If you're looking for a convenient location, excellent service, unparralelled views, and an experience a bit off the beaten path...look no further.
My boyfriend and I stayed at the mountaintop villa of Calibishie Lodges, so this review is specific to that particular room. Upon getting dropped off after a short drive from the airport (where we unfortunately encountered car rental trouble), we were warmly welcomed by the front desk staff at Bamboo restaurant. Shortly thereafter, while feasting on a delicious dinner, we met the hosts/owners Peter and Lystra. They welcomed us then proceeded to spend the next 3 days helping us with our every need -- an occasional free ride up the hill to our villa (normally a challenging 20 minute walk to the villa...a special room they constructed that's connected to their home); constant phone calls to local car rental companies to help us get a car to explore the island; and small gestures of unsolicited generosity such as leaving us power adaptors and a clothesline when we were in need.
The villa was fully equipped with wifi (which worked sporadically), mosquito nets, high ceilings, gorgeous pool, and spectacular views of the ocean during the day and the stars at night. The occasional critter (small lizards and millipedes) made an appearance but this was nothing bothersome. On an island covered in lush rainforests, this is expected!
The only downside was the layout of the back patio. I would recommend that the owners install a extra step between the patio and the pool deck (where the bed of rocks are laid out) because this poses a major hazard. After one of the routine rainy downpours I slipped and injured a muscle in my lower leg. Luckily nothing too major but this could pose a risk for future guests.
Tips: definitely pay a visit to Alford's corner store for general goods and Rainbow Cafe (Michael is the sweetest person you will ever meet!) for a delicious meal.
The town of Calibishie will give you a perspective of Dominica that most tourists won't ever see; Calibishie Lodges made our overall experience pleasant and memorable. Thank you!
- Also Known As:
- Calibishie Hotel Calibishie
- Calibishie Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Calibishie Lodges Hotel is a retreat with typical Caribbean charm, nestled in a friendly village on the North-East of Dominica,the most beautiful area of Dominica. ... more less
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