Dominica has received much publicity in recent days after the island was featured in several major US publications.
There have been articles about Dominica in TIME Magazine, CNN, MSN and Family Destination Guide.
TIME named the island “one of the greatest places” for 2023, MSN said it is among the “five Best Caribbean Islands for Your Next Vacation,” CNN noted that the island is among the 25 “most beautiful places,” while Family Destination Guide ranked it among the “Best Family-Friendly Spring Break Destinations” for 2023.
In an article published on March 16, TIME said Dominica “doesn’t have the requisite beaches of this region, but what it does have is adventure aplenty via rain forests, waterfalls, hot springs, and volcanoes.”
It pointed to the Waitukubuli National Trail and the recently introduced the Waitukubuli Sea Trail.
“Kayakers can spend a week exploring the entire length of the island’s calm Caribbean coastline, paddling past dramatic cliffs and snorkeling hidden coves, or just do portions,” the article stated.
It made reference to Dominica’s newest resort, Coulibri Ridge.
“High in the mountains with breathtaking views of the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea, it prides itself on being fully off-grid, powered by solar and wind turbines. Purified rainwater fills two infinity pools facing majestic Morne Fou mountain peak, with Martinique in the distance. Produce at the restaurant is grown on the resort’s 285 acres or nearby farms,” according to the article.
In its feature, CNN described the Dominican experience as nothing like its Caribbean neighbors.
“Dominica is known as “nature island” for a reason. This tiny Caribbean state, focused on hot springs and rainforest treks rather than flopping on the beach, is nothing like its neighboring islands,” the article reads.”Boiling Lake, in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, is accessible via steep, mountainous paths, an ethereal body of water that is well worth the hike. For divers, Champagne Reef, with its explosions of colorful plants and fish, is a true paradise.”
MSN pointed to “new direct flights from Miami, a trending new world-class eco resort, and a coveted spot on Lonely Planet’s prestigious list of Best in Travel 2023” as giving Dominica “its time in the sun” and 2023 as “Dominica’s moment.”
It described Dominica as a “true tropical paradise.”
“Mountainous terrain reveals rain forests covering almost two-thirds of the island, home to hundreds of species of colorful birds and misty, plunging waterfalls. Take it all in as you explore the over 300 miles of hiking trails on the island, offering unbeatable ocean views and first-hand encounters with nature,” the article said.
It made note of the island’s “unique black sand beaches” and Batibou Beach among “the best beaches in the Caribbean.”
“Snorkeling and diving opportunities abound, with excellent options for beginners and experienced divers alike. Dominica is also known as the whale-watching capital of the Caribbean and the only country in the world where sperm whales reside year-round,” the article said.
It also referenced the Coulibri Ridge Resort, saying it is one of “the most impressive boutique resorts in the Caribbean, and its eco-friendly features mean your stay in the Nature Island of the Caribbean will be an Earth-positive one.”
For its part, Family Destination Guide described Dominica as “a great choice” for “a fun spring break trip in the Caribbean with the family.”
“If you’re looking to run away from places that are filled with tourists, you might want to check out the Nature Island,” the article said.
It recommended hitting the Batibou Beach or visiting the Indian River which it describes as being “surrounded by rain forests.”
The article went on to state that in Dominica visitors can find waterfalls, rafting options and hiking trails.
“If you want the children to experience a little more nature here, head towards the island’s northwest coast and check out the Cabrits National Park,” the Family Destination Guide advises.