Dominica’s Hot Springs provide the perfect relaxation after a long day of hiking on the tropical island.
Most of these hot springs are located in the village of Wotten Waven, where the roads are lined with spas.
These spas make use of the Nature Island’s naturally heated sulphur springs.
Some of the more popular spas, like Screws Spa and Tia’s actually feature a series of artificial pools with different temperatures.
If you want to avoid the “Caribbean kitsch” vibes of Wotten Waven, save some money and also better experience Dominica, then you need to check out these tips on
How to Experience Dominica’s Hot Springs for Free
1- At the base of Trafalgar Falls
Relax in a warm, gently flowing sulfuric stream while also enjoying the view of the majestic waterfall and listening to its distant rumble. If the water is hot and you need to cool down you could make the short trek to the waterfall and soak yourself in its plunge pool.
2 – Rodney’s Retreat and Wellness Center
Stop off at this eco-resort in Soufriere for breakfast or dinner, and then take a short hike to a secluded natural hot tub. This hot spring is only about fifteen minutes away and surrounded by lush forest. The only sounds to be heard are the swaying of the trees and the occasional bird.
3 – Bubble Beach Spa
There’s an amazing point in Soufriere Bay where the geothermic activity of the island makes the water near the shore pleasantly warm.
The Bubble Beach Spa is free to the public, although a small donation would be appreciated.
This is a cool place to relax and our favorite of Dominica’s Hot Springs, so me made an entire post about relaxing at the Bubble Beach Spa
There you have it, three free ways to experience Dominica’s Hot Springs. Other than being free, all of these places have the added bonus of allowing you to truly be in nature (since it is the nature island!) instead of in an artificial pool.
Wouldn’t you rather bask in sulfuric springs where you could be admiring a view of Scott’s Head or Trafalgar Falls instead of a building? Wouldn’t you rather soak in solitude listening to the rustling of rain forest trees instead of the chatter of tourists fresh off a cruise ship?