Sunday, 15 March 2009

Destination of the Week: Dominica

Eco-tourism & renewable energy help Dominica stand out from the crowd...

A stereotypical Caribbean vacation destination is characterized by sandy beaches and large, blockish resort hotels. For many travelers, escaping the winter weather of northern latitudes is reason enough to visit these warm-weather isles. But a trip to the Caribbean doesn't have to be filled with tropical-fruit-flavored cocktails and the sticking of sand to sunscreen-slathered skin.


The island of Dominica — located in the middle of the Lesser Antilles — is one of the most rugged and natural travel destinations north of the Amazon. There are resorts and cruise ship docking spots on the island, but lounging on the beach isn't part of many travelers' itineraries. Features such as a geothermally heated lake, unspoiled jungles, hidden waterfalls and volcanic mountains have been seducing nature lovers and adventurous travelers for years. Rather than trying to use its eco-tourism success to facilitate the development of more mainstream resorts, Dominica has embraced its natural side and fine-tuned its green travel industry.

Mother Nature Network

6 comments:

birdy said...

It looks to be a great place. Thanks for sharing photo and information.

Maureen said...

Birdy...Thanks for stopping by, as always much appreciated.

Peace & Love...

lunaticg said...

Hi!
One day I wish their jungle is still there for me to explore. I heard so much about the difference then my home.

Toni said...

hi Maureen, I would love to chat with you about Dominica, I really want to visit next month, from Barbados. Please email me at tonijemmott23@gmail.com if you are willing to chat with me.

Love always,
Toni

Maureen said...

Lunaticg...That will be nice...

Peace & Love...

Maureen said...

Toni...You got mail...

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Soufriere, Dominica

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The Boiling Lake, Dominica

The Boiling Lake, Dominica

The Boiling Lake, Dominica

Freshwater Lake, Dominica

Freshwater Lake, Dominica

Boeri Lake, Dominica

Boeri Lake, Dominica

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Trafalgar Falls (Mother), Dominica

Trafalgar Falls (Father), Dominica

Trafalgar Falls (Father), Dominica

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Middleham Falls, Dominica

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National Park, Dominica

Morne Trois Piton National Park

Morne Trois Piton National Park

'Screws' Natural Sulphur Spa Bath - Wotten Waven, Dominica

'Screws' Natural Sulphur Spa Bath - Wotten Waven, Dominica

'Screws' Natural Sulphur Spa - Wotten Waven, Dominica

'Screws' Natural Sulphur Spa - Wotten Waven, Dominica

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Screw, Wotten Waven Dominica

Scotts Head, Dominica

Scotts Head, Dominica

Rock Beach - Beau Rive, Dominica

Rock Beach - Beau Rive, Dominica

Portsmouth Beach, Dominica

Portsmouth Beach, Dominica

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Kalinago Barana Aute, Kalinago Territory

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Kabet 'meeting people', Kalinago Territory

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Kalinago Baskets

Kalinago making Cassava Bread

Kalinago making Cassava Bread

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Kalinago

Kalinago

Kalinago

East Coast, Kalinago Territory

East Coast, Kalinago Territory

L'Escalier Tete Chien, Kalinago Territory

L'Escalier Tete Chien, Kalinago Territory

St Theresa's Church, Salisbury, Dominica

St Theresa's Church, Salisbury, Dominica

Church - Soufriere, Dominica

Church - Soufriere, Dominica

Cabrits National Park, Dominica

Cabrits National Park, Dominica

Cabrits National Park, Dominica

Cabrits National Park, Dominica

Cannons at Fort Shirley, Dominica

Cannons at Fort Shirley, Dominica

Paradise Flower, Dominica

Paradise Flower, Dominica

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, Dominica

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, Dominica

Large Caterpillar, Dominica

Large Caterpillar, Dominica

Sisserou Parrot, Dominica

Sisserou Parrot, Dominica

Peacock, Dominica

Peacock, Dominica

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A Dominican Dish

National Costume, Dominica

National Costume, Dominica

National Costume, Dominica

National Costume, Dominica

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Mangoes & Guava

Kenip

Kenip

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Selling flowers, Roseau Market

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Roseau Market, Dominica

The Botanical Gardens, Dominica

The Botanical Gardens, Dominica

Indian River, Dominica

Indian River, Dominica

Indian River, Dominica

Indian River, Dominica

View from room, Dominica

View from room, Dominica

Palm Line River, Dominica

Palm Line River, Dominica

Batibou Bay, Dominica

Batibou Bay, Dominica

Mountain Stream, Dominica

Mountain Stream, Dominica

Emerald Pool, Dominica

Emerald Pool, Dominica

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