DominicaWith spectacularly beautiful landscapes and rich culture, azure crystal-clear warm waters, evergreen oceanic rainforests, cascading waterfalls, stunning white, black and golden sandy beaches, pumping nightlife, as well as a plethora of attractions and activities, Caribbean islands have always dazzled thousands of travelers every year. Dominica, an island truly unique in its natural beauty, is no exception. Also known as 'Caribbean's Nature Island' Dominica is home to thick jungle vegetation, rare orchids and exotic colorful birds, rugged mountains, a multitude of stunning waterfalls sometimes reaching to hundreds of feet, extinct volcanoes overlooking beaches and botanical gardens, lush valleys, attractive, secluded beaches, beautiful rivers and thermal hot springs. Whether it is your first trip or not, there is no shortage of 'to do' and 'to see' things in Dominica.
Located in the eastern Caribbean, between the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe Dominica is a hilly, mountainous island of volcanic origin with an overall area of 751 sq km. The terrain is extremely rugged with mountain ranges extending from the north to the south with the highest point Morne Diablotin at 1,447 meters, followed by the famous Trois-Pitons at 1,387. Dominica experiences hot and humid climate year-round with average temperatures of 25°C in summer and 28°C in winter. The main rainy season runs from June to October and the dry season is from February to April. The best months to visit Dominica are through December to May.
Roseau is Dominica's capital and largest city with a population of nearly 25,000 inhabitants, boasting a wealth of 'must see' attractions from historic sites and interpretive centers to parks and gardens to stunning waterfalls. Those who plan their vacations in February are quite lucky as they can take part in the famous and enjoyable Roseau Carnival street parade, which lasts several days. Morne Trois Pitons National Park with a rare combination of natural features of World Heritage value, Middleham Falls, one of the island's highest waterfalls set in lush green rainforest, the long rugged black-sand Londonderry Beach ideal for beach-combing and the beautiful, sweeping Castle Bruce Bay on the Atlantic coast are worth a visit. Do not miss out Roseau's Old Market where you can buy souvenirs, handicrafts and Rasta essentials.
Dominica is a paradise defined by many features. It is home to a multitude of adventures waiting to be discovered and experienced. The island is a perfect getaway for bird watching, whale and dolphin watching, hiking through lush forests, excellent diving and snorkeling adventures, river to ocean kayaking and sports fishing. Some of the most visited places include Cabrits National Park, Boiling Lake, Victoria waterfall, Rainforest Aerial Tram, Indian River, Ti Tou Gorge, Chaudiere and much more. Dominica tourist attractions are perfect both for nature lovers and adventurers.
Dominica is characterized by a wide range of flora and fauna featuring over a thousand species of beautiful flowering plants, such as orchids and ferns with the national flower of bwa kwaib, more than 170 species of birds, and a variety of interesting insects of all shapes, sizes and colors. Other wildlife species include iguanas, agouti, frogs and crabs. Sea habitats include an abundance of tropical colorful fish and coral, several species of whales, turtles (green turtle, leatherback and Hawksbill) and dolphins and other marine wildlife.
Dominica HotelsAvailability of accommodation in Dominica suits any taste and need, ranging from simple apartments, lovely villas and budget friendly hotels to 5-star hotels and luxurious resorts. Most hotels are sea facing or with a view of the forest covered mountains, bringing the tourists close to the stunning nature. Nearly all the hotels offer excellent service, modern comfortable facilities and warm friendly atmosphere to make your stay all the more enjoyable.
Popular with luxury hotel lovers and couples the charming Calisbishie Lodges located at the eastern edge of Calibishi Village, is one of the best Dominica Island hotels, boasting an excellent and guiding service and offering an exotic Caribbean accommodation where you can simply relax and enjoy nature's wonders. The hotel is composed of three two-storey bungalows with modern amenities and facilities offering the comforts of home living. The hotel amenities include bathroom with bath, shower and toilet, large veranda with spectacular views across Calibishie, butterfly and hummingbird garden, bar and international restaurant, wonderfully designed swimming pool to calm down, living room (sofa bed/television), tea/coffee making facilities, solar hot water system and much more. Feel free to engage in all nature and sport activities and create memories to long a lifetime.
Located in the famous Pointe Baptiste Beach Red Rock Haven is another beautiful hideaway built in Dominica style. In this unique oceanfront property where luxury is combined with harmony, you can find well-arranged Bamboo Guest Rooms with splendid views, private bathrooms and comfortable queen size beds to meet the tastes and needs of even the most discerning travelers. The hotel boasts an infinity pool, a fine restaurant where delightful tropical drinks and delicious food is served, indoor sitting areas and outdoor decks where you can put stress aside and relax in a friendly atmosphere. Nearby attractions include the beach, Red Rock Park, Pointe Baptiste Reef, Toucari Bay, Morne aux Diables Sulfur Springs, Fort Shirley, Cabrits National Park and much more. Visit to Red Rock Haven and experience nature in its purest sense Dominica.
The unique Crescent Moon Cabins is a dreamscape environment, nestled in the foothills of Morne Trois Pitons National Park, featuring stunning cabins with panoramic views of the mountains and sea with spacious private bathroom and shower. Hotel facilities include dining room, internet and outdoor pool. The hotel makes an ideal base for nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts. There are locally guided trail walks and farm tours, besides nearby you can find some of the island's attractions, including spectacular waterfalls, snorkeling coves and others.
Head to the picturesque island of Dominica, relaxed yet very busy and alive destination on this earth and enjoy a holiday of a lifetime.