Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2016 - Page 85

Welcome to DOMINICA The Nature Island Colin Piper CEO/Director of Tourism Dear Visitors and Prospective Visitors, those who want to reconnect with nature, we have countless nature hiking trails that lead through and within prime Oceanic rainforest to countless waterfalls, lakes and rivers. Welcome to Dominica! Or as we say, Bienvenue! Dominica, The Nature Island welcomes you to experience all of its beautiful natural wonders. As you learn more about us, you will realize that Dominica is not your typical Caribbean destination. Travelers to Dominica actively seek out authentic experiences, personal challenges and the possibility of the unknown. They have no desire to follow the crowd and have little use for the ordinary or the typical experience. Visitors to Dominica understand that in order to maintain physical, mental and spiritual wellness, they must be in contact with nature. Dominica continues to receive many accolades some of these include: Caribbean Journal - Dominica listed as one of the 16 Places to Visit in the Caribbean for 2016. Ethical Traveler - Four of five years, Dominica recognized among World’s Top 10 Most Ethical Destinations 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011. While on island, be sure to take time to enjoy Dominica’s attractions encompassing nature, culture and adventure. Visit the Kalinago Barana Aute within the Kalinago Territory to experience indigenous heritage, relax in our thermal springs, dine at our quaint spots, or for relaxation and tranquility, consider a rowboat ride on the Fresh Water Lake or the Indian River. In the North of the island, be sure to visit the Syndicate Parrot Reserve within the Morne Diablotin National Park or the restored historic Fort Shirley at the Cabrits National Park. For divers and snorkelers Dominica is the perfect spot. Dominica is known for its wall and pinnacle diving. In fact, the Island received several top accolades from readers of various Magazines for its healthy reefs and crystal clear waters. For USA Today - Dominica ranked third among 20 for the Best Caribbean Destination for Adventure in 2015. Caribbean Journal- Dominica named one of “the Must-Visit Caribbean Places in 2015.” We have made the call for Adventurers of the mind, body and spirit. Will you heed that call for an experience that appeals to travelers looking of something different, off the beaten path? We look forward to welcoming you to Dominica in the not too distant future. Warm Regards, Colin Piper CEO/Director of Tourism 81