We completed the walk down to the beach where two security guys were dozing on a picnic table. They instructed us to visit the beach bar to pay the 13 EC ($5 US) per person fee. Since all beaches in Dominica are supposed to be publicly accessible (presumptively without a fee) I’m not sure what that’s all about but it is worth every penny. We paid and trotted off down the beach to find a sunny spot in the sand and as much privacy as we could get. There were only about 4 other people aside from the people working and the wide open beach made it feel like they were a million miles away once we set up our blanket at the western end of the beach. We dropped our bag and clothing before running into the water. The light danced through the surface of the ocean creating blue ripples on the sand, the water is cooler in the north especially this time of year, but in comparison to the hot day we were having it was refreshing and we were grateful.
I brought some fruit and a sandwich along with a big bottle of water, perfect for a trip to the beach, so between splashing about in the water we laid on our blanket nibbling and taking in our surroundings. We let the sun and salt soak into our skin until we started to crave a visit to Rainbow Beach Restaurant. We were definitely well prepared for our introductory trip to Batibou, but next time we will come to stay for more than a few hours. I will make sure to bring a few things next time, most of all our hammock (which was in the car) because this place was made for setting up and swinging on a hammock with such perfectly placed palm trees! I’d probably bring my little bluetooth speaker to play some music and my kindle once I’ve recharged it!
I could definitely spend all day there laying back in the trees, swimming in the sea, and salt curing in the sand! This beach is definitely one of the most beautiful on the island and one that will become a regular stop for us on our trips to the North, especially with our future guests!