Named for the bubbling waters rising from volcanic thermal springs on the ocean floor, Champagne Reef attracts diving and snorkeling enthusiasts from around the world.
Champagne Beach is about 20 minutes drive from Cocoa Cottage, on the South-West coast of Dominica.
Our neighbor Extreme Dominica can take you on an adventure of your life time. Visit their website, or just pop in and talk to them. Their tours will lead you to different Canyons around Dominica. They are famous for what they are doing, and you definitely shouldn’t miss the opportunity to join them.
Titou Gorge is a magic place to visit. It is a narrow gap or crack between two high rock walls. A stream flows at the bottom of this crack, and the sunlight shines in from far above. You swim into the Gorge in the stream, for about 50 meters, until you reach the end of the Gorge. There you find a waterfall. If you dare to, you can get very close to the waterfall and bathe under it. The distance between the walls is about 5 meters, and there is no place to stand up or to hold on to. So please put the life jacket on that is supplied to you at the entry to the Gorge. Continue reading “Titou Gorge”
Emerald pool is a beautiful small pool with a waterfall, in the middle of Morne Trois Pitons National Park. It is very accessible: the easy walk from the parking lot to the pool takes about 30 minutes. Continue reading “Emerald Pool”
Find your center and strengthen your body and soul. Many of our friends on Dominica are actively practicing Yoga, or giving Yoga classes. Please contact us if you would like to meet one of the Yoga teachers.
Here is a list of places for buying food, or for just walking around and enjoying the Caribbean street life. There are more supermarkets on the island, but in this list we just concentrate on our immediate surroundings. Continue reading “Markets and Supermarkets”
This is a list of restaurants and bars. Most of the places are simple family run restaurants, some are busy bar-like places. Don’t expect too fancy food or fancy setting. Instead, enjoy the original atmosphere and the friendly people and be part of the Dominican family. Please ask our staff for information about opening hours. In low season it might be better to call the restaurant before you go there. Continue reading “Restaurants and Bars”
Here is some information about money, banks, and how to pay. Continue reading “Money and Banks”
The Cocoa Cottage water system is fed by a spring close by. We are not using the city water, even though we have a connection which we can activate any time. The spring water is very clean, and you can drink it without any problems, right from the tap.
On the rest of the island, we recommend that you at least ask if the tap water is OK to drink. You might be better off with buying bottled water.
Here are some tips about getting around on Dominica, and about how to get to our island.
Dominica is a safe island. Tourist-targeted crime is rare and Dominicans are more than willing to help you out. Common sense always prevails though, so be sure to keep close track of your valuables and lock your rental car when driving or parked. Continue reading “Getting Around”