The magnificent volcanic landscape of this “scrunched up” island provides bird-filled rainforests, spectacular waterfalls, a lake of boiling water and lovingly tended gardens everywhere.

As Mr Rochester, the hero of Jean Rhys’s novel, Wide Sargasso Sea, toiled up the path towards his honeymoon home halfway up a Dominican mountainside, he lamented: “Too much blue, too much purple, too much green. The flowers too red, the mountains too high, the hills to near.” Perhaps he might have said in more prosaic words: “Too beautiful for its own good”. Not only fictional characters have been overwhelmed by Dominica’s physical presence. From Columbus, who allegedly told the Queen of Spain that Dominican looked like a scrunched up piece of paper, to the 19th century British imperialist J.A. Froude and the 20th century travel writer, Patrick Leigh Fermor – all have been somewhat in awe of Dominica.

Top Sites and Attractions

Roseau River, Volcanic wonders, Rainforest and Birdlife, A Remaining Carib Settlement


A Protecting Environment

Lodging in Dominica

Luxury Hotels and Motels

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.