Dominica, the north end

by | May 15, 2010 | Travel

Eric purposely booked us into a place near the airport for our first two nights, so when we arrived in the late afternoon all we had to do was get into a hammock and enjoy our delicious welcome chocolate rum punch or the local beer.

Eric relaxing in our hammock

The next morning, we drove west along the coast to Bwa Nef Falls. We didn’t know it at the time, but the clearly marked trailhead was the only one we were going to get on the entire trip. After about 15 minutes and several stream crossings later, we reached a sign letting us know that a fee of ten dollars (or more!) was required per visitor. Yeah, right. I’m all for entrepreneurship, but there was no trail or guidance provided, so we put in $2 US.

Bwa Nef Falls
Bwa Nef Falls

Bwa Nef Falls was beautiful, a tall waterfall in a small canyon, tucked away from view until you are right below it. Well worth the hike!

The north side of Dominca features a lot of banana fields, palm groves and a volcano you can drive through with a cold sulphur springs in the middle.

palm grove
a palm grove next to the road

Also in abundance, stunning ocean views and sandy beaches!

Pointe Baptiste Beach
the red rocks of Pointe Baptiste

Pointe Baptiste Beach
Pointe Baptiste Beach near Escape Beach Bar

Rough Bay
Rough Bay just north of the airport

Before our flight out, we made one last trip to the north coast to have a delicious rum punch (highly recommended) amidst the palm trees at Escape Beach Bar.

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