Dominica

Middleham Falls and Boeri Lake, Dominica

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Middleham Falls and Boeri Lake, Dominica

After the strenuous hike to The Boiling Lake what better way to stretch my legs the following day than to visit Middleham Falls and Boeri Lake, which are also within the Morne Trois Pitons National Park.   Middleham Falls are 275 feet high and it takes 45 gentle minutes through the rainforest to reach the viewing platform. I saw yanga palms, anthurium, and large tree ferns on the way. The only dangers are the slippery tree roots and crossing two streams using irregularly shaped stepping stones.   Further up the mountain the trail to...

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Dominica’s Boiling Lake: Part 2

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Dominica’s Boiling Lake: Part 2

Editor’s Note: This is the second blog post in a series about the hike to the Boiling Lake within the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rain makes some of the steps and rocks extremely slippery. I arrived at The Boiling Lake around 11:10 and spent around 30 minutes eating my lunch. Suddenly my guide, David Nicholas (recommended), looked at the sky, indicated some distant clouds, and suggested it was going to rain and we should go. David was concerned about the stream after the Valley of...

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Dominica’s Boiling Lake: Part 1

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Dominica’s Boiling Lake: Part 1

Editor’s Note: This is the first blog post in a series about the hike to the Boiling Lake within the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.   The first question I asked myself when I thought about doing this six-hour hike was whether I was fit enough. I decided I was, as I ran four times a week for about 40 minutes on average. Another question was this – should I hire a guide? The answer to this question is definitely yes – and a good guide will only cost US$10 per hour. Six miles...

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Caribbean Taxi Fares at the Airport

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Caribbean Taxi Fares at the Airport

At Barbados airport, the fares to the various island destinations are posted on a board outside the arrivals area. I made sure that my taxi driver knew the fare to my destination and whether I would be paying him in US or East Caribbean dollars. From Melville Hall in Dominica the fare to Roseau, the capital, is US$50 for the 1.5 hour trip. However, there are never many taxis at the airport, so this scarcity might raise the price. When I arrived at VC Bird airport in Antigua, I headed to the taxi dispatcher, who wrote out a receipt for me so...

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Dominica Announces Hike Fest 2011

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Dominica Announces Hike Fest 2011

Roseau, Dominica– Discover Dominica Authority and the Dominica Hotel & Tourism Association today announced the schedule for 4th Annual Hike Fest. Part of Dominica’s Tourism Awareness Month, Hike Fest celebrates the Nature Island’s best hiking venues. Hike Fest 2011 will highlight segments of the island’s Waitukubuli National Trail (WNT). Dominica is the only Caribbean destination with a walking trail that extends the length of the island. The 115-mile long Waitukubuli National Trail is divided into 14 continuous segments. The trail...

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2011 Carnival in Dominica

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2011 Carnival in Dominica

ROSEAU, Dominica – (January 6, 2011) – Discover Dominica Authority today announced the calendar of events for its upcoming Carnival celebration. Carnival is the most festive season in Dominica (Dom-in-EEK-a), a spectacular green island of rugged mountains, lush rainforests and rushing rivers in the Eastern Caribbean. Carnival – or “The Real Mas” – is a pre-Lenten festival with a rich history dating back thousands of years. Carnival in Dominica is highlighted by a kaleidoscope of colors, a street parade and an exciting and entertaining street...

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Dominica Island Profile

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LOCATION: The Commonwealth of Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-ee-ka) is located in the Eastern Caribbean, north of Martinique and south of Guadeloupe, 375 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It lies between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. SIZE: Dominica is 29 miles long and 16 miles wide; the total land area nearly 290 square miles. It has the highest mountains in the Eastern Caribbean, the loftiest peak, Morne Diablotin, is 4,747 feet high. POPULATION: Dominica’s population is approximately 71,000. LANGUAGE: English...

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