Volcanically heated, mineral-rich springs
As a legacy of its volcanic origins, Dominica has many volcanically heated, mineral-rich springs that occur naturally throughout the island. Usually, the most predominant mineral is sulphur, which is said to have therapeutic qualities.
Some of the island’s hot springs are only accessible via hiking trails, but many others can be enjoyed by visiting beautifully crafted and curated hot spas and wellness centers, most of which can be found in the villages of Wotten Waven and Trafalgar at the head of the Roseau Valley. These spas often have several pools that are nestled against a colorful backdrop of tropical flower gardens, river and forest. Some spas also offer mud treatments, massage, yoga and peaceful garden walks. Enjoy the spas after a challenging hike to sooth your achy muscles, or for a more romantic feel, under a canopy of stars at the end of another wonderful day on the island.