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Dominica weekly is a personal weblog about the nature island of Dominica.


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Dominica is no doubt one the last islands close to nature, that’s why it’s usually referred to as the nature island of the Caribbean. Whether you want to be by the sea, in the mountains or surrounded by rainforest.

Or maybe, you enjoy hiking, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, River Tubing or camping, you will find much to do in Dominica.

While more adventurous travelers may want to explore year round, the primary tourist season is from October through May when temperatures are warm and refreshing compared to the hot summers, and the cold winter months experienced by much of North America and Europe.

One of the most prominent natural wonders in Dominica is the newly constructed Waitukubuli National Trail. Starting at Scotts Head peninsula, a mecca for snorkeling and scuba diving, the trail is composed of 14 sections, running 115 miles south-north, bisecting the length of the island. Much of the trail follows existing 200-year-old walking paths of the Kalinago Caribs, as well as slave routes to sugar plantations. Along the way you’ll pass villages, home-stays and B&Bs. No one has yet hiked the entire trail – are you up to the challenger? It might take you two weeks.

Getting to the Dominica is an adventure all by itself. Although there are no direct flights from the US mainland, Canada or Europe, there are several island hub options with daily connecting flights. Visitors may also get to Dominica by ferry service from the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique and St. Lucia via the L’Express Des Iles ferry service.

You can learn more about Dominica by visiting discoverdominica.com or by ordering your copy of Dominica (Bradt Travel Guide), which is filled with excellent maps, descriptions of hikes, snorkeling, places to explore and dive sites.

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2 Comments »

Comment by elizabeth xavier
2010-04-09 19:22:01

Chris, I hope you realize that you have a very important gift of service to Dominica, your country and mine. It is a gift, or gifts of service like yours, that highlight Dominica on the map of the world. Please know that because of your service, knowledge of Dominica is being exemplified.

I perceive that Dominica is on its route to becoming an outstanding nation of the world. But as Dominicans we need to maintain the attitude of trust and patience. We need to stop and be still, and know who is our Creator, our Ruler, and our Sustainer.

The work that you are doing right now, is part of the plan of that Creator, Ruler, and Sustainer; to reform Dominica, making it one of the most outstanind nations of the world.

I am not daydreaming; I know it can happen. But we need consistent workers like you. May God bless you with strength, courage and patience to proceed.

 
Comment by Brynelle Subscribed to comments via email
2013-10-09 15:32:37

I work with the Waitukubuli National Trail.

Please be advised that effective July 1st 2013, all visitors and non-residents must obtain a trail pass (ticket) to access/hike the Waitukubuli National Trail.
The trail passes are categorized as follows:
1. Day Pass: To hike one or more segment at a cost of US$12.00 (EC$32.04) and is valid for one day only;
2. Special Pass: For pre-sold organised tours and promotional events specifically cruise passengers at a cost of US$10.00 (EC$26.70) and is valid for one (1) day only;
3. Fifteen Day Pass: For any of the fourteen (14) segments at a cost of US$40.00 (EC$106.80) and is valid for fifteen (15) days only.

Should you require any additional information/clarification, please feel free to contact the office at telephone number (767) 266-3593 or email me at wntp@dominica.gov.dm

 
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