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Where to Stat in

Where to Stay
in Roseau

Fort Young 

Sutton Place Hotel

Garraway Hotel

Narakiel's Inn

Eve Green Apartment

Symesze Guesthouse

Saint James' Guesthouse

Where to Stay
around Roseau

Angie's Hideaway

Anchorage Hotel (+Dive Centre)

Castle Comfort Lodge
(Dive Dominica)

Croton Cottage

Emerald Cottage


Itassi Cottages

Lena's Apartment

Pete's Casa

luxury villa
with pool

Sisserou Lodge

Wallhouse Apartment


Where to Stay
Roseau Valley
& Laudat

Cherry Orchard Apartment

Chez Ophelia

Cocoa Cottage



country villa

Rainforest Shangri-La

Roseau Valley

Roxy's Mountain


Where to Stay
in the south

Deaux La Mers

Castille Paradise

Gallion on Sea

Garvin's Apartment

Ocean View Apartments

Petit Coulibri

Windsor Villa


Where to Stay
in the interior

Banana Lama Cottage

Brandy Manor

Valley Inn

Floral Gardens


Layou River

Valley Inn

Harmony Villa

Vena's Paradise


Rainbow Village
Rosalie Forest
Eco Lodge


.Where to Stay
along the
north & mid
west coast
(north to south)

Heaven's Best

Brandy Manor

Des Champ

Picard Beach Cottages

Villa Oceane


Lauro Club

Villa Verde

Louis Villa


Gite Dominique

Marie's Seaview Apartment

Caribbean Sea View Holiday Apartments

Morning Bird

Petini Layou

Where to Stay along the 
north facing north east coast
(west to east)

Blenheim Estate

Windblow Estate

Calibishie Lodges

Dominica's Sea View Apartments

Point Baptiste

Red Rock Haven

Hodges View Cottage

Sunrise  Gardens

Coffee River


Where to Stay along the east coast
(north to south)

Banana Lama Cottage

Coffee River

Rosalie Bay Resort

Rosalie Forest
Eco Lodge

Ginger Lily

Jungle Bay


Private, furnished accommodation available for holiday rental
                                                          River Cottage,
                                                          NE Dominica -
                                                          offer - half

                                                          East - Hodges
                                                          View Cottage,
                                                          from US$90.00
                                                          per night

                                                          East - Sunrise
                                                          Gardens, near
                                                          from US$80.00
                                                          per night

                                                          West - 2 bed
                                                          cottage with
                                                          sea view from
                                                          US$60 per

                                                          mid west
                                                          coast, 3 bed
                                                          villa from
                                                          US$60.00 per

                                                          villa from
                                                          US$55 per

mid west
                                                          coast, 3 bed
                                                          villa from
                                                          US$70 per

Mero, mid
                                                          west coast, 3
                                                          bed apartment
                                                          from US$75 per

1 + 2 bed
                                                          mid west
                                                          coast, from
                                                          US$60 per

                                                          cottage on
                                                          estate, mid
                                                          west coast
                                                          US$90 per

3 bed
                                                          US$80 per

                                                          West - 4 bed
                                                          villa from
                                                          US$140 per

3 bed
                                                          East, from
                                                          US$70 per

                                                          in style - in
                                                          the cool,

3 bed
                                                          country villa,
                                                          Roseau Valley,
                                                          from US$100
                                                          per night

2 bed
                                                          Roseau Valley,
                                                          from US$50 per

BananaLama 1 bed Cottage, east interior, US$120.00 per night

                                                          Coast Region -
                                                          2 bed cottage
                                                          from US$60 per

                                                          Lodge - in the
                                                          hills behind
                                                          Roseau US$175
                                                          per night

                                                          West, 2 bed
                                                          villa from
                                                          US$70.00 per

                                                          West - near
                                                          Castle Comfort
                                                          - 1 bedroom
                                                          US$60 per

                                                          West Coast -
                                                          cottage from
                                                          US$60 per

                                                          Head - bedsit
                                                          US$55, 2 bed
                                                          US$80 per

                                                          South West - 1
                                                          bed apartment
                                                          from US$50 per

2 bed modern apartment, Scotts Head, from
                                                          US$70.00 per

most of the above offer attractive discounts for extended stays

Dominica's premier
                                hotel, Roseau


Where to stay in Dominica


Miracle Valley (MATHIA DAM)


In addition to the Roseau Valley, which enjoys a page to itself, there are some wonderfully idillic spots to be enjoyed, scattered around the lush forested and cool mountainous interior of this beautiful island, where the tranquility is broken only by the cheerful chorus of bird calls, and in the evenings by the chirping of frogs, crickets and cicadas. A crystal clear river is never far away. Explore the many nature trails through forest and farmland full of tropical fruit and enjoy the wonderful array of colourful flora - tree ferns, anthuriums, heliconia, orchids etc. and keep your eyes open for our 4 native hummingbirds, 2 parrots unique to Dominica, tree lizards, manicou, agouti and our many beautifulful butterflies.

Layou River 
All accommodation rates quoted by Nature Island Destinations Ltd. are displayed in US$ 
and include VAT and any service charges levied by our suppliers (typically 10%).
Please note that on March 1st, 2006, 10% VAT on hotel occupancy
replaced 5% occupancy tax previously applied.
15% VAT replaces 7.5% consumption tax applied to goods and services 
such as meals, drinks, vehicle hire etc.
Brandy Manor  :  Hibiscus Valley Inn  : Floral Gardens Hotel  :  Rainforest Cottages  :  Layou River Hotel  :  Layou Valley Inn  :  Harmony Villa
Pineapple Crossing  :  Vena's Paradise  :  Springfield Plantation Guesthouse  :  Rainbow Village  :  Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge  :  Banana Lama Cottage



Location:---------- Cantarde (interior, north)
Brief Description:  A country guesthouse on 1.7 acres in a quiet area of mixed agriculture and tropical rainforest, bordering the picturesque Brandy River with some slow pools suitable for bathing. A two storey house and cottage are both constructed of local timber and stone. The English owner, Yasmin, resides there and has 3 guestrooms available for visitors. There is just one large shared bathroom. Yasmin is an accomplished horse rider and former star of the British Equestrian Team, whilst her partner, Linton, is a national champion jockey from St. Lucia. They have stables with 5 horses on which you may be taken on guided tours of the rainforest and surrounding countryside. They also have a small dog kennel facility. At the side of the house is a bar and shaded seating area with bench style tables. This is country living - no TV, internet or other distractions. From here there is a 45 minute hike upstream to the 300ft Brandy Falls, on which you may be taken on a guided tour. Meals by request. Vehicle parking. Parrots often sighted in the garden. Approx. 35 minutes by road from Melville Hall Airport, 10 minutes from Portsmouth and 75 minutes to the capital Roseau. Other natural attractions in the vicinity include: to the west Picard Beach, Cabrits National Park and Marine Reserve, restoration of Fort Shirley, Indian River boat tour, south west Syndicate Forest and the Morne Diablotin trail, to the north Cold Soufriere and to the east the scenic Atlantic coast. Jeep hire recommended at this location.
Rates (US$): fully inclusive
              per night (breakfast included)
              Guestroom for 1 or 2 persons  $75.00
September update
SPECIAL OFFER 20% discount till 15th December

    Guide for Brandy Falls hike per person  $25.00 
                    or with lunch included  $45.00


 90 minute tour               $55.00
 3 hour tour                 $100.00
3 hour tour + BBQ           $145.00

                                                          us < Click here to book a guestroom at Brandy Manor or for further information


Valley Inn

Location:           East of Concord, a tiny hamlet in the north east.
Brief Description:   On the Imperial Road which follows the north bank of the Pagua River - border to the Carib Reserve. Proprietor Swedish. Accommodation is in three circular timber bungalows with balcony. Two are 2 bedroomed, partitioned down the centre. One has a shared bathroom, the other en-suite bathrooms. Bungalow 3 is one single family room with double bed and single bunk beds. Insect nets over beds. Power stored from solar panels, so limited to lighting - no TV, hot water, fans or A/C. Telephone available at reception. Meals may be pre-ordered at the small terrace restaurant. In-house tour guide for sightseeing and hiking. Nearby river pool for bathing.
Room Rates (US$):  including 10% VAT, no service charge
            Low season rates--------------High season rates
            August 1 to October 31--------November 1 to July 31 
single      $35.00 + 10% =  $38.50        $45.00 + 10% =  $49.50
double      $45.00 + 10% =  $49.50        $59.00 + 10% =  $64.90
Xtra bed    $10.00 + 10% =  $11.00        $15.00 + 10% =  $16.50
bungalow 3  $59.00 + 10% =  $64.90        $79.00 + 10% =  $86.90
            6 night ADVENTURE PACKAGE
per person  $450.00 inclusive             $590.00 inclusive 
every 7 night free.
Group of 10+ persons 20% discount

                                                          us < Click here to book Hibiscus Valley Inn or for further information


Pagua River 

Location:            Concord, a tiny hamlet in the north east.
Brief Description:   A five acre site stradling the Imperial Road & located on the Pagua River (which forms the NW boundary of the Carib Territory) offers 18 guest rooms in several buildings in attractively lanscaped gardens. Suites above & below the restaurant overlook the river. All rooms/suites have fans & 4 offer A/C. 7 rooms have TV, 4 rooms have telephone & 2 have self catering facilities. The covered terrace restaurant is very popular and overlooks the river. A Floral Gardens speciality is juice made from the petals of the hibiscus flower. Craft Shop, Bar & Lounge. Conference room for up to 60 persons. Approx. 20 minutes by road from Melville Hall Airport and 1 hour to  the capital, Roseau. Even if you do not stay here, the restaurant is well worth visiting if you are in the vicinity.
Rates: (US$)  including 10% VAT & 10% service charge
               All rooms
               Single----------------$45.00 + 20% = $54.00
               Double----------------$60.00 + 20% = $72.00
               Extra person (Adult)  $10.00 + 20% = $12.00
                            (Child)   $5.00 + 20% =  $6.00
               For stays of 5 days or more - 10% discount

                                                          us < Click here to book Floral Gardensor for further information

March 2006:- following communication difficulties with this venue, their inability to fulfil a confirmed booking, along with negative feedback from recently disappointed guests, we regret that we will be accepting no further bookings for Floral Gardens until such time as they can satisfy Nature Island Destinations that they are once again able to provide an acceptable and reliable standard of service and accommodation.


Rainforest Cottages 

Location:           Fond Melle, less than 1 mile east of the Emerald Pool and Visitor Centre on the road from Pont Casse to Castle Bruce.
Brief Description:   Five spacious cottages in a cool, tranquil location. All cottages have en-suite bathroom with hot water, self catering facilities, telephone, radio and maid service. The owners residence can be seen in the pictures, approx. 100 yards beyond the facility.
Approx. 20 minutes by road to the Carib Territory, 50 minutes from Melville Hall Airport and 45 minutes to the capital, Roseau. No nearby shops. Vehicle hire recommended.

Emerald Pool
Rates: (US$)  including VAT (no service charge)

Cottage   per day
Single  $50.00 + 10% VAT =  $55.00
Double  $70.00 + 10% VAT =  $77.00

               20% discount for Dominica residents

                                                          us < Click here to book Rainforest Cottages or for further information


Layou River Hotel

Location:          Approximately 2 miles inland from the Layou River estuary, mid west coast region.
Brief Description:  Situated in a cool forested valley, on the north bank of Dominica's longest river. A secluded and tranquil location, spaciously laid out in attractive lawned gardens. Two accommodation blocks offer 38 rooms, 2 two bedroomed family suites and 5 suites with bedroom & lounge, all with en-suit bathroom, cable TV, direct dial telephone, fan, air conditioning and private balcony. Full service restaurant. Swimming pool & poolside bar. Raised gazebo in garden. Gift shop. Conference facilities for up to 180 persons. Excellent location for birdwatching. River bathing is popular. Diving can be arranged with west coast dive cetres. All Dominica's many areas of natural attraction can be easily reached from this central location - vehicle hire recommended. 
Rates (US$):  including 5% Gov't tax & 10% service charge
Single occupancy          $70.00 (+15%) =     $80.50
Double occupancy          $82.00 (+15%) =     $94.30
Triple occupancy          $94.00 (+15%) =    $108.10
Double occupancy         $120.00 (+15%) =    $138.00
Meals (add per person to room rate)
breakfast only             $8.00 (+15%) =      $9.20
breakfast & 1 full meal   $23.00 (+15%) =     $26.45
There is no charge for children below age 12 sharing room with adults.
For stays of 1 week or more - 7th day is free.
Group rates available on request.

       Sorry - this venue closed until further notice


  Layou Valley Inn

Location:            Sultan, central interior 
Brief Description:   Chinese in design, decor and cuisine, managed and staffed by Chinese. On a 20 acre estate, this unusual retreat located at an altidude of 1,500ft. on the southern rim of the Layou Valley is cool, secluded and enjoys unbroken views accross forested hills and valleys. All rooms except single B have en-suite bathroom. Cottages have self catering facilities. Restaurant, bar, outside terrace, small museum of Chinese artifacts. Approx. 40 minutes by road from both Melville Hall Airport and the capital, Roseau. All Dominica's many areas of natural attraction can be easily reached from this central location. Not near to any shops or facilities, so vehicle hire recommended.
Room Rates (US$): including 10% VAT (no service charge)
      Summer - April 1 to November 30     Winter - December 1 to March 31
   family    $80.00 + 10% =  $88.00    family   $100.00 + 10% = $110.00
   double    $70.00 + 10% =  $77.00    double    $90.00 + 10% =  $99.50
   single A  $65.00 + 10% =  $77.50    single A  $85.00 + 10% =  $93.50
   single B  $50.00 + 10% =  $55.00    single B  $70.00 + 10% =  $77.00
   cottages $100.00 to $120.00 + 10%   cottages $120.00 to $150.00 + 10%
single A is with en-suite bathroom, single B shares common bathroom
no charge for up to 2 children under age 12 sharing with parents
continental style breakfast included
Specials: for stays of 7 days or more - 20% discount

                                                          us < Click here to book Layou Valley Inn or for further information


Harmony Villa 

Location:------------Pond Casse (interior, central)
Brief Description:---A spacious modern 4 bedroomed luxury three level residence on 2 acres of landscaped garden and tropical rainforest. It is situated at an elevation of 1,700 feet in the cool central forested slopes surrounding Morne Trois Pitons - Dominica's second highest mountain. A few steps up to the main entrance brings you in at mid level to a generous living and dining area, tastefully furnished and displaying a wonderful collection of art, many of which are the owner's handiwork, it even has  piano. This opens onto wide covered balconies with hammocks and furniture for open-air comfort. There is also a bedroom with en-suite on this floor and a guest toilet. A spiral staircase leads down to a studio, bedroom, bathroom, utility room and a covered garden terrace, and up to a gallery with study area leading to two more bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. 
A tranquile setting and a convenient base for exploring the entire island.
Nearby natural attractions include the hiking trail up Morne Trois Pitons (4,550ft.), Emerald Pool, Twin Falls and Layou River hot springs. The south east coast is reached in 20 min.- Rosalie turtle beach, Sari Sari Falls behind Laplaine, Victoria Falls on the White River. 
Not near to any shops or facilities - vehicle hire recommended.
Approx. 30 minutes by road from Melville Hall Airport and 45 minutes to the capital, Roseau. The villa employs a maid and gardener. 
Rates are designed to cater for different sized parties and are based on the number of bedrooms required. They include:
  Welcome Dinner and Drinks on the Veranda 
  First Morning's Breakfast 
  Pantry Stocked with essential Grocery items 
  With some prior notice, a villa attendant will prepare local meals 
  Daily Cleaning Service 
  Laundry Facilities 
  Local Telephone service (long distance calls charged at cost)
  Radio & CD player
  Night security & on call manager
  Rates (US$): fully inclusive of tax & service charge

for the exclusive use of the Villa - plus  per day
per week 
1 bedroom for 1 or 2 persons  $250.00
for each additional bedroom for 1 or 2 persons - add  $100.00
for each additional person on sofa bed   $35.00
The villa offers 4 double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom. 
Sofa beds are also available for parties of more than 8 persons. 
Minimum stay 2 nights
Over the peak Chrismas period - 21 Dec to 5 Jan - minimum stay 7 nights

contact us < Click here for further information and to book Harmony Villa


Vena's Paradise

Location:---------- Pond Casse (interior, central)
Brief Description:  A modern & attractive hotel in spacious grounds at an elevation of approx. 1,400 feet in the cool rain forest area, comprising 12 guest rooms and 4 self contained apartments accessed via a common balcony, all with telephone and en-suite bathroom with bidet, bath and shower. Each of the 4 apartments and 4 rooms at the rear have a private balcony. Rooms are spacious with good quality of finishes and tasteful decor. TV may be provided in room on request for small charge. Bar and restaurant are in a separate building. Through the grounds is a gently flowing river suitable for bathing. Excellent views. Near to Emerald Pool, Twin Falls and the Morne Trois Pitons (4,550ft.) hiking trail. Not near to any shops or facilities, so car hire recommended. Approx. 30 minutes by road from Melville Hall Airport and 45 minutes to the capital, Roseau. All Dominica's many areas of natural attraction can be easily reached from this central location.
Rates (US$): including 10% VAT (no service charge)
              (breakfast included)                Extra person
              Single     $45.00 (+10%) =  $49.50   (over 12 years)
              Double     $65.00 (+10%) =  $71.50   $20.00 (+10%) = $22.00
              Apartment $125.00 (+10%) = $137.50   $25.00 (+10%) = $27.50

                                                          us < Click here to book Vena's Paradise or for further information

Guesthouse in the hills 

  pineapple crossing

Location:---------- Sylvania (interior, central)
Brief Description:  A recently built home with complete privacy and seclusion on approx. 1 acre of garden and surrounded by rainforest in the cool interior, at an elevation of approx. 1,800 feet. There are two individual guestrooms, each with a double bed, en suite bathroom and external access via a small covered balcony with table and chairs. The lounge, kitchen and front veranda are shared with the English owners, David and Leslie. Only one of the guestrooms has an internal door also (from the lounge). DVD, CD and WiFi internet provided, though not yet connected for cable TV service. Breakfast included, other meals by request. Hot water, insect screened windows, vehicle parking. Garden contains organically grown fruit and veg. Parrots often sighted. Here commences one of the hiking trails to the 300ft. Middleham Falls. Other natural attractions in the vicinity include Emerald Pool, Spanny's Twin Falls, Layou River and the Morne Trois Pitons (4,550ft.) hiking trail. Jeep hire recommended at this location. Approx. 45 minutes by road from Melville Hall Airport and 30 minutes to the capital Roseau or to the popular mid west coast. All Dominica's many areas of natural attraction can be easily reached by road from this central location.
Rates (US$): fully inclusive
              per night (breakfast included)
              Guestroom for 1 or 2 persons  $50.00
each 7th day FREE

       Sorry - this venue closed until further notice

Archbold Tropical Research and Education Centre

Springfield Plantation
as of June 2012, this facility is no longer available to
the general public for short term accommodation.
Student groups only


ainbow Village


Location:            Cochrane, a small village approx. 4 miles east of Canefield, on the forested mountain slopes not far from the western extremity of the Morne Trois Pitons National Park.
Brief Description:   Situated at a cool 1,400ft in an attractive and well tended garden are five cottages constructed of natural stone and hardwood, one of which sleeps 4 persons, the other four sleep two persons. Each cottage has a combined lounge/bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. The larger cottage has a separate bedroom and is situated at the highest point, with a generous balcony overlooking the garden, enjoying a sea view. Swimming pool and covered bar. Partly lawned garden  with stone pathways is predominated by red flowering ginger lilies and heliconia. Nature trail into the Morne Trois Pitons National Park forest, past Stinking Hole, to our highest waterfall, Middleham Falls (300ft.) continuing on to the village of Laudat (2,000ft.).

update:                 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
This family home plus 5 guest cottages is available for purchase at an attractive pice.
For further details contact  SAFE HAVEN REAL ESTATE

(at 3 RIVERS location)

Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge 

Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge comprises 3 ccommodation units on part of the original 3 Rivers Eco Lodge, plus an area of over 5 acres in the forest behind with treehouses and a dormitary, owned and run by the same Jem Winston. To reach the elevated forest section is a 15 minute walk up a trail through the  rainforest. This could be described as somewhere in between regular cottage accommodation and camping, with cooking on old fashioned coalpots. The same river pool may be enjoyed for bathing.
Location:            Newfoundland Estate, east central interior
Brief Description:   Approx. 2 to 3 miles inland from the East Coast, the access trail commences at the confluence of the Cocoa, Stuart and Rosalie Rivers, all flowing down from the forest clad slopes of the Morne Trois Pitons National Park. Accommodation is in two treehouses, several Carib style huts or cabins and a small dormitary. A fold up bed may be provided for a 3rd person sharing for a small extra charge. Campers are also welcome. This is a true eco-resort, built entirely from local natural materials and utilizing environmentally friendly renewable energy. All fruit and vegetables are organically grown. There is a communal cooking area and cabins have limited self catering facilities. There are river pools suitable for bathing and several trails to local waterfalls. Freshwater and Boeri Lakes in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park may also be reached via a hiking trail from the nearby village of Grand Fond. Vehicle hire 4x4 recommended at this location. 
Rates (US$):  fully inclusove   updated June 2011
Accommodation                  per night
    Rose cottage                   $90.00
    Penthouse cottage              $90.00
    Lime apartment (below)         $80.00
    Chataniere tree house          $75.00
    Bamboo tree house (2 pax)      $70.00
    folding bed for 3rd person     $10.00
    dormitary bed (per person)     $25.00
    campsite (your own tent)       $15.00
    tent rental - family size      $40.00
                - small            $35.00

Closed for the month of September
    For stays of 1 week or more -  7th day is free.

contact 3
                                                          Rivers Eco
Recently closed 3 Rivers Eco Lodge was Green Globe certified and received numerous awards for eco friendly philosophy and practices, of which it sought to educate not only it's visitors, but also the local community. Two years running (2005 & 2006) it received the American Express Caribbean Environmental Award in the small hotel category. Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge continues these practices.


contact 3
                                                          Rivers Eco
                                                          Lodge < Click here for further information and to book  Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge 

November 2012 update:   until further notice
only the Annex (bedsit apartment) is available

            near the mouth of the Layou River, Hillsborough, mid west coast

Brief Description:   Petini Layou is a newly completed (2011) guest cottage situated in a forest clearing on a large private estate near the estuary of Dominica's longest river. The Layou River valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty along which, at weekends and public holidays, both locals and visitors like to picnic and swim. The building comprises a small Annex - bedsit apartment at the front and the remainder is a spacious open plan self contained cottage. The owner currently resides in the main cottage and the Annex is available for short term rentals of minimum stay 1 week. Attractive finishes include tiled floors throughout. Rear door opens onto a covered outdoor patio with table and chairs. Opening windows with insect screens and security bars. The bathroom has a hot water shower. There is no TV, but there is a selection of dvd's to watch on your laptop pc along with WiFi internet. Telephone is available for receiving calls only (cellphones may also be hired with most vehicle rentals). For anyone not taking a vehicle rental at the airport, pick up may be arranged upon request. In the event of utility problems there is a stand-by generator and rainwater storage tank. The access road is unsurfaced and requires a 4 wheel drive vehicle (which we can arrange for you to collect at the airport or ferry dock on arrival in Dominica). A quiet and secluded setting where the only sounds you will hear are those of the birds, frogs and crickets. No children under age 18. This venue is intended for romantic couples, writers, artists, musicians or business people seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of our hectic lifestyles. Maid service twice a week. Though there is a disused quarry in the vicinity it is not visible from the cottage. A good central location, convenient for exploring the entire island - Melville Hall Airport 50 minutes, Roseau 20 minutes. Nearby attractions include wacky Rollers treetops adventure park and river tubing on the Layou River. The popular beach at Mero Village is just a 5 minute drive north and 5 minutes beyond that is Salisbury Beach where scuba diving can be arranged with the East Carib Dive Club. The east coast can be reached via the Layou Valley road and Portsmouth is a 40 minutes drive north, passing on the way the turn off to Syndicate Forest on the western slopes of our highest mountain, Morne Diablotin (4,774 ft.) and Picard Beach. Approaching Portsmouth is the Indian River National Park and beyond Portsmouth is the Cabrits peninsular - a National Park with nature trails and the historic Fort Shirley - and surrounded by a Marine National Park.

Comments:     Excellent value. Privacy and solitude. Great central location.
Rates (US$):  fully inclusive
               per day (min. stay 7 days)
               no children under age 18 years

    Annex bedsit ap't for 1 or 2 persons  $70.00
    Main Cottage                          unavailable
WiFi internet is available for any guests with their own laptop pc

Reviews of this venue, once received, will be posted on our Guestbook page:

advance bookings calendar, pictures, booking < Click here to book Petini Layou

NEW - MAY 2015
  Banana Lama Cottage

Location:            Newfoundland Estate, bordering Cacao River, 2 miles inland from Rosalie, mid east coast. 
Brief Description:   Andy (sea captain and engineer) and Melissa (architect and chef) have sailed the world whilst captaining the boats of others. On visiting Dominica, it was not a difficult decision for them to make to relocate and call Dominica their permanent home. Having purchased 3 acres of what was previously a banana farm in one of the most idyllic parts of the island, they set about building their home in the most ecologically friendly way possible. First they built a 1 bedroom cottage in which they have lived whilst building their main home. Both are powered by solar panels and their drinking water is piped from a natural spring on the property. Now that the main house is occupied and nearing completion, the cottage described here is available for short term rental. What makes this venue so special is the tranquil location, crystal clear river in which to bathe and the beautifully spacious and well tended garden, decorated with flowering shrubs, an array of colourful flowers, organically grown fruit and veg. The Lounge/Dining/Kitchen area is open plan and due to the privacy of the location opens onto the rear garden below. The bedroom area, however, may be made secure. Downstream is the farmer from whom they purchased, immediate neighbours upstream are an American couple who recently completed their home and beyond that is nothing but unspoilt primordial rainforest rising up to the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, which can be reached by various hiking trails. WiFi internet is available along with 110V outlets for those with North American appliances. Although the kitchen is fully equipped and has a barbecue, it may be possible to share some meals prepared by your hosts, for which there will be a charge.

Vehicle hire recommended at this location - Charles Douglas (formerly Melville Hall) Airport 1 hour, Roseau 50 minutes, Rosalie Bay 10 minutes.  We can pre-arrange for a rental vehicle to be awaiting you at the airport or the Roseau Ferry Terminal on your arrival in Dominica.

Natural attractions easily reachable by road - Carib Territory, Emerald Pool, Morne Trois Pitons hiking trail from Pont Casse, Rosalie Bay where turtles nest, SariSari Falls hike from Laplaine, Victoria Falls hike from Delices.

Room Rates (US$):
  (no add-ons for tax or service
                     per night 
1 or 2 persons       US$120.00
enjoy this special introductory rate for as long as it lasts

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Where to stay in Dominica - island-wide accommodation

around Roseau
Roseau Valley & Laudat
mid to north
West Coast
north facing 
North East Coast
East Coast


Sisserou Parrot
to book or for further information
contact us by email or tel: (767) 449 6233
Nature Island Destinations Ltd.
P.O. Box 1639,      Roseau,
Commonwealth of Dominica,
West Indies
Jacquot Parrot


Dominica and our Global

                                      for sale in Dominica - prices +
                                      digital photos displayed Pirates of the Carribbean -
                                      At World's End, filmed in
Caribbean weather -
                                      satellite, forecasts
Dominica, The Eco-Tourism
                                      Island February carnival, Roseau


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