Description:Country: Dominica / World Region: Caribbean / "Dominica is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea. It should not be ... more
Dominica ... confused with the Dominican Republic, another Caribbean nation. In Latin the name means "Sunday", which was the day of its discovery by Columbus. The isle of Dominica is one of the youngest islands in the Lesser Antilles, and it is still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity. It is a lush island of mountainous rainforests, home of many rare plant, animal and bird species. There are xeric areas in some of the western coastal regions but heavy rainfall can be expected inland. The Sisserou parrot is featured on the Dominica flag. Dominica's economy is heavily dependent on both tourism and agriculture."
Newest Review: ... island have their own ominous beauty, but venture a little, and take in some of the sites. Dominica boasts the largets boiling lake in the world - quite a feat for such a small island, and although the hike is a full day, and the some, and extremely demanding (for an amateur walker, any way), it is well worth the effort. A wonderful day spent clambering through the forests. Be sure to take a ... more
Customer Dominica Reviews (2)
by - written on 17/03/01, updated on 17/03/01 (Very useful, 61 readings)
Dominica is a little known and probably lesser visited gem in the tiara-esque group of East Carribean islands. As a result, it is marvellously untouched in many ways, and fabulously underdeveloped from the point of view of a tourist. I visited at the end of last November (2000), and caught one end of the rainy season - having said that, it was not cold. As a keen diver, I spent much of the time in the water, staying in Soufriere to the South of the Island near Scott's Head. This has to be some of the best diving I have ever seen. It is quiet, in good condition, and has an enormous variety of sea life, some of which has yet to be identified ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/08/00, updated on 28/05/01 (Very useful, 203 readings)
Dominica is one of the lesser visited islands of the Caribbean. Situated between Guadeloupe and Martinique it is the perfect place to spend a weekend if island hopping. The island has two small airports which offer flights within the Carribean. It can be reached by Liat planes from Antigua or St. Lucia but personally I would opt for travel by boat. L'Express des Iles run a daily service calling at St. Lucia, Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe. Dominica is presented to tourists as 'The Nature Island of The Caribbean' and I feel that this title is suitably fitting. Having visited most of the Caribbean islands I found Dominica to be the most ... Read the complete review
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