Hike Caribbean launches Dominica Trips
Specialist Caribbean travel company Hike Caribbean will be introducing the verdant island of Dominica to its portfolio of hiking destinations, which already includes Antigua, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Saint Kitts and Nevis.
The new two-centre Antigua and Dominica Hiking and Wellness trip coincides with the highly anticipated reopening of the island’s Jungle Bay Eco Hotel in June 2019. Prices for an eight night itinerary start from £1,699pp.
Almost two years on from Hurricane Maria, Dominica is very much back on its feet with many businesses which had been devastated by the storm reopened and the main hiking routes open for business. The opening of Jungle Bay is particularly significant as the hotel has been closed since 2015 following Tropical Storm Erika. It’s complete rebuild and redesign have Dominica’s people and values at its heart.
Dominica, known as ‘The Nature Island’ is a hiker’s delight and Hike Caribbean has been ‘itching’ to add the island to its expanding range of active trips to the region since the company launched last year. Now the time is right as hikers begin to return to enjoy its mountainous scenery, pebble beaches and unique natural attractions.
Located on the east coast of Dominica, Jungle Bay is the perfect base from which to explore the island on foot. Numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as the mysterious Valley of Desolation, hot water pools and the famous Titou Gorge are all waiting to be explored. Trekkers can take the misty mountain trail to Middleham Falls and Trafalgar Falls for a therapeutic swim in the waterfall pool. This trip is perfect for those seeking adventure but with sustainability in mind with strong eco credentials at the heart of Jungle Bay’s rebuild.
Dominica and Antigua Hiking and Wellness Itinerary
The new itinerary, which will be available from June 2019, is a total of eight nights combines four nights on Antigua with four nights on Dominica.
Starting in Antigua the trip features daily private guided hikes, private training sessions and unlimited yoga at Sugar Ridge Resort. Then you will head to Dominica, staying at Jungle Bay Eco Hotel in an Eco Villa Suite. From here you’ll explore the island through daily guided group hikes and excursions. These include, the Boiling Lake, Middleham Falls, Trafalgar Falls and the Perdu Trumps Trail to Dominica’s ‘Garden of Eden’, Titou Gorge. You can also enjoy snorkelling and sea kayaking, daily yoga, and a 30-minute spa treatments and/or massages included in the price.
Price for the 8 night trip departing from June 2019 is available from £1699pp, based on two sharing accommodation (B&B at Sugar Ridge and Full Board at Jungle Bay). This includes airport transfers, inter-island flights, guided hikes, transportation for excursions and entry to national parks. International flights from London to Antigua are in addition.
Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge Hikers Dream
Alternatively Hike Caribbean will be featuring a number of alternative itineraries and properties with prices starting from £1099 for a week’s stay at Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge which includes B&B accommodation, transfers and return flights to and from Antigua as well as a full guided hiking programme with five days of hikes. Or, you can combine five nights at Rosalie with one day at Sugar Ridge on Antigua on either side from £1199. Both prices are per person based on two sharing and include B&B, transfers and hiking. The price excludes international flights to and from Antigua.
For more information, or to book, please visit: www.hikecaribbean.com or call 03339874694.
Mark Bibby Jackson
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