Boiling hot springs, breathtaking rainforest, and black sand beaches make Dominica one of the most adventurous islands in the Caribbean. Explore the ruins of abandoned shipwrecks as you swim or snorkel at Champagne Reef, where the underwater rock formations bubble from geothermal activity.
Book Dominica shore excursions like a tour of Bois Cotlette, the oldest surviving estate on the island, where you’ll taste island coffee and locally sourced sugar. Or, spend an afternoon on a historical trolley tour of Roseau, stopping at major sites like the Dominica Botanical Gardens and the Parrot Conservation and Research Center within. The gardens survived a massive hurricane that hit the island in 1979 and vibrant banyan and baobab trees mark the landscape.
Nature lovers will be surrounded by dense rainforest ripe for exploration, like a 40-minute hike to Victoria Falls. On Dominica cruise excursions, there’s even a tour of the world’s second largest hot spring, Boiling Lake in Morne Trois Pitons National Park. The hike is a full day challenge to these unforgettable thermal springs that open within a volcano. Soak in the waters for a restorative and unforgettable ecotourism experience.
On the tiny island of Dominica, outdoor adventures are a must. One unique Dominica shore excursion includes tubing down rivers in the heart of the Carib Indian territory, an active adventure for the entire family to cool off and enjoy the breathtaking rainforest. Or, head to Morne Trois Pitons National Park for hiking, ecotours, swimming, and waterfalls. After a short walk through the forest, you’ll find the Emerald Pool, a serene green-blue basin of rainforest waters surrounded by lush tropical canopy.
For a more laid back take on Dominica, schedule a culinary tour or class in Roseau to enjoy the beauty of Caribbean cuisine and culture, all while sipping local rum. When you’re reading for some shopping, head to Old Market in downtown Roseau, the island’s main open air market for handcrafted goods and souvenirs. Find a local watering hole to try local callaloo or manicou. Then clink your glass of Kubuli, a local beer, in celebration of your adventurous island vacation.