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A holiday to Dominica is all about experiencing the island’s unspoilt natural wonders. To help you get the most out of your stay here, we’ve put together an itinerary featuring the very best of what Dominica has to offer. Our itinerary is intended simply to guide and inspire you; we will be happy to tailor-make a personalised itinerary to cater to your own individual interests.
Day 1 On arrival into Melville Hall Airport you'll be met and transferred to the Fort Young Hotel.
Day 2 After breakfast, depart for Champagne Beach where bubbling underwater volcanic vents create a fascinating snorkelling experience. From here we proceed to Ti Tou Gorge where an exhilarating swim up the narrow gorge ends at a breathtaking waterfall. Next, visit Trafalgar Falls, the unique twin falls where the water runs both hot and cold. Walk to the base of the falls for a refreshing dip or bathe in the hot pools. Dinner and overnight at Fort Young.
Day 3 Enjoy a morning at leisure; have a swim in Fort Young's oceanfront pool or take a walk around Roseau to explore the old colonial buildings and local markets. In the afternoon, we set off on a Whale & Dolphin Safari where you'll have a good chance of spotting sperm whales and various species of dolphin. Later, transfer to Jungle Bay.
Day 4 After breakfast and an early morning yoga class, we depart on a scenic hike through rivers and forest to a local organic farm. Pick your own fruit off the trees and find out about the healing properties of the different tropical plants. In the afternoon take part in a cookery class and learn how to create your own delicious Caribbean dishes.
Day 5 Today we visit the beautiful Victoria Falls. Walk along and through the White River, climb boulders up to the falls and finish with a refreshing swim beneath the thunderous falls. Return to the hotel for lunch and a soothing spa treatment. In the afternoon, relax by the pool or join a Dominican drumming class.
Day 6 Experienced hikers may want to attempt the challenging hike to the Boiling Lake today. One of Dominica’s most famous natural attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 6 hour round trip hike is arduous but extremely rewarding. Alternatively, spend the morning ocean kayaking and snorkelling in the turquoise waters of Grande Bay and, in the afternoon, enjoy an easy guided nature walk to the White River and Atlantic Ocean.
Day 7 If you hiked to the Boiling Lake yesterday, you may want to take it easy today. Have a spa treatment, relax by the pool or snooze in a hammock. If you’re still feeling energetic, there’s the option to hike to the Sari Sari Waterfall or explore the hotel’s Zom Zom hiking trail which takes you to a local fishing point with spectacular views over the Atlantic Coast. Day 8 Transfer to Melville Hall Airport for your flight home, or continue your Dominican experience with a few days by the beach at Calibishie Cove Hotel.
Calibishie Cove is an intimate, privately-owned guesthouse offering just four rooms overlooking a pristine stretch of coastline and just a few minutes’ walk from one of Dominica’s rare sandy beaches. With its secluded setting and personal service, you’re sure to have a very special experience here. All rooms are extremely spacious and feature cool tiled floors, tropical hardwood furnishings and local Dominican artwork. The penthouse also has a wraparound balcony with private plunge pool and sweeping ocean views. Breakfast is served on your balcony and all guests have the use of complimentary wireless internet, a local mobile phone and snorkelling equipment. A short walk takes you down to a secluded beach with excellent snorkelling and the friendly staff will be happy to recommend other beaches nearby.