between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Puerto Rico
to Trinidad and Tobago. It is often known as “The Nature Island of the Caribbean” due to its spectacular,
lush, and varied flora and fauna, which are protected by an extensive natural park system.
The most mountainous island of the Lesser Antilles, its volcanic peaks are cones of lava craters and
include Boiling Lake, the second-largest, thermally active lake in the world.
Should not be confused with the Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic
Roseau – Capital
Portsmouth – The second largest city in Dominica. Ross University, a large American medical school is situated nearby.
Scott’s Head – Beautiful village at the end of the road on the southwest corner. Scott’s Head
wraps around the lip of a gently curved bay that happens to be the ancient crater of a volcano.
Luckily for divers you can bring your own snorkel or scuba gear and walk out and admire what remains,
a 160 meter deep coral lined hole that stretches for hundreds of meters. Several quaint shacks
serve decent fare for decent prices. Villagers are curious as visitors are few. The main road ends at a
small point on a hill that provides stunning views of both Scott’s Hed below and Roseau to the north.
Calibishie – Stretching from the rugged mountains of Pennville, through the picturesque fishing village
of Calibishie to the crashing surf of the Marigot beaches, the Calibishie Coast is one of the few areas
in the world where you can travel from the seashore to the littoral forest to the rain forest in little more than a mile.
Experience palm-fringed beaches, freshwater rivers with secluded bathing pools, tumbling waterfalls and the soft wonder
of the rain forest with its exotic birds and lush vegetation, all in a days’ walk