The lush Caribbean island of Dominica, bounded by Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south, offers a feast for the senses. Offering a fusion of delicious Creole and British flavors, bubbling natural hot springs, lush tropical rainforests, colorful architecture and palm-fringed shores, Dominica leaves first-time vacationers wondering why they never visited before.
Perhaps it is because the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean” is one of the lesser-known unspoiled regions remaining on earth. Dominica offers spectacular natural surroundings, boutique hotels, impressive waterfalls and volcanoes, colorful coral reefs, stunning black- and white-sand beaches, and fewer visitors than many of its neighboring islands.
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This island paradise in the Lesser Antilles is covered by dense rainforest and crisscrossed with more than 300 miles of trails, making it the ideal destination for hikers and eco-tourists. The immense 17,000-acre Morne Trois Pitons National Park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
Hike through the World Heritage Site of Freshwater Lake or Roseau Valley’s glorious Trafalgar Falls. Follow the Syndicate Nature Trail along the foothills of Dominica’s tallest peak, Morne Diablotin, Explore the 115-mile Waitukubuli Trail the longest in the Caribbean, crossing pristine mountains, waterfalls, hot springs along the way. No matter pace you’re looking for on your vacation, Dominica has a path to suit you.
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Swim with stingrays beneath Dominica’s sparkling Caribbean seas. Soak in Boiling Lake, the world’s second-largest hot spring.
Explore Cabrits National Park and a few of the island’s 365 sensational rivers, lush waterfalls, and volcanoes.
Snorkel amid coral reefs along stunning black- and white-sand beaches. Travel to the southern end of Dominica to greet its resident population of playful dolphins and sperm whales.
Dominica’s lively capital is set along the banks of the Roseau River. Morne Bruce, an 18th-century fort, offers a fantastic vantage point over the city, to the sparkling sea below.
Roam the lush grounds of the Dominica Botanical Gardens in Roseau. Hike a portion of the 115-mile Waitukubuli Trail through pristine mountains, waterfalls, hot springs and local farms.
Or simply ride a speedboat around the entire island for a full day of adventure.