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Archive for April, 2010


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Morne Trois Pitons National Park, located in South central part of Dominica, was the first designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Caribbean in 1997.

With its precipitous slopes and deeply incised valleys, fumaroles, hot springs, freshwater lakes, a ‘boiling lake’ and five volcanoes. The park presents a rare combination of natural features of World Heritage value.

Visiting Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a wonderful adventure for many each year. A vast number of sights await around every curve and over every mountain in the park. Here are three must see attractions if you are planning to visit:

The Boiling Lake and The Vally of Desolation

Dominica’s Boiling Lake is the Second-largest of its kind in the world. It’s a flooded fumarole approximately 6m in diameter with a magma chamber beneath the surface, causing the fresh water to boil.

The Boiling Lake trail has changed considerably over the years, these days the path is much improved and far more accessible to a broader range of walkers. Nevertheless, three hours (each way) of walking can still takes it toll. Having a knowledgeable guide is high recommended.

Emerald Pool

The Emerald Pool is one of most visited attractions. This small waterfall and crystal-clear pool is perhaps on of Dominica’s most photographed natural sites. Located on the northern of the national park; the Emerald Pool is a very accessible and beautiful rainforest attraction.

Middelham Falls

A beautiful waterfall, and a nice gentle hike (one hour both ways) from the village of Laudat, in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park. There is a viewing platform offering great photo opportunities and the waterfall’s pool is deep and refreshing. The Middleham Falls are well worth a visit.

No matter your fancy, Morne Trois Pitons National Park provides the visitor with views of nature like no other island in the Caribbean. It is surely a natural wonder. If and when you visit Morne Trois Pitons National Park, you will realize why 10,000-15,000 visitors go there each and every year.

Learn more about the Morne Trois Pitons National Park and all it’s attractions by getting your copy of the Dominica (Bradt Travel Guide). Filled with excellent maps and descriptions of hikes, snorkeling, places to explore and dive sites in Dominica.

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Once again, Dominica continues to be recognized for its attributes and responsible tourism efforts. It’s for these same reasons Dominica is recognized as the 2nd most “Pure Island,” in Islands Magazine’s April/May 2010 issue.

Out of the 10 islands honored for their natural beauty, Dominica was the only Caribbean island that was acknowledged.

Dominica’s rippling waterfalls, freshwater lakes, the world’s second largest boiling lake and thick rain-forests, give reason to why this island is known as “the Nature Island” of the Caribbean.

Islands Magazine ranked the top 10 islands based on the destination’s efforts to preserve culture and ecology with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, national parks, sustainable opportunities for responsible travelers, and from their firsthand knowledge and experiences, along with Sustainable Travel International, local tour operators and Islands readers.

It’s clear that Dominica’s pristine environment continues to shine as “the Nature Island” of the Caribbean.

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Liquid Assets TV and the famous host of their Into The Drink series, Nick lucey recently spent an entire week doing an on-location shoot about Dominica for the first episode of Into the Drink Season 2, where Dominica will be seen in approximate 60 million homes in the United States.

Liquid Assets TV Executive Producer, Randy Harris two days ago (April 13) published a post entitle ‘Back In Time‘ on the Liquidassets.tv blog.

Here is what Randy and the crew of In The Drink had to say about their experience on the nature island of Dominica.

I have never felt about a destination the way I feel about Dominica, even when I look back. The mood on land is very different, but once you figure out the motion of the island it is like returning to Kansas from Oz, there is no place like home. That is what I am sure all Dominicans feel if they ever leave the island and that is the at home feeling I found while there.

The most mountainous island in the Caribbean and the youngest island in the Caribbean, well that last bit is up for debate but I vote “Dominica.” It has diving that should only be found on a two-day plane ride away from any populated area of the world but it is right in our back yard. This island has a freaking ski lift that takes you into the rain forest, a boiling lake that is only rivaled by one in New Zealand, turtles everywhere, frogfish, NO lionfish, sea horses, schools of mackerel, mountain biking, killer rum and a list of things that could run this blog on forever. I will stop there and just let you know that it has something breathtaking for everyone and their pretend friends.

The crew of Into The Drink has experienced something brilliant, something young and something that we will always remember as its namesake, “The Nature Island.” It will be remembered as such because that is exactly what it is. Unlike most of the islands in the Caribbean it is still unspoiled, untouched by chain restaurants, pure, nature.

I suggest you go there if you want to see what the Caribbean of old felt and looked like and take a dive trip back in time.

Dominica will definitely be one those closed-set destinations shoots the crew of Into The Drink will never forget. As to when the first episode of Into the Drink Season 2 featuring Dominica will be aired in the U.S, that is still unknown. I can’t wait see what the guys came up with…don’t you?

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