They’ve zip-lined in Jamaica, climbed mountains in St Lucia and even swam with stingrays in Grand Cayman. So where should you send your Caribbean-bound adventure clients next? Dominica, that’s where…
1. Dominica has sensational scuba
Dominica is rated as one of the ‘Top 10 Dive Locations in the World’. Scuba divers can choose from a variety of dive sites that feature dramatic walls and pinnacles, pristine reefs and amazing creatures. Although diving is a year-round activity on the island, Dive Fest is held in early July each year. The event educates both novices and experienced divers about the sport of scuba diving and helps raise awareness about Dominica's stunning and unique marine environment.
2. Dominica is a hiker’s heaven
Dominica is the only Caribbean destination with a walking trail that extends the whole length of the island. The Waitukubuli National Trail—named after the Carib Indian name for Dominica—is 185-kilometres-long and is divided into 14 contiguous segments. The whole thing takes an experienced hiker nearly two weeks to complete. The trail leads visitors into the heart of local communities while passing through mountainous landscapes and rainforests and past rivers and waterfalls.
3. Whales love to visit Dominica
Dominica is known as the ‘Whale Watching Capital of the Caribbean’ and it is the only country in the world where sperm whales reside year-round. Dominica is home to at least 20 species of whales and dolphins, including humpback whales, pilot whales and spotted dolphins.
4. Dominica is home to the amazing Morne Trois Pitons
The Morne Trois Pitons National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) boasts almost 500 kilometres of footpaths, streams and waterfalls. The park is an area of significant volcanic activity, which includes the Valley of Desolation, a region of boiling mud ponds and small geysers.
5. Dominica has plenty of water to play in
Dominica offers a variety of activities for watersports enthusiasts. Adventurous visitors can kayak on cool mountain lakes, swim in secluded river pools, tube down a river into the calm waters on the West Coast, or snorkel pristine reefs. The island's abundance of fresh flowing water is fed by up to eight metres of rainfall annually.