The Commonwealth of Dominica is one of the islands in the Caribbean, with 290km2 area and more than 70 000 people living there. Despite the fact that the island is small it is very beautiful and exotic. Dominic is a paradise for ecotourism lovers. The main thing that attracts tourists to Dominica is the preserved natural pristine beauty and a plenty of natural treasures: rain forests, waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes, lakes of boiling water and hot springs.
There are wonderful conditions for diving and rich underwater world. The highest volcano on the island is Morne Diablotins, with the height of 1,447 meters. Dominica was discovered and named by Christopher Columbus in 1493. For years, the country had been a colony, but in 1978 became independent. However, the official language of the island is still English. Perhaps after you visit Dominica you will decide to become a citizen – the citizenship of the country can be bought.
RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN DOMINICA
- Fort Young Hotel. Book
- Secret Bay. Book
- Calibishie Lodges. Book
- Pagua Bay House Oceanfront Cabanas. Book
WHERE TO GO IN DOMINICA?
Emerald Pool is a picturesque lake in the Caribbean island of Dominica, in the local Morne Trois Pitons National Park. The island looks like a beautiful emerald, hence comes its name. Crystal clear cool water beckons tourists from all over the world. There is a 12-meter high waterfall, surrounded by tropical forests and high cliffs, which appeared after a volcanic eruption. To the lake leads a short trail through the tropical undergrowth. Following it, you will come to one of the most beautiful lakes in the world where you can have a swim and enjoy its coolness.
Boiling thermal lake in the Dominica is definitely a miracle of nature, one of the two largest in the world. The Boiling Lake is located in the heart of the National Park and was formed due to a crack in the ground. The water temperature in the lake is 82–92 °C and is constantly boiling, and from time to time there releases lava and columns of hot air. The beautiful lake is surrounded by mountain ranges, and it is covered with steam-like mist, which makes the spectacular view even more magical. You cannot swim in the lake, it is too hot there. This attraction will appreciate the fans of miraculous wonders of our planet.
In Roseau, the capital of Dominica, be sure to visit the Botanical Gardens, where there are many different kinds of exotic flowers, decorative trees and shrubs on 40 acres of land. It is home to amusing reptiles, colorful birds and lovely butterflies. Botanical Gardens in Roseau were founded in 1891 and now they are a piece of heaven in our high-tech world. The garden is famous for its Parrot Sanctuary, a home to very rare species. Dominica’s Botanical Gardens belong to the most beautiful places in the Caribbean. This is a great place for unforgettable walks and charming picnics.
Small but beautiful and charming Roseau with the same name river is the capital of Dominica, and was founded in the 17th century by the French. It is located on the Caribbean coast and is the main port of Dominica. Some of the buildings were built during the colonization of the French, the rest are modern local architecture. There are many things to see, like numerous monuments and buildings of architecture from colonial times. Roseau is a lovely place with botanical gardens, hot springs, waterfalls and a variety of tropical fruits. Also, there are many tennis courts and basketball courts.