Carribean Trips

The Nature Island of the Caribbean

Dominica is a Caribbean island which is known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean. Because of Dominica’s preserved natural resources, it is often said that ‘Dominica is the only island in the Caribbean that Christopher Columbus would identify if he were to revisit the Caribbean’.

English and French Creole are the two languages spoken in Dominica; English because of Dominica’s former status as a British colony and French because of French occupation on the island for a relatively long period of time before the British permanently settled on Dominica and claimed the island after a series of open battles and conflicts with France. Today, Spanish is becoming popular due to the increased Hispanic population consisting of Cuban technical and medical professionals, Venezuelans, Dominicans (Dominican Republic) residing on island. The presence of Spanish speaking persons in Dominica has heightened local awareness of Hispanic culture and language.

This island is a great place with friendly people. If you wish to become a citizen of Dominica, you can do so through the economic citizenship program which imposes no residency requirement for citizenship. This island is stable socially and economically and still has 75% of its forests which has made it a haven for ecotourism, hiking and eco-resorts. If planning retirement Dominica is a great option for retiring to. Plus there are lots of chances for visa free travel and investment in the rest of the Caricom region. Nowhere on earth is quite like Dominica for a second nationality. To learn how to get a second passport under the citizenship program, don’t hesitate to contact us.

For details on applications for second citizenship feel free to get in touch with us. There is so much to do and see, plus not forgetting the many possibilities for wealth preservation. Enjoy lower taxes and no capital gains tax which make it possible to engage in smart financial planning and management.

Dominica’s culture is, however, very well protected thanks to persistent efforts by cultural and tourism authorities to keep culture alive through music, literary and art festivals as well as Creole talk show programs. Preserving Dominica’s Creole language is thus vital to maintaining Dominica’s heritage as folklore, cultural dances and traditional beliefs which are all related and showcased in the Creole language. In addition to Dominica, Creole is spoken in the neighboring Caribbean islands of St. Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Haiti. To this end, the World Creole Music Festival has become a signature event in Dominica, at which artistes from Africa, New Orleans and other regions where Creole is spoken perform.

Dominica’s legal system was inherited from the British, and as such, the constitution is based in Common Law. Amendments have been made to some laws in light of changes in Dominica’s society and economic demands. Holidays, system of education and certain cultural practices were acquired from the British, but like other countries around the globe have been partially influenced by American culture.

Dominica’s economy has been based on agriculture and was further bolstered through diversification into tourism, ecotourism and offshore services. Ecotourism is being feverishly developed as Dominica niche tourism activity as a result of the island’s volcanic nature which is conducive for a myriad of opportunities in wellness tourism, health tourism, community tourism (based on the village setup of most communities) and luxury tourism. Dominica shores are visited by European and many Caribbean cruise lines which transport stop over tourists to the island for short visits. Stay over tourists in Dominica can choose from a wide range of accommodations including guest houses, hotels, villas and inns depending on preference and spending capacity. Tourists who visit Dominica may tend to visit the country-side, the deeply forested interiors for a true peaceful and nature experience, whilst others may want to have a better feel of the regular day to day Dominican island life and entertainment, so may choose to stay in the capital.

For the past years, whale watching, snorkeling and diving have added to Dominica’s diversity and tremendous potential as an ecotourism destination. Dominica’s friendly waters are home to sperm whales, pygmy whales, piot whales and humpback whales, as well as dolphins, spotted dolphins and turtles. As of result of this, Dominica is nicknamed the ‘Whale Watching Capital of the Caribbean’, to which divers from around the globe come to experience a true diving experience. Many dive reviews and internationally renowned magazines have listed Dominica amongst the top ten diving destinations in the world.

Politically, Dominica is a democratic country and general elections are held every five years. The last general elections were held on December 18, 2010. The Dominica Labour Party, led by the Honourable Roosevelt Skerritt, emerged winner.