On most Caribbean islands, the focus of your travels remains on the exterior. You visit the port cities and the beaches to sunbathe, swim, snorkel, and laze. This is not so on Dominica. The truly unique beauty of Dominica lies not on its coasts, but in its dense, tropical interior.
There is no better spot to capitalize on Dominica's thick rainforests, cool rivers, and abundant geothermal activity than Wotton Waven. Lying in the Roseau Valley, a short 4 mile, 20 min drive or bus ride from the capital, Wotton Waven is a nature lover's leafy paradise.
The town was named in the island's British Colonial days after Wootton Wawen in England, although the 2 towns are hardly alike. While Wootton Wawan is a flat meadowland, Wotton Waven is situated on top of the Wotton Waven Caldera, one of Dominica's many active volcanoes. Grenada is the only other island in the Caribbean with more than 1 volcano. Dominica boasts 9. cont./
Dominica should not be confused with the Dominican Republic. Dominica is located between French-controlled Martinique and Guadeloupe in the eastern Caribbean.
The official name of the island is 'Commonwealth of Dominica' Dominica's pre-Columbian name was Wai'tu kubuli, which means 'tall is her body'... Dominica is referred as the 'Nature Island', where two-thirds of the island are home to the tropical rain forests and thousands of plant species.
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