When you spend the day on Dominica, you quickly realize that it's unlike any other island in the Caribbean. Whether you're up for an eco-adventure into the rainforest or taking in the vibrant culture of the city of Roseau, Dominica will make a lasting impression upon you. It's nature unspoiled. Authentic and friendly people who may say to you "I am Dominica. Are You?"
Known as "The Nature Island," Dominica's tropical rainforests cover two thirds of the island, and are home to 1,200 plant species. Rivers, lakes, streams, and waterfalls abound, fed by the island's high annual rainfall. Its volcanic physique includes extensive geothermal activity – even underwater. The Morne Trois Pitons National Park with its unspoiled nature and spectacular geography is the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Caribbean.
The island is sparsely populated with 70,000 people inhabiting 289 square miles. A significant portion of the population lives in and around the capital city of Roseau. About 80% of the population is Roman Catholic, and English is the official language, spoken with a melodic French lilt. A large portion of the population also speaks Kwèyòl (Creole), and a few northern villages speak Kokoy.
ACTIVITIY LISTINGS FOR DAY VISITORS
So many choices, so little time. Here is listing to help you decide how to make the most of your Dominica visit: