Frequently Asked Questions

Most flights are via Douglas Charles Airport (DOM), located on the north east of the island, which is approximately one hour and 20 minutes drive from Jungle Bay.
Our reservations agents would be happy to assist you in finding the best flight to our ‘Nature Isle’. Please complete the form and we will send you some travel options: Travel Assistance you may also visit Getting to Dominica for more details.
On the Express des Iles website, you can look up the dates for the ferry running from Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia to Dominica. You cannot reserve the ferry tickets online, however we do work with a handling agent here in Dominica for Express Des Iles, and we would be happy to assist you with making your ferry reservations upon request. Please email us at info@junglebaydominica.com
Dominica does not require a visa or any other document from Canadian, US, UK, German,  and several other nationals. Only a valid passport and a return ticket is needed to travel to Dominica. For more details visit: Entry Requirements
Roseau, the capital of Dominica, is only 20 minutes drive from Jungle Bay.
Yes! The Jungle Wellness Adventure Package includes your transfer to and from Jungle Bay; be it round trip from the port of entry/exit or other choice destination on island. NOTE: you must purchase a minimum 3 night stay for this to be included.
There are different car rental companies on the island, which extends their services to drop-offs/pickups at the airport or resort. We do not favor any one company. You may reserve a vehicle of your choice, such as an SUV or jeep by providing your credit card details. For more information on car rentals, visit Car Hire and Car Rental in Dominica or email us.
In Dominica the roads are narrow, windy and quite steep in some places. Signage is also limited in places. Driving is on the left hand side. You would need to arrange for a drivers license with a rental car company. We do not advise driving at night if you arrive to the island past dusk as it will be more difficult to get oriented.
Please email us at info@junglebaydominica.com and we will send you directions on driving to Jungle Bay.
Due to the distance and high price of fuel, taxis from Douglas Charles Airport generally cost approximately $100 US for 1 or 2 persons. From the ferry terminal / port in the town of Roseau the cost is approximately $60 US per way (1-2 persons). Prices are subject to change at any time.
We will send you a copy of the weekly schedule of activities prior to your arrival. You can sign up for the activities and schedule spa appointments on a daily basis as your needs or interests arise so there is no need to do so prior to arrival. Private tours can be arranged as well.
We recommend sneakers or hiking shoes with good grips. Please note that a lot of hikes involve river crossings, therefore it is best to bring 2 pair of sneakers/hiking shoes (so that one pair can get wet) or to bring adventure hiking sandals or water shoes. Heavy duty leather hiking boots may be too hot and difficult to dry after frequent river crossings.
Although some trails such as the short walks near Jungle Bay are self-guided we do highly recommend touring with a guide for other trails. The guides are local and very familiar with the terrain, the flora and fauna and possible danger points. Many of the trails in Dominica are not well marked nor well trodden. Our guides are well trained and highly knowledgeable, and can enhance your hiking experience. If you do decide to head out on your own, we would be happy to give you advice on whether or not a guide is required for each specific trail.
Our Jungle Wellness Adventure Package includes only activities as scheduled. We would be happy to help you arrange a specific tour (please keep in mind custom tours are NOT included in the Jungle Wellness Adventure Package price and may be subject to a premium). Please let us know if there is something you don’t want to miss and we will do our best to set something up for you. Custom tours are subject to availability.
The Boiling Lake hike is indeed extremely challenging but also very rewarding. The drive to the trailhead is 45 minutes each way. The hike involves a difficult 3 to 3.5 hour trek over Dominica’s challenging mountain terrain to the 2nd largest boiling lake in the world, located within the eastern Caribbean’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by a 3 to 3.5 hour hike back. Along the way, you will encounter mountains, rainforests, streams, hot springs and the moon-like Valley of Desolation with bubbling therapeutic mud. Including the drive your Boiling Lake excursion will take approximately 10 hours. We recommend this tour for people in good to excellent physical condition with prior hiking experience
Our Jungle Bay infinity swimming pool and Ocean Cabana deck allows for swimming and relaxation. We offer several tours with opportunities to swim in the Caribbean Sea or local waterfalls. See our weekly activity schedule or ask us for details.
Dress at Jungle Bay's Restaurant is island casual. Ladies will not want to wear high heels as the trails are a bit uneven, and everyone generally keeps to comfortable clothing. We have great ambiance in the dining room in the evening but we are in the forest so no need to dress up too much.
Complimentary Internet access is available for guests to use on their laptop, tablet or phone.
We are on the south west coast of Dominica with a slight breeze, which fortunately keeps our property cool and eliminates the bugs. Repellent is for sale in the gift shop should you wish to use it.
We recommend packing the following items in your carry-on luggage in the event your luggage is delayed: comfortable walking shoes and a change of clothing, swimsuit, any personal medications, contact lenses/solution (3 oz. max.), as well as toiletry. Remember the 3 oz. rule for carrying liquids and gels on commercial airplanes. Please find a detailed packing list as follows:
    • Comfortable hiking shorts or skorts (combination skirt/shorts)
    • T-shirts
    • Bathing suit
    • Long sleeve UV protection shirt
    • Comfortable hiking shoes with good grip (running shoes or trail hikers) & walking sandals or “amphibian” water shoes
    • Light waterproof windbreaker / rain jacket may be useful if you tend to get cold easily
    • Flip Flops, sandals or other comfortable shoes to walk on the property
    • If you plan to participate in yoga classes we recommend comfortable form fitting clothing with a bit of stretch to it.
    • Sun protection; sweatproof/waterproof sunscreen, cap & sunglasses
    • Small travel back pack (can be used as your carry-on)
    • Camera/phone (including charger and waterproof bag if you have one)
    • Toiletries (remember that liquids are limited on planes/in carry-on baggage; check with your airline for the latest restrictions about this)
    • Your personal medications, which might not be available on the island
Download the packing list.
Yes! Our yoga classes are beginner level yet our instructor will share modifications to also challenge those who are more experienced at yoga. Our classes will help you get centred and start you day with light stretching before heading off to your hikes and other tours for the day.
We do have an onsite laundry facility, which is available for your laundering services, including ironing upon request. An order form and laundry bag can be found in your villa.
Upon availability, we will do our best to have the villa ready upon your arrival, so please let us know your arrival time. Typically the villas are ready after 2.00 pm and check out is usually by 11.00 am. We will also be happy to store your luggage before check in/after check out and you can use the facility.
We do have villas that are close to each other so please let us know at the time of booking what other bookings are part of your group so we can situate you close to one another.
Yes. Our villa layouts vary in the number of beds; please contact us for detailed information.
All villas feature ceiling fans and louvered windows to take advantage of the Caribbean breezes. This offers more than adequate cooling. Ask us if you require additional options to cool your room off and we will have solutions for you.
All cancellations within 14 to 30 days (depending on the time of year you book) of planned arrival will forfeit the deposit taken on your credit card. Cancellations prior to those 14 to 30 days will forfeit a minimum of $US 100 administration fee respectively 10% of the paid deposit amount to cover our bank charges.
We would be delighted to arrange you diving trips with our prefer dive masters here in the island. If you book on the Jungle Spa Adventure Package you can also reserve the ‘Dive Add-On” at a supplement per person per 2 tank dive. Transportation to and from the dive site will be provided. This activity is offered for certified divers only, so remember to bring your dive certfication card along with you to Dominica. Ask us about first time divers wanted to try.
YES! Please call 767-446-1789 or email guestservices@junglebaydominica.com to make a reservation prior to your arrival.
Please contact us before visiting if you wish to enquire about using the pool facilities: call 767-446-1789 or email info@junglebaydominica.com prior to your arrival.
Families with children are welcome at Jungle Bay, however it has to be said that the physical layout and design of Jungle Bay may not be the friendliest environment for children less than 12 years. Our villas have high balconies, the noise level should be kept at a minimum and our pool has no lifeguard. That being said, we encourage families with a sense of adventure to join us at Jungle Bay.

Our full-service Restaurant and bar is located a very short walk from the villas. We offer a range of vegetarian, fresh fish and seafood as well as chicken dishes along with organic local produce to create delicious Caribbean fare.

Operating hours are:

  • Breakfast: 7:00am to 10:00am
  • Lunch: 12:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Dinner: 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Other restaurants are located approximately 20 minutes away in the town of Roseau. There are a few small food kiosks in the nearby villages also but hours and availability of food is not consistent.

The island's annual temperature averages at around 27-30° Celsius / 80-86° Fahrenheit.
The official currency of Dominica is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, however the US dollar is equally accepted (1 US dollars = 2.6 EC dollars). Credit Cards may be accepted in major town centres such as Portsmouth and Roseau but we recommend carrying Eastern Caribbean dollars or US dollars in small bills while traveling around the island. At Jungle Bay we accept all major credit cards and US or EC cash.

 

If you have any other questions, please contact us:

Phone: 1-767-446-1789
Email: info@junglebaydominica.com
Skype: junglebaydominica

 

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