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Where nature reigns supreme
Discover Roseau, Dominica’s attractive capital that is entirely
accessible on foot
. A French outpost founded in the 16th century, it offers captivating landscapes with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, botanical gardens, colonial-style architecture and the impressive St. Patrick’s cathedral, all worth exploring on this
MSC Caribbean and Antilles cruise
In Dominica, nature reigns. Called the
island of 365 rivers, the sound of water is nearly ever-present, beginning with the thermal springs around Roseau. Lush in vegetation, the volcanic origin of the island has created waterfalls, rivers and bubbling pools of hot water rich in minerals flowing from deep within the earth.
not to miss is
, with an enchanting waterfall and beautiful pool where you can take a dip amid breath-taking nature. From there, your tour continues on through the central rainforest reserve to the Hibiscus eco-village, followed by a
experience through some of the last and only remaining Carib Indian territory. Or take a guided hiking tour through the rainforest to
, an exquisite waterfall and pool that is among Dominica’s favourite gems.
For another natural wonder, take an
to the impressive
, a natural crevice in the mountain that spouts hot and cold water at once. Scenes from “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” were also filmed at the gorge. Then at Wotten Waven, relax in the
natural hot springs
. A long therapeutic soak in the mineral-rich waters will leave you feeling rejuvenated.
Looking for something offshore? Dominica is known for
whale and dolphin watching
. Board a
for a chance to spot a dolphin, pilot whale, or a giant humpback whale. Or
touch a live volcano
as you snorkel above it in the marine reserve, feeling the sulphur heat escaping from the sea bed below.