EXCLUSIVE: Five must-do things in Nature Isle- Dominica

Dominica has a river for every day and peaks that are as high as 5 thousand feet above sea level. It has been nicknamed the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean” for its natural environment

Roseau, Dominica: Dominica has a river for every day and peaks that are as high as 5 thousand feet above sea level. It has been nicknamed the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean” for its natural environment. It is among the most eco-friendly and sustainable places and vowed to become the world’s first climate-resilient country.

The tourists get blown away by the diverse ecosystem. The island should be at the top of every nature lover’s list. Their excursion featured a rainforest walk to gorgeous Trafalgar Falls, checking out one of the many geothermal hot pots, and snorkelling at Champagne Beach where volcanic bubbles rise from the ocean floor.

Dominica is the Nature Island of the Caribbean, an oasis for rejuvenation, longevity and prosperity. In Dominica life is simultaneously peaceful and adventurous. That’s because their natural surroundings are truly an oasis, providing a daily escape and opportunities for relaxation. Simultaneously, our abundant rivers, clear waters and incredible hiking trails provide endless recreation opportunities.

Dominica is known for some facts which are as follows:

  • Dominica’s cuisine is a mixt of French, Asian, African and Caribbean dishes resulting in flavourful meals.
  • Dominica doesn’t have crowded and sprawling beach resorts.
  • The heritage, the colours, fresh air, the peace and quite, the nature all combined makes Dominica an inspirational place for artists.
  • The island locals are welcoming, friendly and full of life.
  • The rich landscape is filled with life that tourists simply won’t see anywhere else.
  • Stunning waterfall ranging from 20 to 200 feet tall. Great spots to cool off from the humid climate.
  • The waters surrounding Dominica are home to exotic marine life. Whales are home in Dominica
  • Hot springs are natural Jacuzzis. Because of the volcano presence there are endless springs to dip in.
  • Local bush rum.
  • Dominica is certainly a destination for lovers of nature.

READ HERE: 5 must-do things in Dominica:

Explore the Kalinago Territory: 

Covering approximately 4.5 square miles on the Northeast coast of Dominica, the Kalinago Territory is communally owned by the indigenous population of approximately 3500 people. It is here that travelers can visit the Kalinago Barana Aute, an area that aims to encourage the traditional ways of life of the people, with displays of Kalinago structures, craft making, and traditional cultural performances.

Many of the Kalinago people still live a simple traditional life, based on multiple beliefs which they happily share with visitors to the Kalinago Territory.

Seabourn Cruise also visit the Kalinago Territory. They are a part of the Carnival Corporation family of cruise companies, with brands that include Carnival, Cunard, Holland America Line, and Princess.

The company was on-site at the Kalinago Barana Aute yesterday to feature the Kalinago heritage tourism in the promotional video for the upcoming cruise season. Our indigenous people greeted them with a cultural experience that included dance, cassava treats, craft weaving, and local sugar cane squeezing.

River hike to Victoria Falls:

This must-see waterfall is a towering cascade of calcium-rich water. Fed from the world’s largest boiling lake in the western hemisphere, the hike to Victoria Falls is one to remember.

Victoria Falls has some strong energy, one feels grounded when coming there. Hike is not super easy, but also not very difficult. Half an hour, crossing the river a few times, and going on recently improved jungle path. Water is milky white/emerald, thanks to the river beginning at a volcanic lake. This hike has a lot of rivers crossing and rock climbing so it’s advised to grab your boots and prepare to get wet.

The waterfall is 165 ft in height and the hike starts in the southeast village of Delices. Be sure to walk with comfortable shoes, as they will need to cross through the river several times before getting to the waterfall.

Explore the eastern side of Dominica on a picturesque hike to find dramatic Victoria Falls, located in the village of Delices. The trail starts at the White River and has several river crossings making for an exhilarating and moderately challenging adventure.3. Search for sperm whales.

Search for sperm whales:

Cachalots are the most sexually dimorphic of all whale species. Adult males are 3 times larger than females and have proportionately bigger and ‘blockier’ heads. Yet, when they are young, the only way to differentiate sperm whale gender is to observe their genitals. Male calves have a distinctive genital slit that sits closer to the umbilical scar, and the anus is situated lower and towards the flukes. Females have one external genital slit which contains both the vagina and the anus, with two mammary slits on either side. Snow Woman’s male calf swims above female Ariel, generously illustrating their anatomical differences.

Trek the Waitukubuli National Trail:

Dominica is home to the largest boiling lake in the western hemisphere and the longest hiking trail in the Caribbean.

The Waitukubuli National Trail is approximately 200km/114 miles long – divided into 14 segments from the south to the north of the island. This one-of-a-kind trail explores the heights and valleys of The Nature Island, through gorges, rivers, waterfalls, and stunning vistas

Dominica’s bubbling Boiling Lake is one for the books. Venture through the Valley of Desolation, nestled in the heart of the island, to explore this natural wonder. A guide is recommended. Check off some of the best bucketlist adventures when you explor Waitukubuli.

Roam through Roseau:

Coca Cottage Dominica is a unique guesthouse in the heart of the Roseau Valley, about a 10-minute drive from the capital Roseau. The cottages are close to the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, home to some of Dominica’s many waterfalls, our largest lake, and hiking trails. Nestled in the mountains, Cocoa Cottage is a perfect home for hikers and seekers who want to be close to nature.

Anglina Byron

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