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Archive for March, 2010


View of the Fresh Water Lake - Hike Fest 2009

The Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association, together with Discover Dominica will host its 3rd annual Hike Fest in May. The event celebrates the island’s best hiking and attracts hiking enthusiasts from around the world.

This years Hike Fest will highlight the upcoming Waitukubuli National Trail, which will be the only long distance walking trail in the Caribbean. Divided into 14 sections, the Trail runs from the north to the south of the island, covering approximately 185km. Hiking enthusiasts, who are up to the challenge can attempt to complete one section each day,and would take two weeks to complete the entire trail.

Hike Fest’s first hike will take place on May 1, 2010 and will be from Salybia to Pagua Bay in the north east of Dominica. Other festival hike trails will include Soufriere, Scotts Head, Cabrits National Park and Capuchin. Open to hikers of all ages and abilities, these trails vary in levels of difficulty for the novice to experienced hikers.

Hikes cost EC$40 each or EC$90 for all three hikes. Included in the price for each hike is transportation , t-shirt, tea and experienced guides.

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Miss Caribbean World 2010 Marcia Baptiste

Congratulations to Miss Dominica Marcia Baptiste who was Crowned Miss Caribbean World 2010 in Tortola Saturday Night following 2008 Winner Marah Walter — as Dominica Takes that Title back to back.

It was reported that aptitude, beauty, enticement and intelligence emanated from the stage of the Multipurpose Sports Complex on Saturday night as 15 Caribbean beauties converged to compete for the Miss Caribbean World Pageant 2010.

However, after all the pomp and flare, Reigning Miss Dominica Marcia Baptiste was crowned the 5th Miss Caribbean World Queen.

Placing First runner-up was Miss Barbados – Dannyele Teneel Leslie, Second runner-up Miss Trinidad & Tobago – Jeuel-Marie Green-Thompson, Third runner-up Miss USA – Meagan Small and Fourth runner-up Miss USVI Tamika Nicole Narissa Joseph.

Miss BVI – Josefina Nunez copped the Best Evening Wear and Best Costume awards, while Miss St. Kitts – Fatisha Imo walked away with the Best Talent award and Miss St. Lucia – Glenda Kimberlyn Abbott with Best Swimwear. Miss Barbados was adjudged Miss Intellect. The Miss Congeniality title went to Trinidad & Tobago’s Jeuel-Marie Green-Thompson and Most Photogenic to Miss Anguilla – Sangrena Harris.

Congratulations once again, Marcia! You made us all proud to be Dominicans.

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Calibishie Cove is just one of the many Eco-luxurious Boutique Guesthouses around Dominica.

Located on the North East Coast of the island; the Calibishie Cove is all about getting lost in the unspoiled paradise. All the rooms were designed to maximize the views, breezes, and to enjoy everything about this breathtaking location.

Wanna take things up a notch? Then check out the Calibishie Cove Paradise Penthouse. Panoramic views of the sea, and rugged red rock coastline from an expansive private wraparound balcony with ocean views from three sides, outdoor living space with upholstered lounge furniture and a salt water plunge pool with incredible views. Large windows and multiple hardwood louvered French doors create one contiguous indoor.

Here is a short video clip of the Paradise Penthouse suite for your dreaming pleasure.

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