Exploring Dominica, the Nature Island

Many people say that if Christopher Columbus were to return to our modern world today, Dominica would be the only island he would recognize.  This volcanic island is called “The Nature Island” for a reason.  It has a breathtaking natural beauty that sparkles like an emerald jewel and has remained moderately developed.

Dominica has a number of active volcanoes, although eruptions are rare. The island is the most heavily forested island of the Lesser Antilles. The forest is the habitat of a considerable variety of birds and animals. Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized by Europeans due to the fierce resistance of the native Caribs. France remains an important cultural influence in Dominica because of its linguistic legacy and the proximity of Martinique and Guadeloupe

World Footprints will share our cultural and music tour of the beautiful island with stops along Waitukubuli National Trail, the Jazz and Creole Festival, the Kalingo territory and Champagne Reef where we snorkel with tiny bubbles.

Additional resources:

Discover Dominica

Jazz and Creole Festival

Kalinago Territory

One of the people we met while hiking the Waitukubuli National
Trail.  Photo by Tonya Fitzpatrick


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