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Experience Dominica Vivez la Dominique

*What you can expect in the Nature Island

where to stay 18.

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For the Water Adventurer! Pour les passionnés de sport d’eau

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Deep Sea Fishing Pêche en haute mer

*An angler’s paradise

festivals

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Whale Watching A la rencontre des baleines

Where to Stay Où se loger

*Options for accommodation in Dominica

the sexy 6

The Sexy 6 Les 6 Sexy

*Boutique hotels with appeal

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*Plongée sous-marine

An underwater spectacle

A Hiker's Playground Paradis de la randonnée

*Treks for amateur to advanced hikers

Morne Trois Pitons National Park Le Parc national du Morne trois pitons

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A hiker’s historic experience

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la rencontre des Kalinagos *TheA indigenous people of Dominica

Carnival: Sweet Mas Domnik Carnaval: Mas Domnik

*The last true Caribbean Carnival

weddings & honeymoons 74.

Weddings on the Nature Island Cérémonies de mariage sur l’île de Nature

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52. Wellness Warriors of Wai’tukubuli Spa-Bien-être Warriors of Wai’tukubuli Rejuvenating and healing powers

real estate & investment

Endless options for a non-traditional “I do”

of nature

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Investment Opportunities Opportunités d'investissement

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From Farm to Table: Organic Food In Dominica De la ferme à la table: nourriture organique en Dominique

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Future Developments Développements Hôteliers à venir

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Citizenship by Investment Citoyenneté par investissement

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Real Estate in Dominica Immobilier à la Dominique

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The essence of Dominican cuisine

A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Wai’tukubuli National Trail Le Wai'tukubuli National Trail

health wellness & food

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adventure 26.

*A must-do in Dominica

48. Diving

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Exploring Dominica’s water wonders

66. Meet the Kalinago

history & culture 62.

History & Culture Histoire et Culture

*From past to present

*An array of options for investors *

What's to come in hotel development

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One of the world’s most reputable programmes

*For retirement or investment

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minister's message message du ministre

Translated by Alliance Française de la Dominique

Welcome to Dominica, The Nature Island of the Caribbean! An exclusive, private hideaway - where you imagine time standing still, the way the Caribbean used to be. Rainforests, rivers and nature’s beaches abound! Just what you need to rejuvenate your mind and body. Pick from a range of accommodation options to provide comfort during your stay, whether villas, small and medium sized resorts or guesthouses/ inns. Let the vistas of unspoilt nature captivate you. Take in the smells, and sounds of the rainforest, or the river running close by. Engage in the many things to see and do­—walking, hiking, scuba diving, snorkeling and cultural enrichment­—just to name a few. Return home with fond memories of the new and exciting experiences while on the Nature Island.

Honourable Robert Tonge Minister for Tourism & Urban Renewal

Be sure to sample some of our tasty cuisine, seasoned with local herbs and spices and grown in our rich volcanic soil, giving that dish its special Dominican flavour, affectionately prepared for you and served around a table like in days of old. A local beer or one of the many unique and distinctly flavoured rum punches from any one of the local connoisseurs is sure to delight. And at night, some local herbal teas will ensure rest for the next day’s activities. Our capital Roseau, amidst the historic architecture, provides a sense of place where visitors and locals congregate to mix, dine and relax. The friends you will make on your visit will have you coming back again and again! Much like nature and our people coexist, so do the many stakeholders working within the hospitality sector. From the frontline staff handling smaller details, to those making sizeable investments in private sector, to those establishing policy in public sector; we all have one goal in mind­—a tremendous experience second to none for you and your family when you come to Dominica. Enjoy the refined relaxation of nature’s sun, sand, sea and rainforest among new friends in Dominica! Regards,

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Bienvenue à la Dominique, L'île nature des Caraïbes ! Un véritable havre de paix où vous aurez l'impression que le temps s’est arrêté, vous replongeant dans la Caraïbe d'antan. Des forêts vierges, des rivières et des plages à foisons ! Tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour revigorer votre corps et votre esprit. A votre disposition lors de votre séjour, une multitude d'hébergements allant de la villa aux hôtels en passant par les auberges. Laissez-vous captiver par les paysages sensationnels de cette nature immaculée. Profitez des odeurs, des sons de la forêt tropicale ou encore du ruissellement des rivières à proximité. Participez aux nombreuses activités s'offrant à vous : promenades, randonnées, plongées sous-marines ou à tuba et autres découvertes culturelles pour ne citer qu'elles. Repartez chez vous la tête remplie de souvenirs exceptionnels de votre expérience sur l'île nature. N'oubliez pas de gouter à notre savoureuse cuisine aux épices et herbes locales cultivées dans notre riche sol volcanique donnant aux plats cette saveur typiquement dominiquaise ; préparés avec attention et servie pour vous dans la pure tradition. Une bière locale ou l'un des nombreux succulents rhums punch satisfera les connaisseurs. En soirée, les infusions d'herbes locales vous régénéreront avant d'attaquer les activités du lendemain. Roseau, notre capitale avec son architecture traditionnelle est le genre d'endroit où les locaux et visiteurs se rencontrent, dinent et se détendent. Les nouvelles amitiés tissées vous donneront l'envie de revenir encore et encore en Dominique ! La population et la nature ne font qu'un, les acteurs du tourisme font également partie de ce tout. De la réceptionniste gérant des informations de terrain aux acteurs faisant des investissements considérables dans le secteur privé en passant par ceux qui impulsent les politique publiques, nous avons tous le même but en tête : vous faire vivre, à vous et votre famille, une expérience incroyable quand vous êtes en Dominique. Profitez et détendez vous grâce à la mer, aux plages de sables, au soleil et aux rivières en la présence de vos nouveaux amis en Dominique !

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DHTA message

message du DHTA Translated by Alliance Française de la Dominique

Mabrika! Welcome to beautiful Dominica.

Mabrika ! Bienvenue à la belle île de la Dominique !

We hope that you will enjoy your stay here on the island. We invite you to escape your everyday and discover the luxuries of nature’s unspoiled island and the relative seclusion of an off-the-beatenpath experience.

Nous espérons que vous passerez un agréable séjour sur l’ile. Echappez-vous du quotidien et venez découvrir les richesses d’un paysage immaculé et l'ambiance intime qui se retrouve en dehors des sentiers battus.

There are so many authentic adventures for you to experience, from romantic horseback riding along the beach, to a sunset soak in the healing sulphur springs, to backpack expeditions tracing the footsteps of the native Kalinago people and early Maroons (“neg mawon”) through rushing gorges into wild nature along the Wai’tukubuli National Trail, the Caribbean’s longest hiking trail. And below the sea, encounter pristine reefs, volcanic fumaroles and plunging depths as rugged as the land above, whether you choose snorkelling, scuba diving or whale and turtle watching to explore one of the Caribbean’s most dramatic marine environments.

Un nombre incalculable d’aventures vous attendent : Des balades romantiques à cheval sur la plage, des baignades dans les sources d’eau chaude au coucher de soleil, des randonnées dans la forêt luxuriante entrecoupée de gorges aux eaux tumultueuses où vous suivrez la trace des populations indigènes de l’île (les "Kalinagos") et des Marrons (“neg mawon”) grâce au sentier de randonnée le plus long de la Caraïbe : le Wai’tukubuli National Trail.

While you are here with us, visit some of the restaurants on our burgeoning food scene, featuring farm-to-table and sea-to-plate inspired options that blend local herbs and fresh produce with an international flair for a stunning culinary journey that ignites the senses. These will create memories you will keep for a lifetime and that will entice you to escape to Dominica again and again. Stephanie Astaphan Executive Vice President Dominica Hotel & Tourism Association

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Sous la surface de la mer, partez à la rencontre des récifs coralliens, des fumerolles volcaniques et des fonds sous-marins au relief vallonné dans l’un des environnements marins le plus impressionnant de la région Caribéenne. Lors de votre séjour en notre compagnie, visitez nos restaurants gastronomiques émergents offrant une variété de produits frais, de la mer à l’assiette, de la fourche à la fourchette, qui fusionnent habilement saveurs locales et internationales. Un voyage culinaire qui réveillera tous vos sens. Des souvenirs inoubliables vous attendent et vous donneront l'envie de revenir en Dominique d'année en année.

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experience dominica Photograph by Sarah Lee and Alison Teal. Provided courtesy Discover Dominica Authority. All rights reserved.

A watery green emerald stuffed with stimulating ecological wonders. The Land of 365 Rivers. Or simply, The Nature Island. However you choose to describe it, Dominica is 290 square miles of unspoiled natural beauty, much of which is protected under areas like the Morne Trois Piton National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has gained international recognition for its six different types of lush forests; acres of timeless, misty rainforests; the second largest boiling lake in the world; hot sulphur springs; mud baths; waterfalls; and winding rivers that seem to never end. But there is much more to discover. No matter how well prepared you are for your first visit to Dominica, there are few people who

Vivez la Dominique

Un bijou d’un vert aquatique regorgeant de vibrantes merveilles écologiques. La Terre aux 365 rivières. Ou tout simplement, l’île de Nature. Quoiqu’il en soit, la Dominique consiste en 780 km2 d’une nature spectaculaire et encore intouchée dont une grande partie est protégée par le biais d’aires tels que le Parc national de Morne Trois Piton – site classé au Patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO et mondialement connu pour abriter six différents types de forêts tropicales, des acres de forêts pluviales intemporelles surmontées de brumes, le deuxième lac bouillonnant de la planète par sa taille, d’innombrables sources d’eaux chaudes sulfureuses, bassins de boue, chutes d’eau et rivières sinueuses qui semblent ne jamais finir. Mais comme vous le verrez, l’île de Nature réserve encore de nombreuses surprises. Quel visiteur, même bien informé, ne sera pas époustouflé par le spectacle d’une nature encore intouchée et d’un relief tout escarpé qui s’offre à lui.

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are not left in awe when they lay eyes on its raw, natural beauty and dramatic terrain. As your plane approaches the island and descends into the valley, the lush rainforest rushes by and one of the island’s many rivers meanders beneath you, serving as a warm greeting: Welcome to the Nature Island! This unique terrain attracts a kind of visitor that’s quite different from the typical Caribbean-bound traveler who’s usually more attuned to beaches, casinos, and bingo by the pool. The seemingly impenetrable rainforest that historically offered refuge to the Kalinago and escaped slaves, today serves as a playground for hikers, bird watchers and nature lovers who are looking for a unique, off-the-beaten-path experience.

Une forêt tropicale découpée d’innombrables rivières défile sous vos yeux en guise de salut alors que l’avion se rapproche de l’île et amorce sa descente dans la vallée: Bienvenue dans l’île de Nature ! La topographie unique de l’île attire un visiteur bien diffèrent de celui venant généralement dans les Caraïbes pour ses plages, casinos, et le bingo en bord de piscine. Cette forêt tropicale apparemment impénétrable qui, dans le passé a offert un refuge aux Kalinagos et esclaves en fuite, est aujourd’hui le paradis des randonneurs, ornithologues amateurs et amoureux de la nature à la recherche d’une expérience unique, hors des sentiers battus. Sous la surface de la mer, le spectacle continue. Avec ses tombants sous-marins abrupts, son

Underwater, the spectacle continues. With steep, underwater drop-offs, heavy volcanic sand and little industry, our waters remain some of the cleanest and clearest in the region. This assures good diving conditions year-round, with healthy reefs, abundant fish life, and the Caribbean’s most colorful seascape. Be sure to experience our unparalleled topside attractions. Whether hiking the region’s longest hiking trail – the Wai'tukubuli National Trail; watching our resident whales; soaking in hot springs; swimming in waterfalls; or simply chatting to the friendliest people in the Caribbean, there is something for everyone. So come; experience the unforgettable beauty and adventure that awaits you in The Nature Island.

riche sable volcanique et très peu d’industrie, nos eaux figurent parmi les pures et les plus claires de la région, ce qui offre de bonnes conditions de plongée tout au long de l’année avec des récifs coralliens encore sains, une faune aquatique très diversifiée et le paysage marin le plus coloré des Caraïbes. Ne manquez donc pas les occasions de vivre les aventures sans équivalent proposées en Dominique. Partir en randonnée dans le sentier le plus long de la région – le Wai'tukubuli National Trail, observer les baleines résidant dans nos eaux, se prélasser dans des sources thermales, nager dans les vasques des cascades ou tout simplement faire la causette avec les habitants les plus chaleureux des Caraïbes, il y a en effet des activités pour tous les goûts. Alors venez profiter de la beauté inouïe des paysages et des expériences inoubliables qui vous attendent dans l’île de Nature.

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Photography by Celia Sorhaindo

getting here and about

fun facts •

Cosily located between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, Dominica is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, having emerged about 26 million years ago from the earth’s belly as the product of volcanic activity.

by air: •

There are two small airports on the island: Douglas Charles Airport (DOM) and Canefield Airport (DCF). Most commercial flights land at Douglas Charles. It is about one hour from the city.

The adjective “Dominican” is pronounced with the syllable stress on the second “i” so as to not confuse it with the Dominican Republic where the stress is on the first “i”.

International flights from North America and Europe connect through Antigua, Barbados, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe and Martinique.

The name Dominica has a Latin origin – dies Dominica, meaning ‘day of the Lord’ for Sunday the day of the week Christopher Columbus discovered the island.

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Dominica is home to the second largest thermally-active lake in the world, Boiling Lake.

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LIAT offers direct flight connections from Antigua, Barbados, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and Guadeloupe. WINAIR provides service between Guadeloupe, St. Maarten and Douglas Charles, four times weekly depending on the season. WINAIR is also affiliated with United Airlines and Delta Airlines for travel to and from the United States.

Seaborne Airlines has replaced the American Eagle service from Puerto Rico to Dominica. It has a code-share agreement with American Airlines so flights to Dominica can be booked directly through American Airlines, as well as interline connecting service to JetBlue, Delta and United Airlines through Puerto Rico.

by sea:

There are ferries operated by L’Express des Iles that travel between Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia. Private yachts can be cleared at major ports on the island in Roseau (on the west coast), Portsmouth (on the northwest coast) and Anse de Mai (on the north coast). But be very careful where you anchor your vessel! It is prohibited to moor in marine reserves. Soufrière Bay in the south and Cabrits Point on the northern peninsula are marine reserves and require special permits for the movement of vessels.

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calendar of events January

Jazz & Creole

1 New Year’s Day Calypso Tents Pre-Carnival Celebrations

February

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June

West Indies Cricket Carnival Queen Show Calypso Monarch Carnival

Colour, heritage, revelry – Dominica’s Carnival is a festival of culture and creativity steeped in tradition dubbed ‘The Real Mas’

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July

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Carnival

March

A fusion of Jazz music and Creole culture, on the picturesque grounds of the restored Fort Shirley at the Cabrits National Park

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Good Friday Easter Sunday Easter Monday

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Nature Island Food & Drink Festival

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Island Chef

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DHTA National Tourism Tradeshow & Cocktail

NTTC

The only tradeshow of its kind for Dominica! The vendor tradeshow parallels a series of education seminars on tourism-related themes and merges into a cocktail at the end of the evening, providing a signature annual networking opportunity for suppliers, industry participants, travel trade partners and service providers of value to all tourism stakeholders.

Emancipation Celebrations Shop Dominica

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April

Kalinago Canoe Regatta Dive Fest

Kalinago Week Nature Island Literary Festival & Book Fair

October

23 Heritage Day 24-27 Creole in the Park 28 Creole Day 28-30 World Creole Music Festival Pre-Independence Celebrations

WCMF

Three nights of pulsating rhythms! A celebration of Creole music, food and culture held annually in October.

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Labour Day DHTA Hike Fest Jazz & Creole Fringe Events Jazz & Creole Festival Whit Monday Dominica Festival of the Arts

HikeFest

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December 25 26

Independence Day Community Day of Service

Christmas Day Boxing Day

For further information, visit our websites at www.discoverdominica.com and www.dhta.org

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Douglas Charles Airport

Brandy Falls

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Syndicate Falls MORNE DABLOTIN NATIONAL PARK

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Rough Bay

Wesley

Portsmouth Picard Beach

Crompton Point

Woodford Hill

Pagua Bay

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Bataka

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Wavine Cyrique Bolive Falls

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Anchorage Hotel, Castle Comfort (J-5) ...................... 448-2638 Atlantique View Resort & Spa, Anse de Mai (B-5) ........ 445-6719 Aywasi Kalinago Retreat, Salybia (D-8) ................... 235-4455 Banana Lama, Cacoa River (G-8) ..................................... 446-1183 Bay View Lodges, Calibishie (B-6) ................................... 245-8705 Beau Rive, Castle Bruce (E-8) ..................................... 445-8992 Calibishie Cove, Calibishie (B-6) ................................... 275-6008 Calibishie Lodges, Calibishie (B-6) ............................... 445-8573 Campeche Guest House, Grand Bay (K-6) ................ 446-4551 Castle Comfort Lodge, Castle Comfort (J-5) ............. 448-2188 Chez Ophelia, Copthall (I-5) ...................................... 448-3438 Citrus Creek Plantation, La Plaine (H-8) .................. 446-1234 Classique International, Marigot (C-7) ................... 445-8486 Cocoa Cottages, Shawford (I-5) ................................ 448-0412 Comfort Cottages, Blenheim (A-4) .............................. 445-3245 Crescent Moon Cabins, Pont Cassé (G-5) ..................... 449-3449 Evergreen Hotel, Castle Comfort (J-5) .......................... 448-3288 Firefly Cottages, Massacre (H-5) .................................. 275-5337 Fort Young Hotel, Roseau (I-5) ................................. 448-5000 Garraway Hotel, Roseau (I-5) ................................... 449-8800

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Hampstead Country House, Hampstead (B-5) ............. 445-5395 Harmony Villa, Pont Cassé (G-6) .............................. 612-4166 Hibiscus Valley Inn, Concord (D-7) ........................... 445-8195 Hideout Cottage, Geneva (J-6) .................................... 446-4642 Hummingbird Inn, Canefield (H-5) .............................. 449-1042 Island Bay Boutique Hotel, Mero (F-4) ........................ 449-7401 Itassi Cottages, Morne Bruce (I-5) ............................... 448-7247 Jomayo Bay, Stowe (K-7) .......................................... 315-1953 Jungle Bay Resort, Delices (I-8) .............................. 446-1789 La Bou Cottage, Soufrière (K-6) ............................... 440-9059 La Flamboyant Hotel, Roseau (I-5) .............................. 440-7190 Le Petit Paradis, Wotten Waven (I-6) ....................... 440-4352 Liberty Jungle, Belles (F-6) .......................................... 449-7611 Manicou River Cottages, Tanetane (A-3) .................... 616-8903 Oh La La Villas, Delices (I-8) ..................................... 446-1283 Pagua Bay, Marigot (C-7) ......................................... 445-8888 Papilotte Wilderness Retreat, Trafalgar (H-6) ......... 448-2287 Picard Beach Cottages, Picard (C-3) ....................... 445-5131 Pointe Baptiste Estate, Calibishie (B-6) .................. 225-5378 Portsmouth Beach Hotel, Picard (C-3) .................... 445-5142

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Rejens Hotel, Picard (C-3) ............................................. 445-5577 Riverstone Cottages, Belles (F-6) .................................. 616-7133 Rodney's Wellness Retreat, Soufrière (K-6) ............ 440-8222 Roots Jungle Retreat, Concord (D-7) ............................ 275-6000 Rosalie Bay Resort, Rosalie (G-8) ............................. 446-1010 Roseau Valley Hotel, Copthall (I-5) .......................... 449-8176 Sea Cliff Cottages, Calibishie (B-6) ........................... 445-7008 Sea World Guest House, Citronier (I-5) ................... 448-5068 Secret Bay, Ti Bay (C-2) ............................................. 445-4444 Sunset Bay Club, Batalie (F-3) ..................................... 445-4444 Sunsrise Farm Cottages, Castle Bruce (F-8) .................. 446-0000 Sutton Place Hotel, Roseau (I-5) .............................. 449-8700 Symeszee Villa, Laudat (H-6) .................................... 448-3337 Tamarind Tree Hotel, Salisbury (F-4) ....................... 449-7395 The Beach House, Mero (F-4) ................................... 276-5023 The Champs, Picard (C-3) .......................................... 445-4452 Tia's Bamboo Cottages, Wotten Waven (I-6) ............... 448-1998 Villa Passiflora, Calibishie (B-6) ................................... 449-8593 Villa Vista, Calibishie (B-6) .......................................... 235-5760 Zandoli Inn, Stowe (K-7) ............................................. 446-3161


where to stay “Dominica is among 12 countries

that everyone should visit at some point in their lives.” —Gunnar Garfors, world traveller

Residence, Manicou River Photograph by Nick Ledger


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where to stay Photography by Nick Ledger

Où se loger

L’hébergement proposé en Dominique reflète le naturel de l’île. Que vous soyez à la recherche d'un cadre intime, d’un décor de forêt luxuriante, de flancs balayés par les vents, de plages paisibles ou désiriez vous replonger dans atmosphère coloniale, les cottages et bungalows de la Dominique ont de quoi satisfaire tous les goûts. Si vous êtes soucieux de l’environnement, choisissez parmi l’une des options qui privilégient l’écologie - hébergement fonctionnant entièrement à partir de sources d’énergie renouvelable avec des véhicules roulant à l’huile végétale usée; ou encore passez la nuit en pleine jungle dans une cabane en bambou perchée sur un arbre, pour un tarif d’environ 50 dollars US. (Scanner le code QR (p.3) pour en savoir plus) Verandah, Zabuco Villa, Secret Bay

Accommodation provided in Dominica reflects the island's nature theme. Whether you are looking for intimate, jungle rainforest settings, windswept hills, balmy beaches, or a step into the old colonial past, Dominica’s cottages and cabins offer something for everyone. If you enjoy green living, take your pick of environmentally conscious options – lodging powered entirely by renewable energy sources with vehicles available that run on used vegetable oil; or get into jungle character in a bamboo tree house for about US$50 a night. There’s also the option of a self-contained 18th century wooden beachfront cottage, enveloped in tropical flowers and a white picket fence, topped off with a gorgeous view. Or whisk away on your honeymoon to one of the boutique properties that are rapidly becoming some of the most sought after in the Caribbean, and enjoy a full luxury package. Luxury bungalows can start from US$452 per night, depending on the season. You can also stay in the cool heights of Dominica’s forested mountains where the beauty and sound of waterfalls create a soothing backdrop, sulphur springs rise up throughout and lavish gardens await you. Such retreats have received international recognition, including from the highly respected National Geographic. These rainforest retreats are well worth their US$121 to US$157 a night price tag. Adventure seekers who also seek comfort and relaxation have the option of jungle packages that include morning yoga and adventure excursions like snorkelling and hikes to Boiling Lake. Wherever you choose to stay on the Nature Island, prepare to be reconnected with the healing wonders of the great outdoors.

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Plunge Pool, Calibishie Cove

Pool Deck, Zabuco Villa, Secret Bay

15 minutes from Roseau into the cool mountain breeze of the Roseau Valley

Open 10AM-6PM

• Hot Volcanic Pools • Wellness and Peace Exquisite Tropical Gardens Call: 448 2287 / Email:papillote@cwdom.dm www.papillote.dm

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Whether it’s barefoot living or secluded luxury you’re seeking, the possibilities are endless. These six boutique hotels, each with less than 10 rooms hidden away in Dominica's forests and coves, offer authentic experiences in unique settings. Take your pick from all-inclusive ecoescapes with sustainable tourism at the heart of their operations. But the experience doesn’t end with the relaxing and luxurious surroundings or stunning views. Take your taste buds on a culinary journey – from Dominica to France and back, in some cases – with specially prepared cuisine that will no doubt top off your stay at any of the Sexy 6.

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pagua bay Pagua Bay House is a stylish, chic boutique hotel overlooking the tranquil cove of Pagua Bay. This ocean view retreat, where nature meets luxury, is the ideal place for the holiday of your dreams – for those in search of unforgettable moments. The cabanas are wonderfully inviting, with ocean views and upscale amenities, including Wi-Fi, and a choice of either airconditioned comfort or the relaxing caress of the cool sea breeze. Relax by the poolside lounge, enjoy a delicious, cool drink and stargaze after dark. Or indulge in the islands’s bounty at the on-site restaurant, where the chef mixes American style and Caribbean flare to prepare a feast of fresh seafood and locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Marigot, Dominica paguabayhouse.com paguabayhouse@gmail.com +1 767 445 8888

At Pagua Bay House, island excursions and other activities can be personalized to enhance your Dominica holiday experience. There are several activities nearby, from spectacular hikes for all skill levels and cultural tours, to river and beach outings. There’s always the option, of course, of simply escaping into splendid idleness.

harmony villa Tucked away in Dominica’s tropical rainforest, at the western foothills of Morne Trois Pitons, is an exclusive getaway spot that offers Caribbean-style outdoor living. Whether it’s a hiker passing through, couples seeking a romantic getaway, a family on vacation or in the island for a wedding, a group retreat or event, Harmony Villa provides multiple spaces for relaxation, privacy and just the right amount of luxury in the 'Heart of Dominica'. The property, which sits on two acres of gently undulating rainforest garden, features four en-suite bedrooms spread over three floors, a ground floor studio, and a large, plant-filled wraparound veranda where you can sit and watch the sun sink behind the carpeted peaks that roll away into the distant Caribbean Sea.

Pont Cassé, Dominica harmonyvilla.com info@harmonyvilla.com +1 767 612 4166

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Harmony Villa is also close to many popular attractions, including: the Morne Trois Pitons Trail, segments of the Wai'tukubuli National Trail, Jaco Flats, Middleham Falls, Emerald Pool, and several rivers and waterfalls.

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liberty jungle Jungle comfort is what awaits visitors to this hectare of tropical paradise built on a side of a mountain in the heart of Dominica. At Liberty Jungle, a rich, lush garden of plants, flowers and fruit trees provides the backdrop for three wooden cottages with amazing views of the mountains. There is an unspoken, open invitation for visitors to rediscover nature. You can explore the grounds of this ecoretreat, strolling amidst the flora and fauna; refresh yourself in a beautiful open air shower; and relax in the hammock on a balcony, overlooking the gardens and mountains, in the One Love Studio, Lovers Cabin or Guardian Angel cottages. And when the time comes for hunger to be satisfied, Liberty Jungle’s chef prepares French cuisine using only natural, fresh and homemade products and produce.

Belles, Dominica libertyjungle.com libertyjungle@gmail.com +1 767 613 9425

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secret bay Nothing says sexy like waking up in your very own cliff-top villa with the one you love, embraced by nature’s simplicity and seduced by luxury. Secret Bay is the perfect getaway for couples seeking romance infused with adventure, or just relaxation. The serene grounds, seductive villas and cozy bungalows entice guests to indulge in the simple pleasures of nature with modern conveniences at every turn. It's no wonder it has been named "hottest" or "sexiest" by the travel pundits. Yahoo Travel, The Knot, Trip Advisor all put Secret Bay or its individual villas at the top of their lists; and the property was awarded Andrew Harper's Grand Award for the Caribbean in 2015. So the secret is out, but with only six villas and bungalows, a stay at Secret Bay can still feel like an escape from the rest of the world.

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Ti Bay, Dominica secretbay.dm info@secretbay.dm +1 767 445 4444

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manicou river Located amid 10 acres of forested mountainside just North of Portsmouth, Manicou River Cottages, Bar and Bistro offers an authentic Nature Island vacation with just the right touches of luxury. Its state-of-the art solar power and rainwater harvesting, the use of naturally disinfectant and insect repellant Bay Oil distilled on the island from the leaves of Bay Laurel trees, and the organic garden fertilized by compost made on site using food waste, have contributed to it being awarded Platinum status by TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders programme.

Tanetane, Dominica manicouriver.com info@manicouriver.com +1 767 616 8903

A handful of open-front, treehouse-style cottages, each with jaw-dropping sea views feature luxury bedding and fullyequipped kitchenettes, offering privacy and convenience as guests immerse themselves in nature. The mountainside Bar and Bistro stays true to the theme of the property, using local ingredients to prepare French Caribbean-style meals and offering fresh fruit cocktails and a housemade range of exotic flavoured rums.

citrus creek If the name brings to mind images of a wide expanse of land dotted with crops, then you wouldn’t be totally wrong about Citrus Creek Plantation. But the hundreds of citrus and other trees aren’t all to this 20-acre estate. A lodge of nine cottages and villas stands amid the chemical free crops on a property that is surrounded by hundreds of acres of prime tropical forests just beneath the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, facing the Bout Sable beach where sea turtles come to nest each year. There’s nothing flashy about Citrus Creek. Owner Hervé “RV” Nizard will tell you that the luxury comes from the space, the plantation, and the Taberi River that runs along this peaceful haven in the protected valley.

Taberi River, Dominica citruscreekplantation.com riverside@citruscreekplantation.com +1 767 446 1234

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So don’t be surprised that while there is wireless Internet there are no television sets, and renewable energy systems and rain and river water catchments are big features here.

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ADVANTAGES

Island people take better care of you

All major credit cards are accepted Convenient online booking Unlimited Mileage Modern fuel efficient vehicles

BENEFITS

24 hours road side assistance*

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RELIABILITY

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(767) 255-6834 / (767) 255-6844 Mobile (767) 614-RENT(7368) / 616-1706

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Baby seats and Booster seats Child seat anchor available Safer reliable vehicles Dual airbags Anti-lock breaking systems Vehicle maintained by factory certified technicians Replacement tires are brand new

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“Perhaps Dominica is the Caribbean's best-kept secret. Its towering mountains, lush green forests and winding rivers are practically begging for exploration.” —U.S. News Travel


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a hiker’s playground Photograph by Derek Galon

Photograph by Paul Crask

Paradis de la randonnée

Que vous soyez amateur ou randonneur chevronné, la Dominique offre une pléthore d’activités de plein air. Choisissez parmi les nombreuses excursions de tout niveau qui sont proposées, celle qui vous convient le mieux et prenez le chemin de l’aventure. Découvrez des sentiers sillonnant la forêt tropicale qui vous amèneront à des sources d’eau naturelle, des bassins de boue bouillonnants, des gorges et chutes d’eau en cascades, et laissez-vous surprendre par la richesse de la flore et de la faune. Le tarif d’une marche accompagnée de groupe varie entre 35 et 60 dollars US. (Scanner le code QR (p.3) pour en savoir plus) It doesn’t matter if you’re a casual walker or serious hiker, a plethora of outdoor activities awaits you in Dominica. Choose from a long list of hikes with various difficulty levels and follow the path to adventure. Discover rainforest trails that lead to natural springs and bubbling mud baths, through river gorges and cascading waterfalls, tempting your senses with the wide array of flora and fauna. The price of a guided group tour ranges from US$35 to US$60.

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easy hikes Do you prefer an easy, relaxing route? These options are perfect for a family with children, or for people who want to get out but are not avid hikers. Photograph by Derek Galon

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Syndicate Nature Trail Ideal for bird lovers Length: 0.8 miles Duration: 45 minutes Forest type: Rainforest

Nestled on the foothills of Dominica’s tallest mountain, Morne Diablotin, and close to the Picard River Gorge, is the Syndicate Nature Trail. Located in the National Park, this lasso trail is home to Dominica’s indigenous birds, the Sisserou Parrot (Amazona imperialis) which is the national bird of the island, and the Jaco (Amazona arausiaca). The Syndicate area is popular for bird watching, as it is a sanctuary for some of the 51 species of local and migrant birds.

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Titou Gorge

The trail of choice for a refreshing swim Length: 0.5 miles Duration: 5-10 minutes Forest type: Secondary Forest On the trip to Titou Gorge, which means "Little Throat" in the Kalinago language, you will swim from the base of a waterfall and through a series of natural rooms and ponds formed by high cliff walls canopied by interlaced trees. The undulating sides of this deep, narrow gorge were not cut by a river, rather by the cooling and splitting of molten lava. To get to the gorge, drive a half-mile beyond Laudat and look for the utility station. The swim is short, only about five minutes. It is advisable to use a floating device since the depth varies depending on rainfall. The light filtering down the mountainside within the gorge is spectacular. A hot spring tumbles down a short wall just outside the entrance of the gorge, perfect for a soak after the cool waters of the falls.

Photograph by Marica Honychurch

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Jaco Flats/Steps Take a step into the past Length: 1 mile Duration: 45 minutes

This was the site of a Maroon encampment of escaped slaves in the 1700s. The name was coined after a runaway slave, Jaco, who found refuge there. Access is uphill to a plateau after crossing the Belles River. The highlight of this walk is the flight of 135 steps up a steep incline that was manually constructed by the Maroons who lived there.

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In August 2015, Tropical Storm Erika triggered a dramatic ‘makeover’ of the Trafalgar Falls, with shifting boulders revealing hot springs that had been buried at the base of the ‘father’ falls for over two decades! Grab a tour guide and venture beyond the viewing platform to rediscover the Trafalgar Falls, today! Photography by Derek Galon

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Emerald Pool

A beautiful waterfall that’s easy to get to Length: 0.7 miles Duration: 25 minutes Forest type: Rainforest Located a mere five minutes off the interior Roseau-Castle Bruce road is Dominica's most accessible waterfall in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once you arrive at the junction with the road to Rosalie, a well-marked entrance is just 1/2 mile away. The 2/3-mile lasso trail takes you along a walkway to a 40-foot waterfall which feeds into a crystal clear pool that appears emerald green in the tree-filtered sunlight – perfect for a dip! On your way back, there are two points from which you can see the Atlantic Coast and Morne Laurent to your left, rising to an elevation of 2,248 feet.

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Fresh Water Lake Trail

A part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Length: 2.5 miles Duration: 1.5 hours Forest type: Montane Forest Nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage Site is the Freshwater Lake, the largest of Dominica’s four lakes. It is located in the village of Laudat over 2,500 feet above sea level. It lies at the centre of an old volcano at the foot of Morne Macaque and is the source of the Roseau River. A trail surrounds the lake and allows for some spectacular views from all angles.

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Trafalgar Falls

A must-see when in Roseau Valley Length: 0.2 miles Duration: 20 minutes Forest type: Secondary Forest If you visit the picturesque village of Trafalgar in the Roseau Valley make sure not to miss one of Dominica’s most popular natural attractions – Trafalgar Falls. Two major waterfalls cascade side by side, the taller “father” is to the left, rising to about 125 feet, while the 75-foot “mother” falls to the right. Both are located on tributaries of the Roseau River. From the road and visitor reception area, a 10 to 15 minute walk along a well-maintained path brings you to a viewing platform where you can photograph both falls.

Locations from left to right: Titou Gorge, Emerald Pool, Trafalgar Falls 2016

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intermediate hikes If you’re after something more challenging, an intermediate hike is a good pick.

Photograph by Derek Galon

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For a spectacular view and quick dip Length: 1.25 mile Duration: 1.5 hours Forest type: Upper Montane to Cloud Forest This trail in the UNESCO World Heritage Site takes you past hot and cold springs gushing from the side of Morne Macaque, past crystal clear streams, through old gardens and montane forest. The lake sits at an elevation of 2,800 feet and covers some four acres. It is located in the crater of an old volcano in which Morne Macaque (also known locally known as Morne Micotrin) was formed, separating Boeri from Freshwater Lake. Boeri Lake is almost circular in shape and at least 117 feet deep. Fed by rainfall and runoff, the water level varies with the seasons, reaching its highest point between October and December. Walk up the ridge to Boeri Lake for some superb panoramic views of Dominica. The hike to Boeri Lake begins at Freshwater Lake and is a moderate 1-1/4 mile walk. The path is rocky and can be slippery, especially in the rain.

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Victoria Falls

Climb rocks and cross rivers Length: 0.4 miles Duration: 45 minutes Forest type: Rainforest Access to this dramatic waterfall is from the village of Delices. The waterfall is 165 feet high and flows into the White River, which is sourced from the Boiling Lake. Traversing trail paths, crossing rivers and climbing rocks, both large and small, is part of what makes this hike interesting. However, caution is the watch word, because of flash floods, and it is highly recommended that you have a guide on this trail.

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Middleham Falls

Visit for cave exploration and bat sighting Length: 3.6 miles Duration: 1.5 hours Forest type: Rainforest The trek to Middleham Falls leads you into the heart of the rainforest. The falls are striking – a narrow stream drops about 200 feet from a keyhole notch in the lip of the cliff. Take time to strip down and brace yourself for a chilly dip! A shallow cave to the left of the falls serves as a great place to sit and watch the action before diving into the water. Though there are two trails to Middleham Falls, the more popular trail begins off the Roseau-Laudat road. From the picnic shelter at Providence, the trail head is less than two miles from the falls. You start at 1,600 feet, climb to a ridge at 2,200 feet, then descend to the falls. The long and hilly round trip normally takes 1.5 hours but the trail is not particularly difficult. The Stinking Hole is a cave that is home to thousands of bats. You can either return along the trail to the Laudat entrance, or continue past the Stinking Hole to the village of Cochrane. 2016


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Morne Anglais Trail

A challenging hike with rewarding views Duration: 3 hours Forest type: Secondary Rainforest to Cloud Forest (elfin woodland) This trail has some of the most spectacular views of the island! At almost 4,000 feet, Morne Anglais is one of the tallest mountains in the south. The hike starts from the village of Giraudel, renowned for its flower growers, and climbs from around 1,789 feet to the summit. Care must be taken as the trail can be very muddy. Though the trail to the top is well defined, the start is not and a guide is recommended.

Photograph by Sarah Lee and Alison Teal. Provided courtesy Discover Dominica Authority. All rights reserved.

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Wavine Cyrique

An extreme and rewarding trek Length: 0.5 miles Duration: 1.5 hours Forest type: Rainforest This hike down a graduated cliff side is not for the faint hearted. The trailhead is located at Riviere Cyrique Village and you begin by walking through jungle to the cliff’s edge. To reach the beach, you must climb down the side of the cliff using ropes and/or hang on to tree roots and branches. The trail narrows in some parts, widening nearer to the shore. But once you get to the bottom you will be rewarded with a magnificent waterfall cascading from the side of the cliff directly onto the black sand. Once you’re up to the challenge, the sight will be nothing short of spectacular. After all, how many places in the world can you experience a waterfall on the beach?

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Sari Sari Falls

A remote escape Length: 2 miles Duration: 1.5 hours Forest type: Rainforest Sari-Sari Falls is located on the east coast in the village of La Plaine, and starts with a steep incline to the bed of the Sari-Sari River. The trail traverses along the river bed, crossing several times. The exact path you travel depends on the flow of the river. Care must be taken as the trail can be slippery when wet. Sari-Sari is a beautiful waterfall, but most of its appeal is its location on the remote Atlantic side of the island.

Locations from left to right: Boeri Lake, Victoria Falls, Middleham Falls, Wavine Cyrique 2016

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advanced hikes If you’re looking for an extreme challenge and active experience, there are a few options.

Photography by Celia Sorhaindo

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Morne Trois Pitons

This trail is ideal for the physically fit and well-balanced folk Length: 1.06 miles Duration: 6 hours Forest type: Secondary Rainforest to Cloud Forest (elfin woodland) Located to the north of Boeri Lake and Morne Macaque is Morne Trois Pitons, a dormant volcano, and the second highest mountain on the island. It reaches a height of 4,672 feet within five miles of the sea. The beginning of the trail passing through secondary rainforest is moderate, but gets steep and tricky when you’re into the elfin woodland. A very challenging hike, it requires both good physical condition and a sense of balance. It is advised that you wear long pants to protect your legs from the razor grass, which is a common feature of the trail.

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Morne aux Diables Trail

Hike past sulphur springs Duration: 4 hours Forest type: Secondary Rainforest to Cloud Forest (elfin woodland) This excellent but strenuous walk takes you across Morne aux Diables, a mountain that dominates the very north end of the island, soaring 2,826 feet. Though this volcanic mountain is dormant, you will see active sulphur springs along the way. The trail moves from the northern tip of the island, taking you from Tanetane on the northwest coast near Portsmouth, to Vieille Case on the northeast coast.

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very advanced hikes With several peaks over 3,000 feet, there are some seriously challenging hikes to be discovered!

Photograph by Marica Honychurch

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A must for any serious hiker Length: Approx. 8 miles Duration: 6 hours Forest type: Fumarole Vegetation, Montane Forest, Cloud Forest (elfin woodland)

Perdu Temps Trail

A little taste of everything Length: 4.8 miles Duration: 8-10 hours Forest type: Secondary Forest to Mature Rainforest

A six-hour round trip over challenging terrain, the Boiling Lake hike ranks as one of Dominica's most demanding trails. It begins at approximately 1,600 feet, where a level stretch of rocky pathway blends with wooden steps. The first hour of the trail crosses wet rain forest and rises gradually from 1,771 feet to 2,260 feet before dropping 100 feet toward the Trois Pitons River. The path then follows a ridge, gradually moving from rainforest to montane forest. After an hour you’ll arrive at the highest point, 2,950 feet, with panoramic views across the central zone of the park. A side trail to the right takes you to Wotten Waven. Go to the left to enter the Valley of Desolation. From here, the final destination is only an hour away – it is the world’s largest boiling lake and looks like a cauldron of bubbling grayish-blue water. The Boiling Lake is actually a flooded fumarole – a crack through which gases escape from the molten lava below. This trail is for the experienced hiker only, and it is highly recommended you take a guide.

A guide is highly recommended for this trail as it is not easily marked and, as the French name for this trail suggests, you may well lose track of time. The trail connects the villages of Delices and Geneva, and takes you over several peaks, along valley floors, and through rivers. Atop the mountain trail, rainforest sights and sounds will captivate you. Highlights include the River Blanc, Jack Falls, agriculture and farm areas at Grand Bay and Pichlin, and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Morne Trois Pitons National Park.

Locations from left to right: Morne Trois Piton, Morne aux Diables Trail, Boiling Lake 2016

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Bolive Falls

One of the island’s most remote and beautiful waterfalls Duration: 6-8 hours Forest type: Secondary Rainforest to Upper Montane Rainforest Hiking to Bolive Falls is truly experiencing a walk on the wild side. This challenging trail is very steep and passes through lush rainforests with a variety of interesting vegetation. Bolive Falls is comprised of three waterfalls, with gorgeous pools just waiting to rejuvenate those brave enough to take the hike. One of the falls is partially inaccessible and is most safely viewed from a distance. Hikers should be in very good physical condition before attempting to navigate this trail.

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Trek to Morne Diablotin

The highest mountain in the Eastern Caribbean Length: 1.25 miles Duration: 5-6 hours Forest type: Rainforest to Cloud Forest (elfin woodland) This 4,747-foot mountain is located in the Morne Diablotin National Park. The trail begins at approximately 1,900 feet above sea level. This hike provides you with a multitude of spectacular views, endemic parrots, an abundance of epiphytes, and various forest types. Locations: (top) Bolive Falls, (bottom) Trek to Morne Diablotin 2016


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Indian River

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Wai’tukubuli National Trail Segments 1 Scotts Head to Soufrière Estate Duration: 3.5hrs Difficulty: Moderate 2

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Soufrière Estate to Bellevue Chopin Duration: 5.5hrs Difficulty: Moderate Bellevue Chopin to Wotten Waven Duration: 5.5hrs Difficulty: Moderate

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Wotten Waven to Pont Cassé Duration: 5hrs Difficulty: Moderate

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Pont Cassé to Castle Bruce Duration: 5hrs Difficulty: Easy

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Castle Bruce to Hatten Garden Duration: 6hrs Difficulty: Moderate Hatten Garden to First Camp Duration: 5.5hrs Difficulty: Moderate

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First Camp to Petite Macoucherie Duration: 6hrs Difficulty: Advanced

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Petite Macoucherie to Colihaut Heights Duration: 7hrs Difficulty: Advanced

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Colihaut Heights to Syndicate Duration: 3hrs Difficulty: Easy

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Syndicate to Borne Duration: 6hrs Difficulty: Advanced

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Borne to Pennville Duration: 6hrs Difficulty: Advanced

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Pennville to Capuchin Duration: 3.5hrs Difficulty: Moderate

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Capuchin to Cabrits Duration: 4hrs Difficulty: Moderate

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Emerald Pool

Dubuc Falls

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Bois Cotlette Estate

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Exploration touristique Le Parc national du Morne trois pitons Un site inscrit au Patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO

Une forêt tropicale luxuriante se conjugue à des paysages volcaniques panoramiques dans ce parc national centré sur le Morne Trois Pitons, volcan qui culmine à 1 342 m. Avec ses versants escarpés, ses vallées étranglées, 50 fumerolles, des sources d’eau chaudes, trois lacs d’eau douce, un «lac en ébullition» et cinq volcans, répartis sur les quelque 7 000 hectares du site ainsi que la diversité biologique la plus riche des Petites Antilles, le parc national du Morne Trois Pitons présente une combinaison exceptionnelle de biens de valeur universelle. (Scanner le code QR (p.3) pour en savoir plus)

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Luxuriant natural tropical forest blends with scenic volcanic features in this national park centred on the 4,672-foot volcano known as Morne Trois Pitons. With its precipitous slopes and deeply incised valleys, 50 fumaroles, hot springs, three freshwater lakes, a 'boiling lake' and five volcanoes, located on the park's nearly 7,000 hectares, together with the richest biodiversity in the Lesser Antilles, Morne Trois Pitons National Park presents a rare combination of natural features of World Heritage value. The landscape is characterized by volcanic piles with precipitous slopes, and deeply incised valleys (glacis slopes). There is also a fumarole

known as Valley of Desolation (or Grand Soufriere), with fumaroles, hot springs, mud pots, sulphur vents and the Boiling Lake, which is the second largest of its kind in the world. The valley is a large amphitheatre surrounded by mountains and consisting of at least three separate craters where steam vents, small ponds, and hot springs bubble up through the ground. Boiling Lake is surrounded by cliffs and is almost always covered by clouds of steam. The Valley of Desolation drains into the Pointe Mulâtre River, which flows into the Atlantic. Other outstanding features in the area include the Emerald Pool, fed by the Middleham Falls; Stinking Hole, a lava tube in the middle of the forest; and the Boeri and Freshwater lakes. The Freshwater Lake

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is the largest and second deepest of Dominica's four freshwater lakes. The Boeri Lake is the second largest in Dominica, and is located in the crater of an extinct volcano. Both lakes are separated from each other by Morne Macaque (4,006 feet) and vary in depth with the season. Both are thought to have originated some 25,000-30,000 years ago. The park also encompasses almost all the headwaters of the streams and rivers in the southern half of the island. Five natural vegetation zones are recognized within the area, plus a small patch of encroaching agricultural land. Elfin or cloud forest occurs at the highest elevations, above 3000 feet, and is almost constantly covered by mist and subject to high winds, rain and cold temperatures. Main vegetation types consist of mosses, ferns, shrubs and stunted trees covered by lichens. There are at least seven species of mammal, 50 birds, 12 reptiles and amphibians and 12 crustaceans.

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Apart from introduced opossum and agouti, there are no terrestrial mammals in the area. Other introduced mammals include feral cats and pigs. Birds include the endemic Sisserou (Amazona imperialis) and the Jaco (Amazona arausiaca) parrots. The Sisserou, formerly a common sight, is now threatened in Dominica. The red-necked Jaco parrot was also a commonly seen species, but now is rarely observed in only a few remote areas of the park. There are no poisonous snakes in Dominica, but boa, which grow to 10 feet in length, are common in Morne Trois Pitons. Three species of lizards, including the endemic Dominican anole (Anolis oculatus), exist in the park. Morne Trios Pitons National Park offers an experience like no other. With natural wonders at every turn, this park ticks all the boxes for a bucket list location: adventure, beauty, and exclusivity.

Quick Facts •

Morne Trois Pitons is French for “Three Peaks”, as the top of the mountain is actually shaped into three peaks.

Morne Trois Pitons is the basaltic spikelike remains of a former volcano that rose to approximately 4,600 feet within five miles of the sea.

The UNESCO Committee inscribed the Morne Trois Pitons National Park as a World Heritage Site for its diverse flora with endemic species of vascular plants, as well as for its volcanoes, rivers and waterfalls that illustrate ongoing geomorphological processes of high scenic value.

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heritage and community tourism

the wai’tukubuli national trail Photography by Celia Sorhaindo

Patrimoine et tourisme communautaire – le Wai’tukubuli National Trail Parcourir l’ensemble des 184 km (115 miles) qui font le sentier Wai’tukubuli National Trail est une prouesse que beaucoup d’amoureux de la nature et de passionnés de randonnée rêvent sans nul doute d’accomplir.

C’est chose faite pour le marcheur chevronné qu’est Clément Rabess qui a d’ailleurs laissé son nom sur les pages de l’histoire du sentier puisque son compagnon de marche, Jerry Brisbane et lui-même ont été les premiers à faire la piste du début à la fin. (Scanner le code QR (p.3) pour en savoir plus)

It’s a feat many nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts will probably only dream about accomplishing – completing the entire stretch of the 115-mile Wai’tukubuli National Trail. But for experienced hiker Clement Rabess, it’s not only very much a reality, but he has written his name on the pages of the trail’s history as well, as he and hiking partner Jerry Brisbane were the first to traverse the trail in its entirety. In March 2011, Rabess and Brisbane hiked from the beginning to end of the trail’s 14 segments –

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each offering different views and attractions – in just six days. It would usually take about nine days, depending on a hiker’s physical capabilities.

Camp to Petite Macoucherie – and Segment 9 – from Petite Macoucherie to Colihaut Heights – as being particularly risky.

The trail’s challenging topography makes it much more suited for people with high fitness levels. And Rabess and Brisbane demonstrated clearly that they had what it took, taking the challenge long before the trail even officially opened in May 2014.

“These segments put you in the middle of the jungle,” he says. “Imagine falling and twisting your ankle the day you decide to hike Segment 9 by yourself. You have to get comfortable because more than likely you’ll be out of cellular range and would be forced to camp out for the night -- alone.”

Rabess admits there were a lot of risks in some parts of the trail which meanders across the length of Dominica. He identifies Segment 8 – from First

Interestingly enough, those parts of the trail are among those Rabess most loves.

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“It depends on what mood I’m in. If I want a challenge, I do Segment 8. It’s doable, but hard. Segment 9 is very, very challenging – that’s for the mad men to do! Segment 7 is beautiful; you come across many nice vistas,” he says, adding that he also likes Segment 6 which features a model village representing a traditional Kalinago community. “This is a nice segment as it gives hikers the opportunity to learn a little about the Kalinago people.” Four years after that first climb, Rabess still has a passion for hiking in the Nature Island.

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Born in Jamaica, and spending much of his time in other countries, he still proudly describes himself as “officially Dominican”, embracing the beauty of the island through his tour company, Hiking Dominica. Asked what draws him to the island, Rabess is quick to respond: “The green. Nature green, not money green; there’s no money green here. But if you want nature green, we have that. A lot of it.” The hiking enthusiast has given Government thumbs up for its recognition of the Wai’tukubuli National Trail as an important component of Dominica’s tourism product.

And he insists that tour guides play a major role in keeping visitors to the trail safe and informed. “Tour guides, like anyone else, need an income; tourism is what they do. So I insist on having tour guides. Although the trail is well marked, you can easily miss something. Guides guarantee your safety and can share so much knowledge along the way. It’s a lot more pleasant,” said Rabess, considered one of the most knowledgeable people about hiking in Dominica.

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Pour les passionnés de sport d’eau

De la descente en rappel le long de cascades immaculées, de gorges encaissées, ou de canyons volcaniques, au safari en bouée sur des rivières aux eaux cristallines, la Terre aux 365 rivières a tout ce que les férus de sport d’eau peuvent rêver d’accomplir. D’ailleurs, ses sports aquatiques arrivent aux premiers rangs des activités «les plus attrayantes au monde» et la Dominique est considérée comme l'une des dix premières destinations de la planète pour le snorkeling; elle a été citée à ce propos dans le National Geographic Traveler et le New York Times. (Scanner le code QR (p.3) pour en savoir plus)

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for the water adventurer! From rappelling down pristine waterfalls, deep gorges and volcanic bedrock canyons, to river tubing in crystal clear waters, the Land of 365 Rivers has everything a water loving adventurer could ever want. In fact, its water adventures rank high on many “best in the world” lists, with Dominica considered one of the top 10 countries for snorkeling in the world and featured in National Geographic Traveler and New York Times.

But you don’t have to take their word for it. The opportunity to experience the thrill of a lifetime is just a wet suit or swim suit away! So if you’re an adventurer, or love the water but want more than just the sea and sand, then Dominica most definitely should be on your vacation itinerary. If you’re already here, make sure to add canyoning, river tubing, scuba diving or snorkeling – or more than one of them – to your to-do list.

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canyoning Imagine yourself surrounded by lush rain forest inside a spectacular canyon that’s full of tropical waterfalls and a million years of architecture carved out by nature. You can have that experience – plus several surprises along the way – by heading to Dominica’s beautiful canyons, located not far from the capital, Roseau. Put on your wet suit, helmet and harness and prepare for non-stop action. You’ll get to jump over cascades into crystal clear pools, and wade, swim, climb or rappel through waterfalls. Only a select few tour operators offer canyoning tours and many include a visit to the beautiful Titou Gorge in the heart of the Roseau Valley.

Photography courtesy Extreme Dominica

Photography courtesy Wacky Rollers

river tubing This adventure promises to be wet and wild. And all you’ll need for it is a life vest, modified inner tube, paddle and a free spirit! Expect a rush of excitement from start to finish as you enjoy the sensation of slowly spinning and twirling in the currents of one of the many rivers that lend themselves to this adventure, gliding down crystal clear rapids, and across river pools. But when you’re throwing your head back and enjoying it, don’t forget to take in the stunning scenery that surrounds you. And take time out to take a dip in the clear, refreshing waters. But, as with all water adventures, safety is paramount. So make sure you always follow your guide’s instructions and wear all recommended safety gear.

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deep sea fishing Editorial by Hubert Winston

Pêche en haute mer

Action, sensations fortes et une expérience de pêche inégalée? Tenez-vous prêts! La pêche en haute mer au large des côtes de la Dominique est l’affaire de quelques équipes de pêcheurs passionnés, tenant à faire passer vos vacances à un cran supérieur. (Scanner le code QR (p.3) pour en savoir plus)

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Ready for action, excitement and a fishing experience of a lifetime? Deep sea fishing off the coast of Dominica is done by teams of avid seamen ready to help kick your vacation up a few notches. It doesn’t matter when you visit, Dominica has some of the cleanest, deepest and richest blue waters this side of the Caribbean, facilitating some of the most amazing saltwater game fishing.

The Caribbean Sea and Atlantic coast offer anglers a piece of fisherman's paradise, with Sailfish, Dorado (Mahi-Mahi), Marlin, Wahoo, King Fish, Snook, Yellow-fin tuna, Salmon, Snapper, Skip Jack, Grouper, Tarpon and Snook to be caught all year round. And if you want to eat what you catch, many restaurants are happy to clean and prepare it just the way you like it, for a small fee.

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A la rencontre des baleines

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Si pour quelque raison que ce soit, vous deviez limiter le nombre de choses à faire en Dominique, faites en sorte que l’observation des baleines, dauphins et tortues soit bien sur votre liste d’activités. Plusieurs centres de plongée tels que l’Anchorage Hotel and Diver Centre, le Castaways, Dive Dominica, Fort Young Dive et Nature Island Dive proposent des tours en mer à la rencontre des cétacés ainsi que des plongées bouteilles et vous aurez de fortes chances de voir une curieuse baleine d’une dizaine de mètres frôlant votre bateau d’excursion. (Scanner le code QR (p.3) pour en savoir plus)

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If for some reason you have to limit the number of things on your Dominica to-do list, watching whales, dolphins and turtles should definitely be on your shortlist. Many operators like Anchorage Hotel, Whale Watch & Dive Centre, Dive Dominica, and Sunset Bay Club offer quality whale watching as well as scuba diving and you could find yourself extremely close to a curious 40-foot whale that comes within a few feet of your tour boat. Dominica’s deep, sheltered coastline is an ideal calving and breeding ground for sperm whales, and provides suitable conditions for short, whalewatching excursions. Whales can be spotted all year round, although they are more often seen during

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the winter months, from the end of November to March. Orcas, false killer whales, pygmy killer whales, humpback whales, melon-headed whales and two species of beaked whales have all been spotted in Dominican waters. It’s not uncommon to see people hanging over the bow of their tour boats, staring in openmouthed amazement at dolphins skimming alongside the vessels. At times, there can be as many as two dozen bottlenose or Fraser’s dolphins playfully zigzagging on the crest of the waves at the bow of the boat. If venturing on a boat isn’t your cup of tea, visitors can still embrace Dominica’s underwater wildlife, as its beaches are renowned nesting grounds

for leatherback sea turtles during March and August, as well as green turtles between May and October. The best times to view these spectacular creatures are at night and into the early morning as that’s when they come ashore to nest or when hatchlings leave the nest. Many of the commonly seen turtles are endangered species and there are therefore strict laws on turtle conservation. The Dominica Sea Turtle Conservation Organization Inc. (DomSeTCO), Dominica Sea Turtle Hotline, NEWCEPT Community Group (Northeast), NET Community Group (Rosalie Beach), La Plaine Sea Turtle Patrollers (Bout Sable Beach) and the Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division can be contacted for more information on turtle viewing.

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diving Editorial by Simon Walsh

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Plongée sous-marine

Résidents et visiteurs de retour sur l’île vous diront tous que l’expérience de la Dominique ne peut être complète tant que vous n’aurez revêtu votre combinaison et tenté une aventure sous-marine dans ses eaux cristallines. Où que vous plongiez, vous serez sûrs de voir de magnifiques récifs coralliens recouverts d’éponges aux vives couleurs, d’imposants bancs de labres créoles et autres poissons tropicaux. (Scanner le code QR (p.3) pour en savoir plus)

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Photography by Images Dominica

Any local or repeat visitor to the island will tell you that you can’t experience Dominica fully until you put on your diving gear and plunge into the island’s pristine waters for an underwater adventure. No matter where you choose to dive here, you will find vibrant reefs cloaked in colourful sponges and waterfalls of creole wrasse and many other schools of fish.

will find dive suitable for all skill levels. Whether you dive on our 1,500-foot wall at L’Abym, float serenely around Dangleben’s Pinnacles, search for seahorses along the shallows of Easy Street or swim through Toucari Caves, you are sure to surface with a smile on your face. And guarantee that the smiles will remain all week as you explore our pristine reefs, discover new creatures, play in volcanic bubbles and make new friends.

The diversity of our dive sites also ensures you

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also about who you dive with, and it’s here that Dominica stands out. Our dive masters and instructors are highly knowledgeable local guides who have years, and often decades, of experience on the reefs. Just tell them what you want to see and every guide on the island will do their best to deliver. We want our divers to go home with stories of what they saw in Dominica: seahorses, frogfish, bat fish, jaw fish, scorpion fish, lobsters, crabs and a long list of other amazing creatures.

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who to dive with Plongée sous-marine

Résidents et visiteurs de retour sur l’île vous diront tous que vous n’aurez pas fait le tour de la Dominique tant que vous ne vous serez pas aventuré dans les eaux cristallines de ses fonds marins. Accompagné d’un instructeur professionnel, plonger en Dominique peut vous offrir l’une des meilleures expériences subaquatiques au monde. Il existe plusieurs centres de plongée qui sauront vous mettre sur la bonne voie. (Scanner le code QR (p.3) pour en savoir plus)

Anchorage Dive Centre

Anchorage Hotel, Roseau, Dominica Tel: 767 448-2638 Email: reservations@anchoragehotel.dm www.anchoragehotel.dm

With the right guide, diving in Dominica can be one of the best experiences you can have anywhere in the world. Whatever your experience and ability, there are several dive operators who can set you on the right track. Remember, safety and fun are their watchwords!

Buddy Dive

Buddy Dive Dominica, Roseau Tel: 767 255 7335 or +599 717 5080 (ext 524) Email: dominica@buddydive.com www.buddydivedominica.com

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Dive Dominica

Castle Comfort, Roseau, Dominica Tel: 767 448 2188 or 646 502 6800 Email: dive@cwdom.dm www.castlecomfortdivelodge.com

BBQ Lunch

Steak Night

3.5 Hr, Whale + dolphin watching Cruise and Dolphin Ocean safari, join us for a BBQ Lunch at 12pm on the terrace. Then you’ll have fun at

@castlecomfortdivelodge www.castlecomfortdivelodge.com Castle Comfort / dive@cwdom.dm / 767 448 2188 or 646 502 6800

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health wellness & food “It’s the kind of place where your best souvenir doesn’t come from a shop, but from experiencing the natural resources of the island itself.” —Jill K. Robinson, freelance writer


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wellness warriors of wai’tukubuli Photography courtesy Martha Cuffy Editorial by Martha Cuffy

It’s challenging to maintain mental and physical balance. But deep in the heart of Dominica lie some men and women who can add a rejuvenating and life-changing dimension to your stay on this volcanic isle, revered for its challenging hikes, soothing natural spas, healing waters and recipes for longevity to peel back the years. Take Sybil and Tom Jones, for example. They are a short drive from the stunning Atlantic Red Rocks of Calibishie. From their plantationstyle house on the Hodges Estate, they share their decades of wisdom to help you maintain balance. Having said goodbye to the corporate world and leaving a career in Human Resources

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behind, Sybil now focuses on being a chef, health coach and licensed counsellor, and is enthusiastic about helping clients learn new ways of thinking, eating and self-care, in an environment that is nurturing and whisks them from the stresses of everyday life. As far as nutrition goes, she dispels the myth that Caribbean cuisine has been completely westernized. Her renowned chocolate avocado mousse dessert, whipped up in her ‘Delightfully Raw’ cookery class, boosts your confidence in preparing nutritious plant-based food. Dishes are made from seasonal, local produce, some of which you can source during a market tour or from Sybil’s own garden – her porch boasts a tasty

Spa-Bien-être Warriors  of Wai’tukubuli

Maintenir l'équilibre physique et mental n’est pas chose aisée. Mais il y a, en plein cœur de la Dominique, des hommes et des femmes à même de vous offrir une expérience régénératrice et de transformation personnelle durant votre séjour sur cette île volcanique, réputée pour ses randonnées de haut niveau, ses spas naturels apaisants, ses eaux aux vertus thérapeutiques et recettes de longévité qui vous délesteront de quelques années. (Scanner le code QR (p.3) pour en savoir plus)

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“ . . . The sheer romance and beauty of the setting has a therapeutic effect on travelers. The clean mountain air is bound to work wonders on your stress levels. What is more, this area is practically pollution free so it is the best place for you to practice some Yoga. You could also take a relaxing dip in an all-natural sulfur hot pool.” ­­ — Wellness Tourism Magazine

Photograph by Jillian Mann and Kyla Tretheway. Provided courtesy Discover Dominica Authority. All rights reserved.

pot of freshly-harvested spinach. Her dasheen crust pizza is visually appealing, nutritious and a welcome dish for gluten-free foodies. But it’s not just about whipping up healthy, tasty dishes either. She helps clients transition from a sugar-high, meat protein diet to a more nutritious, plant-based diet. And she partners with her husband, Tom – artist and energy worker – to help people release their stress. Then there is the organic farming community of Bellevue Chopin in the south, where the heady scents of the Harmony Gardens herbal collection will refresh the dullest minds and appetite. Here, Roy and Cheryl Ormond offer tours of their herbal farm and centuries of wisdom from their forefathers. Their grandparents lived during the time when one doctor served the whole island, and on horseback! Roy’s bouquet of healing herbs is known to cleanse the blood and key organs. He has an impressive internal library of the herbal remedies that have enabled his family, and those who seek his help, to stay healthy. Cheryl, on the other hand, is famed for her Bush Bath – a bath of freshly picked selection of herbs percolating as you soak and allow their healing properties to work. Cheryl’s years of walking the forests of Dominica – considered a form of forest bathing by the Japanese – has meant that many plants unknown to visitors are her best friends. Along with her daughter, Miriam, she plans to incorporate some of her favourite herbs into body balms and to

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distill organic herbal oils such as lemongrass. Their home grown Ital (vegan) cuisine has delighted many committed carnivorous hikers who use their camping facilities along the Wai'tukubuli National Trail Segment 3. At the beginning of the trail to the mystical Victoria Falls experience in Delices, lies the healing power of a formidable trio – the sulphuric White River, Moses, and his partner Ingmari. Both have fascinating stories about their connection to the White River. They tend to their own natural pharmacy, offering an impressive array of healing plants, from plantain herb to comfrey. Moses offers spiritual baths which combine the healing powers of various herbs with the spirit of the White River. A bottle of his Trinity Oil – a blend of castor, bay and coconut oil – is a good buy that you can store for the winter months, and his book, Zion Valley Herbal Medicine, is available islandwide. Ingmari, born in Dominica of Swedish heritage, is a trained meditation teacher and psychotherapist offering body harmony sessions that relax and rebalance your inner being. Additionally, she offers mindful yoga classes to visitors and guests staying in one of their wooden cottages. On an island famed for its centenarians – 32 of them recorded in 2013 – these wellness sages will share some of the secrets of their elders while guiding you on an unforgettable, life-changing, rejuvenating adventure for the mind, body and spirit.

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from farm to table: organic food in Dominica Editorial by Carla Armour

De la ferme à la table: nourriture organique en Dominique

La Dominique abonde en fruits, légumes, poissons et viandes qui porteraient, dans d’autres parties du monde, le label «organique» ou «fermier». Sur l’île, le biologique résume tout simplement le mode de production alimentaire et la manière de préparer la nourriture au quotidien. C’est en fait la quintessence de la cuisine dominiquaise. (Scanner le code QR (p.3) pour en savoir plus)

Dominica has an abundance of fruits, vegetables, fish and meat that, in other parts of the world, would be slapped with an “organic” or “free-range” label. Here, it’s just how food is grown and prepared every day. It’s the epitome of Dominican cuisine. This island’s economy has always been driven by agriculture, with widespread farming of multiple crops. The rich, fertile soil has enabled Dominica to become the world’s largest producer of limes, grapefruits and vanilla and, regionally, cocoa and bananas at various points in time over the past century. Both natives and expatriates who feel the need to return to the land have done so for decades. They have become farmers, not because they have been seduced by the buzzwords “ecoliving” and “organic agriculture”, but because they appreciate that it is the happiest way to live. In fact, an organic lifestyle goes hand in hand with being in Dominica. Living organically necessitates the true farm-totable cycle to reap the rewards of robust flavours, colours and healthful nutritional value. Melissa van Assen, a chef at Banana Lama Eco Villa and Cottage, considers the produce from the garden “winnings”.

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“Our daily activities include wandering through our garden with my Kalinago basket, to see what is ready to be picked. It never ceases to amaze me how you can collect seeds from the vegetables you just harvested, and then replant them to create your next harvest — revolving farm to table,” she says. Farmers are delivering just about everything organic, from free-range beef, pork and poultry, to bundles of herbs – rosemary, thyme, tarragon and dill, to name a few – and fresh-caught fish and seafood from net to pot. And if any produce is not close to hand, many a restaurateur can be found at Roseau Market from 4 a.m. on Saturday, Market Day. From 7 p.m. the day before, you can witness the hustle of farmers delivering their goods from every corner of the island to meet the demands of the crowds that turn up to get the best produce for their families’ tables. Having such wholesome ingredients to work with, makes Dominica’s new cuisine exciting and sexy. According to two-time Island Chef champion Nikki Esprit of Café Desiderata: “I think where food comes from matters even more. We are more concerned about serving the freshest and most local vegetables, fruits and even meat nearly

Photograph by Celia Sorhaindo

Photograph by Trevor Paulhus. Provided courtesy Discover Dominica Authority. All rights reserved.

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naked. So our guests can taste our food in its just-picked glory.” Nudity aside, many restaurants across the island follow this philosophy. The population’s palate is more sophisticated than a decade or so ago, with consumers having free access to international food trends, and the industry is responding at a surprising rate. Restaurants in the capital, Roseau, and in other parts of the island are creating complex, multi-layered dishes that tantalize even the most discerning palate. It is not uncommon to be presented with a bountiful serving of justpicked “winnings”’, enhanced with organic additives like dried floral and herbal blends, cocoa products, steeped or brewed essences, and rums sourced from community farmers and producers with whom today’s chefs have struck up tight partnerships. A stay in Dominica requires that you take some time to explore some of the best places to eat. Hotel and independent restaurants will offer a more sophisticated touch. Most of their menus feature the national dish, Callaloo - a well-seasoned soup of dasheen leaves simmered with coconut milk and sometimes including dumplings, provisions

and smoked meat or crab, when in season. Some restaurants and snackettes in Roseau that offer breakfast and lunch will prepare provisions in just about every way imaginable. Those meals are a sure way to refuel after a morning of serious hiking! Don’t discount the pop-up restaurants in your food hunt. These independent cooks set up their stands on sidewalks in Roseau, on the verges of main roads and at the entrances of villages, selling meals and traditional staples like bakes (Johnny cakes) stuffed with tuna, cheese or salt fish; soused pig’s feet; and black pudding (blood sausage). Of course you cannot leave out the stuffed roast plantain, a deliciously ripe plantain roasted whole, sliced open while still steaming, and stuffed with salt fish that has been stir-fried with herbs, onions, garlic, peppers and cabbages. This traditional recipe is found everywhere on menus for breakfast, lunch and even cocktail functions, prepared in a variety of ways. And what is food without beverage? Visit the culturally rich roadside rum shops – called Bush Bars because sometimes almost 100 different bush rums can be found behind the bar, each with a medicinal property that barmen are eager

Photograph by Katie Kaizer. Provided courtesy Discover Dominica Authority. All rights reserved.

Be sure to take instructions on how to consume these potent drinks! Of course, if you’re not quite brave or adventurous enough, you could stick with one of the many selections of rum punches – delicious fruit juices laced with spices, sugar and white rum. If you decide you’d rather prepare some local delicacies in your own kitchen, it’s advisable that you do some research so that when you’re out shopping, you’ll be better able to use the local ingredients available. Look out for the “local” aisle with exotically displayed and commercially packaged products from Dominica’s farms and producers, including Nestor’s Best Fruit & Nut Snacks and organic Neg Mawon chocolates, as well as an array of fruit treats and drinks, traditional cocoa sticks, and medicinal, vegan and gluten-free products at the Old Market in the heart of Roseau’s French Quarter. Dominica’s food is unequivocally Nature Island food – from the farm to the table.

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to dispense. These drinks are even credited for the high number of centenarians in Dominica, many of whom admit drinking bush rum and bush tea as remedies for various ailments throughout their lifetime.

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where to eat If you harbour any idea that eating local in Dominica can’t excite your palate, think again. Restaurants across the island offer a range of delicious local specialties, often with an international flair. Whether you want a quick bite or a relaxing evening under the stars, there are several to choose from, including: Café Desiderata, offering a fine dining experience in the historic French Quarter of Roseau; The Palisades Restaurant, with a view of the Caribbean Sea that is just as tantalizing as its menu of Caribbean and Creole dishes; and the beachfront Le Flambeau Restaurant, offering an eclectic menu of Creole, American and Continental cuisine.

Herb Roasted Cornish Hen

Café Desiderata SAMPLE MENU

Salad, Sandwhich or Wrap

Madras, Peckers, Creole, Torchman, Te baye Mahi, Chippy Turf

Bruschetta, tomato / onion / basil, eggplant, smoked marlin Spinach + Artichoke Dip, creamy baked spinach and artichoke dip served with toasted pita chips

Eggplant Slider, 2 crunchy eggplant slices sandwiching tomato and mozzarella cheese with a blend of herbs

Jerked Wings, 6 grilled spicy homemade jerk marinated wings. Fish on Sticks, 4 lemon herbed fish skewers with a spicy tartar sauce

Cappuccino and Peckers Salad

Salt + Pepper Shrimp, zesty crunchy shrimp Barbecue Ribs, succulent cuts with homemade sticky barbecue sauce Cheesy Garlic Bread, toasted garlic bread with 2 cheeses and a sprinkle if thyme. Add crumble bacon (additional price)

Provision Chips, a medley of ground provisions toasted and served with cilantro salsa

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Café Desiderata 5 Old Street. Roseau For reservations call: (767) 448-6525 / 448-6522 Web: facebook.com/DesiderataDominica 2016


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The Palisades, Fort Young SAMPLE MENU

Lion Fish Ceviche Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese on Garlic Toast Rosemary Grilled Breast served with Rosemary Sauce Jerk Fiesta Pork Tenderloin with Guava Rum Sauce Thyme & Garlic Lamb Rack with Thyme Sauce Festival of the Sea Sancoche Seafood Alfredo: Shrimp, Smoke Marlin and Mussels

Warm Beet and Goat Cheese and Conch Fritters

The Palisades Restaurant offers a range of culinary experiences. Visit is for breakfast, lunch and fine dining. Breakfast: 7:00am – 10:00am (Weekdays) / 7:00am – 11:00am (Weekends) Lunch: 12:00pm to 2:30pm (Weekdays) The restaurant transforms for fine dining from: 6:30pm – 10:00pm, Tuesday - Sunday

Le Flambeau SAMPLE MENU

Petite Maruka, Salad leaves with Grilled Organic Chicken, tossed with garlic croutons & creamy ‘Creole Caesar’

Carpaccio with Lime Vinaigrette, Orange and Pesto Pork “Parfumé”, Marinated & lightly grilled Pork steak, slowly smoked over coconut shells. Served with crispy plantain chips, tropical fruit slaw & chutney

Poisson du Jour, Grilled Mahi Mahi w/ buere Rouge. Christophine & Giraumon with Lime Vinaigrette, Roucou Polenta, and Papaya Chutney

Tarte du Jour and Carpaccio

La Tarte du Jour, Home-style crust topped with a Chef’s marmalade or Coconut Custard, with scoops of local ice creams.

Enjoy a relaxed seaside atmosphere with creative French Creole Fusion Cuisine & an extensive cocktail menu. Le Flambeau is the home of Chef Paul, Island Chef 2015 ‘People’s Favourite Chef’, open for breakfast from 7am till 11pm for lunch, snacks & tapas and fine dining. Contact us about our weekly special events and catering services

The restaurant offers a variety of delicious snacks all day. The Palisades, Fort Young Hotel Victoria Street, Roseau For reservations call: (767) 448-5000 Web: www.fortyounghotel.com 2016

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“Dominica has been adamant in its preservation and conservation of local forestry and wildlife, more so than any other islands in the region. And it's done so successfully: This is still considered one of the most pristine and well-preserved spots in the Western Hemisphere.” —U.S. News Travel

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Les premiers habitants de la Dominique, les Ortoroïdes, arrivèrent de l’Amérique du Sud environ 3 100 ans av. J.-C. et disparurent vers les années 400 du premier millénaire, époque où les Arawaks s’implantèrent sur l’île. A partir de 1 400, les belliqueux Kalinagos ou Indiens Caraïbes remontèrent la chaîne caribéenne exterminant les Arawaks de la région, ainsi que ceux de la Dominique. (Scanner le code QR (p.3) pour en savoir plus)

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The first inhabitants of Dominica, the Orotoid people, arrived from South America around 3100 BC but disappeared by 400 BC. The Arawaks then came, settling in around 400 AD. By the year 1400, the indigenous Kalinago were aggressively moving up the Caribbean chain, eliminating Arawaks in the region, including those who had been living in Dominica. The Kalinago, the people Christopher Columbus

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erroneously called “Carib”, also fiercely defended the island when the Spanish attempted to claim the land in 1493. The British and French followed soon after, battling each other as well as the Kalinago. But ravaged by disease and defeat in battle, the Kalinago ultimately lost control and fled to South America.

expect to encounter a primitive people in grass skirts practicing primordial rituals. There is little to differentiate the existing Kalinago from the rest of the population, but it is still possible to get a glimpse of their ancestral roots, especially from their craft, canoe building and traditional culinary activity.

To this day, Dominica is the only Caribbean island with indigenous Kalinago. But don’t

The primary language of the island is English but its heavy French influence is still apparent to this

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Photograph by Jillian Mann and Kyla Tretheway. Provided courtesy Discover Dominica Authority. All rights reserved.

“Dominica’s story is not only of battles between men, but even more so, the battle between man and the island itself.” - Lennox Honychurch, most noted historian in the island, writing in ‘A Dominica Story: A History of the Island’.

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day, as a handful of locals speak Antillean Creole. Dominica’s diverse history has left the island with a rich blend of English, French, African and Kalinago culture. Colourful costumes, music and pageantry are on display at a host of celebrations, from Carnival to the World Creole Music Festival, and the many independence celebrations around the island. The island commemorates its

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independence – granted by Britain on November 3, 1978 – with an extended period of cultural celebrations that can last as long as four weeks. The distinctive mix of cultural influences also provides Dominica with wonderful examples of Caribbean architecture. Roseau is filled with many historic buildings that are a must-see when visiting the island.

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A la rencontre des Kalinagos

Il était une fois un peuple téméraire, fier, d’une grande créativité vivant sur l’île de la Dominique qui s’était donné le nom de Kalinago mais les Européens les rebaptisèrent «Caribes» – nom qui allait définir l’entière région. Aujourd’hui, un village unique situé sur la côte escarpée du nord-est de l’île offre un rare témoignage de l’architecture des Kalinagos et de leur mode de vie avant l’arrivée de Christophe Colomb. (Scanner le code QR (p.3) pour en savoir plus) Once upon a time, a fearless, proud and inventive people lived on Dominica. They called themselves Kalinago, but the Europeans named them "Caribs" – a world that would influence the name of the entire Caribbean region. Today, a unique place on the rugged northeast coast of the island gives you a rare glimpse into the Kalinago’s architecture and their way of life before the arrival of Christopher Columbus. This place is called Kalinago Barana Auté (Carib Village by the Sea), and stands on Kalinago Territory, a large area of almost 4,000 acres established by the British in 1903. It is home to the largest remaining population of Kalinagos in the Caribbean. Kalinago Barana Auté is a showcase village where traditionally constructed buildings are testament to the enduring strength and ingenuity of indigenous design. Interestingly, when the Spaniards first set eyes on the Kalinagos' buildings, they did not

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regard them as real homes, because they were so different from the architecture they left back home. All Kalinago buildings were grouped around a central plaza. The most impressive of them was the main meeting house, called "Carbet" or "Taboui”, about 60 feet long and surrounded by smaller tent-like Ajoupas and Mouinas. They were built from hard wood and plant material collected from the forest. Their roofs were thatched with palm leaves, with grass or reeds also used as wattle for the walls. Everything was tied together with “maho”, a rope made of bark. Inside, furnishings were sparse, with hammocks – another ingenious invention of the Amerindians – used as beds. Like the dwellings of other Amerindians (for example the Tainos in Greater Antilles), they were perfectly suited to the tropical climate. Thatched roofs and walls permeable to airflow allowed the structures to breathe naturally. This particular aspect was something that all colonial Europeanbrought designs struggled to achieve. The Kalinagos' simple structures were also surprisingly strong. They could withstand fierce winds, even hurricanes, and any damage sustained could be quickly repaired. “My people lived off the land,” Kalinago Chief Garnette Joseph explains. “The forest provided not only building material for their houses but also food and medicine, and gommier wood for their dugout canoes.” These masterly constructed long boats were fast, silent and agile, and were a major factor in the

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Kalinago’s ability to successfully resist all European attempts to invade Dominica for almost 200 years. It is only recently, with the strong interest in “green” building methods, that these indigenous constructions are being recognized not just for their aesthetic and historic value, but also for their Earth-conscious designs. Maurice Agar, a renowned Caribbean architect based in Dominica, says: “The challenge for architects designing in today’s world with our increasing environmental concerns, is to find a way to incorporate the materials and values of the past into our current ‘mod-con’ lifestyles and structures.” “We need to design our buildings not just with sustainability of materials in mind, but also with the end goal of sustainability in our lifestyles. We build not just for ourselves, but with future 68

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generations in mind,” he adds.

to history, but remains strong and active today.

Dominica, the Nature Island of the Caribbean, is host to growing numbers of environmentally conscious architectural endeavours.

“Despite the big changes to the Kalinago traditional way of life, we still retain some its aspects,” says Chief Garnette Joseph.

One of them is Roots Jungle Retreat, created by Pat and Staci Kosick.

“We still live off the land and in tune with nature. We are blessed to be living in natural surroundings, and that feeling permeates our lives. So many indigenous peoples have lost their environment and ways of life. We are in a unique position to offer our island and the visitors coming to us from all over the globe an exceptional experience of our culture, which we continuously strive to keep alive. For the most memorable experience, we welcome our guests to stay with Kalinago families in our village."

Kalinago architecture was inspirational for their lodge design, as Pat explains. “I was driving nearby Kalinago Barana Auté one day, and when I saw that big Carbet house with its thatched roof, I immediately knew that’s what our place should look like! The Kalinago not only built our lodge but also gave us lots of help and advice. We couldn’t have done it without them,” she says. The rich Kalinago heritage has not been confined

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festivals

“While Rio de Janeiro is perhaps the most wellknown Carnival around the world, there are plenty of other destinations just as noteworthy and Dominica is definitely one of them.” – Megan Eileen McDonough, travel blogger, Bohemian Trails

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Outre une expérience inégalée du plein air, l’île offre une explosion de festivités culturelles unique dans la région, avec la célébration à travers l’année de plusieurs festivals de renommée internationale. Chacun met en lumière des éléments spécifiques de la culture dominiquaise; l’atmosphère vibrante de sensations et de rythmes pulsants attire des visiteurs du monde entier. (Scanner le code QR (p.3) pour en savoir plus) Beyond Dominica’s unmatchable outdoor experience, the island offers a cultural explosion like no other, with several major festivals celebrated throughout the year. Each sheds light on different aspects of Dominican culture and attracts visitors from around the world with their sensational vibrancy and pulsating spirit.

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carnival feb/mar Editorial contributions by Sobers Esprit

Carnival is the beating heart of Dominican culture, taking place annually in either February or March, depending on the Lenten calendar. Mas Domnik, as it is known locally, is a special kind of carnival. Not your Rio or Trinidad-type carnival. This is a carnival filled with the spirit and the awakening of the ancestors. Promoted as "the Real Mas", the island prides itself on maintaining a carnival true to its 18th Century origins – a European pre-Lent indulgence infused with West African folklore. To mark the opening of Carnival City, calypsonians, sensays, bwa-bwa and popular bands parade through the streets to the sweet sounds of calypso music, with the lyrics capturing the social and political milieu of the island. Lagoon Street Jam is a popular precursor event, offering a sneak peek of what’s to come on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. A number of competitions like the Princess Show, Queen Show and Calypso Monarch are also on the calendar in the weeks leading up to Carnival, ensuring that there isn’t a dull moment. Carnival Monday begins in the early hours of the morning with J’ouvert, a predawn street parade meaning "opening of the day". Small gangs of revelers decked out in creative wear and covered in mud, paint and oil, dance in the street to the acoustic beats of the lapo kabwit (traditional goatskin drums) until the sun rises. They later switch into traditional costumes from the cast of Carnival characters for the Monday parade dubbed "Old Mas". A sea of sensays, in what resembles the ceremonial regalia worn in West Africa —made from strips of frayed cloth, rope, crocus bags or banana leaves and crowned by a headpiece of cow horns or a chapeau paille (a hand-crafted wide-brim straw hat) and a ghoulish mask — swarm the charming streets of the capital, Roseau. And the bwa-bwa — stilt dancers — adorned in bright silks and glimmering medallions, twist in the breeze in an acrobatic display of balance and agility. You may also glimpse the neg mawon marching though town in broken shackles and slicked in tar, homage to the elusive Maroons who occupied the island’s verdant, rugged terrain. With the midday sun high overhead, bouyon takes over — Dominica’s very own genre: a vigorous combination of Creole forms and modern sounds powered by booming Hi-Fi electric music trucks. Revelers join t-shirt bands to continue the bacchanal until sundown. On Carnival Tuesday, the lavwe continues. Revelers wearing elaborate costumes, crafted from iridescent beads and barely-there feathers, enjoy the euphoric spectacle of colour, revelry, music and culture that is Mas Dominik. On Ash Wednesday, Tewe Vaval marks the end of Carnival in the Kalinago territory, on the northeast coast of the island. The ‘spirit’ of Carnival is paraded thorough the village in a mock funeral procession and finally burned in a grand bonfire – signaling the official death of Carnival and ushering in an extended period of mourning, until its return the next year! This is truly the Real Mas — a celebration steeped in centuries-old tradition that tells the story of an island and its people. Come to Mas Domnik and experience the last true island carnival in the Caribbean.

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weddings & honeymoons

“This lush and beautiful island makes it a perfect candidate for couples who want a tropical wedding celebration. A Dominica wedding provides beautiful scenery, friendly locals, excellent fare options and plenty of excursions unique to the island.” — mywedding.com

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weddings on the nature island Photography by Vanessa Hall Editorial by Margaret Gajek

Cérémonies de mariage sur l’île de Nature

Tous futurs mariés rêvent d’une célébration vraiment unique et mémorable. Or, trouver le lieu parfait, offrant un cadre intime, personnalisé et en même temps spectaculaire peut être une tâche ardue. De plus en plus de couples décident de sceller leur union à l'étranger. Ces dernières années, la Dominique est devenue une destination prisée pour les cérémonies de mariage, attirant en particulier des amoureux de la nature à l’âme aventurière qui osent la différence. (Scanner le code QR (p.3) pour en savoir plus) Every bride and groom wants a wedding that is truly unique and memorable. But finding a perfect location that is personal, meaningful and, at the same time, spectacular can be a tricky task. More couples are opting for weddings abroad. And in recent years, Dominica has become a popular wedding destination, especially for more adventurous nature lovers who dare to be different. The natural beauty of Dominica is legendary and makes a strong impression on all visitors. You won't find sprawling all-inclusive resorts, or over-crowded nightclubs; instead, there are charming, small boutique hotels with highly

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personalized service and unforgettable scenery. There are limitless choices for unconventional and romantic locations: in spectacular national parks or caves, beneath rainbow-crested waterfalls, or at the foot of one of the island’s 365 rivers. Many breathtaking dive sites around the island set colourful, fairy tale stages for underwater weddings. If you feel the love you have for each other is particularly steamy, then perhaps getting married against the backdrop of the Boiling Lake – the second largest of this type anywhere in the world – or in hot, bubbling sulphur springs is just right for you. Or if your vision of a dream wedding includes the soundscape of chirping tropical birds, then the lush rainforest is the perfect location. Then there are some places that have it all. In Papillote Gardens, you'll find not only spectacular waterfalls but also hot and cold springs. No wonder it makes one of the most enchanting venues for a dream wedding. Soltoun Waterfalls are equally impressive. Only a short walk takes you to a place of exquisite beauty: three waterfalls cascading from different heights through the lushness of tropical rainforest.

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“Few places in the Caribbean offer the kind of diversity of experience you’ll find in Dominica, where tying the knot at a destination wedding is an experience like no other. Whether you’re looking for a small, intimate ceremony on a cliffside at Secret Bay, or a larger ceremony on the beach at Rosalie Bay, Dominica has you covered.” – Caribbean Journal

A beach wedding is, of course, the most popular option. What can be more romantic than a barefoot wedding against a backdrop of waves and sun filtering through palm trees? Even so, there are many choices: White or black sand beach? On red rocks or black volcanic rocks? The ideas are as endless as your imagination. If the beach setting seems too overdone or ordinary for you, there are other spectacular, unexpected and slightly crazy locations to say “I do”. Deputy registrar Jo-Anne Commodore says that based on her experience, “most couples like idyllic, paradise locations like beaches, gardens or waterfalls. Some choose places of historical significance, like a couple who exchanged vows next to cannons at the Fort Shirley Garrison in the Cabrits National Park”. But she also recalls officiating in unusual locations for couples who wanted to tie the knot in an extraordinary way. “One of my most daring locations for a wedding was at the top of a hill perched high above the village of Gallion. The couple insisted on taking their vows on the cliff's edge, and I was really nervous. The views from the top were truly spectacular and I felt we were on the edge of the earth,” Commodore says. “One of the weirdest weddings I remember was a ceremony on a specially made floating island attached to a pier. There was a strong wind and waves, so the whole contraption was very rickety.”

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Having an exotic location doesn't necessarily mean you have to limit the size of your wedding party. Some stunning places are easily accessible and have enough space to accommodate a large crowd. Most hotels will assist you with this special event. You can also hire a wedding planner to handle all the organization, or perhaps you can stitch your dream day together, piece by piece.

Tips for getting married in Dominica •

A marriage licence in Dominica is easy to obtain. Download and complete the Marriage Application Form (Form G) and check the list of required documents for grant of a special marriage licence.

Keep in mind that at least one member of the party must be in Dominica for a minimum two days prior to the ceremony.

If you want your ceremony in one of the national parks, you may need to obtain a permit.

More information can be found at www.socialservices.gov.dm. Whether you decide on a traditional wedding location, or decide to do what few have done before, you can be sure that your wedding and the trip to the Nature Island will be memorable and fantastic.

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real estate & investment “Everything you need to understand about Dominica begins with the topography.” —Lennox Honychurch, local historian and anthropologist

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investment opportunities in dominica Opportunités d’investissement en Dominique

La richesse historique et culturelle de la Dominique, ses ressources naturelles et humaines, un environnement économique favorable en font un pays attrayant en termes d’investissements. Que vous envisagiez un investissement de petite, moyenne ou grande envergure, la Dominique présente un éventail d’opportunités favorisant le développement de vos affaires ou l’investissement vert dans les domaine du tourisme, de la fabrication et l’agrobusiness, des services professionnels, des secteurs des affaires /de la finance internationales et des industries de la culture. (Scanner le code QR (p.3) pour en savoir plus) Dominica’s rich history, culture, natural and human resources, and an enabling environment all combine to make the country prime for investment. Whether you are considering a small to medium or large investment, Dominica presents an array of opportunities to expand your existing business or set up green field investments in tourism,

manufacturing and agri-business, professional services, the international business/financial sector and the cultural industries sector. Dominica is the ideal location for investment in soft adventure projects, high-end boutique hotels, exclusive villas and nature-related activities and experiences which capture the eco-oriented traveler. The island is known as a green tourism destination and the foundation of the tourism industry is its natural features which appeal to visitors. The up-market boutique type accommodation appeals to the discerning visitor who chooses Dominica for a vacation experience. Dominica has received a high level of regional and global visibility as a result of these properties receiving a series of flattering online reviews and top recognition awards. It is anticipated that this trend will continue, creating a greater stir and impact in the sector. The Government of Dominica has placed great emphasis on attracting investments in manufacturing activities with employment and export earning potential. However, these

manufacturing activities must be sustainable and in complete harmony with the environment. In addition to diversifying the agricultural base, Dominica continues to encourage expansion in light manufacturing and agro-processing. With the abundance of water flowing throughout the island, bulk and bottled water export is a priority sector for investment. Dominica, dubbed a new emerging investment destination, is quickly becoming an attractive business location. The Government of Dominica has identified the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector as an area to be pursued for further economic diversification. The island boasts of the lowest cost in the Caribbean for labour, telecoms and sites for setting up business process outsourcing (BPO) and call centre operations. The business environment is continuously being improved to attract and retain foreign investments. We are ready to welcome you and your investments to Dominica – a place of promise, a destination of integrity.

Top Five reasons to Invest in Dominica 1.

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A gateway to Europe with immediate access through Martinique and Guadeloupe Free movement of profit and dividends with no capital gains, estate or death taxes Opportunity available for a unique and green tourism product not found anywhere else in the Caribbean Educated and available work force with 94 per cent literacy Safe and good quality of life

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future developments

Apart from the beauty and opportunity that already exist in Dominica, some exciting developments on the hotel and resort scene are in the works. Here's a glimpse of what's to come.

Range Developments/ Cabrits Resort Kempinski

Cabrits Resort Kempinski, Dominica will be a 160-room hideaway luxury hotel located in the north-west of the island, surrounded by the Cabrits National Park. The resort, being constructed by Range Developments, is the first Government-approved real estate project under the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme. It is expected to open in 2018.

rangedominica.com | client.relations@rangedevelopments.com | +971 4 325 3347

The hideaway hotel has been designed to preserve a natural balance between the land and the sea, while ensuring a modern contemporary guest experience. Kempinski, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, is committed to provide its guests with a memorable journey, inspired by exquisite European flair and know-how, creating rich and meaningful experiences on the island of panoramic and breathtaking views.

Secret Bay Residences

Secret Bay Residences is an extension of the award-winning Secret Bay boutique resort, an eco-luxury development located on the northwest coast of Dominica. Guests who have fallen in love with Secret Bay’s unconventional concepts and individualized yet inconspicuous service, can now purchase whole or fractional shares of villas and bungalows. A limited number of residences will be built on the 22-acre property, ensuring that the guest experience remains tranquil and in harmony with nature. Owning a property at Secret Bay is a fantastic opportunity to merge a fabulous vacation experience with a solid real estate investment in the undiscovered Caribbean. secretbay.dm | info@secretbay.dm | +1 767 445 4444

Secret Bay Residences commences development in 2016.

Tranquility Beach Resort/ Curio-A Collection by Hilton

The Tranquility Beach Resort in Salisbury is a prestigious environmentally–sensitive residential resort which will join Curio–A Collection by Hilton, a global set of hotels hand-picked for their distinctive character and personality. Located on a dramatically stunning marine bluff, the development features fully-serviced cliff-hanger villas and residences with stunning coastal views. Contemporary clean lines mark the architecture and construction of this development which will comprise exclusive one and twobedroom condominium suites, studio suites and one, two and three-bedroom villas couched in a full service setting.

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Programme de citoyenneté par investissement

La Dominique dispose d’un des programmes de citoyenneté par investissement (Citizenship By Investment en anglais) les plus fiables au monde qui, à travers une procédure sûre et économiquement abordable, offre aux investisseurs prudents des facilités de déplacement dans le monde par l’obtention d’une double nationalité. Le Programme de citoyenneté économique de la Dominique existe depuis 1993. (Scanner le code QR (p.3) pour en savoir plus) Dominica runs one of the world’s most reputable Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programmes, which offers prudent investors the ability to access the world through a trusted and affordable route to a second citizenship. The CBI programme of Dominica has been operating since 1993. It invites investors of good character to make an economic contribution to the country. In exchange, once they meet strict legal and other requirements, the applicant and their family can obtain full citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

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Under the current regulations, to qualify for Dominican citizenship under the CBI programme, an applicant must either make a contribution to the Government Fund of about US$100,000, depending on the number of dependents included in the application, or an investment in designated real estate with a value of at least US$200,000. Additional payments for any dependents included in an application, due diligence fees, government fees and other fees are also payable. All applications for citizenship should be directed through an authorized agent. The authorized agent will assist you with an application and all the required legal and other documents. The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) is the Government authority that deals with all matters regarding Citizenship by Investment in Dominica. The Government has established the CBIU within the Ministry of Finance to promote and administer the CBI programme. The Unit will be dedicated to the effective management and processing of the applications.

It will exercise strict regulatory controls over the programme and is dedicated to streamlining the process for applicants seeking to obtain Dominica citizenship. It ensures the highest professional standards and is committed to strict enforcement of the regulations. The Unit is headed by the Director of the CBIU, who is supported by Senior Examiners, Examiners, and administrative staff.

For further information, here are the contact details for the CBIU: Citizenship By Investment Unit (CBIU) 1st Floor, Financial Centre, Ministry of Finance Kennedy Avenue Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica Tel: (767) 266 3919 / 3456 Email: cbiu@dominica.gov.dm

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Banana Lama Eco Villa and Cottage Off the grid fully sustainable luxury accommodation situated on the pristine Cacoa river in the heart of the rainforest. Banana Lama is a paradise where you can truly escape from it all. Tel: 1 (767) 446-1183 / www.bananalamaecovilla.com


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Rainforest Deck, Banana Lama Eco Villa and Cottage Poolside Lounge, Pagua Bay House Oceanfront Cabanas

real estate in dominica

Why invest in real estate in Dominica? No Exchange Controls

This is a significant because you may need to repatriate some of your money to deal with obligations or emergencies elsewhere. You will not need to devise intricate schemes as many investors in other countries have to do to get around exchange controls.

Pensions are not taxed Immobilier à la Dominique

Plusieurs facteurs entrent en jeu lorsqu’il s’agit de choisir son lieu de résidence ou de retraite. Certaines personnes veulent modifier leur mode de vie ou recherchent un dépaysement total. D’autres souhaitent s’échapper du froid ou encore du stress d’une vie urbaine et frénétique. Et puis il y a ceux qui cherchent tout simplement un bien de propriété de premier choix dans lequel investir. Quelle que soit la raison, la Dominique offre une destination exotique parfaite ou un deuxième chez soi. (Scanner le code QR (p.3) pour en savoir plus)

Whether you prefer the hot and sunny west coast, with its bustling villages and lazy beachside bars; the rainforest interior surrounding Morne Trois Piton, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the east coast, which is more agricultural; or simply want to experience village life, there is something for everyone. Non-residents can acquire property up to one acre (43,560 sq. ft.) for residential purposes, and up to three acres (130,680 sq. ft.) for commercial use. Only those who plan to buy more need to obtain an Alien Landholding Licence.

Whatever the reason, Dominica provides the perfect getaway.

High net worth individuals can benefit from Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme, which is among the most affordable in the world. It allows foreign investors to acquire citizenship by purchasing real estate in an approved development, with a minimum investment of US$200,000. The property purchased must be held for at least 3 years and may be eligible for re-sale in a subsequent CBI application if owned for 5 years. Dual citizenship is allowed and there is no actual requirement to reside in Dominica before or after citizenship is granted.

The island has what many countries now place a premium on – fresh, unpolluted air and clean water – and beautiful properties with million-dollar views.

It is advised that you engage the services of a reputable real estate company when purchasing real estate in Dominica.

When choosing where to live or to retire, many factors come into play. Some people are looking for a lifestyle adjustment or a complete change of scenery; others want to get away from the cold weather and the stress of living in a Metropolitan country. Then there are those who wish to buy solely for investment purposes.

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If you retire from a country like England with a pension, and reside in Dominica, you will not have to pay tax on your pension.

No Inheritance Tax

Your loved ones will not be burdened with unfair inheritance tax on the family home because its value has increased over the years.

Cost of Living

Yes, the cost of living is increasing, but if you have to live on an overseas pension it will go much further than it will in the UK or North America. The truth is, living in a healthy, green environment with clean water and unpolluted air is good enough reason to invest in real estate in Dominica. The rest is a bonus. Article by Cecily Lees Managing Director Safe Haven Real Estate Ltd Bay Front, Roseau, Dominica Tel: (767) 440 0878 Website: www.safehavenrealestate.com Email: safehaven@cwdom.dm

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ACCOMMODATION Anchorage Hotel, Whale Watch & Dive Centre Castle Comfort Tel: (767) 448-2638 reservations@anchoragehotel.dm md@anchoragehotel.dm www.anchoragehotel.dm Aywasi Kalinago Retreat Salybia Tel: (767) 235-4455 info@aywasiretreat.com www.aywasiretreat.com Beau Rive Castle Bruce Tel: (767) 445-8992 mark@beaurive.com www.beaurive.com Campeche Bar Cuisine & Guest House Grand Bay Tel: (767) 446-4551/276-1370 campecheguesthousebar@hotmail.com Castle Comfort Lodge Castle Comfort Tel: (767) 448-2188 dive@cwdom.dm www.castlecomfortdivelodge.com Chez Ophelia Copthall Tel: (767) 448-3438 chezophelia@cwdom.dm www.chezophelia.com Citrus Creek Plantation Taberi, La Plaine Tel: (767) 446-1234 riverside@citruscreekplantation.com hnizard@gmail.com www.citruscreekplantation.com Classique International Marigot Tel: (767) 445-8486/225-9697 classiquedominica@gmail.com www.classiqueinternational.com Cocoa Cottage Shawford Tel: (767) 448-0412/295-6828 cocoacottage@gmail.com www.cocoacottages.com Fort Young Hotel Roseau Tel: (767) 448-5000 fortyoung@cwdom.dm www.fortyounghotel.com Garraway Hotel Roseau Tel: (767) 449-8800 garraway@cwdom.dm www.garrawayhotel.com

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Harmony Villa Pont CassĂŠ Tel: (767) 612-4166 carlaarmour@hotmail.com www.harmonyvilla.com

Point Baptiste Estate Point Baptiste Tel: (767) 445-7368/225-5378 manager@pointbaptiste.com www.pointbaptiste.com

Hibiscus Valley Inn Concord Tel: (767) 445-8195 info@hibiscusvalley.com www.hibiscusvalley.com

Portsmouth Beach Hotel Picard Tel: (767) 445-5142 pbh@cwdom.dm www.portsmouthbeachhotel.dm

Jomayo Bay Point Caribe, Stowe Tel: (767) 315-1953/265-6969 jomayobaygh@gmail.com

Rodney’s Wellness Retreat Soufriere Tel: (767) 440-8222 / 245-4725 relax@rodneyswellness.com www.rodneyswellnes.com

Jungle Bay Resort & Spa Delices Tel: (767) 446-1789 info@junglebaydominica.com www.junglebaydominica.com La Bou Cottage Soufriere Tel: (767) 440-9059/613-8098 laboucottage@gmail.com www.laboucountrycottage.com Le Petit Paradis Wotton Waven Tel: (767) 440-4352/448-5946/276-2761 lepetitparadis200@hotmail.com www.lepetitparadisdominica.com Liberty Jungle Belles Tel: (767) 449-7611 / 613-9425 libertyjungle@gmail.com www.libertyjungle.com

Rosalie Bay Resort Rosalie Tel: (767) 446-1010 info@rosaliebay.com www.rosaliebay.com Roseau Valley Hotel Copthall Tel: (767) 449-8176/225-7038 rosevale@cwdom.dm www.roseauvalleyhotel.com Seacliff Cottages Calibishie Tel: (767) 445-7008 / 445-8998 seacliff@dominica-cottages.com www.dominica-cottages.com Sea World Guest House Citronier Tel: (767) 448-5068/265-6991 seaworlddominica@yahoo.com

Manicou River Cottages, Bar and Bistro Tanetane Tel: (767) 616-8903 info@manicouriver.com www.manicouriver.com

Secret Bay Tibay, Portsmouth Tel: (767) 445-4444 info@secretbay.dm www.secretbay.dm

Oh La La Villas Delices Tel: (767)613-0992/277-2776 ohlaladominica@gmail.com www.ohlaladominica.com

Sunset Bay Club & SeaSide Dive Resort Batalie Tel: (767) 446-6522 sunset@cwdom.dm www.sunsetbayclub.com

Pagua Bay House Oceanfront Cabanas Marigot Tel: (767) 445-8888 paguabayhouse@gmail.com www.paguabayhouse.com

Sutton Place Hotel Roseau Tel: (767) 449-8700 sutton2@cwdom.dm www.suttonplacehoteldominica.com

Papillote Wilderness Retreat Trafalgar Tel: (767) 448-2287 papillote@cwdom.dm www.papillote.dm

Symes-Zee Villa Laudat Tel: (767) 448-3337/616-0733 symeszee@aol.com www.symeszeevilla.com

Picard Beach Cottages Picard Tel: (767) 445-5131 picardbeach@cwdom.dm www.picardbeachcottages.dm

Tamarind Tree Hotel and Restaurant Salisbury Tel: (767) 449-7395 hotel@tamarindtreedominica.com www.tamarindtreedominica.com

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The Beach House Salisbury Tel: (767) 276-5023 prendell2002@gmail.com The Champs Picard Tel: (767) 445-4452 / 616-3001 info@hotelthechamps.com www.thechampshotel.com

BUSINESS SERVICES Archipelago Trading Ltd Roseau Tel: (767) 448-5247/3394 archipelago@cwdom.dm www.archipelago.com Belfast Estate Pottersville Tel: (767) 448-2340 stl@cwdom.dm Dominica Business Systems Pottersville Tel: (767) 440-2679 info@dbizsystems.com www.dominicabusinesssystems.com Energy Management Services (EMS) Ltd Canefield Tel: (767) 255-6813 www.emscaribbean.com HHV Whitchurch & Co Ltd Roseau Tel: (767) 448-2181 customerservice@whitchurch.com www.whitchurch.com Nature Isle Linguistics Company Inc. Roseau Tel: (767) 285-4842 info@ni-linguistics.com

CAR RENTALS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Bonus Car Rentals Fond Colé Tel: (767) 448-2650 cphillipco@gmail.com

AID Bank Goodwill P.O. Box 215 Tel: (767) 448-2853/4167 aidbank@cwdom.dm

Island Car Rentals Canefield Highway Tel: (767) 448-2886 / 255-6844 reservations@islandcar.dm www.islandcar.dm Silverlining Rentals Portsmouth Tel: (767) 445-3802/277-9177 silverliningrentals@gmail.com www.silverliningrentals.com Valley Rent-A-Car Goodwill Road Tel: (767) 448-2279 valley@cwdom.dm www.valleyrentacar.com

DIVE OPERATORS Anchorage Dive Centre Castle Comfort Tel: (767) 448-2638 reservations@anchoragehotel.dm www.anchoragehotel.dm Buddy Dive Dominica Roseau Tel: (767) 448-5000 / 255-7335 dominica@buddydive.com www.buddydivedominica.com Champagne Reef Point Michel (767) 440-5085/275-7001 underwater@champagnereef.co iriesafari@cwdom.dm

Pirates Ltd Roseau Tel: (767) 449-9774 pirate@cwdom.dm

Dive Dominica Castle Comfort Tel: (767) 448-2188 dive@cwdom.dm www.castlecomfortdivelodge.com

Skyviews Christ Church, Barbados Tel: 1-246-434-3434/35/36 info@skyviews.com www.skyviews.com

JC Ocean Adventures Portsmouth Tel: (767) 449-6957 jorgama@msn.com www.jcoceanadventures.com

Spark Ventures Inc. Castle Comfort Tel: (767) 315-2675 dafar.tas@gmail.com www.facebook.com/SparkVenturesInc Springfield Trading Pottersville Tel: (767) 448-2340 cpbrandftl@cwdom.dm

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CIBC | First Caribbean International Bank Roseau Tel: (767) 255-7900 www.cibcfcib.com National Bank of Dominica Ltd Roseau Tel: (767) 255-2300 customersupport@nbd.com www.nbdominica.dm

HEALTH & WELLNESS Wellness Architects Trafalgar Tel: (767) 276-9455/612-8943 mjcuffy@yahoo.co.uk www.primalspadominica.com

INDIVIDUALS/CONSULTANTS Gwenith Whitford Author Trafalgar gwenithwhitford@hotmail.com www.gwenithwhitford.wordpress.com Lucilla Lewis Business Development Roseau Tel: (767) 235-3417 lewisl2004@yahoo.com Marie-José Edwards Environmental Services Professional Roseau Tel: (767) 235-2987 mariejose.edwards@gmail.com Schuyler Esprit Higher Education, Culture & Heritage Roseau Tel: (767) 255-8998 schuyleresprit@gmail.com

EDUCATION / RESEARCH CENTRES

Simon Walsh Photographer Soufriere Tel: (767) 245-6505/617-6505 simondwalsh@gmail.com

Archbold Tropical Research Centre – ATREC Springfield Tel: (767) 449-3026 Springfield.dominica@gmail.com

Stephanie Astaphan Trade & Development Economics Roseau stephanie.astaphan@gmail.com

Ross University School of Medicine Picard Tel: (767) 255-2300 www.rossu.edu/medical-school/

Yvonne Armour Tourism Development Specialist Roseau Tel: (767) 448-2638 yvonne.armour07@gmail.com

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INSURANCE Beacon Insurance Company Ltd Roseau Tel: (767) 448-5247/0009 archipelago@cwdom.dm www.beacon.co.tt CAM Dupigny Inc. (United Insurance) Roseau Tel: (767) 448-3012/235-9853 unitedmarketingda@gmail.com CGM Gallagher Insurance Brokers (Barbados) Ltd Roseau Tel: (767) 449-9636 damionwhite@cgmgallagher.com www.cgmgallagher.com First Domestic Insurance Co Ltd Roseau Tel: (767) 449-8202 insurance@cwdom.dm www.firstdomestic.dm Whitchurch Insurance Roseau Tel: (767) 448-2181 insurance@whitchurch.com www.whitchurch.com

PHOTOGRAPHY AND WEDDINGS

Forest Wash and Bar Sylvania Tel: (767) 448-6745/276-7580 jkaycarcare@gmail.com Le Petit Paris – Bakery & Restaurant Bath Estate Tel: (767) 317-3333/225-0303 winemandominica@hotmail.fr Romance Café Beach Bar/Boutique Roseau Tel: (767) 449-7299 fredhuard@hotmail.com Urban Garden Café Inc. Roseau Tel: (767) 616-7133 urbangardendominica@gmail.com

Fashion Line Roseau Tel: (767) 448-5572 fashionline@cwdom.dm www.fashionlinestores.com

WRAVE Ltd (Wacky Rollers) Roseau Tel: (767) 449-8276/616-8276 wackyrollers@gmail.com www.wackyrollers.com

International Shopping Malls Ltd Roseau Tel: (767) 448-5832 vanpre@gmail.com

Whitchurch Tours Roseau Tel: (767) 448-2181 shipping@whitchurch.com www.whitchurch.com

Derek Galon Eggleston Tel: (767) 316-6358 office@ozonezonebooks.com www.artphotographyservices.com

STUDENTS

REAL ESTATE Safe Haven Real Estate Roseau Tel: (767) 440-0878/448-5718
 safehavenrealestate@gmail.com www.safehavenrealestate.com

David Thornhill Course Representative (IHTM) Anglia Ruskin University, UK Tel: (767) 613-3300 david.thornhill@student.anglia.ac.uk Marcy Gachette University of Alabama, USA Tel: (767) 245-5511 mgachette@crimson.ua.edu

TELECOMMUNICATIONS Digicel Dominica Ltd Roseau Tel: (767) 616-1500 www.digiceldominica.com

TOUR OPERATORS

RESTAURANT & BAR

Dominica Tours Castle Comfort Tel: (767) 448-2638 carlaarmour@hotmail.com carla@experience-dominica.com

Cartwheel Café Roseau Tel: (767) 616-2069 kai.kboutique@gmail.com

Jon Vee Tours Salisbury Tel: (767) 315-7772/235-2375 jonvee_11@live.com

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KHATTS Roseau Tel: (767) 448-1660 info@khatts.com www.khattstours.com

SHOPPING

Jewellers International Roseau Tel: (767) 440-3319 jewellers@archip.com

Nature Island Weddings Trafalgar Tel: (767) 616-2635 natureislandweddings@gmail.com www.natureislandweddings.com

Just Go Dominica Roseau Tel: (767) 245-4328 justgodominica@gmail.com

Norelle’s Taxi and Tours Services Canefield Tel: (767) 276-3471 / 316-8811 vidalkforever@msn.com norellestaxiandtours.wordpress.com

365 MMP Roseau Tel: (767) 449-6846/614-2445 365mmp@gmail.com www.facebook.com/365mmp

Images Dominica Roseau Tel: (767) 245-6505 / 614-1102 info@imagesdominica.com www.imagesdominica.com

Jungle Trekking and Adventure Safaris JTAS Giraudel Tel: (767) 449-8355 jtasexperience@mail.com

TOURISM ORGANIZATIONS Discover Dominica Authority Roseau Tel: (767) 448-2045 tourism@dominica.dm www.discoverdominica.dm Dominica Taxi Association Roseau Tel: (767) 449-8533 domtax@cwdom.dm Eco Inns. Sites and Services Association Roseau Tel: (767) 225-7038 essadominica@gmail.com

HONARARY MEMBERS Anne Jno Baptiste Papillote Wilderness Retreat Derek Perryman (1955-2010) Dive Dominica Gerry Aird HHV Whitchurch & Co Ltd Janice Armour Anchorage Ltd Phillip Nassief Fort Young Hotel

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