By far the best stay in the Caribbean. Dominica has superb underwater options evidenced by the pics.

You have to say it Domin EE ca. (Not like Dominican Republic). Used to be British so all English speaking. Now a republic and a UN member state.

It bills itself as the nature island and less spoiled than the other ones. I didn’t go to hike but seems to be excellent for that too.

The airport is on the north west of the island so its a good hour to get to the capital on the West. I stayed at Sea World Hotel which is on It is a few minutes out of town (which is reflected in the price). It had amazing staff who arranged a private boat to take me freediving then a wild party in the evening.

It is trying to build up tourism – I can’t vouch for commercial diving operations as they only wanted to help if I was staying with them – hence I got a man in a boat for myself.

The town of Roseau has an interesting little history museum.

With more time it is possible to ferry to Martinique and Guadaloupe.

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