Winter weather is battering much of the United States. As many locales struggle to deal with sub-zero temperatures, avid travelers are already dreaming of trips to distant islands where sunshine and beaches await. For those taking the time to plan out summer beach trips, Dominica should be one location that remains on your shortlist this year.
Dominica truly is the island that has something for everyone. There are rainforests to explore, hot springs to relax in, and waterfalls for all the “social media influencers.” And of course, this destination has the beaches to fulfill all your desires. Travel and Leisure has awarded Dominica the best island in the Caribbean multiple years and anyone who visits the island immediately understands why.
Dominica has been called “Nature Island” simply because of the serene outdoor attractions that surround every area. The local communities within the island mix perfectly with the nature surrounding them. Throughout the year several festivals represent the cultures in that area, including parades, parties, excellent food, and more.
Activities galore area await travelers to Dominica. Nature lovers will have plenty to do as well with several miles of challenging hikes that will take you throughout the island’s countryside. Beating the heat is easy when you go to Emerald Pool which is a waterfall surrounded by rainforest. Don’t forget about the beaches where you can enjoy boating, swimming, and lounging in the sand if that’s your thing.
Hotels and food are two additional top attractions for the island as well. There are several beautiful resorts to enjoy, like the Coulibri Ridge which is a luxury resort that boasts environmental-friendly benefits. Secret Bay is another site for those looking for a peaceful time away, as is the Pagua Bay House. Looking for good food? Then, make it a point to visit Keepin’ it Real and Old Stone Grill and Bar. These locations capture the flavorful dishes of local communities in such a way that will leave you talking long after you leave.
There are several winter days left on the calendar, but they are slowly ticking away. As you start planning for summer trips, don’t forget about Dominica which is an island you’ll want to see in person.