Soufriere Bay
Soufriere Bay
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Located south of the capital Roseau, this is a sandy beach that appeals to scuba divers.
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Waddington, UK2,729 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
Bubble Beach Spa is in the small fishing village of Soufriere approximately a 20 -30 minute bus ride from Roseau. Here right by the shore a young local called Dale Mitchell has set up an area so that you can experience the hot sea water and the volcanic bubbles that come up from the sea bed to the surface.

Dale has built a small changing room, and a basic beach bar where you can buy drinks and sit by the water’s edge. He’s used stones and pebbles to enclose an area where the water is at its hottest so you can sit and enjoy the very warm sea water. He shows you where to snorkel amongst the bubbles and where the reef is to see fish and coral. Dale keeps the area very clean and tidy and just asks for a small donation for its upkeep.

The snorkelling is very good and to see all the bubbles rising is quite amazing. It is lovely to sit in the warm pool too, just to relax. On some days a local girl does massages.

Bubble Beach Spa is right in front of the church (which is worth a look inside). It is well signed and easy to find. To get to Soufriere by bus walk straight ahead from the cruise ship terminal past the souvenir market and directly behind is where buses leave for Soufriere. The fare is 4 EC$ and the drivers will also accept 2 US$.

Great experience and well worth the trip to this beautiful, natural, unspoilt and peaceful area of Dominica.
Written December 29, 2013
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Zu S
San Luis Obispo, CA140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Couples
We had been at Champagne and took the bus south to the town of Soufriere for $1pp. We were told that the bus would let us out at the Soufriere Hot Springs just above the elementary school. However the bus driver said it would be more money to take us there so we decided to walk, as we had read that many ppl walk it. As we walked we passed the school, with the kids in there uniforms. Wow do they have beautiful playground views. As they play on their huge field, they can look up at the gorgeous mtns. As we walked up the street, we met various kids with their parents heading back to school. We think it was their lunch break. It was nice to visit w/some families. Due to time, we didn't hike all the way to Soufriere Hot Springs, but decided to turn back and visit the church and the hot springs at the beach. We just headed down toward the water, made a right turn at the end of the road and there was the church. Very beautiful church that faces the bay/beach. We visited and then headed to the beach. It had a small dressing room and a couple of benches. There in the water were two separate areas. There were large stones/rocks that made a small pool. One was large and the other small. We went into the large one. It is only about knee high. We sat in the water and it was warm. We couldn't believe it, here we sat in warm sulpher water looking at a beautiful church. Then we turned around and we sat there looking at the big, beautiful bay. There were some colorful fishing boats in the distance. It was like a postcard, and there we sat all by ourselves. Now this was a vacation. After a while, we needed to leave and as we were getting dressed, a local came, disrobed and got in the large pool in her swimsuit and told us that it wasn't very hot. She said that sometimes it is too hot to enter. Interesting. We just loved the peace and quiet and beauty of the area. As we left, there was a sign that asked for donations to maintain the area, so we donated. We walked back to the bus stop and caught a bus all the way back to Roseau for $2pp. We enjoyed to visit w/locals and what a great day!
Written February 25, 2012
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aneil4lom
Port of Spain, Trinidad715 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Solo
A perfect way to relax after spending the day hiking in the South of Dominica. The view of the ocean makes it better than the Spas at Wotten Waven.
Written November 2, 2015
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CoralReef
Washington2,548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2011
We caught a bus from Roseau to Soufriere for EC $3.25 per person each way. You can walk up to the Soufriere Sulphur Springs from here, admire the old church, or hike along the stony shore. A beautiful spot!
Written January 26, 2011
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Retromobile
Haversham, UK90 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Bubble Beach has suffered a lot due to the Hurricane. The Beach Spa is gone and lots of the buildings in Soufriere have been decimated.

This is a good beach to enjoy snorkelling with thousands of sprats and a good selection of other tropical fish.

Avoid the area in front of the church as the water is very silty and you cant see a thing - instead walk around to the left and go into the water in front of the Dive Shop.

You can see the bubbles rising in the water and if you get cold, simply push your feet down into the sand for an instant warm up
Written November 24, 2018
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Terri M
Toronto, Canada29 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
I drove to this area to sit on a beach with my daughter and we were greatly disappointed. The fishing village has nothing to offer except bubble bay spa. It is a nice enough bay, but there is no where to sit and enjoy the ocean. It is a run down village with nothing to offer....no shops, stores, places to eat etc. Scott's Head was even worse. We drove out across the spit and it was even more run down than Soufriere and there was garbage everywhere. The village was suspect with many locals hanging around not doing anything.....didn't feel safe being two women sightseeing. Having said that, we decided to go back and check out bubble bay spa and it was cute. It is a very small section of the bay that has been sectioned off by a local. He takes care of the strip of beach, rakes it, etc all for a "donation" of your choice. The 5 lounge chairs are for rent for $5 each. The carve out of the water which has a small rock wall around it is cute and can certainly fit 15 people without being crowded. There are many bubbles present and can actually be hot to sit on the sand. No other options.....but we felt safe, the locals were friendly and the local who maintains it was not pushy. There was even a change room on site.
Written January 1, 2016
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Ellie L
Edinburgh, UK3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
Souffriere is an authentic fishing village to the south if Roseau which is scenic in lots of ways. But a great way to experience it is at Bubble Beach. Here you can immerse yourself in the hot bubbly water at the sea edge, coming up from the geothermal springs. A local chap called Dale has set up a beach bar and area to chill out and change. It's amazingly beautiful and he makes you so welcome, please do leave him a good top as he has out in a lot of effort to create a lovely space and experience.
The only issue I had with the village was that I got a lot of insistent begging from a local man. Every time I passed through the town he harassed me for money. So be prepared to politely but insistently fend him off, or jusyt make a donation and buy yourself some peace! But don't let that put you off visiting the town and especially Bubble Beach.
Written April 17, 2015
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angelicadiver
florida keys11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
if you like quiet that is the place, lovely residents .i was not able to eat anywhere because of the pandemic .
you will find a natural hot spring 20 minutes up the hill with all the wonderful minerals for your body.
Written January 10, 2021
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SoulTraveler333
United States30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
Who woulda thunk? A beach and a hot spa in one? Yep...only in Dominica. What a treat!! The bubbles come up in the chest high water (when sitting) co-mingling with the fresh Caribbean Sea. How lovely...and good for you!
Also, the lovely Soufriere Volcano Hot Springs; tubs that are built with different water temperatures up higher in the Soufriere Valley is a must!
Written December 12, 2014
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Bridget M
London, UK87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Great little village with lots of character. I was mainly here for diving but grew very fond of the area and the prettiness of this village which is nestled in a valley above a coast of gorgeous coral reefs and a geothermal beach which “bubbles”
Written February 14, 2020
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