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zandoli Inn window view

Dominica vacations offer diverse year-round activities such as festivals, hiking, biking, river-tubing, birding and whale watching among others.

There are many Bed and Breakfasts in Dominica, some of which can offer some of the most tranquil, peaceful getaway for you and your loved one.

Enjoy some of the finest accommodations on the nature island in many of Dominica’s best inns. Have a peek inside the top five B&B’s and Inns in Dominica base on the number customer reviews over at Tripadvisor.com.

Spot No.1: Cocoa Cottages

With 6 rooms decorated in unique themed decor, this small but unique Bed & Breakfast nestled amidst Dominica’s most beautiful rainforest.

Considering its located in the heart of Roseau Valley; home to the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, and a 15 minute drive from beautiful trails and lakes such as Trafalgar Falls, Middleham Falls, Freshwater Lake, Boeri Lake, Titou Gorge, Boiling lake and some superb canyons that can only be reached by ropes and are the ultimate adrenaline rush.

Another great selling point is Cocoa Cottages Canyoning Tours – some superb canyons that can only be reached by ropes and are the ultimate adrenaline rush.

Spot No.2: Zandoli Inn

Zandoli Inn is a small, secluded hideaway surrounded by captivating views of the ocean, mountains and forest you can relax in a setting we doubt you’ll forget. Named after a small indigenous lizard, this cozy Inn near the fishing village of Fond St. Jean on the southeast coast of Dominica is the perfect quaint–but low key–excursion for an intrepid couple.

Spot No.3:Comfortel De Champ

Comfortel De Champ is a comfortable hotel in Picard, Dominica. A 3-star + hotel overlooking the Ross University campus, Prince Rupert Bay and the Cabrits National Park. At $125/night for a king size bed, modern bath, and a (shared) porch with a fantastic wide view of the Caribbean Sea is considered a steal.

Spot No.4: Calibishie Cove

Calibishie Cove is about getting lost in the unspoiled paradise that is Dominica. Located in the picturesque fishing village of Calibishie on the North East Coast of Dominica, Calibishie Cove has four rooms and suites overlooking a Dominica beach and a stretch of pristine Dominica coastline that provide a special experience combining blissful comfort, privacy, good design, Dominica’s incredible natural beauty, and environmental sensitivity.

Spot No.5: Titiwi Inn

Titiwi Inn is a small, traditional, family run boutique guest-house with a unique blend of Caribbean welcome with a touch of European style.

The Titiwi Inn can be a great place to stay while enjoying the nature island. With six rooms, all of which have access to a private pool, that are brightly lit and charmingly decorated, it is no wonder this B&B is so popular. This B&B is sure to please everyone.

Each person’s idea of a perfect Caribbean vacation is different and to cater to these varied tastes there are a wide assortment of lodging options and activities to suit every taste and every budget.

Where ever you decide to stay in a bed and breakfast in Dominica there is one thing that is for sure. Your biggest issue will be choosing out of all the options there are, as there are so many ideal places to choose from.

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snorkeling in DominicaPhotos by: Cisc1970 via Flickr

Diving in Dominica is a must for any serious SCUBA enthusiast as well as for those just about thinking of taking on the underwater sport.

With so many awesome dive sites, Dominica has been dubbed as one of the world’s top five diving destinations in the world, and has consistently top scored in the SCUBA DIVING Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards for Top Macro Life, Dive Destination, Healthy Environment and Underwater Photography among other categories.

Dominica is also home to the longest running Scuba Diving Festival in the Caribbean. Dive Fest (2010) will be the 17th consecutive year that the Dominica Watersports Association has presented this event.

Every year, certified scuba divers and people with a penchant for tropical fun and adventure come to the area, drawn by the promise of scenic views both above and below this nature island’s waterline.

Diving off Dominica is as rich and varied as its on-land attractions, as the hills and valleys continue deep beneath the surface creating havens for fascinating sea creatures.

From volcanic vents spewing bubbles and hot water to submerged volcanic craters with dramatic vertical walls. Dominica offers and underwater attraction for every type of diver.

underwater photo at champagne beach in Dominca

There is only one official Marine Reserve in Dominica – the Soufriere Scott’s Head Marine Reserve located in the south. The Marine Reserve protects the marine resource of Dominica for all users and ensures that Dominica will always have the thriving marine environment.

Some of the most popular Dominica diving sites are located off the Northwest and southwest coast of the island. The Scott’s Head Pinnacle is one of the island’s most famous dive sites – the dive begins on Swiss Cheese, a larger rock formation home to the well-known soldierfish cave, and the L’Abym(La Sourcier), a 457m wall that descends in the sea from a cliff above the surface.

underwater image of Dominica's marine life

Diving in Dominica Tips and Things to Remember

Local laws only permit diving with one the locally run dive centres. Also, all certified divers must bring along their ceritification card. And if it has been awhile since your last dive trip, do the sensible thing and take a short refresher and local orientation dive with an instructure before jumping off a boat.

Here are two dive centers certified by the Discover Dominica Authority:

Al Dive & Water Sports
Location: Loubriere
Tel: 767 440 3483
Email: aldive@aldive.com
Website: www.aldive.com

Castle Comfort Lodge/ Dive Dominica
Location: Castle Comfort
Tel: 767 448 2188
Email: dive@cwdom.dm
Website: www.castlecomfortdivelodge.com

So whether you’re a recreational diver or a shore snorkeling enthusiasts you’re sure to have the time of their life in Dominica. With its magnificent diving destinations and excellent adventure vacation sites, it is no wonder why Dominica Island is a prime spot for Caribbean vacations.

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