YOU CAN EDIT THIS PAGE! Just click any blue "Edit" link and start writing!

Changes

Jump to: navigation, search

Dominica

2,389 bytes added, 22:24, 27 September 2013
m
Reverted edits by 38.96.213.98 (Talk) to last version by 69.80.44.159
==Other destinations==
*[[Melville Hall]]
 
*'''Waitukubuli National Trail''' [http://http://www.waitukubulitrail.dm/] — A 115-mile (184 km) hiking trail from the southern tip of the island (in the town of Scots Head) to the Cabrits National Park (near Portsmouth) in the northwest. Generally well-marked in yellow and blue, it includes sections that overlap roads, as well as well-marked wilderness trails. It is divided into 14 segments of varying (but generally moderate) difficulty, most of them estimated at about 6 hours to complete. Much of the terrain is lush rainforest and/or steep moutain trails, but some parts are on roadways. It goes through the Carib territory. It is conceived as being walked from south to north -- the markings are sometimes a little less intuitive if you're going the other way (i.e. starting at a segment boundary and walking backwards).
*[[Morne Trois Pitons National Park]] — A [[UNESCO World Heritage Site]], it contains many attractions such as the Boiling Lake, the Freshwater Lake, Boeri Lake and Middleham Falls. Boiling Lake is a 12 mile round trip hike (8 hours), very steep mostly on steps and switchbacks. A guide is recommended for inexperienced back country hikers, the terrain is rough especially when wet (which it almost always is). The trail is well marked most of the way. The trail is indistinct in the Valley of Desolation but picks up again where vegetation begins. The hike is stunning and the bare volcanic mountain tops make for unforgettable views of rolling mountain tops and steamy volcanic vents. Trail ends at the Boiling Lake, a 100 meter wide lake that is being heated by a volcanic vent and is boiling.
[[Image:Scottshead.JPG|350px|thumb|The Village of Scott's Head]]
*'''Jaco Steps''' — Ford the creek in Belles and hike into the a rain forest up the side of a nearly inaccessible forest plateau. In 30 minutes you will reach the Jaco Steps. There is not a clear consensus of why these These steps were constructed by escaped slaves (maroons) under the leadership of the African-born Jaco many decades ago. Their inaccessibility protected Jaco's maroon camp from the authorities for 40 years. To do a circular route by following the river upstream will add a hour at least to your journey and will involve multiple crossings of the river en route.
*'''Central Region''' — The lushly forested and hand-farmed central region is sparsely populated and considered by many to be the most beautiful region. It consists of several villages:
Whale watching, dolphin watching, or boat tours can be arranged from [[Roseau]].
 
Dominica's waters are also home to three species of marine turtles (Leatherback, Hawksbill, and Green turtle), and these gentle giants can be seen coming in to nest on shore during the months of April to October. Protected viewing sites are set up throughout the island, such as at Mangrove Bay on the Woodford Hill beach in the north east, or on the beaches of Portsmouth in the north west.
Hiking trip, biking, ATV tours, or zip lining are popular in forest areas. Hiking is one of the best ways to see Dominica and there are many wonderful hikes around the island of easy to challenging.
* <do name="Middle Ham Middleham Falls" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">The waterfall is a wonderful reward at the end of this moderately difficult hike. Be careful on the trail as it can be a bit challenging in parts. The start of the trail is a fair distance north-east of Roseau so expect to spend about an hour driving each way. The hike may take about an hour each way. You'll want to spend at least 30 minutes enjoying your reward for the hike at the Middle Ham falls and pool.</do>
* <do name="Valley of Desolation/ Boiling Lake" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Make sure to leave yourself time to travel to/ from this destination in addition to the lengthy/ challenging hike. Expect to take a at least 8 hours round trip (including driving) - but it's worth the effort. Stunning scenery.</do>
 
* <do name="Screw's Spa" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://screwsspa.com/Screws_Sulfur_Spa/Welcome.html" hours="" price="$10 US for 1 hour for non-Dominicans">Delightful hot spring spa with pools of several temperaturs for your soaking pleasure. A lunch counter is available, as well as higher-priced wraps and rubs, etc. This is popular with the locals, as well. In the village of Wotton Waven, outside Roseau</do>
Dominica rock climbing and canyoning is an encouraging and motivating experience. It tests strength and agility while experiencing some of the most breathtaking views of Dominica.
*<sleep name="Serenity Lodges Dominica" alt="" address="Concord" directions="Marigot" phone="17672855739" url="http://www.serenitylodgesdominica.com" checkin="3pm" checkout="12pm" price="37USD up" lat="" long="">Stunning Mountain View Lodge offering affordable accomodation in a natural sorroundings. Perfect for bird/nature lovers. Catering also for those seeking a more private personal experience. Meals are mainly organic and very tasty. River pools are 2 minute walks. Nature hikes, shops and wateralls are short distance. Spanish, English and French spoken.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Zandoli Inn" alt="Linda/Jennifer" address="Stowe, Roche Cassee" directions="South" phone="767 446 3161" url="Zandoli.com" checkin="12 noon" checkout="10:30 a.m." price="164-176 us " lat="15.3 w" long="61.2 n">Well appointed with stunning views of Grand Bay and Martinique. Zandoli Inn, an immaculate small hotel, offers world class cuisine, beautiful grounds, gardens and patios. A cool plunge pool and stairs to the sea for snorkelling access. Excellent mattresses and an abundance of hot water (solar) with great water pressure. The proprietors help arrange hikes and offer knowledgeable information on the region and culture. A 25min. Drive to west coast dive operations. </sleep>
In the high lands and uninhabited central regions water is gathered at roadside springs. Sometimes the bus will stop and passengers will fill their water bottles. Locals prefer the taste of this water to bottled water.
Public water is bacterially safe to drink due to heavy chlorination and has the expected chlorine flavor.
LGBT visitors travelers should avoid be aware that "buggery" (sodomy) is illegal in Dominica, as a indicated by the recent arrest of two gay men Americans who were seen having sex on a the balcony of their cruise showed clearly how the island feels about LGBT people (the ship while it was docked. The two men were taken to did not serve jail for "indecent exposure" and were paraded in front of citizens who mocked and taunted them). LGBT travelers should be aware of this and avoid visitingtime, but if you do go be sure to NEVER show any type of public affectionpaid a $900 fine.
==Contact==
3,187
edits

Navigation menu