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Apr 26th, 2006, 10:56 AM
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1st trip where to stay ,what to do

My soon to be husband & I are going to Dominica this June for our honeymoon for 6 days.
Being first time visitors on the island, which acitivities would you recommend are a MUST see and which places to stay.
We are quite active...love hiking, swimming, snorkeling and like to stay in quaint accomodations..no major resorts.

Thanks for your help!!!
Suzie
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Apr 26th, 2006, 11:01 AM
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Welcome to Fodors Suzie. You will get more responses to your questions if you repost this on the Caribbean Board. Have a great trip and congrats!

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Apr 26th, 2006, 11:02 AM
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I think this is the carribean board
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Apr 26th, 2006, 11:04 AM
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OOPS! Forgot where I was there for a minute.

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Apr 26th, 2006, 11:17 AM
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thats ok, i wrote carribean instead of caribbean
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Apr 26th, 2006, 11:26 AM
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Now if someone would only answer the question!
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Apr 26th, 2006, 04:15 PM
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not to add to the confusion but try reposting with dominica in the title to attract the attention of those who have actually been there.
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Apr 27th, 2006, 05:19 AM
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Thanks Bill, Steviegene, Jagirl and Virginia!!!
Have any of you been to Dominica?

Best,
Suzie
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May 3rd, 2006, 12:57 PM
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My wife and I spent a week on Dominica last year and loved it. We spent a couple of days at the Calibishi Lodge and the remainder of the trip at the Zondili Inn. Calibishi is on the northwest part of the island and is a little more rustic that we were expecting- but a very cool Carib town. This is the area where they filmed a lot of the movie Pirates of the Carib 2. There is some dramatic hiking and driving to do up there- highly recommend a car. Next we drove from Calibishi, through the Carib Indian Territory to our next stop- Zandoli Inn. Linda is the Inn keeper and an absolute treat. She and her staff do a great job of making guests feel absolutely at home. Although it was not a goal of ours, we ended up making friends at the Inn that we still keep in touch with. It is such an intimate place and would recommend it to anyone. While you are there, ask Linda to set up with a guide for the hike to the Boiling Lake. She hooked us up with this great guide who was able to add a lot to the hike. We dont dive, but I think most of the diving on Dominica is off the east coast of the island- sorry, no recommendations there. We did go to the main city, and it was cool, but I was happy we weren't staying there. Zandoli was awesome and absolutely worth a try.
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May 11th, 2006, 05:20 AM
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Thanks for the Calibishi "rustic" info. We are staying there for our 1st night to "chill" before beginning our adventures...Definitely doing the "Boiling Lake" hike!!!
Thanks again!
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May 24th, 2006, 05:46 PM
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My husband and I spent 4 nights on this island in Feb. 2004. We loved it! On our own we kayaked to Champagne reef from Soufriere Bay (which is warm because of geothermal activity), hiked to the Boiling Lake with Ken's Hinterland (the toughest hike I've been on in my 45 years, and living in Colorado and being avid hikers, that's saying something), and did an easier waterfalls/gorge swim our last day again with Ken's. An absolutely gorgeous island, very winding but drivable roads. Though we'd probably want to try somewhere else next time, the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau was comfortable and we had a lovely balcony over the ocean.
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