Dominica is often described as the "nature island" of the Caribbean with unique attractions, landscapes and culture.
Adventurers should get a closer look at Dominica's lush rainforest on The Rain Forest Aerial Tram in Laudat (just six miles north of the capital, Roseau) where a mile-long journey by gondola runs through the protected tropical montane rainforest.
Another great way to see the Island is by boat. Take a scenic boat ride along the Indian River in Portsmouth and enjoy a refreshing rum punch at the Indian River bush bar, surrounded by tropical plants and wildlife. The Indian River was one of the locations used during the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest.
Dominica has over 300 rivers and many scenic waterfalls. At Trafalgar Falls in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, twin waterfalls known as the 'Mamma' and the 'Papa' flow side by side. Nature lovers and hikers alike should take a walk on the Syndicate Nature Trail in the north of the island.
This is an ideal opportunity to explore one of Dominica's forests and possibly even spot the island's two endemic parrot species. The well-maintained paths are suitable for walkers of any ability. Dominica's volcanic origins means it is home to a number of hot sulphur springs where visitors can relax surrounded by the natural sights and sounds of the rainforest.
There are a number of hot springs in the Wotten Waven area of Morne Trois Pitons National Park ¬– perfect to relax in after a day’s walking.
Dominica is the only country in the world where sperm whales reside all year round. Whale-watching excursions run several days a week during cruise ship season with excellent chances of spotting whales and dolphins.
The island is also an increasingly popular destination for cruise ships due to the abundance of activities and adventures it offers.
Dominica Essential Information:
Time Zone: GMT -4
Language: Spanish English, French, Antillean Creole are all official languages
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD). For up-to-date exchange rates see: www.xe.com/ucc
International dialling code: +1767