5 Reasons You Should Consider Dominica for Your Next Family Holiday
The perfect family vacation offers an idyllic blend of relaxation and adventure. One where parents can revel in six-star luxury while the little ones run wild. One where the locale is as eye-opening as it is soul-nourishing, bringing your family closer together than ever through shared experiences. If this sounds out of reach, it’s not — because it’s all right here on the Nature Island. From endless natural wonders to masterfully designed villas, here are five compelling reasons Dominica (and Secret Bay, in particular) should top your list for a family getaway.
- Abundant Outdoor Adventures
From hiking through rainforests to plunging down waterfalls, Dominica promises unrivaled experiences perfect to thrill kids and adults alike. Discover the boiling lake, traverse river canyons, or take a dip in an emerald pool at the base of a waterfall. With endless sights and adventures, boredom simply isn’t an option when you stay at Secret Bay.
- Once-in-a-Lifetime Whale Watching
The waters off Dominica provide a prime opportunity to spot magnificent sperm whales, false killer whales, and dolphins like the Atlantic spotted dolphin. In fact, from November to March, tour operators boast a 90% rate for spotting these incredible creatures. Not only that, Dominica recently announced the creation of a marine-protected area for sperm whales in our royal blue waters, making it the first of its kind in the world. Seeing these majestic marine mammals in action creates lifelong memories for animal lovers both young and old.
- Family-Friendly Accommodations
Family vacations aren’t easy when hotels only have individual rooms, especially if you have toddlers running around. Secret Bay, on the other hand, has brand-new villas that range from two to three bedrooms, offering a whole new way to stay at our six-star rainforest resort. From the Clifftop Zabuco Villa to the two-villa Summit Estate, both architectural marvels replete with thoughtful luxuries, our accommodations are designed to make you feel at home, even if you’re hundreds or thousands of miles away.
- Rich Cultural Traditions
Some of life’s most memorable travel experiences are often generated by time spent with local people; engaging with them, hearing their stories, and learning about their way of life. Dominica is among the most culturally rich islands in the Caribbean, manifested through music, art, food, festivals, and so much more. Families can explore the unique Kalinago Territory, taste authentic Creole flavors, browse local handicrafts at the farmers market, and even learn from the island’s most knowledgeable locals and experts right here at Secret Bay.
- Model Eco-Tourism Practices
Dominica is a global leader in sustainable and eco-friendly tourism, and Secret Bay just so happens to lead the charge. By vacationing here, you can instill this stewardship in your kids through nature adventures, cultural experiences, and more that adhere to the island’s eco-tourism practices. From learning about native marine species to spotting endangered Sisserou parrots to exploring Secret Bay’s unique flora and fauna, kids will better understand how to tread lightly and protect destinations when they travel as adults.
Ready to embark on a family getaway to remember? Book your stay now.