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Experience Dominica, November 2009

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While many Caribbean islands are famed for the quintessential sand, sea and sun packages, Dominica is quite literally ‘off the beaten track’ and caters to nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Visitors to this eco-tourist paradise never lack for choice when it comes to sightseeing and touring the island. Best explored on foot, the Caribbean’s Nature Island boasts an abundance of rivers, virgin rainforests with stunning green mountain peaks, dozens of waterfalls, hot springs and an award-winning underwater world.

Must-sees include the Emerald Pool, Trafalgar Falls, Fresh Water Lake, the Valley of Desolation and second largest Boiling Lake in the world. For diving and snorkeling, popular spots are Champagne, Soufriere Bay and the Cabrits Marine Reserve.

During your stay, take a trip back in time by visiting the Carib Indian Reservation, the last remaining settlement of the Caribbean’s pre-Columbian population, or the historical Cabrits National Park in the town of Portsmouth.

From nature trails to whale-watching tours and cultural experiences such as Roseau’s open-air Saturday morning market, you’ll experience and treasure the best that Dominica has to offer.