If you truly want to "get away from it all", there's no better place than the Zandoli Inn. There are no televisions, radios, or clocks in the rooms and it is so healthy to just unplug from the constant barrage of technology and noise. At the Zandoli time truly seems to stand still. Who needs tv when you have a spectacularly beautiful (and I do mean spectacular) view of ocean, mountains, and rainforest? Who needs radio when you have choruses of frogs and birds? We enjoyed spotting whales and sea turtles, as well as identifying different birds and we didn't even have to leave our room for that---we did that all from the comfort our private balcony. There are some nice trails to hike through the forest surrounding the Zandoli as well as a rocky shore where you can just rest peacefully, or, if you're a strong swimmer, there is a place where you can access the water and perhaps do a little snorkeling. Jenn is a wonderful hostess who really went out of her way to make us feel at home. She grew up on Dominica and is a great source of information about what to see and do. She is also a superb chef and the food at the Zandoli was an unexpected pleasure --- it was the best we've had anywhere! We hope to return soon, but for a much longer stay next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A tranquil, secluded hideaway with captivating views, dramatically located on six acres of forest gardens 80 feet above the sea. For the adventurous, the boulder shoreline below provides sea access for those who snorkel. Resident guests enjoy breakfast and dinner overlooking the Grand Bay and the sparkling village across the bay. Zandoli Inn is just a 25 minute drive from Roseau and a special place to stay while investigating the southern end of the island of Dominica. ... more less