I really liked Zandoli. A lot of care has been taken in developing the inn to fit well with its surroundings and the views over Grand Bay are stunning to wake up to.
I got there after spending a week walking, canyoning and swmming round Dominica's beautiful natural attractions so it was a great place to unwind. It's a peaceful and secluded spot but my host Jenn had plenty of suggestions for things to do nearby (if you didn't fancy snorkelling off the rocks at the foot of the property or just relaxing by the plunge pool). You probably need a car to get to and from places while you're there but that's true of the island as whole - go with a sense of adventure and you won't be disappointed.
Jenn and her team were generous with their time and advice throughout my stay and the food and service were excellent (including the house rum punch). Zandoli is great base for exploring the south of Dominica, the hotel itself is stylishly understated and there is a warm a friendly atmosphere to complement the idyllic location. Enjoy.
- 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