Dominica featured in several major US publications

Red Rock is a popular visitor site in Dominica. Photo by R Sanford

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.

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  1. Lin clown
    March 20, 2023

    Mr Francisco you have been living out of Dominica for too long.What have you,Gabriel Christian,Irvin Andre,Dale Dangleben,Jonathan Y St.Jean and the other UWP supporters done for Dominica?How many businesses do you have?How many jobs have you created?95% of Dominicans do not know about all you guys.Did somebody BRIBE you and Gabriel Christian to say the report by CNN is fake news and a lie?You went to Los Angeles where prostitution,murders,drug users and homelessness is out of control,and you feel good,”I live in Los Angeles” as if Dominicans do not know about Los Angeles.You and the other crooked traitors criticize Dominica because of jealousy.You criticize because you and Gabriel Christian never believe Skerrit and Labourites would put Dominica on the world map.Your criticism is filled with UWP political jealousy and hate,I firmly believe without a doubt you and Gabriel are aholes and traitors.Gabriel is bitter because he did not get to control the CBI programme.

  2. Drumbeat
    March 18, 2023

    WOW! Skeritt made Dominica so beautiful? He must have spent a quite a penny. Or maybe $2.3 billions from his Deep pockets.

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  3. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    March 17, 2023

    How come I watch those two CNN, MSN, every day and never saw anything about Dominica?
    Can you inform me at what time and date Dominica was featured, so that I can go into both entity programing archives of recent and old programming to view that for myself??

    ADMIN: The original articles were published online.

    Link to the CNN article:
    Link to the MSN Article:

    • Kawant wozo
      March 20, 2023

      Admin Wow you guys actually responded to This jacka..

  4. dissident
    March 17, 2023

    De timing is weird.
    Why is it that we don’t see stories like this during or just after Carnival or Independence celebrations/Creole music festival?
    A lot of money is spent around these times to promote the country.
    I noticed that these stories come out around de times that skerrit belly is boiling with shame and rage……de no planning permission for construction of an international Airport for example or investigation by outside agencies of a bank in Dominica that the citizens are clueless about.
    I have studied that pattern!
    Allegedly, according to a news article that I read about a year ago…….skerrit has hired a public relations company to clean his image with positive news articles whenever his belly starts to boil from internal shame!
    De organization is Allegedly owned by Rudolph Giuliani……the same organization does the same tactics for Trump.
    A man making $8000 a month can never be a millionaire…I rest my case.

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  5. Lol
    March 17, 2023

    Well that is a clear message that those who spend their lives trying to destroy our beautiful country has failed miserably. Who God bless no man cause.

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  6. Lin clown
    March 17, 2023

    I listened to Gabriel Christian,this guy is truly a JACKA of the highest degree.Gabriel Christian want Dominicans to believe the government of Dominica paid (bribe)CNN to publish the report.This complete Jacka is giving Athie Martin praises for the report,when every Dominican know if it was for the sake of Athie Martin,Dominicans would still be living in gullet houses with straw roofs.For Athie Martin Dominicans would still be riding DONKEYS to Roseau.With all Athie wizardry,as Gabriel Christian want us to believe.What has Athie done to bring development to Dominica?Athie is against everything this government has done,hospitals,roads,bridges,housing for the unfortunate,everything.The only thing people know about Athie is his name and being an agent of destruction.Gabriel must understand he is an American living in America and Dominicans don’t buy that BS about him being Dominican.De man allowed sticky fingers to daycallay DASS.Where is the chocolate factory he promised…

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 19, 2023

      Now here you are calling Gabriel Christian a jacka.s, when we know who Gabriel is: I remember Gabriel Christian in his young life before becoming a lawyer in Dominica, I working at Smith & Lord.
      This man has a law degree, owned and operate his law firm in America, you that damn dog, nobody we don’t know who the hell you are without a name you do not have a pot, or pan to urinate into calling a great academically educated man a jacka.s.
      And Admin: you might well write the name jacka.s as it is spelled, because a jacka.s is a donkey, and If I am correct there is scripture in the bible where a jacka.s spoke; bible said “jacka.s”, so there is nothing disgraceful to write words as people submit them, the term idiot simply means a stupid person, and there are plenty of us in Dominica, and America too.
      The term stupid simple means “having or showing great lack of intelligence, or common sense. If I am a damn fool stupid or an idiot people should refer to me…

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  7. Ibo France
    March 17, 2023

    I truly believe that Dominica is blessed with the most spectacular natural beauty and sites than any other place on earth. Sometimes, I think that God took his own hands and made Dominica.

    If the country had astute leadership, it would have been a Mecca for tourists. It is surrounded by shimmering seas, rare fauna and flora aplenty, many rivers, waterfalls, hot springs, an abundance of rainfall and arable soil for planting to achieve food security. The list of blessings is infinite.

    Unfortunately, the leadership for the last twenty three (23) has not capitalised on these God given gifts. Roosevelt and his handpicked maids have usurped the power of the people and have used their positions for self enrichment while pauperising the rest of the citizenry.

    Finally, compare the tourist arrivals of Dominica to those of Antigua, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, Anguilla, St. Maarten, abysmal! The Tourism Minister deliberately avoided statistics for obvious reasons.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 19, 2023

      lbo, it is one thing to read something, but in-spite of how beautiful you believe Dominica is; it is not normal for a place as Dominica to get that sort of rating and publicity.

      Dominica besides being called Nature island, has nothing to pull tourist to the island, don’t you know that someone could have gotten paid to pay for such publicity?

      It happens you know, do not be fooled!

      Click on the following:

      Review all of the islands, and countries you see, and compare any of them to Dominica, even the photographs, of someone on a breakup bridge in the bush of Dominica, and tell me if that is the attraction to cause Dominica the best place to visit in 2023; can’t you see something is bogus about that.

      If I was a sleeping dog, dreaming that could not fool me!

      There is always a way to pay for false information and advertisement in the world we exists!

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  8. Braindamage
    March 17, 2023

    Dominica is so beautiful…
    Only if we had good leadership and Govt, the Island would have been the most developed country in the Eastern Caribbean..

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  9. Marty
    March 17, 2023

    Sure! The problem remains, nobody wants to come or if they want to, they can’t, due to a lack of affordable seats.

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  10. Marvlyn
    March 17, 2023

    It’s interesting how Dominica’s tourism people are happy for the Waitukubuli National Trail to be raved about by others while knowing – and keeping quiet about the fact that it hasn’t actually existed since Hurricane Maria.

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    • Zandoli
      March 18, 2023

      I agree. A couple years ago I watched a tourist walk the trail and it was very clear that the trail has not been maintained. There were several areas that were overgrown by bushes.
      Unfortunately, that is the sad reality that is Dominica. They spend a lot of money to build it only to neglect it.

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  11. Lin clown
    March 17, 2023

    The UWP habitual criminals,lying crooks and traitors are going to have a heart attack.The media whore on q95,the semi- lunatic, dictionary eating Jacka from St.Joseph,are never going to talk about that.Comparing Dominica to the USA.Whereas most things in the USA are man made,Dominica is natural beauty.In Dominica there are natural springs flowing with cristal clear water very few people have seen.

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    • Doepaltwo
      March 18, 2023

      True. Sorry I ended up clicking the wrong button lol.

  12. Pedro
    March 17, 2023

    There’s is also an article in travel and leisure among the top 25 islands.

  13. HOPE
    March 17, 2023

    For all the naysayers and negative nancies saying that the new aerial tram project will fail like the old rainforest aerial tram, tell me if we had even one tenth of this exposure back when that project was running. If we are getting that type of recognition now, imagine when we have an attraction like an aerial tram that takes you directly to the second largest boiling lake in the world. You have to be mad with hatred against the government or just stupid to not realize how massive that project will be for us

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    • Roger Burnett
      March 19, 2023

      The attraction is Dominica’s natural environment.

      As such, it does not need cable car infrastructure polluting the landscape.

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