Travelers of the Caribbean region have spoken: Dominica is the best island to visit.
This is according to the World’s Best Awards survey by T + L this year, where Dominica claimed the number one spot as the best place to visit in the sought-after region. One reader even described the island as “stunning.”
Aside from its pristine beaches and fancy resorts, Dominica is a haven for eco-travelers, earning its moniker Nature Island because of its luscious “rain forests, volcanoes, hot springs, thunderous waterfalls, and black-sand beaches.”
“It’s a dream for hikers, snorkelers, and all kinds of adventurers, but the island also offers pockets of over-the-top luxury, including this year’s best resort hotel in the Caribbean — Secret Bay, tucked within the rain forest with tree-house-style villas, jaw-dropping nature views, and private plunge pools,” T+L wrote in a recent article.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines came in second place, and received praise for its “fantastic water excursions.”
The island of Anguilla ranked third, with its beaches and turquoise waters becoming a crowd favorite amongst beach-goers. “Anguilla is my favorite spot on this earth. Nothing compares. The beaches, the people, the food, the enjoyment…total bliss,” one reader commented.
T+L conducts its annual World’s Best Awards survey to get the pulse of the travelers and gather information on travel experiences around the globe. Its readers rated the islands according to “their activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value.”
Towards a climate-resilient future
Dominica is not only a favorite tourist destination, it is also transforming itself as the world’s first climate-resilient country for its residents and guests.
Just recently, a member of the European Union Parliament commended Dominica’s efforts to adapt to the changing climate.
The onslaught of Typhoon Erika and Hurricane Maria served as a wake-up call to Dominica, becoming even more aware of its vulnerability on natural disasters.
“The task of building back better and becoming a more resilient nation in all aspects became the mantra for the government,” said Denise Edwards, Dominica’s financial secretary.
For the construction of climate-resilient buildings and public spaces, Dominica has partnered with Montreal Management Consultants (MMC) Development Ltd., the developing arm of Dubai-based firm Montreal Management Consultants (MMC) founded by Anthony Haiden.
MMC Development Ltd. has built a total of 2,000 housing units, 12 health centres, a hospital, educational institutions, community centres, solar street lighting, and sporting facilities across the nation. And through funds generated from the acclaimed Citizenship by Investment Programme, Dominica continues to build back better infrastructures to fulfill its goal of becoming the world’s first climate-resilient country.
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