I was visiting Dominica to rest, relax and do a little hiking in the immediate area. Rainbow Beach was the perfect choice! I felt great after my time there. I spent a lot of time just sitting on the patio gazing out at the ocean...so relaxing! And took a nice hike to Chaudiere Pool and Batibou Beach (don't miss this beach!).
The kitchen in the apartment is great, but there are also several nice restaurants nearby. Definitely check out the Rainbow Beach Restaurant right next door (rated #1 on Trip Advisor). A couple grocery stores and an ATM are within a short walk of the apartments. Calibishie is a nice little town with lots of friendly people.
Finally, Molly is a fantastic host! She's always there if you have questions about the area and arranged for a taxi to get me to the airport for my early flight. One day she had someone come by and pull down two coconuts from the coconut trees on the property so we could drink the water from inside with a straw and then scoop out the coconut jelly...so delicious! Molly makes you feel right at home!
We spent 10 days at rainbows apts, First of all we where upgraded by Molly (thanks again !), to the upperfloor apt, wich as incredible view on the ocean and Calibishie rocks. We were with 2 kids (one baby of 3 months and a little 2 years old boy), and it was perfect, we could swim just downstair. The village is really cool, the people are very friendly. We definitly recommand this place !
Staying at the rainbow guest house turned out to be a great decision. It's right in the village, yet quiet. The house is older, and the upstairs apartment is lovingly restored, with a veranda overlooking the ocean. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare the meals we weren't eating at the adjacent Rainbow Restaurant (which is closed on Mondays). There are two small grocery stores in walking distance. But the real reason to stay there if you can is Molly, the owner -- a delightful, extremely gracious hostess who went above and beyond our expectations to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. She grew up in Calibishie, then spent many years abroad before returning to Dominica, and she generously shared stories about her life with us. We very much enjoyed our experience and hope to repeat it soon.
Perfect place that has a little bit of everything. Right on the sea with your own little beachfront patio, coconut tree and hammock. Close to everything in Calibishie (including the small but very helpful tourism office), restaurant, supermarket, atm etc. The apartment itself really has everything, including a well-equipped kitchen.To top it all of Molly (the owner, who actually grew up in the house and renovated it completely two years ago) is such a sweetheart. So generous, attentive and helpful. I was only there for two nights but I really felt at home. Hope to be back!
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Molly is a fantastic host. She has lovingly prepared two cozy apartments, as if for her own family, offering all the comforts of home and makes you feel oh so welcome. ...the most delicious coconuts EVER, harvested right from the tree, sumptuous sunsets and stargazing from the bamboo swing-bed on the beach, candlelit dinner feet-in-the-sand...all made for a fantastic stay at Rainbow! Also, so close to one of the best natural pools on the whole island...Chaudiere...not to be missed!
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