The Nature Island

If you long for breathtaking landscapes and fairytale coral reefs, then head to the Commonwealth of Dominica. Fondly known as “the nature island,” it’s probably the only Caribbean island that Christopher Columbus would still recognize.

The Carib Indians that Columbus met still live on Dominica, but these days Dominica is a blend of English, French, African, and Carib peoples. English is the official language, spoken with a melodic British lilt.

Dominica is a diver’s paradise, a hiker’s dream, a romantic’s getaway spot and the perfect honeymoon spot. UNESCO Heritage Morne Trois Pitons National Park is home to Trafalgar Falls, Emerald Pool, and Boiling Lake. At the southernmost point, Scotts Head Pinnacle boasts of being one of the most famous dives on Dominica, with a 120-foot drop off and swim-through full of lobsters and grunts.

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Tourism website: Discover Dominica

Time zone: UTC/GMT -04:00

Currency: XCD – Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Official language: English

UNESCO World Heritage sites: 1

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