Dominica is a mountainous Caribbean island nation with natural hot springs and tropical rain forests. Morne Trois Pitons National Park is home to the volcanic-ally heated, steam-covered Boiling Lake. The park also encompasses sulfur vents, the 65 m-tall Trafalgar Falls and narrow Titou Gorge. To the west is Dominica’s capital, Roseau, with colorful timber houses and botanic gardens.
We visited Dominica in November 2018. Although it rained everyday (it was the rainy season), that didn’t stop us from exploring this lovely green island. We hiked to view several waterfalls including Jacko Falls, Trafalgar falls and Emerald Pool. We also visited the capital of Roseau, shopped at a local market and visited The Chocolate Factory at Pointe Baptiste Estate.
In addition, we visited the Kalinago Territory. The Kalinago are the indigenous people of Dominica, and the Caribbean, formerly known as the Caribs. The Kalinago, have lived on this land for thousands of years. Currently, approximately 3,000 Kalinagos live in this 3,700-acre territory, on the north-eastern coast of Dominica. We toured the land and model village, with amazing views of the island, and learned about the history and traditions of the Kalinago.