Travel Blogs from Roseau
The first time we visited Dominica, we hired a tour guide called Levi with Bumpping Tours. They did a fantastic time showing us and letting us experience everything on the island including Trafalgar Falls, the hot mineral baths, the cold cave where a part of the second Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed and even snorkeling in 'Champagne' waters! ...
... Pitons National Park where we hiked to Titou gorge. We donned floatation devices and then jumped into the cold water to swim against the strong current into the cavernous gorge. One of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies was filmed here.
Our last stop of the tour was at Trafalgar falls. We went on a bit of a hike to the falls and then got into the natural hot spring. ...
... packed. It took a while for me to get out, at which point I asked somebody where I could pick up a bus or taxi. The guy looked at me like I was crazy and pointed the way to town, insisting that it's short and safe. Fine. I walked into town and up to the place I knew I could get a bus and took the bus from there back to the hotel. It was nice that the buses were still running and weren't charging more for night time.
... glad we decided not to hire a car!
A dip in the romantically named Emerald Pool and a splash under the waterfall finished off our tour in fine form.
We had particularly chosen this cruise ship itinerary because the islands were not the usual ones and we were well rewarded for our choice with Dominica.
Footnote: Morne Trios Pitons National Park is UNESCO World Heritage ...
How to prepare
for your visit to a Caribbean island, semester at sea style.
Two nights before arrival attend two
- Cultural Pre-Port: Dominica Lewis Hinchman, political scientist, on
Dominica's past, post-independence government and economy, and Creole ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet