If you would like to book a guide for a hike, a special site, a particular area, or if you want to do a guided tour of some of the highlights in Dominica: there are many experienced and professional guides who will make your day special and unforgettable.
We can recommend the following guides and tour operators (there are many more, we just restrict ourselves to the ones we know):
- Just Go Dominica (https://www.justgodominica.com/)
- Jason Nayan Bernard – especially Boiling Lake Tour (+1 767-295-8919)
- Elvis – especially Boiling Lake Tour (+1 767-225-1971, https://www.evoyagedominica.com)
- Geoffrey Charles +1 767-285-7347)
- Nigel George – also Boiling Lake Tour (in Calibishie, +1 767-285-3179)
- Bertrand Jno Baptiste (aka Dr. Birdy) – especially Bird Tour (+1 767-245-4768)
- Adnan Laflouf – also full day tours and taxi service (+1 767-277-8360)
- McClean St. Jean (aka Big Mama) – also full day taxi +1 767 225 9344, +1 767 616 5150
For diving, snorkeling, and whale watching we recommend to contact:
The famous place for Canyoning is just next door:
For Kayaking Tours in Soufriere, please contact:
This is our Cocoa Cottage handbook. You find a print-out in your room.
Middleham Falls are a stunning sight, dropping from about 70 m height into a pool. The beautiful hike of medium difficulty runs through the rainforest of Morne Trois Pitons National Park, with some amazing views on the way. You reach the falls after about 45 minutes hike. Continue reading “Middleham Falls”
The Boiling Lake is a flooded fumarole located in Morne Trois Pitons National Park. The Boiling Lake is approximately 70m across and is the second-largest hot lake in the world. It is literally boiling! Many of our guests do this very difficult hike, and they come back very happy and with lots of stories to tell. Continue reading “Boiling Lake”
Scotts Head Marine Reserve is an amazing place for snorkeling, diving and free diving. It is about 45 minutes drive from Cocoa Cottage, at the South West tip of Dominica. Continue reading “Scotts Head”
Batibou Beach is a stunning white sand beach in the north of Dominica, close to the village of Calibishie. It is a place from paradise, a picture postcard place. Continue reading “Batibou Beach”
The Waitukubuli Trail is the longest hiking trail in the Caribbean: it is a stunning 185 km long. It has 14 segments, beginning in the southern village of Scott’s Head, and ending in the north at Cabrit’s National Park. The trail had to be partially closed and cleared after Hurricane Maria in 2017. As of summer 2020, almost all segments are open for hiking.
Cocoa Cottage is located close to segment 3 and 4. Please ask our manager about the status of the segments of the trail. We can also recommend a guide to help you experience this beautiful hiking experience.
These famous twin waterfalls are just around the corner from Cocoa Cottage. You drive up the hill towards the village of Trafalgar, and continue to the end of the road. It is about 10 minutes drive to the entrance of the site, or about 1 hour walk on the road, through the cute village of Trafalgar. Continue reading “Trafalgar Falls”
Boeri Lake can be reached on a 1 hour hike of moderate difficulty. This trail in the World Heritage Site takes you past hot and cold springs gushing from the side of Morne Macaque, past crystal clear streams, through old gardens and montane forest. The lake sits at an elevation of 850 m and covers some four acres. Continue reading “Boeri Lake”
Bubble Beach Spa is a cool spot to hang out at the beach, have a dip in a hot spring, see volcanic bubbles in the water, and do some of the best snorkeling in the world. Continue reading “Bubble Beach Spa”