New Dominica and Antigua Wellness Itinerary
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 8 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.
Hike Caribbean trips are all tailor made, so the following itinerary can be altered to suit individuals.
Day 1 – Arrive in Antigua
- 4 nights at Sugar Ridge Resort on a B&B basis staying in a Deluxe King room.
- 3 hikes including Boggy Peak, English Harbour and Village walk and/or Nature walk
- 4 x hour long private training sessions
- Unlimited yoga
Day 5 – Fly to Dominica
- 4 nights at Jungle Bay in an Eco Villa Suite, on a full board basis with Breakfast, lunch & dinner & all non-alcoholic drinks
- Daily guided hikes & excursions to waterfalls including the Boiling Lake, snorkelling, sea kayaking, and visiting local cultural heritage sites. This includes transportation & National Park passes
- Daily 30-minute Spa Treatments/Massages
- Daily Yoga Class
Day 9 – Return flight to Antigua, then depart for London
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. We have other options available with less time in Antigua and to suit different budgets. Just get in touch!