Dominica, West Indies is located in the Caribbean. Dominica is one of the few places in the world where the coral is in beautiful, perfect condition. Dominica is a beautiful island with a high mountain range, underwater hot springs, waterfalls, tropical rain forest and lush vegetation. This island offers an escape into tranquility and peace.
The Commonwealth of Dominica is often mistaken for the Dominican Republic. Dominica is pronounced Domineeca. The language of this island is English although Creole is also widely spoken. The Dominica West Indies is located in the eastern chain of Windward Isles. In 1978 Dominica gained its independence from the United Kingdom.
Interesting Island Tourist facts:
- Dominica is only 29 miles long and 16 miles wide.
- The time in Dominica is one hour ahead of US Eastern time.
- The currency is the East Caribbean Dollar
- Vehicles drive on the left
This island is a tropical escape. Plan an escape to this island and get the experience of a lifetime. This small island offers mountain peaks as high as 4,000 feet with rain forests where 175 birds, iguanas, tree lizards, extraordinary butterflies and wildlife live. Tree ferns, and plant life, flowers and vegetation cover the ground creating a colorful carpet.
Waterfalls form and cascade as 365 rivers and streams intertwine and travel across the island. Ravines and gorges offer spectacular sites. The waterfalls on Dominica West Indies Island are a sight that will never be forgotten.
Dominica is one of the top three scuba diving sites in the Caribbean and it is one of the top five in the world. Enjoy scuba diving sites that include the exploration of under water wrecks and sudden under water drop offs. Hot springs release constant streams of bubbles. This is locally known as champagne. Hot springs are enjoyed by all who visit the island but the experience is enhanced by scuba diving. Snorkeling is also a way to explore the rich and beautiful waters off of the island.
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