We had booked this apartment for one week; we wound up staying 12 days and would have liked to stay longer. It is a really friendly, safe and welcoming place. The owners, Caroline (English) and Frank (Dominican), who live upstairs, are kind and lovely people who made us feel at home. Caroline brought us fresh juice from her garden every morning, and did our washing in her machine. The apartment is an open-plan kitchen/living/sleeping area, with the sleeping end partly curtained off, plus a shower and separate toilet. There is a private patio and beyond that the garden of fruit trees, which make it beautifully shady. There is no view from the room itself (because of the trees), but there is a viewpoint at the end of the garden from which you can see the sunset over the sea. There is TV and Wifi. It is just a couple of minutes walk into the laid back village of Scotts Head, which has two small restaurants (Roger's Bar does great fresh fish). There is excellent snorkelling right here, and a lovely walk on the Waitukubuli Trail, which passes the gate. It is easy and very cheap to get around the island by local minibus (half an hour to Roseau, then connect with other buses). OK, the rooms are showing their age, with some small defects - eg the bathroom doors would not shut properly and the ceiling fan did not work (but we were given a portable fan), but this is easily compensated by the pleasant atmosphere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oceanview Apartments is located at the southernmost tip of Dominica, just above the quaint fishing village of Scott's Head - one of the most photographed and scenic areas of the Nature Island. We have three self-contained apartments set in a private and secure tropical garden. Our cliffside lookout provides a spectacular view of the sea and our nightly tradition is to gather to toast the setting of the sun. Apartment 1 is a two bedroom studio. Apartments 2 and 3 each have a queen bed +day bed. All of our apartments are equipped with television, fans (no AC), kitchenettes - stove, fridge, kettle, coffee maker, cutlery and dishes. We have free WiFi in the common area. We are perfectly situated for the hiking and diving enthusiast. The first leg of the Waitukubuli National Trail passes right in front of our gate. The Nature Island Dive Center is just 10 minutes away in neighboring Soufriere. Diving in the Scotts Head Marine Reserve has been listed as ONE OF THE TOP 10 DIVE SITES IN THE WORLD! Oceanview Apartments is the perfect accommodation for budget travelers who seek out an authentic Caribbean experience and enjoy immersing themselves in local culture. We have secure parking for guests with rental cars. However many of our guests prefer to explore the island's many attractions using the inexpensive bus system - a three minute walk takes you to the bus stop in Scotts Head. Buses/taxis can also take you to and from the airport in Marigot. We can also arrange dive bookings, hiking guides and full-island tours. We look forward to meeting you on your next trip to Dominica! Your hosts, Francis and Caroline Charles. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Oceanview Apartments Dominica/Scotts Head