Vote for Boiling Lake as 8th Wonder of the World

A view of Boiling Lake. Photo credit: relaxinghub.com
A view of Boiling Lake. Photo credit: relaxinghub.com

Dominica’s Boiling Lake is among scores of sites worldwide nominated as one of the 8th Wonders of the world by virtualtourist.com.

Voting is now open to choose which one is the winner.

“Boiling Lake tests the endurance & determination of elite hikers who complete this trek. The hike to the Caribbean lake passes the volcanic activity of the Valley of Desolation & scenic Titou Gorge,” a short description of the lake reads on virtualtourist.com.

Dominicans are being encouraged to vote every day for the lake to beat the other competitors.

Voting ends on September 30.

Follow link below to cast your vote.

VOTE HERE

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46 Comments

  1. AJ
    June 2, 2013

    Only prob is the unwanted attention we could get if it officially becomes the *th wonder of the world

    • Anonymous
      June 18, 2013

      JESUS CHRIST when will u all grow up!!!!

  2. June 2, 2013

    Our current and previous government refused to allowed this boiling lake be number one in the world enough has not done to atract more visitors in our shores,if this was in a develop country it would have been number one,They used the nature island for an excuse is time to develop this country put things in place so visitors will be comfortable when they visit our country.

    • Anonymous
      June 18, 2013

      It’s u all the people who does that, every time something good is to happen in Dominica u all run u all mouth none stop negatively..

  3. IamHis
    June 2, 2013

    :-D Of course I voted. I’ll try to do it as often as possible. Come on all Dominicans will vote. Live here, live there, live whereever. Away, at home, one thing for sure, Domnicans will support DA anytime. Nature Island girl :lol: for life.

  4. diane
    June 2, 2013

    This was an awesome hike over so many different terrains Will never forget it! Love Dominica and the Boiling Lake!

  5. Justice and Truth
    June 1, 2013

    Someone sent me an email to that effect. I have already voted. I cannot vote again until Sunday. I certainly will everyday. I emailed the information to others.
    Dominica’s Boiling Lake is unique. I hope it gets top rating.
    Imagine a Boiling Lake! It is worth this Wonder. singing the praises of Dominica’s sceneries, I have bragged about this Lake :lol: and stated the water is so hot an egg could be boiled in it. Time for breakfast or brunch? :lol:
    It is a good thing we can vote more than once. I also sent it to some non-Dominican friends to vote.

  6. Nacinimod
    June 1, 2013

    Is it 7 wonders or “7 Natural wonders?” If it is natural wonders then D/ca should win hands down. Join me and early and often.

  7. Sug
    June 1, 2013

    Vote everyday people!

  8. June 1, 2013

    If Boiling Lake should win this, it would be good for our Tourist Industry.

    People of Dominica let us put our Homeland on the Vacation map. We don’t have to change her name to do that. What we need to do is to keep her Landscape clean and inviting –especially her sceneries of attraction; as we the people maintain the attitude and conducts which will welcomes our visitors.

    Have you voted for Boiling Lake? It is like one two three!

  9. Solution
    June 1, 2013

    I VOTED AND WILL BE VOTING EVERYDAY

  10. May 31, 2013

    The voting page states that voting is from June 3 to September 30.Does that mean that the advanced votes prior to June 3 will not be counted. Please clarify as it is very confusing. June has not even begin yet.

  11. Tacobelle
    May 31, 2013

    I am all exicited just thinking in the near future, I will hike to this place even if I have to crawl. I am praying to see this day. The Lord is good. DOMINICA AND MY PEOPLE STAY BLESSED ! Just let me run and vote, tan !

  12. foreigner
    May 31, 2013

    I say to anybody who is visiting Dominica, if you do nothing else you must try and get to the boiling lake. I have done it once and would never do it again because I know how hard it is however It is beautiful like the island, untouched like the island and unspoilt. I will be back for the carnival 2014 (god willing) and I am looking for another hike to do……any suggestions???????

    • Love Hiking
      June 3, 2013

      Morne Diablotin or selected Segments of WNT

  13. just lookin
    May 31, 2013

    WHY 8th AND NOT 1st?????????????

    • The G
      May 31, 2013

      because currently, there are 7 established wonders of the world. For decades, we have always known of 7 wonder of the world. I guess they are now looking for an 8th and it would be good if our Boiling Lake gets the nod to be one of the wonders of the world among wonders like the Great Wall of China and the leaning tower of Pisa

    • Anonymous
      May 31, 2013

      Because there are already seven named wonders. Try reading. Everyone has heard of the seven wonders.

    • WHO VEX VEX
      May 31, 2013

      so u really believe the second largest boiling lake in the world should be 1st ahead of the pyramids of Egypt, mt Everest, etc

      • Sug
        June 1, 2013

        only boiling lake of it’s kind… so technically it’s the 1st and only “Boiling” lake… the other boiling lake…which is actually a warm lake for people to bathe in…

  14. foreigner
    May 31, 2013

    I am from England and had heard about boiling lake from my cousin. she said it took her over 5 hours to get there. I was determined to try. It is a very hard hike but I managed to do it in 2 hours with some people from Salisbury Village. I have not met anyone else who has broken that record

    • me
      May 31, 2013

      1 hour 6 minutes my brother BRITISH ARMY LEADS THE WAY as they say it my unit TRAIN HARD FIGHT EASY

      • Island Boy
        June 1, 2013

        1h 46mins my friend :-D , Kudos to you for beating me by 40 minutes.. I have done the Boiling Lake hike 5 times and plan on doing it this summer again, it’s worth the title of 8th Wonder of the World.

  15. poonks
    May 31, 2013

    voted… :-D wish all dominicans vote..

  16. Anonymous
    May 31, 2013

    Wow! an authentic experience. I love this hike!

  17. stupess
    May 31, 2013

    :lol: of course I voted!! N I will vote everydayyyy till september 30…

  18. Anonymous
    May 31, 2013

    ok people boiling lake is in the 5th down from the top and is third in the row from the left. now let’s get the voting going

  19. Black Carib
    May 31, 2013

    Cool, but I think virtualtourist.com. should have a better picture of our boiling lake. there is too much green in the pic that they have. The one in this article is very good. Perhaps we could send it to them.

    And please Dominicans vote. These are the things we should be shouting about. Especially those of us who have completed this trek. I for one have done it twice. It is an adventure worth having. So those who have not been there yet should plan to be.

    May God continue to bless our land.

    • June 1, 2013

      THe picture is lovely…NATUREEEEE…. All you have to do is vote and not comment. Zor tou fas

      • Black Carib
        June 3, 2013

        Thanks -just thought it could show more of the lake thats all.

  20. Nosfaratou
    May 31, 2013

    According to the link:
    “Boiling Lake: Pro: Beautiful in all aspects.
    Con: Scary Landing at the airport.”

    Why don’t we just advertise that its all part of the exhilarating experience?

    Dominica: Defy The Everyday… Every Time.

    • Tee
      May 31, 2013

      Do like me, sign up and write a positive comment. Let us make the positive ones outweigh the negative ones!

  21. Too Hard Too Long
    May 31, 2013

    I voted of course. So many wonderful things to see in the world. Come see our Boiling Lake.

  22. What do you think???
    May 31, 2013

    Is voting the only process? If so, it seems really difficult for us to make it……. What do you think? Vote 70,000 times? (lol)

    • Black Carib
      May 31, 2013

      Well… its worth a try. At least we are there and its chance to advertise something that we have so go ahead and vote

    • Too Hard Too Long
      May 31, 2013

      There are way more than 70 000 Dominicans. Think Big!!

    • Jimi Hendrix
      May 31, 2013

      That was exactly what I thought. It is almost like one apartment block in New York voting the the Communist Party and thinking they can influence the result.

  23. sentient
    May 31, 2013

    voted. awesome.

  24. Grandbay
    May 31, 2013

    This not grand enough for that….and it too hard to travel to..it won’t make it

    • smh
      May 31, 2013

      thats why it’s for elite hikers……

      • Black Carib
        May 31, 2013

        And I am proud to be an elite hiker having done it twice

      • me
        May 31, 2013

        elite my big toe u doh know what elite hiking is man just because its kinda difficult for u u want to call it elite compared to trails ive been on in peru bolivia the alps in france borneo alaska and canada this one is easy but i will say this THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL NATURAL SITE I HAVE BEEN TO IN THE WORLD I HAVE BEEN TO YELLOWSTONE IN THE STATES AND THATS NICE ( WAY TO DEVELOPED ) BUT IN DCA ITS TOTALLY STILL UNSPOILT IT GETS MY VOTE ANYDAY EVERYDAY ALL DAY

    • Too Hard Too Long
      May 31, 2013

      Think Big! Broaden your mind and your horizons and suddenly you will accept that yes, Boiling Lake is grand enough. It is THE boiling lake – a particularly unique occurrence in the entire world!

    • Jimi Hendrix
      May 31, 2013

      But how come they saying it is for elite hikers when I remember doing it in high school and we just woke up and hiked to the lake. We must have been elite hikers without even realizing it. :lol:

      • June 1, 2013

        Hello. Tell them our people does that on a daily basis without any training. We must be special.

    • June 1, 2013

      IKR….stop using those people’s wheel chair pretending you handicap. I did it and so can anyone who is not lazy and determined. Good experience. Can’t wait to go back there

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