It is hardly surprising that hiking vacations are some of our most popular in Dominica, thanks to its, literally, trail blazing Waitukubuli National Trail (WNT). Named after the indigenous name for the country, which means ‘tall is her body’, the WNT takes you the length of this island’s beautiful body, from Scott’s Head in the south to Cabrits NP in the north. Divided into fourteen segments, and 185kms long, the aim is that it takes visitors a day to tackle each one.
The first long distance walking trail in the Caribbean, there is an excellent network of locally trained “Dominica Discover Authority” (DDA) certified guides to take you through rainforest, the indigenous Kalinago community, up volcanic terrain and back down to cool off in waterfall pools. And all created by the island community, to bring tourism into beautiful spots that were off the tourist trail until the creation of the WNT. This is grass roots tourism not only at its greatest, but which you can also engage with, be enlightened by and always find moments of total exhilaration.