How far is Jungle Bay from the airport?
Most flights are via Melville Hall Airport (DOM), located on the north east of the island which is approximately one and a half hour drive from Jungle Bay.
We are having trouble finding airline tickets to Dominica. What do you recommend?
How do I book my ferry tickets?
What are the visa requirements for travel to Dominica?
How far is Jungle Bay from the capital/main towns?
We are booking the Jungle Spa Package; is transportation from the airport to Jungle Bay is included in the price?
If I book the Cottage & Breakfast plan, what rental car company do you recommend?
For more information on car rentals please visit: http://www.avirtualdominica.com/carrental.cfm
What is it like to drive in Dominica?
Can you give us driving directions to Jungle Bay?
How much does it cost to get to and from the airport to Jungle Bay if I am not booking the Jungle Spa Adventure Package?
Do you provide a schedule of available tours? Should we schedule activities and spa treatments before we arrive?
If I am interested in some of the more lengthy hikes, are sneakers okay as footwear or should I bring my hiking boots?
Are tour guides necessary on all the hikes?
The activity I am interested in is not offered on the day I am there, can I do this activity when I want?
I would like to do the Boiling Lake tour, but it is listed as extremely challenging, what does that mean exactly? Is this tour right for me?
Can we swim at Jungle Bay? What is the beach like?
How do I dress for dinner? Is there a dress code for the restaurant?
Is Internet and international telephone access available at the resort?
Are there mosquitoes or other bugs and are mosquito nets necessary?
What voltage is your electrical current?
Is there anything in particular that we should remember to pack?
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, swim suit, 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)
- Bathing suit
- Walking sandals (with good grip and straps) and/or “Amphibian” water shoes / waterproof shoes
- Workout/walking shoes with good grip (running shoes or trail hikers work well)
- Sweatproof/waterproof sunscreen
- Small travel back pack (can be used as your carry-on)
- Camera (incl. batteries and waterproof bag if you have one)
- Toiletries (remember that liquids are limited on planes/in carry-on baggage)
If you will be participating in yoga classes we recommend comfortable form fitting clothing with a bit of stretch to it.
Download Jungle Bay’s packing list
I am a beginner at yoga; will I be ok taking part in the weekday morning classes?
Yes! Our yoga classes are beginner level and will help you get centered and start you day with light stretching before heading off to your hikes for the day.
Do you have any type of laundry facilities for the guests at Jungle Bay?
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 cottage. Laundering a single load of like colours is available at $15US dollars plus 15% Government Taxes.
What are the checking in and checking out times at Jungle Bay?
Upon availability, we will do our best to have the cottages ready upon your arrival, so please let us know your arrival time. Usually the cottages would be ready anytime after 2.00 pm and check out is usually by 12.00 pm (noon). However, if you wish an early check in or late check out, please feel free to contact us. We will also be happy to store your luggage before check in/after check out and you can use the facility.
We have other friends or family members who want to stay in a cottage near ours, is that possible?
We do have cottages that are close to each other and they all have the convenience of a phone so you may keep in touch with them in the privacy of your cottage while you are here.
Do you have cottages with more than one bed?
Yes. Our cottages vary in the number of beds and most are designed for 2 adults in order to offer optimal comfort. We have 20 cottages each with one king-size bed and 15 cottages with two double beds (both in the same room). Three of the units in this category are family-sized cottages, big enough to sleep two adults and two children in the double beds, as well as room for a cot / daybed for a fifth person. Additional charges for more than 2 adults in a room vary, please contact us for detailed information.
Are the rooms/cottages air-conditioned?
The natural material used to build your cottage is designed to eliminate the need for the use of artificial ventilation allowing you to enjoy the natural, “sweet” breeze of the jungle and the ocean. All cottages are feature ceiling fans which offers more than adequate cooling.
I’ve heard that getting to some of the cottages at Jungle Bay involves climbing a lot of steps. Is this true?
YES! The physical layout of our property was designed with views, your privacy and a nice ocean breeze in mind. The cottages are perched on a hillside in the rainforest and they are accessible via a network of pathways and steps. We will do our best to accommodate cottage location requests, but these are not guaranteed. Please let us know if you have a physical limitation so we can situate you in the most ideal cottage.
What is the hotel’s Cancellation Policy?
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 are interested in going SCUBA diving while we are there. Can we choose this as one of our daily excursions? Also, do you recommend we make our dive reservations now?
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 rate of $80US per person per 2 tank dive. Transportation to and from the dive site will be provided in this package and it is available Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s. This activity is offered for certified divers only, so remember to bring your dive card along with you to Dominica.
Is the spa and restaurant open to non-resort guests?
Is the pool open to non-hotel guests?
The pool is not open to the general public; it is for overnight guests only.
Do you have a policy on children?
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 cottages have high balconies, the noise level should be kept at a minimum, our pool has no lifeguard and the layout of the resort involves a lot of walking. That being said, we encourage families with a sense of adventure to join us at Jungle Bay.
Do you have an on-site restaurant? How far away are other restaurants?
Our full-service Pavilion Restaurant and bar is located a very short walk from the cottages. 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 45 minutes away in the town of Roseau.
What is the average temperature in Dominica?
The island's annual temperature averages at around 27-30 Celsius / 80-86 Fahrenheit.
What currency do you use in Dominica?
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 and Traveler’s Checks are accepted in major town centers such as Portsmouth and Roseau and at most attractions. We recommend carrying Eastern Caribbean dollars or US dollars in small bills while traveling around the island.
If you have any other questions, please contact us:
Skype : junglebaydominica