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.

Situated near the heart of Fond St. Jean, 2.4 miles east of Berekua, this beach is on the South coast of Dominica. You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. The surrounding region is not overflowing with tourists, but that doesn't mean 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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Fond St Jean offers those who visit an idyllic and serene haven, especially since the region surrounding the beach is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Dominica's South coast. It's located near Waitukubuli Trail: Soufriere to Bellevue Chopin, which is one of a few local attractions.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Museum of Rum. It's located relatively close to Fond St Jean, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones 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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Roseau, which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Roseau is a car ride off, about eight miles (13 kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can attract guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers seeking a place to stay near the beach won't find it very tough, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You will find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by perusing those shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Fond St Jean
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Zandoli Inn 0.5 mi. W Hotel
Kai Woshe 2.5 mi. NE Guest house
Riversong Cottages 2.7 mi. NE Guest house
Exotica -- -- Lodge
Soufriere Springs Guesthouse 4.9 mi. W Guest house
Rainforest Shangri-La Resort -- -- Lodge
Anchorage Hotel and Dive Centre 6.8 mi. WNW Hotel
Evergreen Hotel 6.8 mi. WNW Hotel
Castle Comfort Lodge 6.9 mi. WNW Guest house
Ophelia Guest House 6.9 mi. NW Guest house


Though there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you are prepared to drive a bit. One of the nearest places to eat is Zandoli Dining Room, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

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

Fond St Jean isn't the only beach worth checking out on Dominica.

You may also enjoy Dubuc Beach, located only a short distance 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; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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