Ten Great Ways for all the Family to Enjoy Dominica in the Summer

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There’s so much more to the Nature Island than just beaches. This is an island filled with delights to discover, many of which are unique to Dominica. These are ten of our favourite ways to enjoy the Caribbean’s most diverse destination.

1: TAKE A DIP UNDER WATERFALL

1. Take a dip

With at least 365 water falls cascading down from the tops of our mountains, you’ll be spoilt for choice for somewhere to cool off. The best known are Trafalgar and Middleham, but there’s plenty of lesser known ones waiting to be discovered too.

2: CANYON DOWN A RIVER

2. canyon down a river

There’s no more fun way to enjoy the rainforests and rivers of the Nature Isle than on a canyoning trip. Spend a day jumping over cascades into crystal clear pools, wading, swimming, climbing or rapelling through waterfalls, all the while surrounded by lush rain forest inside a spectacular canyon, full of tropical waterfalls and the sounds of birds filling the air.

3: HIKE TO A BOILING LAKE

3. Hike to a lake

There’s only two boiling lakes in the world, and one of them is right here in Dominica (the other’s in New Zealand). It’s found in a volcanic fumarole up in the hills, and it makes for an unforgettable day trip into a world where steam rises from the ground around you.

4: HUNT A LION FISH

4. Hunt a lion fish

They look amazing. Unfortunately they are an invasive species who is damaging our corals and affecting our native fish. So we’ve developed a fun, sustainable way to address this problem, taking guests out spear fishing for lionfish, and then following this up back on shore with a cooking lesson from one of our top chefs in how to prepare them.

5: WATCH TURTLES LAY THEIR EGGS

5. Watch turles

Leatherback, Hawksbill and Green turtles are all endangered sea creatures, and they all lay their eggs here in Dominica between April and October.

6: SWIM WITH SPERM WHALES

6. swim with whales

Dominica is rightly known as one of the best places in the world to watch whales, and there are plenty of ways to do this by boat. Although the peak season for spotting whales is November to March, Dominica is the only country in the world where the Sperm Whale resides all year round. For a truly unique experience, join the ‘Whale Whisperer’ Andrew Armours for the chance to get closer than you imagined and swim with a Sperm Whale, all under Andrew’s expert guidance, of course.

7: MEET THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF THE CARIBBEAN

7. Meet Indigenous people

The Kalinago people are Dominica’s indigenous people, and they live on a 3,700 acre Territory on the east coast of the island. They have lived on this land for many thousands of years, and today around 3,000 still live a simple communal life, carrying on the many traditions of their ancestors and introducing them to anyone who comes to visit.

8: RIDE A HORSE IN THE SEA

8. ride a horse

With Rainforest Riding you can ride through the forests of the Waitukubuli Trail down to Purple Turtle Beach where you’ll cool down with a bareback swim on your horse along the bay.

9: SNORKEL IN CHAMPAGNE

9. Snorkel in Champange

Champagne is the name of a reef found in shallow waters just off the coast of Dominica where bubbles of escaped air rise constantly to the surface from tiny volcanic vents. It’s a magical place to snorkel or scuba, and just one of many dive sites that surround our island, widely considered the best diving in all the Caribbean.

10: PADDLE AMONGST MANGROVES

10. Paddle mangroves

Take a self guided paddle boat cruise through the mangrove forests of north Dominica, and enjoy the sounds of nature all around you as you idle silently along the emerald coloured river.

You can enjoy all these trips while staying at our award winning luxury property. Check out our summer specials here.