UPDATE: Dominica at #4 in vote for “Best Caribbean Island”

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Dominica’s beautiful Emerald Pool

Dominica has moved up to the 4th position in the race to being voted as the best Caribbean Island in the USA Today’s Readers Choice contest.

The island is among twenty Caribbean destinations chosen by experts and the winner will be named Best Caribbean.

Puerto Rico currently holds the number one position followed by Curacao, St Martin, and Grenada.

On the USA Today travel website, the following description of Dominica can be found:

“On mountainous Dominica, it’s what lies inland that makes the island special. Two-thirds of Dominica’s original rainforest remains, as well as one of the few surviving groups of Carib Indians. The island’s volcanic roots remain very evident, whether on a hike to one of the biggest boiling lakes on the planet or while exploring underwater volcanic vents.”

Members of the public are being urged to cast their vote for Dominica to claim the number one spot.

Voting is live until January 6 and the winner will be revealed on January 8.

Click here to vote.

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24 Comments

  1. Marigold
    December 31, 2013

    Best in terms of…? The increasing publicity D/ca is getting the past few years makes me nervous because I view mass tourism as inherently destructive. I know it’s important for the economy but I think due to the unique nature of the place tourism shouldn’t be handled here like it is in most other places. I am very happy there is no international airport, although there MUST be an easier way to get here (that doesn’t bring in massive amounts of people at a time) Besides, D/ca doesn’t yet have the infrastructure and accommodations to handle mainstream tourism.

    • blue angel
      December 31, 2013

      totaly agree with you;dominica has to gradualy grow. i always look at an island like saint martin and i think it would be very sad to take the same track; i see that island like an ex beautifull lady now tired and overused (living night life for the past 30 years). today crime rate is the highest on the french side of all french territory the place is dry; the place they call natural reserve is so dirty: plastic botltes…. the last time i went had the feeling that the place had nothing more to offer

  2. Opinion
    December 31, 2013

    Shouldn’t we NOT vote in this, wouldn’t that just give an unfair biased opinion of our country?

    • Opinion
      December 31, 2013

      shouldn’t the foreigners (tourists) be left to decide this?

  3. Simple
    December 31, 2013

    For me it’s simple as this. Even if we do not win the number one sport, Dominica, yes Dominica is the best Caribbean Island.

  4. Doll
    December 31, 2013

    Love Dominica very much …

  5. December 31, 2013

    Isle of beauty ,isle of splendour. Land of many rivers,mineral baths,dive sites. Home to Waitukubuli National Trail and more. You deserve the #1 spot.

    Nature Island of the World.

  6. Anonymous
    December 31, 2013

    Dominica is a blessed country, a land of many rivers valleys, streams and beautiful people.A God fearing nation. With many centurians, meaning that we have a story to tell the rest of the world. A land of natural beauty.The only with an indigenous population srong and firm. Go Dominica, Go and capture the number one position.
    I Love my Country, despite our many trails and testing.

  7. Mary Morris
    December 31, 2013

    I have never been to Dominica but the unspoiled nature of the country is what I am after. I have read up on it and seen pictures. Water for me is very relaxing and there is so much of that there ,all these rivers and streams and waterfalls.

  8. Anonymous
    December 31, 2013

    Big up to my island, It is the best there is in the whole world Dominica is beyond beauty none to compare love you Dominica, and keep it real jah bless you.

  9. Anonymous
    December 31, 2013

    Why does everything have to be political, gosh man, vote for our island!!

  10. BRAIN DAMAGE
    December 31, 2013

    I love Dominica. She is the best.

  11. on deployment.
    December 31, 2013

    What a joke.

    • Family Guy
      December 31, 2013

      did you make that comment while looking in a mirror?
      just asking

  12. December 31, 2013

    Lovely dominica land where rivers flow will you come and stay awhile in beautiful ,dominica numoro uno

  13. Doc. Love
    December 31, 2013

    Best Caribbean Island as regards to beauty, no one can beat us, but when it comes to corruption in Government, unfortunately, we have a serious problem.

    • smh
      December 31, 2013

      hahaha, aye, we dominicans have jokes to wii papa mete! let us leave political comments under political articles ok. In 2014, we supporting our country, not our government… all in favour?!!?!?!?!?! hahahaha

    • FAST N FURIOUS
      December 31, 2013

      You seem to be the only corrupt one now.You are so out of context.Where does politics in here?

      • Too Late
        December 31, 2013

        here is Fast n Furious defending corruption agaiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. SMH

    • is true
      December 31, 2013

      True. If it were not for corruption we could have a better economy than other islands and we would be even more popular.

    • boss
      January 4, 2014

      all of alu can hush allu mammy on d corruption ras shait

  14. So Special
    December 31, 2013

    GO DOMINIA GO. YOU A ONE OF THE BEST ISLANDS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY HAVE CREATED. Beauty is not high rises, rail roads, fast foods, etc. DOMINICA, you are unique, we all go for the life in the fast lane in other countries, and not stopping to enjoy real NATURE.

    I hope Dominica wins as number one in the Caribbean. Every other country is always calling us small, but big is not always the best. All Dominicans, please take a moment to enjoy our country, and we are inviting other people in other parts of the world, to come and enjoy NATURE with us. GOD BLESS DOMINICA, GO DOMINICA GO.

  15. Respect Everyone
    December 30, 2013

    In our hearts Dominica is the Best. Our natural beauty, our fertile soil, Our cuisine, Our foods(fruits, vegetables…), our water, our coral reefs, our marine life, our air quality, our wild life, our Climate, our culture and most importantly, Our People are testament to that fact.
    I LOVE MY COUNTRY!!!

  16. John Doe
    December 30, 2013

    Great news! Can you imagine if we had an international airport?

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