Snorkelling is particularly good at Champagne, south of Roseau, and at Scott’s Head. Diving, water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking and other water sports are also available. Note that kayaking or canoeing offers an alternative to the sea and allows you to explore Dominica’s rivers and inland waters.
Whale and dolphin watching and boat tours can be arranged from Roseau.
Dominica’s waters are also home to three species of sea turtles (leatherback, hawksbill and green), and these gentle giants can be seen nesting on the coast between April and October. Protected observation sites are set up all over the island, such as Mangrove Bay at Woodford Hill beach in the northeast or Portsmouth beaches in the northwest.
Hiking, cycling, mountain biking or zip-lining are popular in the forested areas. Hiking is one of the best ways to see Dominica and there are many beautiful walks around the island, from easy to challenging.
- Middle Ham Falls. The waterfall is a wonderful reward at the end of this moderately challenging hike. Be careful on the trail as it can be a bit challenging in places. The trailhead is a good distance northeast of Roseau, so it will take about an hour to complete. The hike can take about an hour each way. As a reward for the hike, spend at least 30 minutes at Middle Ham Falls and Pool.
- Valley of Desolation/Boiling Lake. In addition to the long and difficult hike, plan time to travel to and from this destination. Plan on at least 8 hours round trip (including driving) – but it’s worth it. Breathtaking scenery.
Climbing and canyoning in Dominica is an encouraging and motivating experience. It tests strength and agility while offering some of the most breathtaking views on Dominica.
Dominica is known for its many island events and festivals. Caribbean islands love food, music and celebrations. Whether it’s a cultural gathering or a music festival, Dominica has it.
Many of Dominica’s resorts offer on-site spa services to help you unwind for the next day of activities.
- Kalinago Barana Autê, +1 767 445 7979, email: [email protected] Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. This site showcases the history and traditions of the Kalinago (Carib) people from hundreds of years ago. It is located on the banks of the Crayfish River, near Isukulati Falls, in the Caribbean Territory of Dominica. The site includes a visitor centre, snack bar and gift shops. At the start of your visit, a footbridge crosses the river and gives way to a circular path that leads to a series of small huts scattered around the village. There is a Karbet that is used for cultural and theatrical performances. Traditional Kalinago (Carib) activities in the village include building canoes, processing cassava, weaving baskets and gathering and preparing herbs. The Kalinago (Caribs) are the indigenous people of Dominica. The entrance fee is US$10 per person for a 30-45 minute guided tour.