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9 Things To Know Before Visiting The Nature Isle

Dominica is not your average Caribbean island.

If you’re looking for the usual sun, sea, and sand while sipping on a rum punch, there are many others to choose from. 

But no other island offers the natural, seemingly untouched beauty of the island, aptly titled the nature isle.

You won’t find the endlessly white sand beaches, but you will be left breathless by the dramatic gorges, infinite rivers, cascading waterfalls, and startlingly emerald lush foliage.

Before you plan your next island adventure, here are a few things to know before visiting the nature isle of Dominica.

It isn't the Dominican Republic

Dominica is an island in the Lesser Antilles, tucked between the French overseas territories of Martinique and Guadeloupe.

Dominica is known as nature island

It’s known for its verdant rainforests, rivers & mountainous topography. The world’s 2nd-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake, is a reminder of its volcanic beginnings.

It is the land of 365 rivers

There’s a river for every day of the year. A ride along the Indian River will take you through the forest to the witch’s house featured in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’.

There are no direct flights from the US or UK to Dominica

But it’s not a hassle to get there. From the United States, flights typically go through San Juan before landing at Douglas–Charles Airport.

English is the official language of Dominica

English is the official language of Dominica, but locals also speak some French creole.

The Waitukubuli National Trail extends across the island

The trail spans an epic 115-miles across the length of Dominica, weaving through dense rainforests, steep gorges, and stunning waterfalls.

Dominica is the whale watching capital of the Caribbean

Sperm whales are the highlight of any whale watching trip to Dominica, but there are also 20 other whale species that have been spotted as well.

It's not a beach destination

The Caribbean is teeming with pristine white sand beaches but this is not the case here where the black sand & rugged rocky beaches reflect the island’s volcanic history.

The high season for tourism in Dominica lasts from February to June

The high season falls during the island’s driest months, when the average temperature hovers between 75 and 85 °F. 

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