Dominica

Luxury wellness holidays and retreats in Dominica

Local currency

Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

time zone

GMT-4

Best months to visit

We recommend visiting Dominica between October and January for beautiful sunshine and warm weather. February to April the peak season with the least rainfall, but much higher temperatures.

Set in the heart of the Caribbean, Dominica is one of our favourite destinations for a luxury retreat that connects wellness with nature. Proudly dubbed as ‘The Nature Island’, this tropical wonderland is teeming in active adventures, including the longest hiking trail in the Caribbean, canyoning in gorges and world-renowned diving at Champagne Reef. One moment you could be gliding beside 16m sperm whales, and the next, bathing in geothermal springs hidden among the dramatic fauna. Step into the thick of the rainforest for trekking and kayaking, then soak up coastal vistas with private yoga classes and massages in an open-air cliffside pavilion. Unearth the rhythm of Dominica’s vibrant culture with local experiences and take moonlight strolls on powder-white beaches. Our private guides have a wealth of local knowledge, for a luxury wellness holiday that taps into the hidden wonders of this extraordinary island.

Top places to visit in Dominica for health & wellness

Waitukubuli National Trail

Waitukubuli National Trail

Morne Trois Pitons National Park

Morne Trois Pitons National Park

Champagne Reef

Champagne Reef

For hikers and trail-runners alike, the Waitukubuli National Trail is the longest in the Caribbean. Spanning over 185 miles, the trail begins in Cabrits National Park in the north and reaches down to Scott’s Head in the south. Transverse across the rainforests, gorges cliffsides and pass by remote communities, experiencing the life and soul of Dominica.

Home to Titou Gorge and the cascading Trafalgar Falls, soaring 65m into the sky, Morne Trois Pitons National Park is idyllic for an adventure holiday. From hiking trails to canyoning, witness the steam-rising from the geothermal Boiling Lake and watch out for sulphur vents dotted around this mesmerising park.

Champagne Reef is a prime spot for snorkelling and diving in the Caribbean. The marine reserve sits just off the southwest coast of Dominica – a hub of geothermal activity where endless bubbles emerge from vents in the ocean floor. Here, you can find barracuda, rays, sea horses and more as you drift along this underwater world.

Luxury wellness hotels in Dominica

 
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Geothermal lakes and canyoning in gorges

Geothermal lakes and canyoning in gorges

A playground for adventurists – Dominica’s unique geography is waiting to be explored with our expert private guides. Raise the pulse with thrilling adventures, including refreshing morning hikes and canyoning deep into the sweeping gorges before relaxing tired muscles in the geothermal springs.

Private boat journey through the rainforest

Private boat journey through the rainforest

Discover a captivating journey deep into the heart of Dominica’s untouched nature with a local guide. This private boat ride meanders through the canal ways of the island, silently passing by the rich wildlife and fauna. With the local knowledge and expertise of the land, experience Dominica through a unique lens as you reconnect with the natural world.

Swim with sperm whales

Swim with sperm whales

Swim with sperm whales just off the coast of Dominica. Around 300 whales come to feed in the waters surrounding the island throughout the year, creating a magical experience as you glide beside these gentle giants of the ocean. Licences are extremely limited to maintain animal welfare standards and our dedicated concierge team are at hand to arrange this ethical, once in a lifetime wildlife encounter.