As a proud native of the island of Dominica (The Commonwealth of Dominica), it is my pleasure to invite you to a Cultural Experience, while touring the Nature Isle of the Caribbean! The beauty of my island, my home, my Dominica, is something that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. As your host for this tour, it is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to vacation with me during my country’s 38th Independence Celebration.
The tour consists of 2 parts which include a Nature Tour from October 20th to October 23rd, 2016 and a Live Entertainment feature focusing on the WCMF (World Creole Music Festival).
Below are the Nature Tour’s planned schedule and options for reserving your attendance either a-la-carte with no hotel/airfare or one of the Complete Packages with hotel/airfare (secure Eventbrite portal):
Thursday, October 20th, 2016
Welcome Mixer hosted at featured hotel
Gifting suite featuring natural soaps, incenses & spirits
Tour of the featured/host hotel
Dinner featuring local chef paired with live music
Friday, October 21st, 2016
Nature hike & snorkeling tour followed by local shopping tour
Feature of landscape, nature trails, vibrant reefs & stunning beaches
Relaxation on a private beach with a delicious and savory lunch
Guests enjoy Caribbean music before return
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
Trafalgar waterfall excursion & a visit to Screw’s Sulfur Spa
Enjoy fresh fruit and fresh fruit & reggae music
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Sunday Mass followed by a visit to the Kalinago Barana Autê
Cultural performances by the Karina and Karifuna Groups
Guided village trail offering fantastic views of the Atlantic coastline
Witness the Isulukati Waterfall cascading into the Atlantic Ocean
Entertainment finale event & fundraiser at featured hotel
For guests interested in the Live Entertainment Tour (Part 2), weekend passes to the World Creole Music Festival will be provided from October 27th to October 30th, 2016. One thing about our music, when it hits you, you feel no pain! The likes of Jah Cure, Jr Gong Marley (Damien Marley), Allison Hinds, and others have graced the WCMF stage. Get hit with music!!!
A Cultural Experience: Touring The Nature Isle
Fun Facts About My Dominica
Dominica’s location is 15 degrees North latitude and 61 degrees West longitude. The island sits midway along the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, just a few miles from Martinique to the south and Guadeloupe to the north. Its official name is the Commonwealth of Dominica, which is mostly referenced in official communiqués and to distinguish the island from its northerly Caribbean sister, the Dominican Republic.
Known as “The Nature Island,” Dominica’s tropical rainforests cover two thirds of the island, and are home to 1,200 plant species. Rivers, lakes, streams, and waterfalls abound, fed by the island’s high annual rainfall. Its volcanic physique points to extensive geothermal activity – even underwater. The Morne Trois Pitons National Park was the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Caribbean.
The island is sparsely populated with 70,000 people inhabiting its 289 square miles. A significant portion of the population lives in and around the capital city of Roseau. About 80% of the population is Roman Catholic. English is the official language, spoken with a melodic French lilt, but a large portion of the population speaks Kwèyòl (Creole), and a few northern villages speak Kokoy.