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Dominica: Why go

Known as the 'Nature Island' of the Caribbean, Dominica will not disappoint the adventurous spirit. Forget the Caribbean cliche of lying on golden sand, and think about venturing forth on spectacular mountain hikes through untamed virgin rainforests filled with rivers, waterfalls, rare birds, exotic plants and surreal boiling volcanic pools. Take to the crystal clear ocean and you'll find pristine coral reefs and resident whales. As the only island where Carib Indians have survived, there's even some unique local culture to discover.

Extremely friendly, largely unspoilt and lacking in tourists, Dominica specialises in mountain hideaways and small family run hotels, not beach resorts. Bananas, not tourism are still their main source of income.

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