With tourists running in abundance to more prominent Caribbean islands like Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas why not run the other way ?!I was quite astounded yet pleased at the lack of tourists that I saw compared to that of other Caribbean islands I’ve visited.
I presume the paucity of luxury resorts and hotels could be what is beleaguering Dominica’s tourism industry since, after all, the average vacationer just wants to sunbathe, relax and drink cocktails.This hidden gem is guaranteed to give you all of those things and so much more. Throughout my visit, I felt so in tune with myself, everyone and everything that surrounded me. It was beautiful watching the natives appreciate and live in symbiosis with their beautiful piece of the Earth. They were so conscious and careful about their actions and how they would impact the planet. Aesthetic plants and gardens on every corner, copious amounts of fruit bearing trees making it almost impossible to keep your hands to yourself. It’s no wonder Dominica is known as the nature island of the Caribbean!
Without further ado, here are some of the reasons why I think you’ll love Dominica as much as I do <3
*Dominicans as a whole are some of the friendliest people I have encountered throughout my travels. Their willingness to patiently assist a silly misguided traveler like me made the experience that much more special.
*Beautiful beach front restaurants that do not charge you an arm and a leg for a lovely lunch or dinner with a view.
*Beaches, beaches, and more beaches. Most of them secluded. Need I say more?
*A chance to bond and be encircled by the life source that is the root of our existence, Mother Earth, in her purest form.
*Plenty of Hiking trails. This picture was shot after a short hike to the top of a cliff in Scotts Head, Dominica. Waitukubuli hiking trail is the Caribbean’s first long distance hiking trail. You can literally hike through the whole island, at your own pace of course. Read more about it here.
*Beautiful waterfalls and 365 rivers to explore. I even took a river bath!
*Transportation is easy and inexpensive making it very easy to get around the island. Rent a car or catch a shared bus ride costing anywhere from 2 E.C. to 10 E.C. Car rentals are approximately 40 u.s. dollars per day.
*Hot springs: Screw’s sulfur Spa was one that was mentioned on more than one occasion when speaking with locals. I didn’t get a chance to make it there but it sounds like one heck of a trip.