Dominica: The Caribbean’s Hidden Gem

Posted on: February 21st, 2012 by paul

The Caribbean is an established vacation destination for Canadians, Americans, and Europeans. Many people flock to its beautiful sand beaches and crystal waters for a tropical holiday to remember. Recently, many of the Caribbean’s top destinations (such as Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Varadero, Cuba; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; etc) have become extremely populated in the high-season.

With new areas of the Caribbean opening their doors to tourism, there are now new places and hidden Caribbean Gems available to explore. One of these places is Dominica.

The Commonwealth of Dominica is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea. It is south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. The island is known for its unspoiled natural beauty is has been nicknames the ‘Nature Isle of the Caribbean’. It consists of mountainous rainforests, natural boiling lake and other structures shaped by volcanic activity.

The island is subject to much less tourist development than nearby neighbors, which offers many rewards to weary travelers in search of paradise. Waterfalls, springs and rivers are scattered throughout the island which provide hikers with a cool refuge.

Dominica also boasts a lake that boils and bubbles, the result of volcanic activity in the area. Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a World Heritage Site that fuses the tropical landscape with gorgeous volcano scenery.

Although there is not an international airport in Dominica, there are 2 smaller ones (Melville Hall and Canefield) which are accessed from Antigua, San Juan, St. Lucia, St. Martin, Tortola, and Barbados. Additionally, there is a ferry service operating on a regular basis to Dominica.

If exploring an untouched island of the Caribbean appeals to you, then visit Dominica for a Caribbean experience you won’t forget.


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