The East Caribbean nation of Dominica, ‘The Nature Island’, prides itself on its beauty, where tropical rainforest meets soaring mountains, a place of bubbling hot springs and ancient Carib villages, where adventure seekers flock for canyoning, diving, hiking and out-of-this-world nature experiences – visiting this...
The East Caribbean nation of Dominica, ‘The Nature Island’, prides itself on its beauty, where tropical rainforest meets soaring mountains, a place of bubbling hot springs and ancient Carib villages, where adventure seekers flock for canyoning, diving, hiking and out-of-this-world nature experiences – visiting this Caribbean island makes you feel even more alive!
With multiple national parks to discover, you can strap on your hiking boots and venture to Cabrits National Park, Morne Diablotin or the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dominica’s signature hike is to the Boiling Lake (the second largest of its kind in the world), a full day hike through the active volcanic caldera of the Valley of Desolation. For experienced hikers, the 115 miles of the Waitukubuli National Trail stretches the whole length of the island and offers a fascinating glimpse into Dominica’s history.
Dominica’s waters are also full of intrigue with healthy reefs, extraordinary formations and unrivalled visibility. The water is clear, the marine life varied and the weather warm enough to spend an entire day in the ocean. There’s even an active ‘Champagne Reef’, where bubbles rise from
the ocean floor providing a delightful swimming experience.
The waters here are so good in fact that Dominica is the only country in the world where a pod of mighty sperm whale resides year-round! On dedicated
whale-watching trips, sightings of these majestic creatures are common, along with dolphin pods, humpback and killer whales.
Dominica might be nature’s playground, but it’s also a food, music and diving enthusiast’s playground too. Each year sees an annual carnival, Mas Domnik, plus a Jazz ‘n’ Creole festival, a Food & Drink Festival, Dive Fest, and the World Creole Music Festival.
Dominica is the eastern Caribbean’s health and wellness capital; an island replete with raw nature, clean air and water that is so pure you can safely drink straight from the mountain rivers. It is also dotted with hot, mineral-rich springs and pools, where you can soak in the open-air warm water. Add to this the wholesome food from Dominica’s traditional farming and fishing, some invigorating exercise and a little adventure, and you can’t help but feel well on Dominica.
To protect these assets, Dominica places great emphasis on preserving the natural environment, developing resilience to the impact of climate change (by recently banning all single-use plastics), and becoming more and more self-sufficient. For nature-loving, adventure seeking and environmentally-conscious travellers, Dominica is a beacon.