Dominica is described as the Caribbean’s best-kept secret. Affectionately known as the “Nature Island,” it’s been said that if Columbus returned today, Dominica is the only destination he would still recognize. This Eastern Caribbean island is a spectacular green retreat of rugged mountains, lush rainforests and rushing rivers.
The premiere destination for travelers seeking a unique vacation experience, a Dominica getaway often includes hiking and adventure; cultural events and festivals; diving and watersports; whale and dolphin watching; and canyoning excursions.
Dominica is the only Caribbean destination with a walking trail that extends the length of the island. The Waitukubuli National Trail leads visitors into the heart of local communities while passing through dramatic mountainous landscapes, rainforests, rivers and waterfalls.
One of the top 10 dive locations in the world, scuba divers choose from dive sites with dramatic walls and pinnacles, pristine reefs, and amazing creatures. Known as the “Whale Watching Capital of the Caribbean,” Dominica is the only country in the world where sperm whales reside year-round and is home to at least 20 species of whales and dolphins.
Travelers seeking health and wellness know the powers of Dominica’s water. From sea spas to sinus soaks, the island’s sea water draws out toxins released by tired muscles during a post-hike soak or helps clear sinus cavities using a technique dating back to Victorian times. Warm and cold sulphur water sites provide a natural setting where weary travelers relax while letting the natural sulphur content help to heal skin ailments. Other wellness activities on the “Nature Island” include yoga; massage and meditation; and island cuisine grown by local farmers and served at the island’s eco-resorts.
Air travelers can connect to Dominica on Air Sunshine, BVI Airways, LIAT or Seaborne Airlines from the surrounding hubs of Antigua, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Saint Lucia.
Dominica is offering travel professionals the opportunity to become destination specialists and master specialists, making them eligible for special offers. Upon completion of the specialist program, travel agents may also become master specialists, who are eligible for periodic cash incentives for bookings, the ability to have agent contact information on Dominica’s consumer website and shared consumer leads.
Learn more about Dominica by visiting discoverdominica.com. To sign up for complimentary training, visit dominicaexpertsus.com. Participants who complete the course by Nov. 30 will be entered to win an iPad3.