A great referral! It was my first time to Dominica and I was looking for somewhere to stay where I could feel that I was not an out and out tourist. Sisserou Lodge was ideal as I was close to a family who could share their expertise about the island with me and make me feel welcome as their new neighbour, yet retain my privacy and independence.
Andy and Fiona arranged the hire of a small four wheel drive car from their local hire company, with lovely driver, to greet me at the airport and bring me back to the Lodge. I was glad to be driven as the gradient and state of the roads takes a little getting used to (I soon got the hang of them during my stay!) and was able to enjoy the full experience of climbing up and out of Roseau to the fabulously located Sisserou Lodge.
What breathtaking views straight out to sea! The relaxing early evening ritual of having a long drink (Duty Free Gin and tonic with freshly picked lime or the local rum with loads of ice and freshly squeezed sweet grapefruit (grapefruit trees grow all over the island)), sitting on the balcony at dusk watching the amazing sunsets, and witnessing the departure of the Cruise Ships is greatly missed now I am back in London!!
Andy and Fiona have friends who are reknown for their expertise in touring the island and they were happy to set these trips up for me. Andy showed me the market in Roseau so it was easy to stock up my kitchen, and they had provided me with a small welcome pack of the basics for my arrival.
TV with loads of channels to choose from including a BBC channel with loads of good programmes kept me happy in the evenings or there was a small library of books to keep me amused.
I felt totally relaxed and safe and almost like one of the locals by the time I left as everyone on the island is so helpful and friendly.
A good place for a romantic get away too - waking up and being able to look out to sea from the bed! Nothing better!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sisserou Villa is the ultimate luxury, fully staffed vacation Villa. Every convenience has been thought of and no expense spared on providing first class accommodation and amenities supported by first class staff. The Villa boasts three large double bedrooms plus a fourth single. The Villa can comfortably sleep up to 8 people. There is a huge open plan lounge area with a fully fitted kitchen offering a breakfast bar and further seating area. There are two covered, shaded, comfortably furnished outside balconies offering stunning views over the capital city and out to sea. Another balcony is the perfect spot to overlook the pool. Perfect sunsets can be viewed from all the balconies whilst enjoying your favourite sundowner! A large swimming pool and decked area provides the perfect spot to cool off in after a busy day of exploring. Or just spend a day lounging around in the hammock and enjoy the view and the cool breezes.Closeby is Sisserou Lodge. The Lodge is completely self-contained offering a fully fitted kitchen, lounge area, private balcony and garden and master bedroom with huge Super Kingsize bed. The Lodge is also serviced by the Housekeeper. The Villa & Lodge are situated in fenced off grounds containing an abundance of fruit trees, vegetables and flowers. Pick your own papaya for breakfast or a mango or two if you prefer! The Villa & Lodge are well situated to explore the diving on the South West Coast and to generally explore the West and South coast. You will not be disappointed! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sisserou Villa, Lodge & Cottage Dominica/Roseau