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Best Things To Do in Dominica

Dominica is an eco-traveler's paradise, thanks a relatively unspoiled, lush landscape. But to the surprise of many first-time visitors, this island has relatively few beaches. Scuba diving and snorkeling are still popular activities off of the rocky coastlines, as are canoeing and kayaking in the many rivers. Meanwhile, the interior terrain is a vast playground for adventurous travelers. We recommend exploring one of the many trails found in Morne Trois Pitons National Park.

How we rank Things to Do

Updated April 6, 2018

  • #1
    Things to do in Dominica
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    #1 in Dominica
    Hiking, Natural Wonders, Swimming/Pools
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Hiking, Natural Wonders, Swimming/Pools
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
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    Located on the west side of Morne Trois Pitons National Park (around 6 miles from Roseau), the jaw-dropping Trafalgar Falls are two of the most-visited sights on the island. In addition to being incredibly impressive, they're also easily accessible for the most amateur hikers and adventure seekers. The upper waterfall

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  • #2
    Boiling Lake
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    #2 in Dominica
    Natural Wonders
    TYPE
    Half Day to Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Natural Wonders
    TYPE
    Half Day to Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    It sounds amazing, and it is. The Boiling Lake is a fumarole, or an opening in the Earth's crust that releases steam and gas, and it's flooded with hot bubbling water that rises into a cloud of vapor. The site is approximately 200 feet wide, it's located in the Morne

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  • #3
    Papillote Tropical Gardens
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    #3 in Dominica
    Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    If you traveled to Dominica in hopes of catching a glimpse of rare plants or wildlife, look no further than the Papillote Tropical Gardens. Spread across 14 acres, the gardens are located just before the trailhead toTrafalgar Falls, making them an easy stop on the way to or from this

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  • #4
    Beaches
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    #4 in Dominica
    Beaches, Free
    TYPE
    Half Day to Full Day
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    Beaches, Free
    TYPE
    Half Day to Full Day
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    Though Dominica is known as a hiker's paradise, it's also home to a handful of must-see beaches. While the coastline is often rocky, Dominica makes up for this by having unique black sand beaches.

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    Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
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    #5 in Dominica
    Natural Wonders, Sports
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Natural Wonders, Sports
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
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    If Dominica calls out to eco-tourists around the world, then it practically screams for scuba divers and snorkeling enthusiasts. Volcanic activity, clear water and relatively few tourists make Dominica's coast particularly ideal for underwater expeditioners.

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  • #6
    Fort Shirley
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    #6 in Dominica
    Sightseeing
    TYPE
    Less than 1 hour
    TIME TO SPEND
    Sightseeing
    TYPE
    Less than 1 hour
    TIME TO SPEND

    The Cabrits National Park shelters a few swamps, coral reefs and wetlands near the town of Portsmouth. The park is best known as the site of Fort Shirley though, an 18th-century stronghold with spectacular views down to the Prince Rupert Bay and the remains of a volcanic crater on Dominica's

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  • #7
    Emerald Pool Nature Trail
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    #7 in Dominica
    Hiking, Natural Wonders, Swimming/Pools
    TYPE
    Less than 1 hour
    TIME TO SPEND
    Hiking, Natural Wonders, Swimming/Pools
    TYPE
    Less than 1 hour
    TIME TO SPEND

    According to recent visitors, the 15-minute long Emerald Pool Nature Trail in Morne Trois Pitons National Park is perfect for amateur hikers. The trail consists of a slightly rocky downhill trek to a clearing, waterfall and an extraordinarily chilly swimming area. Emerald Pool's easy access increases its popularity (the path

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  • Carib Cultural Village by the Sea (Kalinago Barana Aute)
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    Less than 1 hour
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    Sightseeing, Tours
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    Less than 1 hour
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  • Tubing on the Layou River
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    Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Sightseeing
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Sightseeing
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    2 hours to Half Day
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