Castle Hotel 

3.3 (9 ratings)
  • 15° 17' 7" N, 61° 22' 38" W / See on the map

Characteristics

  • Anchor
    Allowed
  • Mooring buoys
    Available
  • Anchor stern to
    Unavailable
  • Lines ashore
    Not necessary

Type of seabed

  • Sand

Protection against wind & swell

Reachable by dinghy

  • Beach
    Unavailable
  • Snack
    Available
  • Water
    Available
  • Dock
    Available

Information on mooring buoys

  • Phone
  • 16
    VHF channel
  • Length
  • Seasonal
  • Yes
    Guest buoys
  • Number of buoys

User reviews (9 ratings)

  • Pascale
    Pascale ~ 04/03/2020
    Makatea | Sailboat ~ 13.8 m

    I confirm the previous comment about the welcome from Mr Bean, we left as dry and anchored further in a great place where we were 2. Then the next day direction Portsmouth.

    Je confirme le commentaire précédent quant à l’accueil de Mr Bean, nous sommes repartis aussi sec et avons mouillé plus loin dans un super endroit où nous étions 2 . Puis le lendemain direction Portsmouth.

  • Gilles
    Gilles ~ 20/01/2020
    Akumal | Sailboat ~ 11.5 m

    The buoy is taken using a boy-boat for 40 EC. Despite its opening onto the open sea, it is not on the other hand, there is no longer a pontoon at the level of the hotel, which complicates access to land. We started diving at the club pontoon and when we came back there was a local who told us that it was forbidden and that he was about to cut our chain with the tools in hand (hammer chisel and saw).

    La prise de bouée se fait à l'aide d'un boy-boat pour 40 EC. Malgré son ouverture sur le large, il n'est pas rouleur par contre il n'y a plus de ponton au niveau de l'hôtel ce qui complique l'accès à terre. Nous nous sommes mis au ponton du club à plonger et lorsque nous sommes revenus il y avait un local qui nous a dit que c'était interdit et qu'il était sur le point de couper notre chaine ceci avec les outils en main (marteau burin et scie).

  • Peter and Sara
    Peter and Sara ~ 04/01/2020
    Opsimath | Sailboat ~ 11.9 m

    The Castle or Anchorage Hotel no longer exists, but look for the red building that houses the Ocean Edge hotel and restaurant and the Dive Dominica. Call for the Seacat boys on VHF16, and they'll come assist you. Of course, you can go it alone, but these guys are very helpful. They'll take you to customs, help you get what you need (SIM card, provisions, etc.) And virtually ensure the safety of your boat, dinghy and all. They even have a night security guy, Marcus, who patrols the area. The people at the restaurant are very helpful and the food is good. The dive shop owns the small dock, but you can tie up your dinghy there for a fee and get water if you ask. I think some cruisers neglect the "networking" part of arriving in a place like this: you need to make contact early and often with locals, find out their names, talk with them, and ask permission before using anything. Price is 40EC for the buoy, which is quite expensive for what it is, but this place has been very, very hard hit, and they need the support. Edited to add that for all their assistance (taking us to run errands, taking our trash, filling our Jerricans, running us up to the main dock downtown, they asked for just 30EC, or about 9€, great service!)

    The Castle or Anchorage Hotel no longer exists, but look for the red building that houses the Ocean Edge hotel and restaurant and the Dive Dominica. Call for the Seacat boys on VHF16, and they'll come assist you. Of course, you can go it alone, but these guys are very helpful. They'll take you to customs, help you get what you need (SIM card, provisions, etc.) And virtually ensure the safety of your boat, dinghy and all. They even have a night security guy, Marcus, who patrols the area. The people at the restaurant are very helpful and the food is good. The dive shop owns the small dock, but you can tie up your dinghy there for a fee and get water if you ask. I think some cruisers neglect the "networking" part of arriving in a place like this: you need to make contact early and often with locals, find out their names, talk with them, and ask permission before using anything. Price is 40EC for the buoy, which is quite expensive for what it is, but this place has been very, very hard hit, and they need the support. Edited to add that for all their assistance (taking us to run errands, taking our trash, filling our Jerricans, running us up to the main dock downtown, they asked for just 30EC, or about 9€, great service!)

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