Best Tourist Places to Visit in Petit Soufriere, Dominica, America

Best Tourist Places to Visit in Petit Soufriere, Dominica, America

Petit Soufriere is a village located in Saint David Parish of Dominica, about 30 km northeast of Roseau, the capital of Dominica and 55 km southwest of Portsmouth and 35 km southeast of Salisbury. It is a small village compared to other Dominican villages but rich in natural resources.

Other villages falling under the jurisdiction of Saint David Parish along with Petit Soufriere are as follows:

  • Morne Jaune
  • San Sauveur
  • Grand Fond
  • Rosalie
  • Good Hope
  • Riviere Cyrique


Geography of Petit Soufriere:

Petit Soufriere is positioned on the east coast of Dominica between latitude 15.391169° in the north and longitude 61.25542° in the west.


How to reach Petit Soufriere?

Petit Soufriere is surrounded by the village of Saint Sauveur in the north and Rosalie in the south; it is reachable by hiking trail only from these two villages. There are scooters, minibuses and taxis available at Rosalie village which is short distance away from Petit Soufriere.

Melville Hall Airport is one of two airports of Dominica located around 40 km away from Petit Soufriere and has connections to Porlamar, Antigua, Barbados, Pointe-a-Pitre, Sint Maarten and Saint Lucia, catered by BVI Airways, Seaborne Airlines, LIAT and Conviasa. Also there are charter air services available from and to Montserrat, Anguilla and Saint Barthelemy.


Food in Petit Soufriere:

The famous food corners in and around Petit Soufriere are as follows:

  • Calabash Restaurant
  • Bamboo Restaurant
  • Pagua Bay Bar and Grill
  • Escape Beach Bar & Grill


Things to do in and around Petit Soufriere:

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Day tours
  • Waterfalls


Places of interest in and around Petit Soufriere:

Boiling Lake:

Boiling Lake is one of the identities of Dominica and the 2nd largest hot lake of the globe after Frying Pan Lake in New Zealand. It is renowned for its bubbling grayish-blue water, situated in Trois Pitons National Park, about 10 km away from Petit Soufriere.


Morne Diablotin National Park:

With an area of 8,242 acres, Morne Diablotin National Park covers 4.4% of the total area of Dominica. It was initially established to preserve endangered Sisserou Parrot in 2000 and it houses the tallest mountain on Dominica, Morne Diablotin (1447 meters).


Morne Trois Pitons National Park:

Morne Trois Pitons National Park is the first national park of Dominica (officially) and it was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1997. It features Boiling Lake, Titou Gorge, and Emerald Pool and Valley of Desolation.


Other places of interest in and around Petit Soufriere include:

  • Titou Gorge
  • Valley of Desolation
  • Dominican Jungle
  • Middleham Falls
  • Freshwater Lake
  • Trafalgar Falls
  • Morne Diablotins
  • Morne Watt
  • Papillote Tropical Gardens
  • Champagne Beach
  • Roseau Museum
  • Dominica Botanic Gardens


Best time to visit Petit Soufriere:

Probably the months between November and March will be best season to visit Petit Soufriere.


Accommodation options in Petit Soufriere:

Because of its proximity with national parks (Morne Trois Pitons National Park and Morne Diablotin National Park) and world famous lake (Boiling Lake), accommodation centre of Petit Soufriere are the first preferences of tourists who like to visit natural identities of Dominica. Here is the list of famous hotels, service apartments, resorts and villas in and around Petit Soufriere:

  • Caribbean Sea View Holiday Apartments
  • Natty Tropical Valley
  • Cherry Orchard Apartments
  • Roxy’s Mountain Lodge
  • Dolphin Resorts
  • Island Bay Boutique Hotel
  • Louis Villa
  • Liberty Jungle Anchorage Hotel & Dive Center
  • Fort Young Hotel
  • Zen Gardens
  • La Flamboyant Hotel
  • Sisserou Villa, Lodge & Cottage
  • Castle Comfort Dive Lodge
  • Evergreen Hotel
  • Elegant Suites & Apartments
  • Garraway Hotel

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