Dominica

To make your travel unforgettable, Dominica is one of the finest islands in the world. Thinking of the Dominica usually gives a picture of beaches and clean water. Dominica offers more than you have expected from an island.

About the Island 

Dominica is situated between North Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It is a Caribbean island country which is around one and half of the way from Puerto Rico to Tobago and Trinidad. The place is popular as “The Nature Island of the Caribbean” because of its remarkable lush, fauna and diverse flora. They are secured by a wide natural park.

The climate of Dominica moderate by northern side due to winds, flash floods and heavy rainfall. Even hurricanes can occur at any point of time during summer. Therefore, you should keep an eye on the weather report and plan a safe tour.

Major Attractions

Morne Trois Pitons National Park is one of the prominent UNESCO World Heritage Sites that contains number of attractions like Middleham Falls, the Boiling Lake, Boeri Lake and the Freshwater Lake. You can also plan to visit Glassy which is a short two – three hours of hike in the southeastern of Dominica. Other tourist destinations of Dominica are Central Region, Jaco Steps, Cabrits National Park, Northern Forest Reserve, Calibishie, Roseau and Portsmouth.

Roseau: It is the largest city and capital of Dominica. The city has number of shops, restaurants, Caribbean Sea and great views of mountains. Major tourist attractions of Roseau include Botanical Gardens, Roseau Cathedral, French Quarter and Dominica Museum.

Portsmouth: It is a second largest city in the country. Ross University is a famous American medical school which is located nearby.

Scott’s Head: It is a lovely village situated at the end of the road in the southwest corner. The old crater of a volcano wraps nearby lip of the bay.

Calibishie: Stretching around the mountains of Pennville, via the picturesque fishing town has Marigot beaches. It is one of the areas where you can plan to visit from seashore to littoral forest within a few miles. You can experience freshwater rivers, palm-fringed beaches, tumbling waterfalls and a wonderful rain forest where you will come across lush vegetation and different types of exotic birds.

Other Tourist Destinations

Glassy: Around 2 -3 hours of hike in the southeast of Dominica’s island is really incredible. It begins through a few farm lands and move into a valley. The trial ends on an ancient volcanic which juts into the sea.

Morne Trois Pitons National Park: It is a heritage site of UNESCO World which includes number of attractions like Middleham Falls, Boeri Lake, the Freshwater Lake and the Boiling Lake. It is recommended to hire a knowledgeable guide who can explain you each minor and major aspect about the national park.

Champagne: It is a snorkeling spot which is located on the southern coast. The coral and fish are below an average water level. After diving, you can find many fishes and it gives you a great experience.

Central Region: The hand-farmed and lushly forested central region is populated is known as more attractive region in the country. It has many villages including:

  • Stone Hill
  • Belles
  • Dleau Gommier
  • Wet Area
  • Penrice

 Shopping

If you want to pass your good time in Dominica, consider shopping in favorite destinations. You can browse crafts in different small and large shops, open air market on the island and native Carib baskets. Local craftsmen make quality items that you can review to find the best ones. Inhabitants of Kalinago always educate tourists about their culture.

Shoppers do not need to travel a lot to find their desired things in Dominica. Most of the shops are within a stroll away. Common shopping hours on weekdays: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on weekends: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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