Attractions in Mahaut

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. 

Mahaut Beaches

There are several beaches to consider in and around the area. Click on the beach names for a detailed review of 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.

Another alternative to consider is Mahaut South Beach. This beach is right along the coastal road that runs the length of Dominica's western edge. It's just south of the village of Mahaut and north of Massacre.

Rodney Rock Beach: A sandy strip of coastline on Dominica's edge, this beach is a nice spot to take a break if you're sightseeing along Dominica's western coast.

Fortunately, the area has a full range of beaches in and around the area. You can go to this article if you'd like to find out additional details.

Landmark Attractions

Dominica Museum

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Old Mill Cultural Centre. It is situated in Canefield, 2.3 mi. South of central Mahaut. While the island and people of Dominica have grown and changed over the decades, at the Old Mill Cultural Center, they remember and preserve that culture, teaching it to their children and to the visitors who show interest. Come see this surviving modern culture of the past, including art works and performances.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors 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 just a sample of what's on the island. To read about other other interesting places to visit nearby, go to this article.

Natural Attractions

Dominica Natural Attractions

One of the more frequently visited outdoor tourist attractions is Middleham Falls Hiking Trails. <p>To reach Middleham Falls, you will need to take a hike down this winding trail into the island.</p>

A second place you might enjoy is Middleham Falls. <p>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.</p>

These examples are just some of the available choices. Navigate to this article concerning natural attractions close to Mahaut if you'd like to find out some more facts.


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