Anse du Mai

Ideal for people looking to experience the locals' Dominica, Anse du Mai is is used mainly by local fishermen and the people living in the area. However, visitors are still welcome to visit and explore the area.

Positioned in Anse Du Me, Anse du Mai is on the North coast of Dominica. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. If there's one beach that appeals to a large rage of visitors, it's Anse du Mai, since it's fun and active, but never too crowded. If you need more activity than you'll find on Dominica's quiet, secluded beaches, but don't want to compete with other beachgoers for a spot, Anse du Mai offers a good middle ground.

Amenities and Ambiance

Anse du Mai is far from the white clean beaches of the tourist areas. Instead, you should expect a beach that contains more dirt than white sand, and trees that grows right up to the water. Out on the bay, you will be able to watch the many fishing boats that the locals use to catch food and spend time.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Anse du Mai on Dominica's North coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Indigo Art Gallery, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum (found only a brief cab ride away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help share a different side of Dominica.

If a visit to the Anse du Mai isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse du Mai
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Indigo Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.2 WSW Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Borne to Penville Hiking Trail 3.4 WSW Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Penville to Capuchin Hiking Trail 3.9 NW Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Syndicate to Borne Hiking Trail 5.6 SW Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: First Camp to Petite Macoucherie Hiking Trail 5.6 SSE Dominica

Cities and Towns

Anse du Mai is very close to Calibishie, so walking the city is a definite option. The nearby town of Calibishie is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From Anse du Mai, Calibishie is a fairly short distance away, maybe two miles (three kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may see guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Since the beach is situated in a relatively touristed area, it is not usually much of a challenge to find the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For guests hoping to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows lists the closest accommodation options to Anse du Mai.

Accommodations near Anse du Mai
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Wind Blow Estate 1.3 mi. E Hotel
Comfort Cottages -- -- Cottages
Bayview Lodges 1.7 mi. E Hotel
Veranda View 1.8 mi. E Guest house
Calibishie Lodges Hotel 2.3 mi. E Hotel
Jacoway Inn 2.3 mi. E B & B
Sea Cliff Cottages 2.8 mi. E Cottages
Calibishie Cove 2.9 mi. E Hotel
Heaven's Best Guesthouse 5.0 mi. W Guest house
Douglas Guesthouse 5.4 mi. W Guest house

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Anse du Mai; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Domcan's Cafe. This restaurant offers both American and Caribbean cuisines.

The table below lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Anse du Mai
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Domcan's Cafe (767) 445-7794 American, Caribbean, International Very Casual -- --
Atlantic View Restaurant (767) 277-0893 Creole Very Casual 1.5 mi. E
Warrow's Seaside Restaurant (767) 285-7100 Creole, Vegetarian -- 1.8 mi. E
Veranda View Restaurant (767) 445-8900 International -- 1.8 mi. E
Coral Reef Restaurant (767) 445-7432 Caribbean -- -- --
Bamboo Restaurant (767) 445-8537 Caribbean, International Informal 2.3 mi. E
Randy's Restaurant (767) 315-7474 Caribbean Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Anse du Mai on Dominica.

You may also want to consider Anse Soldat, located a quarter mile to the west.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold on Dominica, and Anse du Mai offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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