The travel bug, wanderlust. . . call it by any other name and it is the same thing: my insatiable desire to experience a new country or city.
It translates into me finding it very difficult to stay in Barbados when I’m on vacation. I really did intend to stay home for the first part of my vacation this year but then I was browsing LIAT.com a couple months ago and I realised airfare to Dominica was just about $300 if I booked the online only fare. I love a decent price so what was a girl to do? By the time you read this my 3-night/4-day adventure will be in progress!
Since it’s such a short trip I really wanted to make the most of my time. At first I assumed I could approach Dominica in the same way I did St Lucia in 2013. I’d looked up St Lucian tour providers online and contacted them via email. About a month before my trip I could ascertain which days group tours would be available and how much they would cost.
Not so with Dominica. The frequent response I got was that tours are conducted when there are enough people. That may be OK for groups or people with a lot of time to spare but as a solo traveller with a short time frame, the back and forth and uncertainty just wouldn’t cut it.
Then I stumbled across Jungle Bay Resort and Spa, an eco-friendly property with which I fell in love at first sight. They offer a Jungle Spa Adventure package which includes airport transfers, daily scheduled hikes and activities, meals, morning yoga and spa treatments. All this while being accommodated in a cottage perched high in the jungle and steps away from the Atlantic Ocean. They call it “barefoot luxury” and I’m really looking forward to experiencing it.
I plan to hike along the Glasse Trail, visit Sari Sari Waterfall and take in Roseau and Trafalgar Falls as well as a nature walk to White River and the Atlantic Ocean. And of course, I want to pause, read and just take in the view.
Access to wifi will be limited but I’ll be sure to share some photos on Instagram when I can so please go follow me if you haven’t as yet.
In the meantime, have you been to Dominica? What did you like most? Sound off in the comments.