Carnival is a great time to be visiting Dominica. Known as "the real mas" and called Mas Domnik in Creole, an event that is sure to please all.
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Emerald Pool, worth the trip! Swim under a waterfall.
Iit's olny a short hike through a rain forest but the view is great and the water cool. Emerald Pool is on the road to Castle Bruce and Carib Territory the bus can be caught be in Roseau. Bus fare is EC$6.50 for adults and children EC$3.25 for children.
Entrance into the park is US$5.00 and is a short hike to the falls. It is rumored that if you swim in the Emerald Pool is will take 10 years off of your life.
If you go to Dominica, you have to visit the Boiling Lake. This lake is the second largest boiling lake in the World...or the largest in the Western Hemisphere (the biggest is in New Zealand). I went with a LARGE group...which is unusual. Normally, you hire a guide and transport to the start of the trail. Normally groups are small...ranging from 2-10. I went with a group from a university. Wasn't to pleased with our particular guides. They went at their pace and finished before all of us. They aren't used to bringing so many people though. The hike itself is tough. I am fairly active and struggled a bit with the stairs. You have to climb over 3 mountains and cross a few rivers. Do not expect to keep your shoes dry or clean. It often rains and can get a bit cold. Bring a rain jacket and good walking shoes that you don't mind getting filthy. The walk is very fun though. Beautiful scenery. The Valley of Desolation is amazing. Some guides actually boil eggs in the boiling water. Make sure you swim in a natural pool. Very warm...no ticket booths...no locker rooms...NATURAL! The lake was a bit disapointing after the 3 hour hike there. But, you have to witness it. The experience is terrific. But...realize that you might be extremely sore after. There are so many stairs. Prepare by doing the stair master and plan on taking a very easy day after. Some people were so mentally and physically drained after...didn't help that we were all dirty and soaked! But...you must do it!
Rosseau is such a trip! Coming from a large US city...its cute to think...this is their bustling capital city. Rosseau is a mess of old, Caribean homes mixed with loads of friendly locals, blaring Soca beats, and delicious food everywhere. The main banks are in Rosseau...get your money here! Their is a cool church that you can see from town. Go to the coast and view the Morne Trois Pitons are in the back. Towering green mountains in perfect view from the cities port! Terrific photo opps! Beware...the cruise ship comes in here and all the markets and shops near them are a bit cheesy and expensive. People are super nice, but beware of a few beggers and weirdos (not too many though). By the way, its pronounced..Rose-Oh. Great place to view locals and get a Kubuli beer!
Make this 5- 6- 7- 8 hours hike!
It starts in the village Laudat ( don’t forget to buy an entry-ticket for the park).
After the first easier part of the hike you need power! The way winds up to the summit ( have a short break and enjoy the overview) and then down into the Valley of Desolation ( sulphur springs and boiling water) Keep going, after 20 min you’ll reach the Boiling lake.
When we visited the lake it was still boiling J
Take a refreshing bath in the Titou Gorge after the hike. It works just fine!
Sari- Sari- Waterfalls
Near the village of La Plaine you’ll find this waterfalls. But there are no signs to find the way. So you have to take a guide or you ask for the way, maybe you get an answer :)
The 1-2 hour hike takes you through the forest and through the river. You also need shoes to go to the river.
To swim near the falls you have to climb through 3 big stones or find your own way, certainly not suited for everybody. But you can still enjoy a view from a small platform and a swim further down the river, no need to go all the way.
Its in the southeast, direction Soufriere- Scotts Head.
Take the new boardwalk to the end of the beach, be carefull of the stones.
There is a rubber mat here to help to go into the water.
The beach is famous for the volcanic underwater hot spring. You actually swim through the tiny bubbles. Enjoy the ocean, some coral and the fishes too.
Making reservations with Weny (Wendy's Tours) is easy. Wendy enjoys cooking food for small or large groups, and he comes to your place upon request. One of our favorite dishes is Calilou. We drove to a place where Wendy buys fish, and Wendy met us later at our place when he prepared the fish and vegetable soup right in front of us. It was fun to watch the process, including how he made milk portion of the Calilou from a coconut. The meal was amazing, especially when having many Kabuli's!!
Botanical Gardens in Roseau. It's not much of a garden but you will see native plants and fruits and this really awesome tree
Part 2 of the Middleham Falls. If you have time, go see the Trafalger Falls, the Emerald Pool and the Freshwater Lake.
This is where you can see 2 falls at once. There are Daddy and Mommy falls. The daddy is the taller falls, the mommy shorter and wider.
Mero Beach was a nice beach where we stopped to look at the black sand. Very pretty. Pictures do not do it justice. Very sparkly in real life.
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