10 Reasons to Visit Dominica in 2017 from the World’s Top Travel Media
Dominica, The Nature Island of the Caribbean, is a beautiful unspoilt natural paradise with a vibrant culture and an idyllic climate—and the world is starting to notice. In 2016, Dominica has been featured far and wide as a must-see destination for adventurers, romantics and anyone seeking an epic holiday.
Here are 10 mentions of the island from top travel media and what they’re saying.
Lonely Planet included Dominica on its’ annual list of “destinations you cannot afford to miss,” noting the sweetness of surrounding yourself with undeveloped land and expansive ocean.
“Locals joke that if Christopher Columbus rose from the grave and returned to the Caribbean, Dominica is the only island he would still recognise.”
Whether looking for an adventure or some time to unwind, U.S. News offers its list of 11 underrated Caribbean destinations to visit this winter, Dominica included.
“For those looking to embrace the great outdoors, Secret Bay Dominica, which is nestled in the rainforest, affords the chance to easily explore natural treasures tucked away near private luxury suites.”
In a feature of “the best Caribbean island for every type of traveler,” Business Insider ranked the 25 best islands to visit now in the Caribbean for every “type” of traveler. Dominica was listed for the outdoorsy types.
“Thanks to its volcanic terrain, Dominica has many hot sulfur springs, black-sand beaches, and geothermal waters to explore.”
Men’s Journal delivers an entire adventure category of content to its digital readership and, heading into this December, spotlit seven adventurous activities to do in some of the most unique places in the world. Among the list was Dominica’s boiling lakes.
“You can hike through a rainforest to the world’s second-largest boiling lake, swim through the cool waters of Titou Gorge, snorkel through the bubbles of Champagne Beach, or just spend a day relaxing in one of the natural sulfur pools and hot springs around the tiny village of Wotten Waven.”
Caribbean Journal, a go-to resource for travel and tourism across the entire Caribbean Basin, listed Dominica as one of 16 places to visit in the Caribbean for 2016.
“While Tropical Storm Erika hit the island hard, it hasn’t shaken the visitor experience much…and that means you can still get your fill of waterfalls, hot springs, snorkeling and hiking. And it’s still home to one of the Caribbean’s preeminent hotels, Secret Bay, a hotel that’s not really like any other in the Caribbean.”
Dominica was named to Ethical Traveler’s ten best ethical destinations every year since 2011. The finalists are chosen by surveying developing nations from all over the world and noting those who excel in practices revolving around environmental protection, social welfare and human rights.
“Access to healthcare is always an issue in countries with few resources. Dominica stands out in this area, and serves as a model to other Caribbean nations. They offer widespread, well-organized and free healthcare across the island. In 2015, they were certified free of measles, mumps and rubella. They also embarked on a hospital partnership with nearby islands that will increase the quality of emergency care.”
Dominica is one of four Caribbean Islands named a top travel destination by Green Global Travel for the year 2016. The online travel publication, dedicated to spreading the sustainable philosophies of ecotourism and conservation, surveyed 35 travel bloggers. Lauren of the Justin + Lauren travel blog recommended Dominica.
“Whether you’re swimming under waterfalls, snorkeling Champagne Reef (named for the bubbles in the thermal-heated waters), or hiking through rainforest, Dominica provides plenty of opportunities to explore its pristine scenery.”
Caribbean 360 featured Dominica as one of two Caribbean islands that have made a big impression recently on the travel industry.
“For decades, an absence of shiny white beaches has helped keep at bay the resort development that has swept through other parts of the Caribbean.”
Dominica’s Wavine Cyrique made Yahoo’s list of the 20 prettiest black sand beaches in the world. Amongst some of the furthest corners of the earth like Iceland, Hawaii and South Korea, this picturesque beach and its warm waters are sure to delight.
“Venture to this small Caribbean island (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) for its sulfuric hot springs and unspoiled natural beauty.”
For those looking to add some physical activity to your island vacation, EcoWatch put together a list of six island hikes to add to your bucket list. Among them was the 115-mile Waitukubuli National Trail which runs the entire length of Dominica and gives hikers a passing glimpse of each incredible view the island has to offer.
“The 115-mile trail is made up of 14 segments, and showcases the island’s 365 rivers, 12 waterfalls, lush rainforests, hot springs and the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.”