We just returned from an exhilarating trip in Dominica, a small island in eastern Caribbean with overabundance of unspoiled natural wonder. It’s not your typical Caribbean island that promises a lazy day on the beach, but it promises an ultimate Caribbean adventure. It is only 29 miles long and 16 miles wide, but Dominica amazingly offers endless opportunity to explore and discover.
Two–third of the island is covered with verdant forest that sits on rich volcanic soil and is home to unique floras and many varieites of birds. It boasts of 365 rivers (one for each day of the year) and way too many beautiful waterfalls. It is dubbed as the hiking and whaling capital of the Caribbean and one of the best diving destinations in the eastern Caribbean. It is also home to the second largest boiling lake in the world.
After several days of strenuous but exhilirating adventures, we decided to have an easier day and took a short hike (about an hour) from our eco-lodge in the rainforest to one of the major waterfalls on the island, the Trafalgar Falls.
This was our rustic, comfortable and peaceful home base during our stay in the south side of the island. Cocoa Cottage is a sweet eco-lodge situated in the rainforest in Roseau Valley.
Perched high in the lush rainforest, our cottage made us feel completely immersed in nature. It soothed our mind, body and soul. It was wonderful to be lullabied to sleep by the symphony of the song birds and the gentle sound of the flowing river and to be awaken by the same sounds.
We said goodbye to the rainforest and moved northeast to the village of Calibishie to enjoy a differentt island scene. Calibishie is considered to be one of the most scenic corners of Dominica and known for its beaches.
The breathtaking view from our balcony in lovely Calibishie Cove hotel.
For an island of Dominica’s size, you can normally explore the whole island in a day or two. But we felt we barely scratched the surface with our full week stay in Dominica.
We have enjoyed our island adventures (which we will share with you our over the next few weeks) and we would love to go back for more.
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