Today I came across this article posted in the Miami Herald â€œA good walk unspoiled on rugged – Nature Islandâ€. Jill Lawless a writer for the Associated Press and the Miami Herald found out the hard way, that Dominica is not an easy, lazy vacation for the faint-heartedâ€¦after hiking to the Boiling Lake. Which is six hour round trip that runs through dense rain forest and over mountain ridges before emerging in the valley of Desolation. And after all this, you’re put up to sleep in a tree-house with no modern amenities.
Be honest, how many people you know will live a tree-house on their vacation? I guess on this vacation the 5-stars goes out the window. 😀
Its just goes to show that Dominica is all about hardcore adventure, defying the regular notion of what a Caribbean vacation should be. If youâ€™re looking for white sand beaches and Casinos, sorry Dominica is not for youâ€¦Adventure, Eco-escapes, hell yeah!
Personally I’m happier to see “eco-tourists” willing to hike and swim and who care about our environment than the fat ones who waddle off the cruise ships and expect a Disneyland-like experience. I would not wish to see extensive tourism “development” despoil the Nature Island; we need the tourists, but not the “poor-ests” who swarm off those cruise ships or who would come to on-land resorts expecting miles of pristine sandy beaches and servile locals.