I arrived in Dominica today. After long flights and crappy layovers because of an even crappier airline, I was feeling frustrated and annoyed. I wasn’t sure if Dominica was worth the hassle. Then, I got here and all my questions were answered. It is one of the most beautiful, natural islands I’ve ever visited and definitely worth the flight. Sharing everything I did today would be impossible in one post so I’ll give you the quick highlights with hopes that you’ll come back for more details and photos. It’s only 9:02 pm but with a day like this I need some sleep. My final flight touched down in Dominica this morning at 8 am and was immediately transferred to Sari Sari Falls. My guide, George, took me on a majestic hike through mountains and along a river to reach the falls. The return trip took us three hours of up and down hill hiking and crossing the river but I arrived to this! I took a refreshing swim before making my way back. We met a couple locals who offered me a coconut and I gladly downed the delicious coconut water. I then drove south with my guide for lunch, snorkeling, and experiencing the bubbles and heat of Champagne Reef. Finally, we explored Scott’s Head Peninsula where I hiked to the top of a mountain and marveled at the spot where the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean meet. I arrived at the Evergreen Hotel in time for the sunset, dinner and a shower. I’m off to bed because this is all just day one on Dominica. Tomorrow is equally packed with Trafalgar Falls, Titou Gorge, Flyboarding and Mero beach. Stay tuned as I continue this whirl-wind journey in Dominica.
*Disclosure: A special thanks to Dominica Tourism for making this trip a reality. All opinions and thoughts are my own.