Welcome to the Caribbean’s nature paradise; Caribbean News Now

Dominica – Morne Trois Pitons National Park

With tropical rainforest covering two-thirds of the island, fascinating geothermal activity and some of the best diving sites in the world, it is unsurprising that Dominica has become known as the “nature island of the Caribbean”.

Sparsely populated by just 70,000 people, Dominica remains beautifully unspoilt compared to many other Caribbean islands.

Until comparatively recently its tourism trade remained quieter than many of its neighbours but more visitors are now discovering this jewel of the eastern Caribbean.

Recognising that intensive tourism would be incompatible with preserving the island’s eco-system, the government has focused on attracting eco-tourists ever since signing an agreement with Green Globe, the environmental division of the World Travel and Tourism Council, to develop the island as a “model eco-tourism destination” in 1997.

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