Most people don’t even know where Dominica is, so far starters, it’s an island located in the Caribbean. See the tiny red circle on the bottom right hand side of the map below? That’s Dominica. This post is going to focus on sightseeing around Dominica, because there’s a ton to see and do here!
Dominica is a lush and beautiful island. It’s not super developed, especially inland, so the roads are horrible. If you fear for your life, it’s best to just close your eyes while in any moving vehicle.
I’m talking sharp turns where you can’t see around the corner, and coming thisclose to hitting an oncoming vehicle. I spent most of my time with my eyes closed. At one point, as we toured the island with a small group of people, my heart stopped every time I heard a member of our tour gasp!
Anyway, you can go anywhere on the island and witness amazing views – whether that be of the tropical green inlands, or blue sea, which bleeds into the sky above.
One spot worth checking out is Trafalgar Falls. To get there, be prepared to embark on a beautiful hike through lush canopied greens.
Getting closer to the falls!
Don’t worry, the hike is super easy (seriously, anyone can do it), and it’s worth it – you will NOT be disappointed. The falls are breathtaking. There are two – one hot and the other cold.
Another point of interest in Dominica is the Emerald Pool. It’s obvious where the name comes from, as the water is a beautiful emerald color. Myth has it you feel 10 years younger after taking a dip!
Location wise, in reference to the falls, the Emerald Pool is on the other side of the island. It sounds far, but really it’s not, as the island isn’t very large.
Getting to the Emerald Pool involved another hike, which, like the falls’ hike, was very easy.
We knew we were getting closer when we started to hear running water!
I actually got in the water. Impressive, right?
Then, I thought of the possible bugs/snakes that may also be in the water, and needless to say, I got out and took pictures of the surrounding area instead.
I found a spot on a rock and parked myself while Josh enjoyed the water.
Fun times, Dominica, fun times!