Attractions in the Area Around Sister Sea Lodge

1 | Calibishie Beach

The main beach of the Calibishie area, Calibishie Beach is lined with villas, shops, and people ready to relax. All this creates a fun mix of the more tourist oriented beaches of the south, and the calm quiet beaches of the north; a great beach on its own and an even better compromise.

When you're coming from Sister Sea Lodge, go eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) to the east-northeast to reach this beach.

2 | Pointe Baptiste Cave

Visitors can find this cave eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) east-northeast of Calibishie Beach.

3 | Black Sands Beach

It is not hard to see how Black Sands Beach got its name. Come take a look at one of the most famous beaches on the island.

Situated within traveling range of Calibishie, this beach is located a few hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Pointe Baptiste Cave.

4 | White Sands Beach

Located off the property of Pointe Baptiste, White Sands beach is one of the lighter colored beaches on Dominica. While it might not compete with the white shores of the Bahamas or other Caribbean islands, White Sands Beach is definitely a Caribbean beach fit for those looking for paradise.

Interested guests will be able to find this beach within easy traveling range of Calibishie, a quarter mile (a half kilometer) from Black Sands Beach.

5 | Hodges Bay Beach

A dark, natural beach surrounded by some of the best beaches on Dominica, it is understandable that Hodge's Bay Beach is one of the less popular. However, this makes Hodge's Bay Beach a quiet beach much less crowded than its neighbors.

White Sands Beach is located a half mile (less than a kilometer) northwest of this beach.

1 | Hodges Beach

The capes around this beach feature amazing sightseeing and bird watching. They are the main attractions of the area.

This beach is on the western outskirts of Calibishie, 7.4 miles (12.0 km) to the east-northeast of Sister Sea Lodge.

1 | L'Anse Tortue

L'Anse Tortue is one of Dominica's softest sand beaches. Swimming can be rough, but you can enjoy laying a towel right on the soft sand to sunbathe, or take a barefoot stroll.

Go nine miles (14 and a half kilometers) east from Sister Sea Lodge to get to this beach.

2 | L'Anse Noire

The views are incredible but the water is rough on L'Anse Noire Beach. There are adventurous people who snorkel and dive here, but be sure you're experienced if you're going to try it.

Interested guests can find this beach only 0.4 miles (0.6 km) east of L'Anse Tortue.

3 | Woodford Hill Bay

This beach boasts clear, warm waters and some good snorkeling spots. It's also safe to swim in and in possession of some of the island's softest sand.

When you're coming from L'Anse Noire, go a quarter mile (a half kilometer) to the east to find this beach.

1 | Cabrits National Park

This nature preserve is a mixture of forest and swampland that today is the location of choice for both tourists and migratory birds. In addition, the site is also home to a large fort built by the British in the latter part of the eighteenth century that included around 50 different building.

Make your way two miles (three and a half kilometers) north-northwest from Sister Sea Lodge to find this nature sanctuary/wildlife reserve.

2 | Fort Shirley

Built in the 1700's, this fort once stood guard for all of Dominica. Today it is part of the Cabrits National Park, and offers tourist a unique window into the history of the Caribbean's colonial past.

Travelers will be able to find this historical site on Cabrits Garrison, a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Cabrits Historical and Marine Park.

3 | Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum

At the Fort Shirley Welcome Center is a small museum that is open to the public. The museum showcases both the natural and historic importance of the grounds, discussing plants that reside along the trails, and some of the area's military history.

Visitors will find this museum within the domain of Fort Shirley.

1 | Purple Beach

On the north end of Prince Rupert Bay, just south of Cabrits National Park, Purple Beach is in a region well known for it's excellent diving and snorkeling. This beach is a popular weekend spot.

Guests can find this beach within easy traveling range of Portsmouth, a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the north of Sister Sea Lodge.

1 | Waitukubuli Trail: Borne to Penville

This hiking trail can be found approximately two and a half miles (approximately four kilometers) to the northeast of Sister Sea Lodge.

2 | Indigo Art Gallery

A display of work created by Marie Frederick can be seen at Indigo, which is located right next to the cottage where she feels inspired to create her work. Although she was born in Normandy and studied art throughout Europe and in North Africa, she has managed to capture something about the nature of the island in her paintings that even locals have been captivated by.

Travel east-northeast for within walking distance from Waitukubuli Trail: Borne to Penville to get to this art gallery, which is located at Indigo Tree Cottage.

1 | Picard Beach

Adjacent to Ross University Medical School, Picard beach is just a little strip of shoreline south of Portsmouth where visitors or students take a quick dip.

Make your way south-southwest for a half mile (less than a kilometer) from Sister Sea Lodge to find this beach.

1 | Secret Beach

On the edge of Prince Rupert Bay as you approach Portsmouth from the south is Dominica's Secret Beach. The ocean is clear and warm, with great spots for snorkeling and diving nearby.

Sister Sea Lodge is one and a quarter miles (two kilometers) to the northeast of this beach.

1 | Salisbury Beach

Salisbury Beach has a somewhat rocky shoreline like most of Dominica's coast but it also has three separate coral reefs you can visit and one is right along the shore.

Situated in the western part of Salisbury, this beach is located eight miles (13 kilometers) to the south of Sister Sea Lodge.

1 | Macoucherie Beach

Interested visitors will be able to find this beach 9.2 miles (14.9 km) south of Sister Sea Lodge.

1 | Batalie Beach

Right off a major highway but still secluded by a wall of trees, Batalie Beach is a great compromise of isolation and convenience.

This beach is located 7.4 miles (11.9 km) south of Sister Sea Lodge.

The interactive map shows all 47 local attractions located within nine and a half miles (15 and a half kilometers) of Sister Sea Lodge. A concentration of options are in the vicinity of Calibishie, which guests will find 7.7 miles (12.4 km) to the east-northeast of these accommodations. To read further about the available options close-by, or to see a more comprehensive view of the region, use your mouse to further explore the map. The map numbers above correspond with those found in the list that follows.

Attractions Near Sister Sea Lodge
Map No. Type Attraction Name Distance from Hotel
1 Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Northern Forest Reserve 8.4 mi. (13.6 km)
1 Beach Salisbury Beach 8.2 mi. (13.1 km)
1 Beach Toucari Beach 3.5 mi. (5.7 km)
1 Beach L'Anse Tortue 9.0 mi. (14.5 km)
1 Beach Au Tou 5.3 mi. (8.6 km)
1 Beach Purple Beach 1.7 mi. (2.7 km)
1 Beach Douglas Bay 2.4 mi. (3.8 km)
1 Beach Blenheim Beach 5.2 mi. (8.4 km)
1 Hiking Trail Waitukubuli Trail: Penville to Capuchin 5.4 mi. (8.7 km)
1 Beach Dublanc Beach 3.2 mi. (5.1 km)
1 Beach La Lai Bay Beach 6.1 mi. (9.8 km)
1 Beach Marceau Bay 4.8 mi. (7.8 km)
1 Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Cabrits Historical and Marine Park 2.1 mi. (3.4 km)
1 Hiking Trail Waitukubuli Trail: Syndicate to Borne 3.3 mi. (5.3 km)
1 Hiking Trail Waitukubuli Trail: Colihaut Heights to Syndicate 6.4 mi. (10.2 km)
1 Beach Colihaut Beach 5.2 mi. (8.4 km)
1 Waterfall Milton Falls 4.6 mi. (7.4 km)
1 Hiking Trail Waitukubuli Trail: First Camp to Petite Macoucherie 8.5 mi. (13.6 km)
1 Waterfall Brandy Falls 2.0 mi. (3.2 km)
1 Park Hot Springs 1.3 mi. (2.2 km)
1 Beach Calibishie Beach 7.8 mi. (12.5 km)
1 Beach Batalie Beach 7.4 mi. (11.9 km)
1 Beach Secret Beach 1.2 mi. (2.0 km)
1 Beach Hampstead Beach 7.0 mi. (11.3 km)
1 Park Cold Sulphur Springs 4.2 mi. (6.8 km)
1 Hiking Trail Waitukubuli Trail: Borne to Penville 2.5 mi. (3.9 km)
1 Beach West Ross Beach 2.2 mi. (3.6 km)
1 Beach Hodges Beach 7.4 mi. (12.0 km)
1 Beach Macoucherie Beach 9.2 mi. (14.9 km)
1 Beach Picard Beach 0.6 mi. (0.9 km)
1 Hiking Trail Waitukubuli Trail: Petite Macoucherie to Colihait Heights 8.7 mi. (14.0 km)
2 Art Gallery Indigo Art Gallery 2.7 mi. (4.4 km)
2 Historical Site Fort Shirley 1.9 mi. (3.1 km)
2 Beach Anse Soldat West 5.5 mi. (8.8 km)
2 Beach Au Parc 5.3 mi. (8.5 km)
2 Beach L'Anse Noire 9.3 mi. (15.0 km)
2 Cave Pointe Baptiste Cave 8.2 mi. (13.2 km)
2 Beach Batibou Bay Beach 6.5 mi. (10.5 km)
2 Hiking Trail Waitukubuli Trail: Capuchin to Cabrits National Park 5.0 mi. (8.1 km)
3 Beach Anse Soldat 5.6 mi. (9.1 km)
3 Park Canna Heritage Park 5.3 mi. (8.6 km)
3 Beach Black Sands Beach 8.2 mi. (13.2 km)
3 Beach Woodford Hill Bay 9.6 mi. (15.4 km)
3 Museum Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum 1.9 mi. (3.1 km)
4 Beach Anse du Mai 5.9 mi. (9.4 km)
4 Beach White Sands Beach 8.5 mi. (13.6 km)
5 Beach Hodges Bay Beach 8.7 mi. (14.0 km)

 

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