Dominica is known as The Nature Island of the Caribbean due to its beautiful, lush plant and wildlife. The Nature Island gets its gorgeous flora and fauna not only from its extensive park system protecting the rainforest but from its substantial amount of annual precipitation, about 100 inches per year. Dominica’s climate is tropical with moderate by northeast trade winds that bring in heavy rainfall year round which means there is a constant threat of flash floods. The rainiest months are September to October. Average temperatures in the Dominica are in the upper 70s (degrees Fahrenheit). Rain showers are usually brief and don’t last all day and it is good to be prepared for afternoon or evening downpours.
The small island of Dominica is a fantastic rain forest destination. It’s affordable, remote and yet to be overrun by tourists. Flocked with earth-friendly resorts, waterfalls, dive sites, hot springs and amazing hiking trails this lush travel destination is a great alternative to its tourism-crowded Caribbean neighbors.
Where to Stay:
- Secret Bay – offers luxury villas and bungalows. Situated on a cliff-top overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Great for honeymoons, anniversaries and adventure vacations.
- Papillote Wilderness Retreat