Roseau, Dominica: Discover Dominica Authority shared the best things to do and explore Nature Island. Traveller Jkrow took in the recent post lauded the country and stated that this is the tropical island you didn’t know existed.
Created by nine volcanoes, Dominica has been on my travel wishlist for years. So she jumped at the chance to go when she was invited on a press trip with Discover Dominica to explore The Nature Island.
She added, “My jaw hit the ground as soon as I stepped off the plane. Everything is just so GREEN.”
The island of Dominica is in the Eastern Caribbean Sea, right between Martinique and Guadeloupe. There are so many things that make it the best Caribbean island to visit, including hot springs, thriving coral reefs, crystal clear pools deep in the jungle, and the most welcoming and friendly locals.
She has seen my fair share of tropical islands so far, but she has never experienced somewhere as unique as Dominica.
Here are a few of the best things to do when you go to Dominica:
- Swim in crystal clear waterfalls like Emerald Pool and Jacko Falls
- Enjoy some of the islands best hikes, like Freshwater Lake, Middleham Falls, Traflagar Falls, and The Boiling Lake
- Go SCUBA diving or snorkeling on Champagne Reef with Nature Island Divers. Don’t forget to swing by the Bubble Beach Spa after!
- Soak in one of the many volcanically heated hot springs. Visit the village of Wotten Waven to find a selection of hot spas, such as Bongo Baths
- Catch sunset from Scott’s Head, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea
- Tour the Indian River, the widest river in Dominica, with @ctysdominica
- Try the best local cuisine at road side restaurants like Chez Wen Cuisine and River Rock Cafe.
- Dominica’s most popular twin falls feature a cool plunge pool and one with warm water, perfect for a relaxing soak beneath stunning waterfalls.
The historical path of Dominica is surprisingly close to the capital Roseau, nestled in the Botanic Gardens. Jack’s Walk begins with this old stone staircase and leads up the hillside to Morne Bruce for a stunning view of the town from above. Victoria Falls, Dominica’s 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.
Almost 66% of Dominica is covered in lush forests, home to a variety of wildlife and flora, with dozens of plunging waterfalls and enough rivers for every day of the year.
The forests help protect wildlife and people by stabilizing the soil, filtering the air, and cooling the atmospheric temperatures. They also house the various plants used in traditional bush medicines and rums of The Nature Island. A healthy forest is a healthy people. Join the country as they celebrate the forests of Dominica by practicing environmentally conscious behaviors in our day-to-day lives.
Dominica’s underwater landscape is one-of-a-kind. Thriving with sea life from turtles to schools of colorful fish, healthy coral, and even home to spermwhales. The island culture has balanced living off of the sea with delicious seafood cuisine while preserving and protecting marine life, especially endangered species such as leather back turtles.