The volcanic hot springs of Boiling Lake lie at the end of a 7-mile (11 km) hiking trail in Morne Trois Pitons National Park. The hot springs here are the second largest in the world.
You need to hire an official guide to do the day-long hike to Boiling Lake, which takes you up and down the park’s forested highlands.
Formed from a flooded volcanic fumarole, the crater is filled with grey-blue water shrouded in mist. Look past the whirling mass of steam and you’ll see the lake’s bubbling water surrounded by steep cliffs.
The best time of year to do the hike is in the drier season from March to May.
The extensive Morne Trois Pitons National Park takes up the bottom half of the island of Dominica.
The hike to Boiling Springs leaves from the main access town of Laudat, or from Titou Gorge. Laudat is on the park’s western border, a 40-minute trip north-east from Roseau by bus.