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Dominica, the Nature Island

Dominica is, undoubtedly, the most verdant and untouched island in all of the Caribbean. Rightfully earning its nickname, the Nature Island, Dominica is abounding with natural wonders, including 365 rivers, endless waterfalls, the second largest boiling lake in the world, volcanoes, mountains (known as Mornes), hot springs, and both black and white sand beaches. Much of Dominica is protected under national parks, one of which has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. In fact, it is believed that if Christopher Columbus were to return to the Caribbean, Dominica would be the only island he would recognize. Renowned for its eco-tourism, the island is truly a paradise for hikers, divers, birdwatchers, and nature-lovers who seek excitement, inspiration or respite.

Extraordinary Abundance

Much of Dominica is protected under national parks, one of which has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. In fact, it is believed that if Christopher Columbus were to return to the Caribbean, Dominica would be the only island he would recognize. Renowned for its eco-tourism, the island is truly a paradise for hikers, divers, birdwatchers, and nature-lovers who seek excitement, inspiration or respite.

A VIBRANT CULTURE

Beyond the unblemished natural habitat of the island itself, Dominica is home to one of few indigenous Caribbean colonies, Dominica’s first people, the Kalinago. Approximately 3,000 Kalinago, formerly known as Caribs, remain on the island, preserving and sharing a proud heritage more than 1,000 years in the making.

AN ETHICAL ADVENTURE

  • Named a top “Ethical Destination” by Ethical Traveler
  • Voted #3 for “Best Caribbean Destination for Adventure” by USA Today
  • Ranked “Best Caribbean Island for Outdoorsy Types” by Business Insider

A MUST-SEE DESTINATION

  • Named a “Top Travel Destination” by Green Global Travel
  • Listed amongst the “10 Destinations You Cannot Afford to Miss” by Lonely Planet
  • Featured as one of the “Best 7 Secret Island Getaways” by Condé Nast Traveler

Dominica is, undoubtedly, the most verdant and untouched island in all of the Caribbean. Rightfully earning its nickname, the Nature Island, Dominica is abounding with natural wonders, including 365 rivers, endless waterfalls, the second largest boiling lake in the world, volcanoes, mountains (known as Mornes), hot springs, and both black and white sand beaches. Much of Dominica is protected under national parks, one of which has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. In fact, it is believed that if Christopher Columbus were to return to the Caribbean, Dominica would be the only island he would recognize. Renowned for its eco-tourism, the island is truly a paradise for hikers, divers, birdwatchers, and nature-lovers who seek excitement, inspiration or respite.