by Paul Crask
Dominica Travel Guide – Expert travel advice and information, from Roseau history and highlights to beaches, resorts, diving and UNESCO sites. Also included are national parks and protected reserves, birdwatching and wildlife, Pointe Baptiste Red Rocks, waterfalls, rainforests, hiking, Morne Diablotin National Park and Wai’tukubuli National Trail.
Published: 05th Oct 2016
About this book
Bradt’s Dominica is the only standalone guide available to this Caribbean nature island, a place of unbridled, off-the-beaten-path adventure and discovery. Author Paul Crask has lived on Dominica for over ten years and his guide, considered by many to be a traveller’s bible to the island, is rich in detail, both in terms of background and practical information for explorers, eco-tourists and culture vultures, making it the most respected, in-depth and comprehensive guide available. No other book has such personal, on-the-ground information as this.
For this new third edition there are detailed descriptions of even more hikes and natural attractions, including the iconic Boiling Lake; more selective and in-depth accommodation and dining listings; plus extensive guide and tour operator listings. The guide also includes the 14-segment, 200km Wai’tukubuli National Trail, the only one of its kind in the eastern Caribbean.
Tiny but perfectly formed Dominica is one of the most naturally dramatic islands of the Lesser Antilles. This beautiful island with its verdant mountains, lush valleys and dense tropical rainforests is still off the mass-tourism trail. However, cruise ships, hikers, scuba divers and nature lovers are starting to discover this gorgeous ‘Nature Island of the Caribbean’.
About the Author
Paul Crask has lived on Dominica for over ten years and his knowledge of the island is extensive. He is a writer and publisher, and the author of Bradt’s Dominica and Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. His freelance work has featured in The Guardian, Independent, Wanderlust, and several Caribbean magazines and newspapers. He is also the editor and publisher of Dominica Traveller magazine.
Additional InformationTable of Contents
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 Background Information
Geography, Climate, Natural history and conservation, A brief history of the island, Government and politics, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Education, Culture
Chapter 2 Practical Information
When to visit, Highlights, Suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Tourist offices, Red tape, Consulates and embassies, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, Women travellers, Travellers with a disability, Travelling with children, Gay travellers46, What to take, Money and budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays and events, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Media and communications, Business, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively
Chapter 3 Activities and Special Interests
Tour operators and private guides, Site fees and passes, Birdwatching, Boat tours and water taxis, Bus and jeep tours, Canyoning, Education and research, Fishing, Gardens, farms and food, Hiking, Horseriding, River tubing, Scuba diving, Snorkelling, Wellness, Whale watching, Work exchange and volunteering
PART TWO THE GUIDE
Chapter 4 Roseau and Environs
A brief history of Roseau, Getting there and away, Orientation and getting around, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Bars and nightlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do
Chapter 5 Roseau Valley and Morne Trois Pitons National Park
Getting there and away, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, What to see and do, Hikes
Chapter 6 The South
Getting there and away, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, What to see and do, Activities and special interests, Hikes
Chapter 7 The Kalinago Territory and the East
The Kalinago, Getting there and away, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, What to see and do, Activities and special interests, Hikes
Chapter 8 Cabrits National Park and the North
Getting there and away, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Activities and special interests, Hikes
Chapter 9 Heart of Dominica, Morne Diablotin National Park, and the West
Getting there and away, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, What to see and do, Activities and special interests, Hikes from the West Coast, Hikes in the Heart of East Dominica
Chapter 10 The Wai’tukubuli National Trail
Segment 1: Scotts Head to Soufriere, Segment 2: Soufriere to Bellevue Chopin , Segment 3: Bellevue
Chopin to Wotten Waven, Segment 4: Wotten Waven to Pont Casse, Segment 5: Pont Casse to Castle Bruce, Segment 6: Castle Bruce to Hatton Garden, Segment 7: Hatton Garden to First Camp, Segment
8: First Camp to Petite Macoucherie, Segment 9:Petite Macoucherie to Colihaut Heights, Segment 10:
Colihaut Heights to Syndicate Segment 11: Syndicate to Bornes, Segment 12: Bornes to Pennville,
Segment 13: Pennville to Capuchin, Segment 14: Capuchin to Cabrits
Appendix 1 Accommodation at a Glance
Appendix 2 Hikes at a Glance
Appendix 3 Further Information