Trafalgar Falls

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These two quintessential tropical waterfalls empty into a large freshwater lake below. Great for viewing from the viewing platform, or for the more adventurous swimming up close and personal too, these two well known falls are practically located in the village of Trafalgar make it an easy and quick attraction.

The waterfalls themselves are twins, both tall and emptying into the same lake. This is a tourist spot, and is developed quite a bit, with a visitor's center and viewing platform on site. Despite the build-up by the village, the scenery is still lush and green, being located just outside the National Forest.


Trafalgar Falls is found on the island of Dominica, 1.5 miles northeast of Trafalgar; it is three and a half miles (six kilometers) to the east-northeast of Roseau.

Trafalgar Falls are located on the West side of the island, and are only a short distance form Roseau and is complete with areas for parking. There is also a hiking trail located on the other side of the island at Three Rivers Eco Lodge that goes to this waterfall, though the hike will take several hours each way.

Nearby Restaurants

Guests visiting this waterfall will have no problem finding a meal afterword, since you'll discover a great concentration of lunch and dinner options in this area. The most nearby place to eat to Trafalgar Falls is Cafe Mon Plezi, which sells Creole fare. Also within a short distance, you'll find options such as Roxy's Restaurant and Papillote Rainforest Restaurant so if you're lucky, at least one of these close by eateries will satisfy the entire party.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that like waterfalls, and have the energy to view some others, should check out Ti Tou Gorge Fall and Middleham Falls; the first is three quarters of a mile to the east of Trafalgar Falls. Other local activities include Waitukubuli Trail: Wotten Waven to Pont Casse, which is within driving range in Wotten Waven. You might also want to consider heading over to Papillote Tropical Gardens, which is another nearby attraction.

The waterfall is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

Attractions Near Trafalgar Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Waitukubuli Trail: Wotten Waven to Pont Casse Other Attraction 0.4 mi. (5.3 km) SW Wotten Waven
Papillote Tropical Gardens Other Attraction 0.4 mi. (5.3 km) W 3.3 mi. East-Northeast of Roseau
Rainforest Aerial Tram Other Attraction 0.5 mi. (6.4 km) N Laudat
Ti Kwen Glo Cho -- -- -- Wotten Waven
Freshwater Lake Hiking Trail GeoFeature 1.9 mi. (8.6 km) NNE 5.3 mi. Northeast of Roseau
Middleham Falls Hiking Trails GeoFeature -- -- 2.1 mi. Northeast of Roseau
Atrium Valley Gardens -- -- -- 3.4 mi. North-Northeast of Roseau
Valley of Desolation Other Attraction 2.6 mi. (9.5 km) E 5.9 mi. East of Roseau

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Location: Dominica


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