Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Dominica is a beautiful island located in the Caribbean. The island has not been commercialized like most others, so there is a more natural feeling about it. The island is unspoiled enough, that producers decided to film the Pirates of the Caribbean movies on this island. It is a great place for hiking, exploring, SCUBA diving and relaxing!

The most common way for people to visit the island is by cruise ship. There is a new pier just recently built which brings in three to four ships a week. There are many options from the cruise lines for excursions to do while on the island. Some of the more common ones include; hiking, exploring waterfalls, nature walks, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, or a visit to the sulphur springs.

When I visited Dominica last year, I LOVED the diving that we did. There were sulphur bubbles that came up from the ocean floor for the fish to swim through. We also saw a school of sea horsed playing in those same bubbles. The water was warm and incredibly clear, perfect for looking around.

The other highlight from our day there was the nature hikes. There are quite a few waterfalls all around the island just waiting to be explored. The waterfalls are near the top of the multiple peaks with an elevation of over 3000 feet. On the hikes, besides the landscape, there are a variety of plants and animals to awe over. One of the animals that I enjoyed the most was the land crab. While going for a hike, these animals would join you on the trail.

Overall, Dominica is a beautiful island known for its natural features. It is great for any adventurest or SCUBA diving enthusiast.


  1. The island sounds beautiful! I also love traveling and think this is a place that I would like to visit. I got to spend some time in Jamaica last summer and absolutely loved it. This seems especially appealing since it is so cold here and looks so warm there. But I guess when I got there, I would probably complain that it is too warm. I wonder if they get more visitors now since Pirates of the Caribbean was shot there. I mean, you can walk the same place the stars walked. It’s almost like Hollywood! In all, I think this is a good article. It definitely made me want to visit.

  2. This island looks amazing, judging from the picture, as well as sounds amazing from your description. It sounds like the diving would be as amazing as you make it out to be. I love anything that has to do with the water, and if I ever went here it would be a great opportunity to see new things; especially the sea horses that you talked about. However, if I went hiking, I'd probably get lost or something if there weren't any trails or paths. Maybe I can convince my sister that this is where we should go on vacation this year. =)

  3. That would be so cool to visit there. I like to hike. But as far as hiking goes, Indiana is kind of lame. Plus I’ve only seen the ocean once in my life, so that would add to the trip. Maybe one day I can get a some money in the bank and do some traveling. When I do, Dominica will definitely be on the top of the list. If it’s good enough for the Pirates of the Caribbean, It’s good enough for me. Especially since all I ever see is the lovely landscape of Indiana. It was a good description and I liked the article!

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  5. I've actually been to Dominica on a one-day stop on a cruise. It's a really beautiful little island and has kind of a backwards little feel, especially if you go further into the island. The waters are absolutely beautiful and the flora and fauna are as well. I mean, there isn't really much to do there besides enjoying nature and walking through the port town, but I think it's a place I would just love to retire in the future. It's the most perfect place to be lazy.