Dominica is a small island nation in the Caribbean Sea, south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique, approximately 750 square kilometres. Dominica has been dubbed the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean” due to its unspoiled natural beauty. Dominica is largely covered by rainforest and is home to the world’s second largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. Some of the plants and animals thought to be extinct on adjacent islands can still be found in Dominica’s forests. Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a tropical forest mingled with scenic volcanic structures and recognised as a world heritage site.
Dominica has a hot and subtropical year round climate. The heaviest rains fall during late summer and fall, this is from August to December. This is the principle rainy season, when it is at its hottest and most humid and is also the hurricane season. The dry season is from February to April and are the driest. This is generally considered the best months to visit. In winter months the temperature averages between 21° to 28°C (69 to 82°F) and in the summer 23°to 30°Celsius (73 to 86°F).
The Caribbean Sea offshore of Dominica is home to a group of sperm whales that live in this area year round. Spinner dolphins and bottlenose dolphins are also commonly spotted in the area. Much of the Walt Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, was shot on location on Dominica.
Dominica is one of the top 10 dive destinations in the world, its diverse dive sites await you, from the calmer tropical fish filled waters, to spectacular drops and a submerged volcanic crater. With 300 miles of trails on Dominica this island is a nature lover’s dream. Breath-taking views, waterfalls, rushing streams, and volcanic wonders await hikers of every skill level. While the coast boasts beaches of both black volcanic and golden sand.
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