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.

Located in the northwestern part of Anse Du Me, Anse du Mai is on the North coast of Dominica. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying nearby. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities might enjoy stopping by Anse du Mai for a few hours. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

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, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


Positioned on the North coast of Dominica; the area is home to other attractions such as Indigo Art Gallery, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum. This museum is located six and a half miles to the west, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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

Calibishie is the closest town and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From Anse du Mai, Calibishie is not far away, roughly two miles (three kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may see guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Guests seeking a place to stay close to the beach won't have a tough time, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by viewing what's listed in the table below.

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


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Domcan's Cafe. The restaurant offers both American and Caribbean menu items.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

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 -- --
Heaven's Best Restaurant (767) 445-6677 American, Caribbean Informal 5.0 mi. W

Other Beaches

Anse du Mai isn't the only beach worth checking out on Dominica.

Travelers may also want to consider Anse Soldat, located within a couple of miles.

Of course, Dominica has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but a trip to Anse du Mai could end up a family favorite.


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