Jungle Bay offers an exciting launching pad to explore the almost unending natural attractions of Dominica. Daily hikes, activities and excursions are available for all fitness and endurance levels.
Nature lovers will enjoy going off the beaten path along remote trails that take you to the many unique waterfalls, mountain pools and mineral springs that make Dominica the “Nature Island of the Caribbean”.
The following is a sample of jungle excursions which are available from Jungle Bay:
Famous Hikes and Nature Walks in Dominica
Boiling Lake (pictured above)
Explore Dominica’s famous wonder & UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stops along the way include the mysterious Valley of Desolation, hot water pools and the famous Titou Gorge. The hike is 3 hours each way and a packed lunch is provided. EXTREME
Perdu Temps Trail
Retrace the footsteps of Dominica’s “maroons” (run-away slaves). This hike is part of the historic Perdu Temps trail and takes about one and a half hour through secondary forest, mainly flat terrain and some river crossings. It gets steep and narrow as you approach the end and opens up to an area often described as “paradise” or “the Garden of Eden”! Pick fresh fruits off the trees, explore Pump’s isolated organic farm with a huge variety of exotic fruits and vegetables and tour Pump’s “healing garden” with an assortment of healing plants/natural medicine. Pump’s and his family warmly welcome you to their home, which they kindly open to Jungle Bay guests, due to the close relationship they have with Sam – the Owner of Jungle Bay. This tour is one of our guests’ “favorites” and should not be missed! MODERATE
Middleham Falls Hike & Trafalgar Falls
Middleham Falls Hike & Trafalgar Falls ~ Explore the misty mountain trail to Middleham Falls taking in the lush rainforest vegetation along the way. Jaco parrots are occasionally heard or spotted along this trail. The end of the hike becomes a little steeper as you scramble your way down to the waterfall pool for a refreshing splash. Did you know that swimming in waterfalls exposes you to negative ions which are a purification to help counteract stress and strengthen your immune system? After hiking back, we will venture to Trafalgar twin waterfalls for a short walk (approx. 15 minutes) and another therapeutic swim. Packed lunch is provided. EASY to MODERATE
Galion Loop Hike ~ The hike starts at Jungle Bay, goes down to the village of Soufriere and then connects to part of the Waitukubuli Trail (Segment 1). From Soufriere there is a scenic small track through the bush and local farmlands to a paved road. This road connects the Village of Soufriere and Galion; the mountain village which is home to the talented stone masons who helped to develop both Jungle Bay as well as the stone walls you will see along the roadside. Keep your eyes open for star fruit, wild cashews, mango and more. From this scenic village Galion a steeper downhill hike meanders back towards the bay of Soufriere. MODERATE
For more options, take a look at our Weekly Activities Schedule.
“There is only one way to understand Dominica, you have to walk across it and along it.”
Alec Waugh Typical Dominica, 1948