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 people love the comfort of an all-inclusive price. There are many explanations why these plans are successful. Among other reasons, they allow you to go full blast without worrying about your budget. Click on each to compare activities, amenities, and food.
If you're planning for some special occasion, or if you're coming with a large party, consider a group-friendly property like 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. If you'd like to call ahead of time, do so at (767) 295-7266.
A good option for guests looking for accommodations on Dominica is Mermaid's Secret. 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 in advance, you can do so at (767) 446-2147.
Manicou River: The perfect spot to plan a getaway for lovers of nature, Manicou River Resot offers tree house style cottages that allow guests to feel enveloped by the environment and can enjoy some of the best ocean views on the island. If you are looking for something specific and want to call ahead, you can do so at (767) 616-8903.
Take a minute to read the following table to find out more about all-inclusive properties on the island.
|Name||Type||Phone Number||Star Rating||Location|
|Hiker's Retreat||Lodge||(767) 446-1076||
|1.0 mi. Northeast of Central Grand Fond|
|Manicou River||Eco resort||(767) 616-8903||
|1.4 mi. South 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|
|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|
Keep in mind that each location is different. Make sure you find out what is included with your room rate to avoid disappointments and save on unwelcome additions to your final bill.
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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