Dominica (pronounced dom-in-ee-ka) is known as “the Nature Island” for good reason: this small island boasts an unspoiled rainforest, volcanic hot springs, 365 rivers and countless waterfalls. Dominica has three National Parks, one of which (the Morne Trois Piton National Park) was enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. It is the only natural world heritage site in the Eastern Caribbean. A mountainous island, Dominica rises dramatically to almost 5,000 feet above sea level. The island is mostly rural, uncrowded, and unspoiled.
At least 60% of this nature paradise is still covered by lush tropical rainforest and other verdant vegetation. Water is one of the island’s most abundant natural resources. Numerous rivers gush out of the mountains to create spectacular waterfalls (among them Middleham, Victoria, Trafalgar and Sari Sari Falls), emerald pools at the base of the falls, and dramatic gorges, such as Titou Gorge. Dominica is a mecca for the adventure traveler with dozens of water activities including scuba diving, snorkeling, whale & dolphin watching and kayaking. There are also a host of other tours and activities ranging from bird watching and hiking to jeep/ATV safaris and mountain bike treks. For the rugged hiker, a trip to the Boiling Lake, one of the world’s largest actively boiling lake, is a must.
The air temperature is approximately 75-85F degrees year-round, with cooler temperatures in the mountains. January to April is the dry season and July to October the green season.
Castle Comfort Dive Lodge – BLOW OUT SALE includes 7 night accommodations, 5 days of 2-tank boat dives, unlimited shore diving, welcome drink, daily breakfast, complimentary use of sea kayaks, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax, and service charges. Travel 12/1/15-1/31/16, 5/1/16-8/31/16 & 10/1-10/31/16 (Summer Special).v