Dominica & Local Activities
Dominica is truly a unique tropical island which offers much more than the typical Caribbean destination. Discovered by Columbus in 1493, Dominica changed hands between Britain and France numerous times, and gained independence from Britain in 1978. The influence of these two distinct European cultures, along with the strong African heritage and the continued presence of the indeginous Kalinago people has resulted in an eclectic cultural blend. The resilience and pride expressed by the Dominican people in maintaining strong ties to their culture, can be seen, for example, in the traditional way of life of the Carib people, one of the last remaining indigenous peoples in the Caribbean islands.
Although not fringed with white sand beaches, large casinos or an array of all-inclusive hotels, what you will encounter in Dominica is truly breath-taking ecotourist destination. As a world class destination, it offers easy access to an array of magnificent waterfalls, rich black sand beaches, luscious, natural beauty, and the luxury of feeling you have stumbled upon your own private island paradise, still unspoilt and prestine.
Dominica is a true traveler's delight as it offers several top-rated, internationally renowned hikes and attractions.
Travelers have an opportunity for a tranquil or adventurous vacation experience. The choice of activities is really yours, so whether you prefer a quiet day on the beach, water tubing down a river, an easy hike to a breath-taking waterfall, or a once in a lifetime, truly rewarding journey to the boiling lake, Dominica provides something for everyone.