Mahaut Attractions

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Mahaut is an interesting town because it is slightly crowded by buildings and people and appears to be always busy, yet it doesn't offer much in the way of attractions that visitors would generally enjoy visiting.  If you aren't in it for the beaches, you're likely staying in the area because you've found an inexpensive rental property and will use it as a base for exploring other area attractions which include viewing the natural side of the island through hiking trails or cultural landmarks in nearby Roseau. 


You will discover a large selection of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. You can click on the name of each beach to get additional information concerning that part of the coast.

Mahaut North Beach: Mahuat North Beach is part of a tiny coastal town, complete with brightly colored fishing boats and friendly locals. There's shade to be had on this beach and great views of the green hills that surround.

A second location for beach-goers to consider is Mahaut South Beach. This beach is gray and rocky like most of the beaches on this island. There are some trees near the shore for shade and the water is usually very calm.

Rodney Rock Beach: A small beach outlining a coastal town, the water here is crystal clear and calm and the sand is rocky and gray. There isn't a lot of activity on this beach but it's a nice spot for sunset views.

Of course, you'll find some other choices for beaches in and around the area. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, see this guide.

Landmark Attractions

Dominica Museum

One popular destination is Old Mill Cultural Centre. It is found in Canefield, 2.3 mi. South of central Mahaut. The Old Mill Cultural Center is a community level civic center, where groups and individuals can perform and exhibit their ideas, products, and works of art. The regular flow of exhibits will give any visitors a unique insight into the cultural heritage of the island, both modern and historical.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Jean Rhys House. It is located in downtown Roseau, 4.6 mi. South of central Mahaut. One of Dominica's most famous people, Jean Rhys, was a writer whose works became famous on the island and throughout the British Empire. She grew up in a house on Independence and Cork Street, which was described frequently in her short stories as well as her autobiography.

Barracoon Building: This colorful and cheerful looking building has a dark history as a center of slavery on Dominica. The Barracoon Building was built as slave barracks.

These examples are only some of the available choices. For more information about other sites worth visiting this topic, go to this article about other interesting places to visit nearby.

Natural Attractions

Middleham Falls Hiking Trails is one of the more frequently visited local attractions. To reach Middleham Falls, you will need to take a hike down this winding trail into the island.

Middleham Falls is another site you might want to consider. Located inside Morne Tios Pitons National Park, this large waterfall is the iconic rain forest waterfall; complete with lush trees, moss covered rocks, and the rumble of water pounding into a pool, creating a thick spray of mist. The exotic waterfall is only part of the sight to see, as the journey to it will bring you past old coffee plantations as well as a collapsed lava tube; a geological wonder that may have helped create the island itself.

Fortunately, you'll be able to find some other natural attractions. To visit our guide to natural attractions nearby, click here.


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