Dominica is designated The Nature Island, where beautifully green landscapes, fascinating wildlife and adventure activities await travellers of all kinds. Dominica is a world apart from the similarly-named Dominican Republic, with a never-ending list of outdoor activities for adventurers. Discover mile after mile of the untouched emerald haven by hiking the Caribbean’s longest walking trail, trekking up to the world’s second largest boiling lake and floating along the Indian River in hand-oared boats.
Dominica’s waters are also full of intrigue with healthy reefs, extraordinary formations and unrivalled visibility. The water is clear, the marine life varied and the weather warm enough to spend an entire day in the ocean. There’s even an active ‘Champagne Reef’, where bubbles rise from the ocean floor providing a delightful swimming experience. The waters here are so good in fact that Dominica is the only country in the world where a pod of mighty sperm whale resides year-round! On dedicated whale-watching trips, sightings of these majestic creatures are common, along with dolphin pods, humpback and killer whales.
Dominica might be nature’s playground, but it’s also a food, music and diving enthusiast’s playground too. Each year sees an annual carnival, Mas Domnik, plus a Jazz ‘n’ Creole festival, a Food & Drink Festival, Dive Fest, and the World Creole Music Festival.
So whether you're looking for a day of rewarding walks, diving thrills, enjoying the coast, or just relaxing on a veranda surrounded by the sounds of birds and nature, the island of Dominica and its friendly locals will welcome you with open arms.