Advantages Unforgettable Experience
Disadvantages Very Expensive
On November 3rd, 1978 Dominica gained its independence from Great Britain and became an independent republic within the Commonwealth. Dominica is also known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean and is situated between the French speaking islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique it is the largest and most mountainous of the all the Windward Islands. Some people tend to get Dominica mixed up with the Dominican Republic, which can really makes me angry, as they are completely different places. People fail to remember that one is in the Caribbean the other is in South America, which is a good distance away.The main airport on the island is Melville Hall, which, is in the north part of the island, is about 38 miles from Roseau the capital city. There is also another airport, which is Canefield in the southwest part of the island, which is about 3 miles from Roseau. To get to the island you need to use the regional carrier, which is called Liat. You can get the Liat plane from the any of the following islands Antigua, Barbados and St Lucia. These islands are less than an hour away. Liat planes are extremely small and cramped so I advice you only carry a small hand luggage bag.
The island is not that big being roughly 29 miles long and 16 miles wide. When you read about the island they usually say Volcanic in its towering green mountains covered with dense tropical forests; deep valleys and countless streams provide magnificent scenic views. This is so right. To get a good view of the island as you are landing it has been recommended that if you are flying north into Canefield that you sit on the right hand side and flying north sit on the left hand side. If flying into Melville Hall you do the opposite. The most frightening bit for me is when the plane starts to descend and all you see is green trees around you it actually feels like the plane is heading towards them. It probably wouldn’t bother me if the plane were bigger.
Boiling Lake – one of the largest in the world, you reach it after a tough 2-4 hour walkTitou Gorge – is a volcano that you can swim in (well not literally). There is a crevice in which hot and cold steams blend together.
Sulphur Springs – is a spring that you can bathe in. Its hot sulphuric mud and water that come s from the earth’s interior.Emerald Pool – is a green pool in the heart of the rainforest, it has a waterfall which can viewed from the underside
Trafalgar Falls – a pair of waterfalls which you can climb and be surrounded by a rainbow these are one of the islands most famous sights.Victoria Waterfall – probably the most impressive and photogenic waterfall on the island
Freshwater Lake – a big lake of pure clear water that you bathe inBotanic Gardens – The Garden is located in Roseau and has different species of plants and even animals some say it is the ideal place for a picnic in the summer if you are into that sort of thing!
The weather is generally dry between January and July; with the wettest months is August to October.
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