Eco Tourism Lodging Options on Dominica

Despite an absence of campsites, Dominica is full of eco-friendly pursuits

Photo credit © Crescent Moon Cabins
 

Dominica's wonderfully rich natural habitats and wildlife make the island an ideal destination for eco-conscious travelers. Although the Commonwealth of Dominica is one of the Caribbean's eco-tourist hot spots, camping is not allowed in natural parks and reserves. Fortunately, there are many opportunities for camping outside of these protected areas and eco-friendly hotels are available for visitors who prefer a more traditional vacation.

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Camping facilities on Dominica may be somewhat limited, but eco-tourists should not be discouraged from visiting this beautiful natural paradise. The island is full of amazing ecologically orientedactivities that adventurous travelers are sure to love. Dominica's government has a strong desire to attract tourists who are environmentally and ecologically aware, and there are a number of national parks located on the island that feature bountiful mountain trails and other outdoor explorations for travelers to enjoy. Vacationers can schedule guided tours, hiking excursions, and mountain biking adventures at almost every attraction. Tourists can contact the National Parks and Service Forestry Division at 767-448-2401 to receive brochures, booklets, maps, and other information about outdoor activities on Dominica.

One of the island's most accessible natural sites is Trafalgar Falls, located about 8 miles from Roseau. You can view the twin falls from a platform or hike 200 feet under the cascading waters. Inactive volcanic mountain ranges are also located on the island and can provide many exciting excursions. At Morne Trois Pitons National Park, tourists can visit dozens of trails that wind through rainforests full of tropical flowers and plants. Due to the increasing popularity of natural sites such as these, Dominica has had to introduce entrance fees to many of the national parks and sites, including Boeri LakeBoiling Lake, and Cabrits Historical and Marine Park. Single site entry passes cost $2(USD), while day and week passes cost $5(USD) and $10(USD), respectively. The passes are available at rental agencies, tour operators, and the National Parks Forestry Division.

Aquatic pursuits are also popular among eco-tourists, and Dominica offers many activities in the waters around and on the island. Travelers can schedule guided boat tours in places such as the Portsmouth area or cool off in one of the island's refreshing springs after an invigorating hike. Scuba diving has also become a favorite endeavor with visitors to the island. Dominica's waters are full of coral reefs and tropical fish, which make for excellent diving.

Camping and Eco-Tourism On Dominica

Guests who love the outdoors might want to take a look at the opportunities for eco-tourism on the island. In addition to the eco-lodges that are available, some unique eco-resorts are another choice. Click on each link to read further info.

Jungle Bay Resort & Spa

For guests wanting an active late-night scene, Hotel the Champs is one spot you might want to think about. 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. For customers who want to call before booking a room, do so at (767) 445-4452.

One property located on the waterfront that is worth considering is Citrus Creek Plantation. There are several cottages and villas to choose from at Citrus Creek Plantation, each of which vary in size and design. Each cottage has a kitchen, so you are able to cook home meals. If you want to be sure they're open , call them at (767) 446-1234.

Those who love the outdoors will find a selection of different local eco-lodges. including Beau Rive. Beau Rive was spawned from the imagination of a man who hoped to create a haven suitable to match up to the beauty and passion that the island of Dominica exudes. Hidden away on a hillside on the east coast of the island, and nestled among three acres of tropical gardens, one can easily argue that Beau Rive does exactly that. You can call them at (767) 445-8992.

Check the following table for more information about eco-accommodations available.

Eco-Accommodations On Dominica
Name Type Phone Number Star Rating Location
3 Rivers Eco Lodge Lodge (767) 446-1886

 

1.4 mi. Northeast of Central Grand Fond
Beau Rive Lodge (767) 445-8992

 

1.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Castle Bruce
Citrus Creek Plantation Lodge (767) 446-1234

 

0.9 mi. North of Central La Plaine
Cocoa Cottages Eco resort (767) 448-0412

 

1.9 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Roseau
Crescent Moon Cabins Lodge --

 

Central Dominica
Exotica Lodge (767) 448-8839

 

1.8 mi. North of Central Berekua
Hibiscus Valley Inn Lodge (767) 445-8195

 

1.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Waraka
Hiker's Retreat Lodge (767) 446-1076

 

1.0 mi. Northeast of Central Grand Fond
Hotel the Champs Lodge (767) 445-4452

 

1.6 mi. South of Central Portsmouth
Jungle Bay Resort & Spa Eco resort (767) 446-1789

 

1.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Delices
Mango Island Lodges Boutique Hotel Lodge (767) 617-7963

 

0.3 mi. North of Central St. Joseph
Manicou River Eco resort (767) 616-8903

 

1.4 mi. South of Central Clifton
Papillote Wilderness Retreat Lodge --

 

3.7 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Roseau
Secret Bay Resort Lodge (767) 445-4444

 

2.2 mi. North of Central Dublanc
Serenity Lodges Dominica Lodge (767) 285-5739

 

1.1 mi. South West of Central Waraka

If you are seeking a wider selection of places beyond the category here, you can look farther afield. Click this link to view our page regarding other kinds of accommodations for Dominica.

Travelers who hope to camp on the island will need to put in a little extra work, but should be able to find many satisfying options; those simply seeking exciting outdoor adventures will also quickly realize that Dominica makes the perfect vacation destination for adventurous eco-tourists.

 

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