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Experience Dominica – The Nature Island: Dominica Vacations | Exotic Vacations | Honeymoon Destination

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


Dominica has unveiled a series of unbeatable hotel specials, just in time for the upcoming Fall and Winter season, which also features a lineup of incredible events in Dominica including Creole Week taking place October 21-27, the 11th Annual World Creole Music Festival taking place October 26-28 and National Heritage Day, November 3.

Known as “The Nature Island” and located between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean, the independent nation of Dominica (pronounced “Dom-in-eek-a”) is the largest and most mountainous of the Windward Islands, encompassing an area of nearly 290 square miles. Of volcanic origins with mountains reaching heights of nearly 5,000 feet, rainforests that are considered among the last true oceanic rainforests in the world, more than 365 rivers, waterfalls, boiling lakes and pristine coral reefs, Dominica’s natural diversity is truly unique.

Dominica is also home to the last remaining settlement of the Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean – The Carib Indians. A place where man and nature live in harmony,adventurers and nature lovers alike will revel in the Island’s eco-tourism options which include scuba diving, snorkeling, mountain biking, kayaking, horseback riding, nature tours, hiking/trekking, whale, dolphin and bird watching, sailing and fishing. Among the packages and deals available to travelers are:

Calibishie Lodges – Enjoy the “Money Saving Package” now through January 31, 2008. The package includes six nights accommodations, welcome drink, daily breakfast and dinner, four activities including Syndicate Nature Walk, Hiking Chaudiere Pool, Indian River and Batibou Beach, VAT and service tax, starting at $595 per person, based on double occupancy. Call 767-317-1843, email info@calibishie-lodges.com or visit calibishie-lodges.com.

Castle Comfort Lodge – Save money with the “7 Night Dive Adventure Package” which includes seven nights accommodations, seven breakfasts, welcome drink, roundtrip airport transfers, five days of two tank morning boat dives, unlimited shore diving, use of sea kayaks, a whale watching trip, a land adventure trip, taxes and service charges. This package is available November 1, 2007 through April 1, 2008 and starts as low as $1150 per person, based on double occupancy. Call 767-448-2188, email dive@cwdom.dm or visit castlecomfortdivelodge.com.

Fort Young Hotel – Escape to Dominica for a long weekend with this “3 Night Adventure Package” for just $578 per person, based on double occupancy, now through January 14, 2008. The package includes deluxe oceanfront accommodations, full breakfast daily, whale watching excursion, Titou Gorge and Trafalgar Falls excursion, snorkeling at Champagne Beach, river tubing and all taxes and service charges on package features. Call 800-581-2034, email fortyounghotel@mindspring.com or visit fortyounghotel.com.

Garraway Hotel – Take advantage of this “Fall Getaway” package featuring five nights with three days of tours. The package includes five nights accommodations in a deluxe room, welcome cocktail, full breakfast daily, an Island tour, Ti Kwen Glo Cho, visit to Emerald Pool and Trafalgar Falls and roundtrip airport transfers, for just $643 per person, based on double occupancy and is available September 1, 2007 through January 31, 2008. Call 767-449-8800, email garraway@cwdom.dm or visit garrawayhotel.com.

Hibiscus Valley Inn – Choose between a long-weekend or a week-long vacation to Dominica and enjoy adventures at Hibiscus Valley Inn either way! The four day package includes accommodation, river tubing, boiling lake or northern trip, roundtrip transportation, all meals (except drinks), roundtrip airport transfers and site passes (except boat at Indian River), starting at $290 per person, based on double occupancy. A seven day package is also available. Call 767-445-8195, email info@hibiscusvalley.com or visit hibiscusvalley.com.

Jungle Bay Resort & Spa – Enjoy a “Girlfriend’s Getaway” with this package which includes five nights accommodation in a premium jungle cottage, roundtrip airport transfers, all gourmet meals and island fresh juices, four half hour spa treatments and one full hour girlfriends in-room massage for two people, morning yoga or meditation, daily excursions including snorkeling, kayaking, biking and hiking, evening presentations, a handmade carib basket with fruit and bottle of wine, a poolside dinner and a breakfast in bed. The package is valid October 1-December 15, 2007 and is $1,145 per person, based on double occupancy. Call 767-446-1789, email info@junglebaydominica.com or visit junglebaydominica.com.

MorningBird Hotel – The MorningBird Hotel is offering a series of packages this Fall and Winter, from honeymoon getaways with rose petals and a candlelit dinner to three day adventure packages to seven day moneysaving packages. Rates start at $75 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. For more information call 767-449-7401 or email morningbirdhotel@gmail.com.

Sunset Bay Club – From now until October 31, 2007, Sunset Bay is offering a “Special Dive” package that includes seven nights accommodations, daily American breakfast and five double tank dives on the west coast between Rodney Rock and Batalie Reef, for just $706.50 per person, based on double occupancy. Call 767-446-6522, email sunset@cwdom.dm or visit sunsetbayclub.com.

Tamarind Tree – The Tamarind Tree Hotel & Restaurant is now offering a series of packages including diving, hiking, exploring and pirate themed adventures starting at just $1,264 per person, based on double occupancy. The packages are all-inclusive and include a 10% service charge and VAT. For more information call 767-449-7395, email info@tamarindtreedominica.com or visit tamarindtreedominica.com.

Dominica continues to be recognized for its attributes and sustainable tourism efforts, including being the first country in the world to receive Benchmarking designation from the prestigious eco-tourism organization Green Globe 21 and ranking as the only Caribbean destination in the top five happiest countries on earth in the Happy Planet Index.

For more information on Dominica, contact the Discover Dominica Authority Tol Free Hotline at 1-866-522-4057. Or, visit Dominica’s official website:discoverdominica.com.

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