Frequented largely by divers and hikers, Dominica is fast turning into a popular tourist destination even though it remains comparatively less crowded when compared to other holiday locations. Here are a few pointers on how you can best spend your next Dominican holiday.
Day 1: Take a Nature Tour
The Jeep Safari tour of Dominica is the way to go if you want to experience a little bit of everything Dominica has to offer. Start the morning off strolling through picturesque Roseau and then head to Morne Bruce as you immerse yourself in the history of Dominica. The tour makes a short stop at the Botanical Gardens where you will encounter the Sisserou. Continue journeying through the village of Wotten Waven Sulphur Springs to see the remains of the island’s volcanic activity. Delve deeper into Dominica on a visit to Ti Tou Gorge Rainfortest and discover a crevice in the mountains where hot and cold streams intermingle to create a natural steam pool that makes for an invigorating swim. Complimentary fruit and rum punch are served before you return.
Day 2: Water Adventure
In the mood for something different try the River to Ocean Kayaking Adventure on the Layou River. A short instruction period makes this activity fun for even those with little experience kayaking. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you down the beautiful Layou River stopping frequently to let you take in the scenery. Finally you make your way to the fishing village Layou where you can enjoy a dip in the Caribbean Sea before making your way to shore for complimentary rum punch, fruits, and a sampling of delicious local cuisine.
Day 3: Adrenaline Rush
If you’re an adrenaline junkie visit The Wacky Rollers Adventure Park which is set up as a survivor-like challenge course. Be your own Indiana Jones as you cross footbridges or do the Tarzan Jump before you zip line across the Layou River and back. After the challenge you’ll be rewarded with drinks at the riverside bar. Now that you’ve worked up an appetite head to the Escape Beach Bar and Grill for a taste of culinary artistry and some of the island’s best seared tuna.