Dominica's pre-Columbian name is Wai'tu kubuli, which means 'Her body is tall'. This Caribbean island is located between Martinique
. A member of the Commonwealth, Dominica is a former British colony which has been independent since 1978. A paradise for birds, the green island is loved for its various landscapes
, its mountains and coral reefs, its tropical forests
and its banana and coconut plantations. It is a paradise to be explored, if only for the Zouk music and the Dominican people, who are particularly friendly and always smiling.
Dominica is a well-preserved island; many diving spots remain untouched.
Dominica is one of the biggest ornithological regions in the Caribbean with up to 162 bird species.
It is the kingdom of cricket, a sport as popular as football in Brazil.
The black sand beaches are not very attractive at first sight.
The cyclone period corresponds to our summer holidays, which means that tourists come during the winter.
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Though Dominica can be disappointing for white sand beach lovers, it will seduce hiking and wild nature amateurs, as well as underwater divers. The hiking opportunities are numerous here and the paths are well marked out. Among the most exceptional sites, you will find the Morne Diablotin, the highest point of the island (4,747 ft high), the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, famous for its boiling lake in the middle of a crater, and the paradise waterfalls of Victoria and Sari-Sari. We recommend underwater diving, especially in the Bay of Scotts Head. As for those who enjoy nature and sport expeditions, the Escape company offers aquatic hikes (rafting, canyoning) to discover the rivers of this island, which are among some of the most beautiful in the Caribbean. If you want something fascinating to do, do not forget to go and visit the Carib indians, in their reserve on the eastern side of the island.
Lastly, attending a cricket game is a must. The West Indies team (of which Dominica is a member) is one of the best teams in the world together with Australia and South Africa.
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