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Travelling from the UK & whether to split stay into 2 areas

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Travelling from the UK & whether to split stay into 2 areas


I was wondering if anyone can give me any advice on the best way to get to Dominica from London. I've looked at flying via Barbados as well as Antigua. It seems a long haul to do it in one go so maybe thought about stopping off in Antigua for couple of days.

Also what are people's views on splitting the stay on Dominica between two areas? If we stay for about 10 days. And which parts would you recommend?

many thanks, R

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1. Re: Travelling from the UK & whether to split stay into 2 areas

Many prefer to spend the majority of their vacation on Dominica. If you wish I would recommend at least two days for Antigua.

I would recommend splitting the stay in Dominica in two areas. First on the Eastern part in Calibishi area and second, in Scott'S head.

Dominica has so much to offer, great scenery, nature, lovely people, fresh fruits etc.

In you enjoy diving, kayaking, snorkeling, I sure you would enjoy doing so in the Soufriere/Scott's HEad marine reserve.

Also, if you intend to come to Dominica around late October - early November, there will be many visitors around this time particularly for the Independence celebrations. You will enjoy Dominica!!!!

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For 10 days on a first visit, I would split the time between something north and south. While Dominica is a relatively small island, the drive times are very deceiving. You know about left hand driving. But do you know about mountain driving? Do you know about driving extremely narrow urban streets? Do you know how to negotiate unmarked roads to unmarked attractions? Staying in 2 places helps minimize these issues.

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2 areas is the way to go. Portsmouth and Roseau valley... you have it all, beaches, jungle and diving. snorkeling.and so much more. All the best treks are covered there.

Dominica is all about nature so try a different style of accommodation ... you can stay in a concrete box anywhere in the world , but here on Dominica we specialise in wonderful Eco lodging ... try it.

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I would go the Barbados route. It is a very friendly beach island and is very easy to have a great time. Crime is very low and LIAT there lose your bags a lot less.

Do a search here (Tripadvisor not Dominica) for The Palms Resort it is in Holetown an area with lots of restaurants and shops and great beaches. You don't need a car. We paid $80 US a night for a small apartment through Expedia.

Have a good time where ever you decide.

Edited: 05 August 2011, 16:33
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