With an almost Eden-like landscape Dominica is often referred to as the nature island of the Caribbean. This is because this tiny island of just 750 sq km is home to verdant green peaks and lush dense rainforests. Pristine and untouched by development, Dominica is unlike any of the other Caribbean islands in many respects. Here you will not find any touristy developments and luxurious resorts; rather what you will find in store for you is an eco-tourist paradise waiting to be explored.
In Dominica you will also get the chance to see the last remaining Carib population in the Caribbean. Home to some 3000 Indians, the Carib Territory covers an area of 3700 acres and is a rural region with many traditional homes and structures. A visit to this part of Dominica provides you with some great insight into the Carib people and how they live their lives.
An excellent eco-tourism destination, this tiny island offers a wealth of activities to enjoy. The diving here is especially spectacular with a wealth of dive zones to choose from. Hiking is another popular activity in Dominica with plenty of excellent nature trails to explore. As you travel inland past simmering hot springs, roaring waterfalls and volcanic sites, you almost feel like you have stepped on to a movie set, where the forest is dense and thick, and you are there to discover the whole host of animals hidden in the emerald green foliage.
A year round tropical climate also adds to Dominica’s appeal as the temperature here is kept in check by cool trade winds that blow across the island. This keeps the day temperatures low, with cooler weather up in the mountains. The best time to visit Dominica is between February and June when the weather is cool and dry, making the island a fun place for exploration and discovery.