The boats anchored just off the pier, the telltale dive log, and the guests with mask imprints on their foreheads give it all away—this is the best dive lodge in Dominica. Located 1 mile (1½ km) south of Roseau, it offers good packages with top-notch diving and family-style dining. Nondivers who don't want or need fancy amenities will find the rooms adequate and can enjoy the plunge pool, a bar that serves tropical drinks, and whale-watching cruises. The hotel also has a gift shop and two rooms that are wheelchair accessible.
Castle Comfort, Dominica
767-448–2188; 646-502–6800-in U.S.; 888-414–7626-in U.S.