Feeling Dominica: Capturing Nature

I wanted to start this Part II about my Dominica Journey by sharing this video above “I am Dominica”. It was brought to me by Anthony, one of my readers and passionate about this Island. And it couldn’t reproduce better the personality, beauty, and culture of this wonderful land.

Scott Head, DominicaMelanie Martins, Scotts Head, DominicaMelanie Martins, Scotts Head, DominicaDominicaMelanie Martins, Morne Trois Pitons National ParkMelanie Martins, Scotts Head, DominicaTrafalgar Falls, Morne Trois Pitons National Park, DominicaMelanie Martins, Botanical Gardens, DominicaDominica, Melanie MartinsMelanie Martins, Trafalgar Falls, Morne Trois Pitons National Park, DominicaTrafalgar Falls, Morne Trois Pitons National Park, DominicaMelanie Martins, Scotts Head, DominicaSoufriere, DominicaMelanie Martins, Trafalgar Falls, Morne Trois Pitons National Park, DominicaMelanie Martins, Scotts Head, DominicaSoufriere, Dominica

I wanted to start this Part II about my Dominica Journey by sharing this video above “I am Dominica”. It was brought to me by Anthony, one of my readers and passionate about this Island. And it couldn’t reproduce better the personality, beauty, and culture of this wonderful land.

But I staid really surprised when Damien from the Riot House Production (the producers of that video) left me a comment in my previous post sharing the very same film. I was extremely touched by this gesture. So I’m doubly glad to have shared it. Thanks Anthony. Thanks Damien. If you wish, You can vote for the video here.

If you have seen my first post about Dominica (if not, check here the Part I of my Journey in Dominica), you understood how impressed and amazed I staid with this Island. Unfortunately I didn’t stay enough to visit the North, but I did visit some interesting points considered “Must-Sees” near Roseau.

If you have only 24 hours to visit Dominica then here are some of the main interest Points you shouldn’t miss:

Morne Trois Pitons National Park => This 17,000-acre Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to most of Dominica’s above-water sights, with several crater lakes and waterfalls, including the Emerald Pool. This Park is what we can call a Rainforest as it was literally raining almost all the time during our tour, however outside the Park we only got sunny and dry weather. Inside the Park, we stopped at the Trafalgar Falls (as you can see in the pictures). I admit I was definitely not wearing the best outfit for this wet and humid place. So I strongly recommend to come with a more Adventurer look (with khaki colours) like a short, top, tennis/sneakers for the wet and humid weather of the Park.

Rainforest Rivers => Surrounded by cliffs and rainforests on both sides, these rivers tend to be some of the largest and longest rivers in Dominica.

Soufriere/Scotts Head => As mentioned in my previous post, this is one of the most scenic area in Dominica, and the one you can’t definitely miss out!

Botanical Gardens => More like a large park, this 40-acre garden is located on the site of a former sugarcane field, housing endangered Sisserou and Jaco parrots in protective cages along with many large trees (as you can see above – picture 8) , exotic flowers, and tropical plants.

Adventuring Dominica => Dominica’s diverse landscape offers a variety of outdoor adventures, from swimming in natural rock pools and soothing hot springs to braving a rainforest ropes course or tubing down a tropical river.

As I haven’t time to experience everything, those are for now my recommendations about Dominica. I really enjoyed the time spent on this Island, and I hope to come back very soon to be able to bring to you all the wonders the North is hiding.

If you need any Tour Guide you can contact Ijahdan Taurus (Email: ijahdan@gmail.com / Phone Number: +17676146941), he is not only a Certified Trilingual tour guide with a Degree in Agriculture, but also studied Biology, and botanic. Also, he is one of the best Local Reggae/Fusion Artist of the Island: you can listen here one of of his reggae tunes “Sababa”.  

Did you know about Dominica? What did you think about the culture, the landscapes, the hospitality, etc.? Don’t forget to leave us your recommendations below, I would truly enjoy to read and reply to them!

P.S: A Special Thank you to the Wonderful People of Dominica to have brought to me so many recommendations, advices and kind words in the Part I. I truly appreciated and hope to hear from you soon.

Xoxo,

Melanie

Credits
Author: Melanie Martins
Photography: Diogo Novo
Video: Damien & Adrien, Riot House Production

You may also like

68 comments

  1. Melanie, I am always thrilled when someone else enjoys the beauty of Dominca. Glad you stopped in. Did you get to Marigot (near the airport). That is where I was born and my aunt has a beautiful guest house there – Classiqué International. It is her dream to make people love Dominca too. Peace and thanks. http://classiqueinternational.com/

    1. Hello Dear Kashif ? yes I loved it, unfortunately I didn’t spend so much time than you there (you were so lucky!) but I hope I will come back to explore the North. Hope you liked my post about Dominica ?? recommendations and comments are welcome! Xoxo ?

    2. Well, next time when you go to Dominica, make sure u have enough time to visit all the beautiful places there such as Sari Sari falls, middleham falls, ms many other places. I’m pretty sure u will love those places. 🙂

    1. Hello dear Kiba, thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so glad you liked it and felt in love again with your country eheh 🙂 Yes, I hope to come back soon to explore the North maybe in December/January. Any recommendation? Wish you all the best xoxo <3

    1. Hello Dear Lucian St Claire, thank you so much for your kind words! I really love your country. You guys have such a luck to live on this paradise! Wish you all the best xoxo <3

    1. Thank you very much Kerry for your kind words 🙂 Dominica is a wonderful country indeed. I’m super glad to have been there, and hope to come back soon to explore the North 🙂 Xoxo Melanie

    1. Hello my Dear Nadia. Thank you so much for your kind words. I truly appreciate. I love Dominica, is such a wonderful country! I’m truly blessed to have been there. Hope you enjoyed the video and the shooting 🙂 xoxo <3

    1. Hello Dear Edwina, Dominica is a wonderful country, I feel blessed to have been there. I hope to come back very soon to discover the North as I only had time to discover the South and the Rainforests. Xoxo <3

  2. Always super hyped to see someone enjoying my beautiful country, you chose some great spots, I hope you had time for a dip in the Trafalgar falls and emerald pool, wish I could have met you, hope you had our delectable creole dish 😉 Melanie

    1. Hello my dear Tashani Renata Thank you so much for your comment. I’m pretty sure I will come back and I will be very glad to meet you 🙂 I went to Trafalgar Falls and Emeral Pool yes. I really loved it! It was really beautiful! I hope you enjoyed my post with the video and shooting. I hadn’t time to try the creole gastronomy 🙁 but when I will come back I’m pretty sure I will! Xoxo <3

    1. I was about to go to Saint Kitts & Nevis, but there was too much wind to dock 🙁 as I was in a cruise. Hope to be able to go there soon! I would love to visit it! xoxo <3

    1. Hello Dear Sarojnie 🙂 Yes I already visited Eleuthera Island (Bahamas), St. Thomas (USVI), now Dominica, and next in my list are: Grenada, Barbados, Aruba, Antigua, St. Lucia, and St. John (USVI), more will come for sure 😉 Do you live in Dominica?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *