Dominica is one of the few countries left in the Caribbean that I haven’t visited. It’s a hiker’s paradise with adventure, beauty, nature, and culture abound. Starting Wednesday, I will discover this unspoiled destination. My trip will include hiking Sari Sari Falls and Trafalgar Falls. I’ll canyon, dive, snorkel, and relax on the beach. I’ll swim at Bubble Beach Spa and Champagne Reef and enjoy a whale watching excursion. You know when I visit a new place, I’m all in. My packed schedule will introduce me to the best of Dominica and I’ll be sure to share it all with you.
Here’s a look at some of the highlights of my schedule.
This wonderful grotto is a short walk into the rain forest in the center of the island. While the pool is stunning, I’ve already been warned that it’s a little cold for swimming. That’s not going to stop this Canadian though! When I was younger, we would go swimming every year on the long weekend in May (Victoria Day). If it’s colder than I expect, I already put it in writing that I’m getting in so there is no backing out now. I’ll be sure to take photos as proof.
These famous twin waterfalls are a 20 minute drive from Roseau. There offer a beautiful swimming spot and relaxing hot pools. The trail is less than a mile but my camera will be getting a workout from all the photos I plan on taking.
Underwater volcanoes are the source of Dominica’s dramatic underwater landscape: craters, chasms and sheer walls plunging thousands of feet, and soaring pinnacles formed by lava flow. I’ll snorkel through the warm bubbling waters crated by geothermal vent, sort of like my swim in Antarctica but maybe a little less drastic.
*Disclosure: A special thanks to Dominica Tourism for making this trip a reality. All opinions and thoughts are my own.