Beau Rive (www.beaurive.com 767-445-8992) is a truly outstanding â€œold world charmâ€ hotel in Castle Bruce run by its proprietor Mark Steele.
The hotel normally serves only breakfasts and suppers and only to its guests and its fare is table dâ€™hÃ´te. But because weâ€™re friends and because it was our 37th wedding anniversary and our daughter was visiting from the US and her and best friend and former college roommate paid an additional surprise visit, and because he wasnâ€™t full up with guests and thus had a table free, Mark consented to provide us a meal even though we were not hotel guests.
The meal was outstanding. We had tomato tart appetizers, coconut chicken with breadfruit garnish entree (our daughter Mathilda, a vegetarian, had a special veggie plate) and fruit crumble with ice cream dessert and coffee & tea. The ambience was wonderful, with soft jazz playing and jasmine scent occasionally wafting through.
If youâ€™re visiting Dominica, or live here and want a classy getaway, you can do no better than to lodge at Beau Rive.