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Winter Sun, an online travel column in the UK Telegraph Newspaper has chosen 10 destinations that answers the needs of 10 types of vacationers who have but one thing in common. They like it hot ❗ Dominica was chosen second by Winter Sun destinations for its dramatic natural landscapes and lush greenery. Here is why Dominica was chosen as the 2nd Winter Sun destination.

To experience the Caribbean’s natural landscapes at their most dramatic. Rent a Jeep, put on your walking boots and you will discover a towering interior covered in dense rainforest, thundering waterfalls and hidden, boiling lakes. Guides will take you to spots where you can view rare wild parrots and agouti (giant rodents), but you can also rely on visits from hummingbirds at the island’s eco-friendly guesthouses. Dominica does have some spectacular beaches on its north coast, but they are likely to be a long drive from where you will be staying. The beaches and the island’s welcoming Caribs – the Caribbean’s last remaining indigenous tribe, with its own protected territory – appeared in the recent Pirates of the Caribbean films.

Aside from being green and beautiful, 2008 is a good year to visit Dominica, as Dominica celebrates it’s 30 year Reunion of independence from Britain, with events, such as a national hike, running throughout the year. If you’re wondering – how can I get to Dominica? Fly to one of the main Caribbean islands, such as Antigua or Puerto Rico, and then take an inter-island flight on to Dominica. With a good connection, total traveling time is about 11 hours on a good day. 😎

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