Dominica - Travel Guide
If you’ve ever had a desire to see the Caribbean the way it may have appeared to Columbus, then this is your ideal destination. The “Nature Isle of the Caribbean” is the youngest island in the chain known as the Lesser Antilles. Proof can be seen in its less developed beaches and the world’s second largest boiling lake. The original inhabitants of the island, The Caribs, still survive as a community here, 3,000 strong and still practicing their original crafts.
The other inhabitants of the island speak English but a French Antillian Creole is also spoken here, influenced by Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south. Most of the population commutes into the main city centre of Roseau which is densely packed with even the streets being used as meeting places, playgrounds and markets.
You won’t find hotel chains here, this island’s pristine wilderness, with some flora and fauna thought to be extinct everywhere else in the Caribbean, is fiercely protected. The volcanic nature of the island lends itself to a spectacular scuba diving adventure.