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Dominica the island of true adventure


Rugged, is probably the best word to describe the island nation of Dominica; with a myriad of mountains and dramatic valleys, there’s a reason it’s known as the ‘Nature Isle’ of the Caribbean: it offers a departure from the usual landscape. Located between the French Departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe, the island also has a rich French creole history, and boast of having 365 rivers. It has become known as one of the best ecotourism destinations in recent years and is certainly one of the most beautiful countries in the Caribbean.

 

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The island is also film location for movies such:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) (Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley)
  • The Seventh Sign (1988) (Stars: Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, Jürgen Prochnow)
  • The Orchid House (1991) (TV Series) (Stars: Diana Quick, Nigel Terry, Madge Sinclair)

 

What to See in Dominica

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Waitukubuli National Trail

If you’re looking for an easy hike, you most likely won’t find it here, what you will find however are some of the most spectacular views the Caribbean has to offer.

Dominica_indianKalinago Territory

Dominica is the only island in the Caribbean that still has a population of Indigenous Kalinago or Caribs (Amerindians originally from South America). They live on a 3,700 acre reserve granted to them in 1903, while the island was still a British Colony. If you do make the tour, be sure to visit the Kalinago Baraan Aute for a bit of history.

Morne Trois Pitons National Park

This UNESCO World Heritage Site’s greatest features include the second largest boiling lake in the world and the Valley of Desolation (an area filled with hot spring, boiling ponds, beauty and wonder).

Emerald Pool

It’s a slight hike to get to this waterfall, but the beautiful and secluded pool at the base is worth it.

Things To Do

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  • Canyoning
  • Bird Watching
  • Thermal springs bathing
  • Zip-Lining
  • The World Creole Music Festival (held in October of each year)
  • Dive Fest
  • Carnival – the most spontaneous street jump-up festival in the Caribbean (held between February and March of each year)

 

Places To Stay

  • Jungle Bay Resort and Spa
  • Secret Bay
  • Calibishie Cove
  • Pagua Bay House
  • Rosalie Bay Resort

 

Best Time To Visit

Winter/Spring if you want to be a part of the crowd and October-December for lower rates.

 

General Travel Tips

  • Think about renting a car. All of that taxi fare will add up if you plan on visiting a few sites.
  • The legal drinking age is 18
  • If you’re thinking of dining out, stick to Roseau (for more options).

 

For More Information Contact

Discover Dominica Authority

North America

Call toll free: 1 866 522 4057

Fax:  1-767-448-5840

E-mail: dominicany@dominica.dm

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