My husband and I will be visiting Dominica in late October and I'd like to know if reservations are necessary for the whole week (10/20-10/28) or if we would just be able to find accomodations when we get there. I'd prefer to look around the island a bit before deciding where to stay, but I don't want to end up sleeping in our rental car.
Also, I was already planning to hike to Boiling Lake, which we would prefer to do without a guide, mostly because we're just quiet introverted people and would enjoy the hike more by ourselves. But most of the reviews (with a few exceptions) recommend a guide. We're pretty avid hikers, having hiked up and down the south rim of the Grand Canyon, so I don't think it will be too much of a physical challenge for us.