Visiting Dominica was what I call a true vacation - one that awakens the senses to new and refreshing experiences! We absolutely loved the penthouse at Calibishie Cove; its openness, views in every direction, the awesome breezes, the private rooftop deck for stargazing, the constant sound of crashing waves and singing birds and most importantly the staff dedicated to your safety and enjoyment of your stay.
Although we had a rental car, we hired Arl to be our driver/guide on several different days and highly recommend this to anyone new to the island. He introduced us to things we definitely wouldn't have experienced in our 1 week stay without him.
Favorite Food and Bars: Hazel's creole cooking, Red Rocks Escape Bar and Grill, Pagua Bay Bar and Grill, Islet View, Bakes at Arnelle's Snackette (heading south from Portsmouth), the fruit man near Glenda's north of town, coconut tablets (mmmmm good!!) and Sunday jazz brunch at River Rush.
Favorite Places Visited: Chaudierre Pool, Batibou Beach (there's a few things to see so take snorkeling gear), the drive-through volcano ride to Portsmouth, Spanny Falls, Emerald Pool, Trafalgar Falls, Screws Sulphur Spa, and Hodges Beach. (Be sure to swim at all the falls, jump off the rocks, and slide on the mini falls at Chaudierre Pool)
Next visit we'll: plan to stay 10 days minimum, plan to stay in the penthouse at Calibishie Cove and somewhere further south just to cut down on driving time and to explore the south in more detail, pack less (active wear is all you need and maybe a couple of nicer but casual things for night), pick up souvenirs before it's too late, learn to kindly say no thank you to people selling things or even services (a couple of times I bought things I didn't want or need, but felt sorry for the people), on reggae night at Randy's, eat somewhere else and go there about 10:00 (maybe take Arl) and have enough EC's for your departure tax (they'll take american dollars, but will only give change in EC's).
Least favorite thing: Although we really enjoyed the hike to Syndicate Falls, there's a rather large chain link/barbed wire gate going across the front of it which, needless to say, ruined the view and the ambiance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Calibishie Cove-on the mountainous island's beach-studded northeastern corner-is a colonial-style hotel inspired to reenergize with just four rooms, each with platform beds, large shutters, and a private patio overlooking quaint panoramic vistas of Caribbean Sea. Nestled 80-feet above Hodges Bay Beach, the Eco-hotel sets the tone for an elegant and private relaxed beach hideaway. Calibishie captures the native spirit of Dominica with its distinctive "Nature Island" philosophy. At-a-glance: Distinguished Eco Boutique-hotel | Romantic Beach | Weddings | On-site Dining | Organic Garden | Nature Made Views | Yoga + Wellness Retreat | Sustainable ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Calibishie Cove Hotel Calibishie