Laudat is a tiny village of about 300 people in the interior of Dominica. Because it sits just at the edge of the boundary of the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Laudat is considered the gateway to the park, and it is the jumping off point for many tours and attractions in and around the park, including the boiling lake, Titou Gorge, the Valley of Desolation, Middleham Falls and much more. At 1,200 feet above sea level, Laudat is one of the island’s wettest areas, getting about 350 inches of rain per year. It has a cool, misty atmosphere, nestled deep into the Dominican rainforest.
Laudat is only a short drive from the Roseau. The town sits just about six miles northeast of the capital, and to get there costs $30 by taxi, or for $1.75, you can catch the local bus at the Roseau police station—the ride to Laudat takes about 40 minutes.