The Commonwealth of Dominica – a Gem of the Caribbean

The Commonwealth of Dominica is a gem in the Caribbean and should be on everyone’s bucket list. Like all gems, Dominica is prized for her great beauty. The national anthem reminds everyone that Dominica:

“is the isle of beauty, isle of splendour,
isle to all so sweet and fair,
All must surely gaze in wonder,
At thy gifts so rich and rare…”

Stare in Wonder at the Lush Greenery

One will surely stare in wonder at the lush green majestic mountains of Dominica and the pristine rain forest, the cascading waterfalls, the sulfurous hot springs, the plentitude of rivers, and most of all, the warmth and beauty of Dominicans.

Escape to the Tranquil and Laidback Lifestyle of Dominica

Nestled between the two French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, Dominica is home to approximately 70,000 people. A laid-back lifestyle, exotic cuisine, picturesque landscapes, and the most hospitable people all await you when you visit Dominica.

What Makes Dominica Unique and Special?

1. Kalinago People, the indigenous people of Dominica.

2. Phenomenal Snorkeling and Scuba Diving sites.

3. Lush hiking trails.

4. Rivers, rivers, and more rivers!

5. Nature and Natural beauty: Lush mountains, black and yellow volcanic sand, cascading waterfalls.

6. The Boiling Lake.

What Not to Miss in Dominica?

1. Dominica’s Carnival – Mas Domnik

2. World Creole Music Festival

3. Champagne Cold Spring

4. Trafalgar Falls

5. Scott’s Head

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6. Freshwater Lake

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7. Cabrits National Park

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Author:

Fr. Peter Hill

Fr Peter Hill

Fr. Peter Hill, C.Ss.R., is a Roman Catholic Priest from the nature island of the Caribbean, Dominica. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from St. John’s University, NY, an M.Div. from the Washington Theological Union, and a Doctoral degree in Preaching from the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO. Fr. Peter has a passion for preaching the Word of God and travels extensively preaching retreats. He lived and ministered on the islands of Dominica, St. Croix, Trinidad and Tobago, and St. Lucia. He is currently on assignment at the Redemptorist Formation Residence in San Antonio, Texas.

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