Dominica is also known as the Nature Island, for its obvious lush beauty, an element that sets it apart from other islands in the Caribbean.
Dominica is an awesome film destination. We are best known for the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean – ‘Dead Man’s Chest’ and ‘At World’s End.’
Whale watching is a popular sport in Dominica. Sperm and Humpback Whales grace our seas and are a regular sighting, making Dominica the “Whale Watching Capital of the Caribbean.”
We are home to nine volcanoes, which remind of us their activity underground through the presence of many hot springs, undersea vents and black sand beaches across island.
Dominica was first inhabited by the Kalinago Tribe of Amerindians, whose descendants can be found in the Kalinago Territory. You can learn their story and experience their culture, art and cuisine by taking a short trip to the ‘Territory’ for a day.
Dominica is a rugged island located in the south of the Caribbean Archipelago, with Martinique to its south and Guadeloupe to its North. The island is approximately 754 km (468 miles) in total land area. It is about 46 km (29 miles) long and about 5 km (16 miles) at its widest distance.
The Nature Isle is rainforest dominated and has three major forest reserves: North Forest Reserve, Central Forest Reserve and Morne Trois Pitons National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Dominica is volcanic in nature and is home to the 2nd largest boiling lake in the world, which can be found in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park. This park hosts many hot springs, crater lakes, mud pots, volcanoes and lush tropical growth which support a wide variety of flora and fauna.
The mountainous make-up of Dominica provides for many rivers, waterfalls, springs and lakes, which cruise through the islands interior and pool into the beaches which border the coastal line.
Our ocean water is home to a variety of marine species, including Sperm Whales, and Pygmy whales, dolphins, turtles and a wide variety of tropical fish. The Soufriere -Scotts Head Marine Reserve is a protected area located off the south-west of Dominica. It houses an underwater volcanic crater with a healthy coral reef, supporting the island’s prolific sea life.