Accessibility to natural attractions improving says the DDA

Discover Dominica Authority is pleased to announce that steady progress is being made to ensure that Dominica’s most popular natural sites and attractions are accessible to the public.  The Forestry, Wildlife and National Parks Division, alongside various local and regional partners have been working diligently to clear some of our most iconic sites.  These include the Trafalgar Falls, Syndicate Nature Trail, Emerald Pool, Fort Shirley, Indian River and the Botanic Gardens.  While most of the sites are still officially closed, work is ongoing to ensure their readiness to receive visitors by January 1, 2018. Voluntourism packages with a focus on trail clearing are being offered by Cool Breeze Tours and the Tamarind Tree Hotel.

To date, twenty-two (22) properties are open to provide accommodation services to visitors.   Some amenities available at these properties will be limited but most have the ability to provide water and electricity.  The properties are Atlantique View Resort, Caribbean Seaview Apartments, Classique International, Coffeeriver Cottages, Emerald View Apartments, Hibiscus Valley Inn, Le Petit Paradis, Picard Beach Cottages, Picard Family Guest House, Pointe Baptiste Guest House, Portsmouth Beach Hotel, Rejens Hotel, St. James Bed & Breakfast, Suite Pepper Cottage, Sunset Bay Club, Tamarind Tree Hotel & Restaurant, The Champs, La Flamboyant Hotel, Seaworld Guest House, St. Aimie’s Guest House, Roseau Valley and 3 Rivers Eco Lodge & Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge.

Visitors can travel to Dominica via Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, Barbados, St. Croix, St. Thomas and Antigua with connections on LIAT Airlines, Seaborne Airlines Coastal Air, TIA and WINAIR.  L’Express des Iles fast ferry service also provides connections via St. Lucia, Martinique and Guadeloupe.  Detailed information on scheduling can be obtained from www.liat.com, www.seaborneairlines.com, www.fly-winair.sx, www.express-des-iles.com, www.tia2000.com.

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5 Comments

  1. no face
    November 26, 2017

    Robbie we are not ready for this mass tourist from cruse ships yet. You already have the industry in ICU please do not try to kill it and bury it at one time. If it means loosing the two or three months that remain lets do that, instead trying to make a few Dollars and put people lives at risk. we probably could reopen for the 2018, 2019 season. just as in the private sector we cut back on some workers, you should get rid of some workers but please start with yourself, you are very ,very incompetent, go pay the home owners.

  2. Africo
    November 26, 2017

    Good to get an overview of the state of play in the tourism industry at present. Should be noted that Fort Shirley has stood firm and that not one of the restored buildings received any damage in spite of the destruction all around them.
    It is a lesson in historic building for hurricanes with the traditional construction techniques carried out by skilled craftsmen and knowledgeable supervision. Congrats too to Forestry and Parks staff for clearing the trails.

  3. Ibo France
    November 26, 2017

    I hope normalcy would be restored in the shortest time possible. The benefits would redound to all citizens and residents. The people who are doing all the backbreaking work deserve torrents of praise.

  4. Hmph!
    November 26, 2017

    I really wish that ALL visitors could gain access to more sites. I went to fresh water lake recently and I really think something should be done for people who have problems walking properly be given the opportunity to enjoy these sights. We are losing a lot of revenue by not making sight accessible to physically challenged people.

  5. Truth Hurts
    November 26, 2017

    Finally a statement from tourism recognizing the leading role and admrable woek beimg
    Undertaken by the forestry division in getting the sites rehabilitated. Previous statements including some from government ministersthus far were all misleading.

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