|1.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Clifton|
|Mermaid's Secret||Cottages||(767) 446-2147||
|0.9 mi. North of Central Grand Fond|
|Pagua Bay House||Cottages||(767) 445-8888||
|0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Marigot|
|Rainforest Retreat||Cottages||(767) 449-9540||
|2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Roseau|
|River Rush Retreat||Lodge||(767) 295-7266||
|1.1 mi. South West of Central Waraka|
|Roots Jungle Retreat||B & B||(767) 275-6000||
|1.2 mi. South West of Central Waraka|
|Sunset Bay Club Hotel||Resort||--||
|0.5 mi. South of Central Coulibistrie|
But be sure to ask each place what their all-inclusive includes; despite the name, not all properties include everything. Some locations may also offer a variety of all-inclusive options for you to select from.
Adventurous travelers may not be happy staying at an all-inclusive hotel or resort during a stay on Dominica. All-inclusives leave little for you to plan and provide almost all of your vacation needs. Many who stay at these types of resorts do not feel compelled to venture out from the premises of the hotel or spend money on extra activitiesavailable on the island. To some, this can take away from the total vacationing experience of Dominica.
Known as the "Nature Island of the Caribbean," Dominica is an eco-traveler's ideal vacation spot. Because of its natural, rustic appeal, accommodations are not as extravagant as they are on some islands in the Caribbean. If you'd rather not worry about the little things while enjoying a relaxing getaway on Dominica, then all-inclusive accommodations may be the perfect lodgings for you.
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