I had breakfast at Evergreen Hotel, toured the city Roseau, hiked to Trafalgar Falls, swam in hot springs, relaxed on Mero Beach, dined at Romance Cafe and enjoyed flyboarding with Nature Island Adventure Tours. That’s not my full week itinerary; that’s what I did today in Dominica.
This morning when I woke up, I knew my day was going to be full of exciting, beautiful experiences because that’s Dominica. I made my way down for breakfast early since my guide was picking me up at 8:30 am. Just as I sat down for breakfast, a rainbow joined me. As I ate my fruit and eggs, it greeted me with it’s bright colors and after-the-rain glow. It was like it was meant for me because as I stood up to leave it was gently fading away.
We made our way to Roseau and I was pleasantly surprised to find a botanical garden in the heart of the city. Even in the center of the city, Dominica still focuses on nature.
Situated east of the picturesque village of Trafalgar is one of Dominica’s most popular natural attractions: the Trafalgar Falls. That was our next stopping point. A 10-minute hike took us to a viewing platform for a panoramic view of twin waterfalls which plunge about 125 feet and 75 feet. They were breathtaking… literally and figuratively. (Although it’s only a 10-minute walk, it consists mostly of stairs.)
A delicious lunch at Romantic Cafe helped with the refreshing process. I chatted with the owner of the restaurant while dining directly on Mero Beach. She was one of the most friendly, down-to-earth people I ever met; she even gave me a bottle of local honey from her personal cupboard to take home and share with my family. Lunch felt more like eating at home with a friend rather than being in a foreign country.
My final adventure of the day was flyboarding with Nature Island Adventure Tours. There are no words for how much I love it. I’m not great at maneuvering the board and I had a few falls, but it’s a huge thrill. I would love to spend more time getting better at it. I wonder if some day flyboards will be as common as surfboards in the water? Until then, I have to keep finding amazing places like Dominica to practice.
I finished the day with as much enthusiasm as I started it. I can’t believe how much there is to experience in Dominica. I did more in the last two days than most full weeks in other countries and there is still so much more to come.
*Disclosure: A special thanks to Dominica Tourism for making this trip a reality. All opinions and thoughts are my own.