Vacations in Dominica
Dominica is often known as “The Nature Island of the Caribbean” due to its lush vegetation, spectacular fauna and fauna, all protected by a vast national park. Home to lovely resorts and plenty of activities to try, Dominica attracts tourists looking for a nature getaway combined with the relaxed atmosphere of the Caribbean.
The majority of accommodation is located outside the cities, in lush forests. They represent the perfect way to enjoy Dominica’s nature while relaxing. Most of the resorts offer both basic plans (accommodation and breakfast) as well as inclusive packages which contain tours, treatments and many other services besides accommodation and meals. Adventure packages are also a very common option at most resorts. Family and wedding packages are also quite common especially at the hotels located in very romantic settings. You can even choose a package which takes you to the locations where “Pirates of the Caribbean” was filmed.
Things to do
Mostly know for its lush landscape and varied wildlife, Dominica is home to some interesting locations. Snorkeling, scuba, kayaking, horse back riding, hiking and whale watching are among the top 10 activities to do while visiting Dominica.
Scott’s Head is a picturesque village where you can snorkel on your own, provided you have the equipment to do that. Located on the ancient reminds of a volcano crater, the coral which can be found here is a hot spot for those looking for a bit of adventure in the water.
Calibishie is among the few places in the world where you can travel from the seashore to the rain forest is little less than a mile. Explore the area to find some secluded bathing pools as well as interesting rain forest wildlife.
Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a vast park protecting the island’s natural beauty. Among the highlights we can mention: the Boiling Lake, the Freshwater Lake, Boeri Lake and Middleham Falls. There is a 12 mile hiking trail to get to the Boiling Lake. Be careful that the trail is always wet and the terrain is steep. Guides are recommended for the inexperienced hikers.
Another nice hiking trail is Glassy, which is perfect for a day trip, as it takes only 2-3 hours. The trail is beautiful but can be quite dangerous so be careful when exploring the area.
Jaco Steps are located deep within the rain forest and no one knows why they exist. But the hiking trail is magnificent and worth your time.