An unspoiled, remote island for nature-lovers, Dominica will wow you with its verdant rainforests, remarkable black-sandy beaches, vast volcanic landscapes, lush valleys and natural hot springs. Known as 'the nature island' this English-speaking Caribbean country doesn't count on flashy, all-inclusive mega-resorts to attract visitors, with eco-tourism and sustainability at the forefront, Dominica relies on Mother Nature - and the outcome is pretty spectacular.
Pagua Bar + Grill
A stylish modern eatery with spectacular views of the Caribbean sea and an equally as pleasing menu. Serving America food with a Caribbean flare like ceaser salads, Angus steaks, fish tacos and fresh, zesty ceviches, for lunch and dinner this is a great spot.
Old Stone Grill + Bar
This busy pen-air bistro attracts locals and visitors eager to try the spicy pork and chicken dishes, as well as authentic Caribbean foods like lobster dinner and buttered shrimp. Grab a fruity cocktail and sit inside or out on thebreezy terrace.
Rainbow Beach Bar Restaurant - Casual
A coloruful, Caribbean-themed restaurant serving fish freshly caught by Calibishie fishermen. Tuck into real Dominican food, enjoy the gorgeous sea-view and sip on a lime punch, with extra rum of course.
Fort Young Hotel - mid-range
Choose to sleep in what was once an 18th-century defensive Fort. With bright, modern rooms, each with a private balcony, the Fort Young Hotel is a popular choice when looking for somewhere to stay in Dominica. Decorated with old cannons, this hotel certainly has character and with on-site dining, a spa and an infinity pool costing around $127 per night in the summer months, what more could you want from a hotel?
Secret Bay Hotel- upscale
The chic-est of chic jungle eco-lodges in the Caribbean, Secret Bay is an award-winning small hotel with six sustainable luxury villas and bungalows tucked away in the rainforest. Perfect for a romantic honeymooon or a secluded, cabin getaway. Soak in the gorgeous infinity pool and peek over the cliffs for a magical view of the ocean. Enjoy the fresh local organic food or hide away in your insanely fancy wooden villa and be at one with nature.
OhLaLa Villas - Budget
A great option for the budget conscious and those looking for a more organic experience. Pick your own fruits from the garden, swim in the fresh-water hydrotherapy pool and marvel at the incredible mountain peak view from your villa.
Jungle Bay Resort - mid-range/romantic
35 eco-luxe, elevated wooden cottages surrounded by the lush Dominican jungle. Built with sustainability in mind, these rustic-chic cottages are perched among Cedar, Gomier and Galba trees and spring fed stream cascades along the valley below. Practice yoga in the wilderness, venture out and get adventurous or get a pampering at the on-site spa. Perfection.
Known as one of Dominica's most spectacular trails, this six-hour hike is also one of the most demanding. If you're willing to put in the work, it pays off with breath-taking panoramic views across the park and of course you'll get to witness the world's largest boiling lake. The famous, 200ft lake of bubbling water is an opening in a planet's crust emitting steam and vapour, forming this stunning natural wonder. A magnificent sight and well worth the long trek.
Morne Trois Pitons National Park + Trafalgar Falls
Trek through this lush 17,000 acres of Dominica's mountainous volcanic interior. You'll start at Laudat village at 1970ft and stumble across hidden volcanoes, natural hot springs, gorgeous waterfalls and the notorious Valley of Desolation- an absolute must-see in Dominica.
Titou Gorge + Middleham Falls
The Nature Island's tallest waterfall, if you choose to trek through Morne Trois National Park, you'll find the magnificent Trafalgar Falls and Titou Gorge within it at the Boiling Lake trail head. Bathe in the greenish, fresh water in between the two huge rocks at the gorge before reaching the top of the falls.
Snorkel through the bubbling waters with tropical fish at this quirky beach in Roseau. It's a rocky, treacherous shoreline but a swim in Nature's champagne is worth the visit.
Soak in probably the strangest bath you'll have in your life at this tropical hidden gem in Dominica. As well as the bamboo-shoot shower tub experience, you'll find sulphur pools, a pretty waterfall and an exotic garden- a must-do on the island.
Screw's Sulphur Spa
Dominica isn't short of hot springs and Screw's is one of the most famous ones on the island. Relax in the deliciously warm waters and take- in the spectacular natural beauty that surrounds you.
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