Dominica Botanic Gardens
Dominica Botanic Gardens is a great place to start exploring from Dominica Island, because you can walk to it easily through there is a Roseau town Centre, some beautiful old trees, good views and Jacks Walk, which is nice and easy. If you are a lover of nature, the Botanic Gardens offers selected a variety of croton plants but lots of lawns for picnicking or just relaxation. It is home to parrots endemic to the country. If you need a brisk exercise walking up the Jacko steps takes you to the top of the hill at Morne Bruce (Roseau) which provides a panoramic view of the city. The gardens were initially used by the British to experiment with plants that might be grown as cash crops.
The hike to the boiling lake is incredible. This hike isn’t for the weak of heart. It takes you 6 hours to get you in and out. The amazing thing about this trail is how often the scenery changes: different types of forests, a stunning 360° view midway, the valley of desolation, and finally the boiling lake itself. There’s a little bit of rock scrambling where you definitely would not want to miss in Dominica Island. Your quads are going to burn, you’re going to get wet and muddy, and it’s probably going to be rainy, cold and windy at the top. But it’s going to take you through lush cloud forest to a strange sulfurous landscape.
Middleham Falls & Ti Tou Gorge
Ti Tou Gorge is a nice place to see in Dominica Island but be careful where you are walking. If you’re not up to exploring the water caves, you have another choice for enjoy an outdoor pool and chill with friends and family. If you don’t mind about hiking up and down for a 1.5-hour round-trip you will not be disappointed. The walk through the tropical forest is beautiful. Ti Tou Gorge involves swimming through the gorge to see falls. It’s a 5-minute swim to the falls, and you can climb up older one and see the bigger one if you are fit enough and brave enough. These falls are well worth for your effort.
This is one of the most beautiful places in Dominica Island. Undersea volcanic gasses leak through the ocean floor and produce the most amazing bubbles that saturate up to the surface. It’s like swimming in a sea of champagne bubbles. Good snorkeling spot with warm water and there is a lot of volcanic activity to do and watch. You can snorkel right from the beach here and see beautiful corals, sponges, large schools of diverse fishes, invertebrates, etc. It is very close to the rocks near the far side of the beach; so you can swim through the bubbles that give the reef its name. It’s a unique experience and it’s a highly recommended destination.
This is one of the most unique and breathtaking spots in Dominica Island, that you can explore on your own without anyone’s help. The gorge costs $5 per person for entree fee. This is a must do if anyone interested in water, swimming or nature. If you are not a good swimmer, “do not try it”. You can rent life vests and unless you can tread water extremely. The hike is easy and small so anyone can walk. There are some beautiful places in Dominica Island (Titou Gorge) like cool water that looks like an infinity pool, a warm mini waterfall, a swim through a narrow gorge and entering a lake with a huge waterfall falling down over the rocks. It gives you an amazing and exhilarating experience.