It's a shame when travelers give a low rating to a place because they haven't done enough research and it isn't what they expect. Of course Serenity Lodge is remote, that's its beauty. It's not fair to book 5 nights at a place that just has a couple of rooms then leave, depriving the owner of revenue that, at the last minute, cannot be recouped.
From my perspective, Serenity Lodges fulfilled our expectations perfectly. We arrived at the airport after dark and thought we'd spend a couple of days without a car before exploring the rest of the country. Carina was a gracious host and went out of her way to help us. She arranged for us to be picked up at the airport and a meal was ready for us when we arrived. She does not serve dinner Tuesdays and we were without a car that day so she offered to cook something in the morning and put it in our refrigerator while we were out walking. Nothing was too much trouble.
After a long, tiring day getting to Dominica we had a nice restful day at the lodge enjoying the view, the pleasant breezes and watching the birds in the grounds. A couple trees were alive with hummingbirds and banaquits. The patio is a perfect place to do yoga.
The car hire folks will pick you up at the resort to get your car back at the airport. Do explore the northern beaches around Calibishie, they are beautiful. If you plan to head to Roseau go via Castle Bruce. It's a beautiful drive and anyway the main road is undergoing some construction which might be disruptive.
Here are just a couple of photos of the birds I took on the grounds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Serenity Lodges Dominica, a family atmosphere guesthouse offering affordable accomodation. Located 10 minute drive from the Melville Hall Airport, and right next to the Carib Territory. Closest river is 2 minute walk. There are shops and nature hikes closeby.Also offering Tours, adventure, pick up services, delicious local meals and much more... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Serenity Lodges Dominica Marigot