Fond St Jean

There's a Caribbean authenticity to this locale, with a charming nearby fishing village. It's a great spot to stop and admire the ethereal natural surroundings of Dominica.

Positioned toward the center of Fond St. Jean, 2.4 miles east of Berekua, this beach is on the South coast of Dominica. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. The surrounding area isn't overly populated, but that is not to say you won't find a fair amount of excitements at this beach.

How to Access The Beach
Getting to Fond St. Jean should be no trouble by car. Follow Petite Savanne Road east along the coast from Berekua.

Amenities and Ambiance

Just east of Great Bay, this rocky coastline flanks the town of Fond St. Jean and the waters here are often very calm. The best activity here is sightseeing as views of the jagged mountains are spectacular and the water is crystalline blue. There's also authenticity to this locale, with a charming nearby fishing village.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Fond St Jean brings visitors an angelic and relaxing enclave, since the area surrounding the beach is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Fond St Jean is on Dominica's South coast. Waitukubuli Trail: Soufriere to Bellevue Chopin is one of the attractions close-by.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Museum of Rum, one of the closest museums, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Fond St Jean
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Waitukubuli Trail: Soufriere to Bellevue Chopin Hiking Trail 4.1 W Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Bellevue Chopin to Wotten Waven Hiking Trail 4.5 WNW Dominica
Glasse Trail Hiking Trail 4.8 NNE Dominica
Valley of Desolation Hiking Trail 5.2 N Dominica
Waitukubuli Trail: Scotts Head to Soufriere Hiking Trail 5.9 WSW Dominica

Cities and Towns

Roseau is the closest town and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the beach, Roseau is a car ride off, about eight miles (13 kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Fond St Jean is not near very many major hotels, but you may meet visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Visitors trying to find a room close to the beach won't find it that difficult, as there is no shortage of hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest lodging options by looking over what's shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Fond St Jean
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Zandoli Inn 0.5 W Hotel
Riversong Cottages 2.7 NE Guest house
Exotica 2.8 NW Lodge


Though there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you're prepared to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Zandoli Dining Room, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Fond St Jean
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Zandoli Dining Room (767) 446-3161 Caribbean, Fusion Informal 0.5 mi. W
Jungle Pavilion Restaurant (767) 446-1789 Caribbean, Contemporary, Vegan Informal 2.6 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach on Dominica will have lots of options besides Fond St Jean.

You may also want to consider Dubuc Beach, located a mile and a half away.

Maybe Fond St Jean is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on Dominica you might like.


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