Dominica: Things to Do
Dominica made popular by its volcano and its enchanting rain forest has a
whole lot more to offer. Warm and friendly people, lush vegetation, palm
lined white sandy beaches. This island paints a picture of total utopia. The nature
island of the Caribbean, Dominica offers something for everyone. Blessed with natural wonders of a unique micro climate, rainforests, waterfalls, 365 rivers, mineral and sulphur springs, along with over 1,000 species of
flowering plants, this includes approximately 70 species of orchids and ferns of exotic beauty. The Bwa Kwib has beneficially named the National flower of the island. A birders paradise the island boasts of 160 species of birds, which includes two species of endangered parrots. Hosts to the 17,000 acre Morne Trois Pitons National Park considered to be a world natural Heritage Site, with its sulphur springs that can steam up to 197F. The all-inspiring marine life is considered to be one of the top diving destinations in the world. Reefs satiated with magnificent multi-colored fishes and unspoiled with sponges and corals, excellent diving sites with sheer walls and considered to be one of the best places to see whales and dolphins.
Volcanic activity is still very present on the island theSoufriere being the more popular of the active crevices.
Hiking is another very popular past time on the island. Many trails are available to conquer for the beginner and the experienced hiker.
Considered a medium level hike that takes you to the floor of the Morne Macaque waterfalls.
Walk to a Sulphur Springs bubbling with small explosions, a thrilling
Enjoy a prepared lunch as you rest and savor the natural beauty of the
Soufriere to Tete Morne: This begins at Soufriere continuing to the East
Coast to Tete Morne.
Sari Sari Falls:
You can drive to La Pline then walk 1 1/2 hours to the 125 ft. falls.
Relax or enjoy a swim in the natural pool before the trek back. A prepared
lunch is provided. This trail is approximately 6 hours.
Make a day of it at this beautifully peaceful walk. It is an old fort that
has been slightly restored.
A 20-minute walk to the first of the two falls that make up this
This is a very long trail that takes almost 10 hours. It
takes you from one end to the other end of the island.
This is 3 hour long hiking that takes you to the top of a 3,680 feet
Considered to be one of the more difficult hike, it gets
harder and harder as you get closer to the top of the highest mountain peak
on the island.
There are about 162 different species that make their home on the island.
Organized tours are available and are suggested for the best viewing of many
of the birds especially the Amazonian Imperial parrots. The Amazonian
Imperial known locally as the Sisserou is found only in Dominica and is
prominently displayed on the national flag. It is said that these birds can
live as long as 70 years. Walk with your camera and binoculars to have an
experience of a lifetime watching the hummingbirds, kingfisher, wild ducks
etc. This can truly be considered to be a birder's paradise.
Syndicate Forest Reserve:
Situated at the foot of the highest mountain peak.
This Reserve is considered to be the best place to see the Amazon Parrots,
the Red Neck and the Imperial.
World Heritage Site:
Here is a site of exceptional quality. See as many species of birds in one
place, like the Plumbeous Warbler, Choueque, Green and white Herons, Terns,
and Doves etc. This is truly a natural wonder.
Take a short walk after a drive to see the wonders of the Mountain
Whistle, the Purple-Throated and the Carib Hummingbird.
Anchorage Hotel Birdwatchers Package:
The hotel offers several packages catered specially to the likes of
- For information
- Dominica Tours
- Tel: 767-448-2638
Dominica has the reputation of being one of the top diving destinations in
the world, with it's underwater hot springs, and magnificent marine life,
it's a divers paradise. Diving offers a very unique and adventurous
experience for both the experienced and the beginner. The numerous
attractions in these unspoiled reefs offer a kaleidoscope of marine life.
What ever you desire on a dive can be had. Take a dive and discover the
wonderful underwater world and only seen in the waters of Dominica.
Whale watching has become quiet a hit on the island and now the island has
been voted as the Whaling Watching Capital of the Caribbean. The sight of
these mighty creatures as they exist in their natural environment is an
awesome experience. See the Spinner Dolphin, Spotted dolphin and the
Bottlenose Dolphin are seen approximately 90% on an average trip.
Tours can be arranged to various areas of the island.
Available for daily tours and also for private parties.
- Tours: Full Day
(8hrs) $90.00 U.S.
- Half Day (4hrs)
- Kids (10 & under)
- Kids 5 yrs. and under
Contact: Carmela charter - Tel: 767-448-2282