“Costa Rica 40 years ago” is how some people refer to Dominica, and that should tell you all you need to know. With five-star resorts at a fraction of the price, one of the largest hot springs in existence, rivers creepy enough for Pirates of the Caribbean II, some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world, uh-mazing nature, epic volcanic hikes, and a position off the tourist radar, Dominica is as good as an island vacation can get. Honestly, don’t tell your friends. We want it for ourselves.

And in exchange for not telling your friends, we’ll show you how to road trip the island. We’ll show you where to stay. How to get on the water. All the epic things you can do. Just don’t let the secret out.