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Dominica Flag Dominica (French: Dominique) is an island country in the Caribbean Sea. It is sometimes called the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean", on account of its natural beauty and unspoiled nature.

As of 2009, Dominica had an estimated dpopulation of 72,660. The capital and largest town on the island is Roseau, which in the 2007 census had 14,847 inhabitants.

Bananas is the principal crop in Dominica, and banana production remains the backbone of the island's economy. However, bananas are highly vulnerable to adverse weather conditions, and the European Union is phasing-out preferred access to its market, so the country is making a conscious effort to diversify its agriculture. Additionally, Dominica has also entered the offshore financial services market.

Tourism is not as important in Dominica as in many other Caribbean islands. One of the main reasons for this is the island is mainly volcanic and has relatively few beaches. However, there are attractions in the islands, and cruise ship visits and eco-tourism are both increasing.

Dominica Country Details


Country Name Dominica
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Caribbean Sea
Flag Dominica Flag
Principal Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Capital Roseau


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    Dominica (Bradt Travel Guide Dominica)
    By Paul Crask

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    Bradt's Dominica is the only standalone guide available to this Caribbean nature island, a place of unbridled, off-the-beaten-path adventure and discovery. Author Paul Crask has lived on Dominica for over ten years and his guide, considered by many to be a traveller's bible to the island, is rich in detail, both in terms of background and practical information for explorers, eco-tourists and culture vultures, making it the most respected, in-depth and comprehensive guide available. No other book has such personal, on-the-ground information as this.
    For this new third edition there are detailed descriptions of even more hikes and natural attractions, including the iconic Boiling Lake; more selective and in-depth accommodation and dining listings; plus extensive guide and tour operator listings. The guide also includes the 14-segment, 200km Wai'tukubuli National Trail, the only one of its kind in the eastern Caribbean.
    Tiny but perfectly formed Dominica is one of the most naturally dramatic islands of the Lesser Antilles. This beautiful island with its verdant mountains, lush valleys and dense tropical rainforests is still off the mass-tourism trail. However, cruise ships, hikers, scuba divers and nature lovers are starting to discover this gorgeous 'Nature Island of the Caribbean'.
    Dominica, 2nd (Bradt Travel Guide. Dominica)
    By Paul Crask

    Bradt Travel Guides
    Paperback (240 pages)

    Dominica, 2nd (Bradt Travel Guide. Dominica)
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    Tiny but perfectly-formed Dominica is one of the most naturally dramatic islands of the Lesser Antilles. This beautiful island with its verdant mountains, lush valleys and dense tropical rainforests is still off the mass-tourism trail. However, cruise ships, hikers, scuba divers and nature-lovers are starting to discover this gorgeous 'Nature Island of the Caribbean'. This second edition offers practical information on the growing health and wellness holidays, weddings and yachting parties as well as extended coverage of the rich cultural heritage. There is a new chapter on the highly popular Waitukubuli National Trail.The author is resident in the country so has detailed insider knowledge.

    Dominica (Other Places Travel Guide)
    By Anna McCanse

    Brand: Other Places Publishing
    Paperback (304 pages)

    Dominica (Other Places Travel Guide)
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    It's hard to find a nation that dances to a friendlier, more laid-back tempo than Dominica. The island rises majestically out of a turquoise-blue sea and provides a visually stunning backdrop to an easy-going way of life. Anna, who served as a Peace Corps volunteer on Dominica, and Zak, a long-time resident on the island, use their island-wide network of experts and friends to provide local, insider knowledge into this unique Caribbean island. With candid reviews of restaurants and hotels plus itineraries and advice for any traveler, this guide won't leave you wondering what to do next. Take advantage of the practical tips for traveling on a budget and off the beaten tourist path with all of the maps you'll need for hiking, driving, or exploring on foot or by bus. Included in this book is a first-of-its-kind comprehensive hiking guide featuring the newly developed Waitukubuli National Trail. With first-hand knowledge, cultural insights, and personal recommendations, this book is your key to the real Dominica.
    - Included: Sixty page, comprehensive Hiking Guide covering 18 hikes and the Waitukubuli National Trail!
    - Hike through protected rainforest and down into the Valley of Desolation to visit the world's second largest boiling lake.
    - Dive beneath waterfalls set deep within the rainforest and hike over and around volcanoes blanketed in jungle vegetation.
    - Discover the best spots to share a rum punch and gain some local insight from those who know the country best, Dominicans themselves.
    - Spend the night on the Waitukubuli National Trail or treat yourself to a stay at a world-class eco-resort.
    - Swim, snorkel or dive with sea turtles and prolific marine life off some of the most pristine reefs in the Caribbean.
    Fodor's Caribbean 2016 (Full-color Travel Guide)
    By Fodor's Travel Guides

    Fodor's
    Released: 2015-09-08
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    Fodor s Caribbean 2016 (Full-color Travel Guide)
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    Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

    Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of the Caribbean, including Anguilla’s powdery white beaches, Bonaire's colorful coral reefs, and the scenic beauty of Jamaica's Blue Mountains. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth. 

    This travel guide includes:
    · Dozens of full-color maps 
    · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
    · In-depth breakout features on the reggae of Jamaica; the many different cuisines of the region; renting a villa, and chartering a yacht
    · Major sights such as Maunday Bay, Playa Grande, Eagle Beach, Crane Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Anse Beach, Baie Orientale, and Negril Beach
    · Coverage of: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Barbados; Bonaire; Biritish Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Curacao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; Saba; St. Barthelemy; St. Eustatius; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Marteen/St. Martin; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; United States Virgin Islands

    Planning to focus on just part of the Caribbean? Check out Fodor's guides to Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados & St. Lucia; Bermuda; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Puerto Rico; St. Maarten/St. Martin, St. Barth & Anguilla; Turks & Caicos Islands; and U.S. & British Virgin Islands.
    Dominica Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights
    By Harry Lucas

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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    Dominica Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights
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    The Commonwealth of Dominica is a beautiful island paradise set in the Caribbean Sea. Discovered by Christopher Columbus on a Sunday in 1493, he named the island Dominica, meaning Sunday in Latin. With lush green forests, picturesque waterfalls, miles of hiking trails, volcanic mountains, thermal springs, and an endless list of fun activities, every day is a Sunday in Dominica. Such is the natural unspoiled beauty of the island that it has been nicknamed the Nature Isle of the Caribbean. Dominica - Culture - Location & Orientation - Climate & When to Visit - Sightseeing Highlights - Recommended Itineraries - One Day in Dominica - Two Days in Dominica - Roseau - Morne Trois Pitons National Park - Boiling Lake - Valley of Desolation - Boeri Lake - Freshwater Lake - Emerald Pool - Trafalgar Falls - Titou Gorge - Dominica Beaches - Cabrits National Park - Waitukubuli National Trail - Hiking Trails - Recommendations for the Budget Traveler - Places to Stay - Fort Young - Evergreen Hotel - Portsmouth Beach Hotel - Rejens Hotel - Garraway Hotel - Places to Eat - Palisades Restaurant - La Riverside Café - Cocorico Café - Rejens Restaurant - Pagua Bay Bar & Grill - Places to Shop - Nature’s Caress - Supermarkets in Dominica - Art Asylum
    Martinque, Guadeloupe, Dominica and St. Lucia Alive! (Martinque, Guadeloupe, Dominica & St. Lucia Alive)
    By Lynne M. Sullivan

    Hunter Publishing (NJ)
    Paperback (360 pages)

    Martinque, Guadeloupe, Dominica and St. Lucia Alive! (Martinque, Guadeloupe, Dominica & St. Lucia Alive)
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    Feeling "alive" is commonly used to describe the state when you are energized, excited, full of life! And that's exactly what these books inspire -- a feeling of eagerness to explore and discover.Alive! Guides are a refreshing change from the "same-old" guidebooks. They are written for the savvy traveler who is looking for quality and value in accommodations and dining, with a selection of activities to fill the days and nights. Each book's introduction covers the basic travel information, including climate, when to go, what to pack, history, package tours, geography and -- for overseas destinations -- currency concerns and health issues. Daytime pursuits are detailed in the "Sunup to Sundown" section, which cover the best beaches, walking tours, driving excursions, nature trips and sightseeing. Shopping plays a big part, with tips on how to barter in island crafts markets and where to find the best deals. And if you're looking for some fun when the stars come out, turn to the "After Dark" section, where you'll find descriptions of the best discos, cigar bars, theaters, movies, nightclubs and happy hours!
    Dominica (Bradt Travel Guide)
    By Paul Crask

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    Dominica, though diminutive, is one of the most naturally dramatic and beautiful islands of the Lesser Antilles. Self-proclaimed ‘Nature Island of the Caribbean’, its verdant mountains, lush valleys and dense tropical rainforests are a delight for those looking to discover a Caribbean island that can still claim to be off the mass-tourism trail. Aside from nature lovers, this guide is ideal for explorers intent on experiencing the country’s rich culture and heritage, and for scuba-divers who want to discover some dramatic marine life and underwater topography. Dominica’s recent claim to fame includes being the location for the filming of Hollywood blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean.

    Dominica Travel Journal: Perfect Size 100 Page Notebook Diary
    By CreativeJournals

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    Dominica Travel Journal: Perfect Size 100 Page Notebook Diary
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    Lightweight and perfect for traveling, this soft cover notebook journal is ideal for tucking into a full bag or suitcase. The cover is a glossy finish so that you can easily wipe it off (if it ends up covered in something delicious-tasting, or lands in a mud puddle ;) Keep your memories for longer by journalling them in your Dominica travel journal. A nice affordable travel notebook designed with the traveler in mind. This would make a great gift for the traveler in your life. Bon voyage!
    Antigua and Dominica Travel Map 1:35k/1:50k
    By Itmb Publishing LTD

    ITMB Publishing
    Map (2 pages)

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    This is a vastly improved map of Antigua. When we first published this title, the digital data was state-of-the-art. Fortunately, advances in digital data base activity can now provide dramatically better mapping information, strengthening this title. The map also includes insets of St. John s (the capital) and of the famous Nelson s Dockyard at English Harbour. Inset maps of St. Barthelemy Island and Sint Maarten (Dutch)/Saint-Martin (French) and of tiny Barbuda are included. Side 2 reproduces our map of Dominica. This is the same map published as Dominica/St. Lucia and is provided here simply to improve marketing. The Caribbean islands are steadily improving ferry connections between the islands, so we are increasingly showing more than one island entity on each published map (this one shows five different island countries). The map also has two covers, so can be marketed either Antigua side outwards or Dominica side outwards.
    Dominica, The Dark Island: A Misadventure in Eden with Zombies, Rastafarians, and Other Revolutionaries
    By Michael Tritico

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    Dominica, The Dark Island: A Misadventure in Eden with Zombies, Rastafarians, and Other Revolutionaries
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    Shortly after gaining independence from Britain, the island nation of Dominica implemented a farsighted policy protecting most of its biologically diverse rainforest as a national preserve. Former US Park Service Naturalist Michael Tritico traveled to

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