The Uniqueness of Dominica's Natural Assets
Updated: Jun 16, 2019
Time spent in Dominica is a discovery. Come experience what it means to reside in the nature island of the Caribbean. Resting in the heart of the Eastern Caribbean archipelago between Martinique and Guadeloupe, it's known officially as the Commonwealth of Dominica, and is of volcanic origin. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the nature Island is the largest and most mountainous of the Windward Islands. Dominica, whose capital is the city of Roseau has Tropical marine weather with mild seasonal variations although there is high rainfall during the wet season. English and French Patois are the two official languages used in Dominica. The island is a verdant tapestry of lush rainforests, towering mountains, rushing rivers, welcoming waterfalls, and volcanic wonders—everything you need to rejuvenate your mind and body.
The natural hot springs and tropical rainforests help to put Dominica on the map as a unique vacation destination. The lush flora and fauna provided by the balanced climate the island experiences each year - have dubbed it the nature island by many. On the Island there is the Morne Trois Pitons National Park - home to the volcanically heated, steam-covered Boiling Lake. The park also encompasses sulphur vents, the 65m-tall Trafalgar Falls and narrow Titou Gorge. To the west is Dominica’s capital, Roseau, with colorful timber houses and botanic gardens. Whether you're looking for a rugged day of hiking, a heart-stirring day of diving, or just a lazy afternoon relaxing on a veranda surrounded by the sounds of birds, wind through leaves, and scenes unfound anywhere else, Dominica—and its people—await you with open arms, restorative days, and relaxing nights. The highest mountain peak in Dominica, at 1,447 meters (4,747 feet), is Morne Diablotins, which is also the second highest mountain in the Lesser Antilles. A thin coastal strip lies between the sea and the mountains. The seas are crystalline, the coast is rugged and the cliffs are dramatic. The sand is not typical of islands in the region. Visitors to Dominica will not find white, pristine beaches, but rather black and yellow volcanic sand. Dominica is blessed with 365 rivers, and lush oceanic rainforest hides dozens of waterfalls.
One of the most impressive and photogenic waterfalls on the island, the Victoria Waterfall, in Morne Trois Pitons National Park, is formed by the White River cascading over a cliff into a warm pool below. Minerals give the water a milky-white color.
Dominica’s most famous dive and snorkel site, Champagne Reef lies in a marine reserve off the country’s southwest coast. Geothermal activity causes thousands of bubbles to emerge from beneath the rocks, a few meters from shore. Frogfish, flying gurnards, squid, and seahorses are just some of the species found in the warm waters here.
Dominica boasts a very unique look and a culture diverse through colonization, independence and its first inhabitants. English is the official language, but a French patois is commonly spoken, and the original Carib language is evidenced in a number of place-names. Visiting the nature island soon? Let us show you the most unique spots and share in a new experience of your lifetime