Dominica is a small country, but distances within Dominica are greatly magnified by the ruggedness of the terrain and the consequent fact that Dominicaâ€™s roads must have many steep ascents and descents, twists, turns, and hairpin curves. Moreover, it is currently impossible to drive around the southern coast; although a new Northern Link Road provides connection and stunning vistas.
Because Dominica is reduced in effective size by these conditions, tourism is becoming regionalized. We have been exploring the northeast, near our home in Calibishie. There is a tourism council for the northeast and also one for the northeast region between Wesley (the first town west of Melville Hall Airport) on the east end and Bense (site of the ChaudiÃ¨re Plunge Pool) on the west end. Calibishie lies on the main coastal road midway between Wesley and Bense. This new tourism council and co-op is called the Calibishie Coast.
And now the Calibishie Coast has proudly opened a brand new Tourist Information and Reception Center, where visitors to the region can obtain maps, brochures, books, and souvenirs, plus get friendly help with directions on how to get where you wish to go, find a place to eat or to stay (such as Melanese Georgeâ€™s Jireh Celestial Apartments at Point Baptiste, her sister Judith’s Apartment or Teddy Lawrenceâ€™s Veranda View and secure a guide if you wish).The crafts for sale are all locally made; there are none imported. Youâ€™re likely to find books by Lennox Honychurch, Dominicaâ€™s premier author and historian, too.
The best part of Nature’s Isle, The Calibishie Coast of Dominica. Here you will find some of the smaller more intimate accommodation in Dominica. Don’t forget your camera for some of the best photo opportunities in the Caribbean
This post was guest blogged by Dan Tanner