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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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Here are our Top Picks for Accommodation in Dominica

Secret Bay – Dominica

Ten (10) stunning and peaceful villas provide a 180-degree view over the mountain peaks of Dominica and the Caribbean Sea. Explore and Enjoy.

Pagua Bay House – Dominica

A tranquil, and luxury boutique hotel overlooking the calming and stunning Pagua Bay in Marigot, Dominica. Enjoy free WIFI, parking and breakfast.

Cocoa Cottages – Dominica

Sitting on an acre of land, Cocoa Cottage has beautiful gardens full of fresh produce, all guest accessible and all used in meal preparations.

Villa Vista – Dominica

A peaceful and private villa located on Calibishie, Dominica, offering views of Hodges Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and the volcanic red rock coastline.

Calibishie Cove – Dominica

Open spaced bedrooms offer exceptional views of the Caribbean sea. Guests have access to free Wi-Fi and free daily continental breakfast.

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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