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Diving & Whale Watching
Diving is big in Dominica, there are several Dive Shops along the west coast the nearest are East Carib Dive.
Located in Salisbury about 5 minutes by car from Mero. The atmosphere is cool, calm and relaxed at the Dive
Center. The owners Harald and Beatrice will take you diving and with years of experience and professionalism
you will feel safe. Very good prices, in slow periods you can get a really good deal. Try out their
Bar/Resturant you will get a tasty meal then you can nap or relax in one of their hammocks. Besides from
diving Sunset bay club Dive centre also offers whale watching.
Local Rum Distillery
Take a tour of the Macoucherie Rum Distillery located between Mero and Salisbury (you need to call ahead).
You get to taste the rum and see one of the last old Eastern Caribbean water mills. Afterwards go and cool of
in the Macoucherie river or take a short walk along the river road to watch the Shillingford Passion fruit Estate.
If you are on a budget or you looking for the real
Dominican experience, take the bus. You will be
restricted to this side of the Islandbut taking the local
bus is a fun adventure. It is easy to take the local
bus to Portsmouth, Roseau or Scotts Head.
Where to shop
Food, a necessity, is not always easy to get in Dominica if you don't know where to go.
Save-A-Lot Very close to KFC and the local Market. Good selection of imported and local items. Some
parking right in front. Open Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Astaphans the largest Supermarket in Dominica located in Roseau 25-30 minutes by car or bus. Good
selection of items, but the same thing there not so much fresh Fruits and vegetables.
Open Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Whitchurch IGA (Roseau & Portsmouth) - good selection of local produce, local items and many imported
items. A deli with local items and local meat. Open Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 7:00pm also
Sundays 8:00am - 12:00pm
As you will notice after a couple of days on the Island no shops have the same items. Walk around the town
and discover a variate of smaller Super markets and shops. High heels are not recommended if you don't
want to spend the rest of your holiday in a cast.
Visit the Fruit and Vegetable market in Roseau open Monday - Saturday. Every Friday the farmers bring
down fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden. Some from early morning but most in the afternoon and
stay until next morning. Here you also can get fresh local meat. Best time to shop: Friday and Saturday.
While you are there, just around the corner is the Fish Market (next to the Ferry Terminal) but you have to
be early 6:00am is not too early. For really fresh fish, catch the fishermen as they come ashore at
Save money and change cash to ECD you can pay with U$D but you might be over charged.
Five minutes walk down from Caribbean Sea View Holiday Apartments is the village of Mero. At the long black volcanic sandy beach you won't feel cramped or
trip over other tourists, many times you might even have the entire beach to yourself. Great for snorkeling and relaxing in the sun. Mero has little shops, bars and
restaurants along the village road (the only road) where you can get something to eat or just have a drink, shop for the basics like Egg, Coffee, Tea or cereals.
The best shop to do so is Sunset Sweet Treats they have the most items and a mini pharmacy located in the beginning of the village. Our favorite restaurant
Romance Café is a must!
Rent a vehicle
Do you like to visit different arias of Dominica
and move freely across the Island; pack your
day full of adventure every day? Or just have
that comfortable feeling that you can come and
go as you like. Then hire a Jeep or Car is
maybe the best for you. We drive on the left
hand side and make sure you are ready to
wave the pot holes in the road.
Drive 15 minutes to Syndicate where you can
get a chance to see the Jacko parrots and the
rare and beautiful Sisserou parrots. Syndicate
have different hiking trails, where the easiest
trail is only a 30 minutes hiking. Tour guide is
If you seek more adventure than that, check out Wacky
Rollers in Layou, about 10 minutes from Mero. They
have an Adventure Park, Jeep Safari, River Tubing
and Kayaking. Or just enjoy the longest river in
Dominica Layou River, go and relax at the river banks
and make sure you visit the hot pools. A bathing area
has been built in the river around a natural hot springs.
All locations mentioned above are easy to get to by
Continue along the Layou River road and visit
Emerald Pool 15-20 minutes drive. Hike through the
rain forest to Emerald Pool a easy walk for all ages,
takes about 15 minutes. Bring your swimming suit,
towel and camera.
Location: Interior (Local bus not recommended)
|It takes two minutes to walk down to the bus stop. The buses do not have specific stops, just because you are in
the bus stop don't mean the bus will stop for you. You have to put your hand out and "wave" the bus for it to stop.
If they blink the head lights mean that they are full or don't pick up passengers. If you just don't want to drive or
take the bus, hire a guide for a half or full day to take you on the sites you want to visit. We have English, French,
German and Spanish speaking guides available. It is more expensive but they know the surroundings and can
give you allot of information and facts about the sites you are visiting.
Tour rates for 2-6 people
• Scotts head, Soufriere, Champagne
• Caribe Reserve, Emerald Pool -$150US
• Emerald Pool, Trafalgar Falls, Titou
Sulphur Springs -$180US
• Island Tour including Carib Territory,
More than 6 people or different stops need to
be negotiated with tour guide / bus driver.
Near Sights & Activities
- Mero Beach
- Macoucherie Distillery - Rum Factory
- Macoucherie River
- Shillingford Passion fruit Estate
- East Carib Dive - Dive center
- Salisbury Beach
- Sunset Bay Club - Dive center / Whale
- Syndicate - Bird Watching / Hiking
- Milton Falls - Water Fall
- Morne Diablotin - National Park / Hiking
- Layou River
- Wacky Rollers - Adventure Park
- Rodney's Rock - Snorkeling
- Emerald Pool - Waterfall
- Penrice & Spanny Falls - Waterfall
- Jacko Falls - Waterfall
- Morne Trois Pitons - National Park / Hiking