Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang Tree & Essential Oil About the Ylang Ylang Tree   It’s latin name is Cananga odorata – it is a tropical tree belonging to the custard-apple family (Annonaceae).  Other names for the Ylang Ylang tree include: the fragrant cananga, Macassar-oil...
Flights to Dominica

Flights to Dominica

Flights to Dominica Check out these great deals for getting to Dominica! About Dominica History National Symbols Kalinago People Carnival in Dominica Creole “Kwéyòl” Language Flights to DOMINICA Find Airfares to Dominica Here are some flights available...

Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria - 2017 Hurricane MariaOn September 18, 2017 at 8.30 pm Hurricane Maria hit Dominica as a Category 5 Super-StormThe devastation to our beautiful Nature Island is mind-numbing. About 60 lives have been lost so far and people are still missing. But if I...
Reggae

Reggae

Reggae About Dominica History National Symbols Kalinago People Carnival in Dominica Creole “Kwéyòl” Language Reggae When someone is asked about Reggae they immediately (no doubt) think of the Caribbean and notably Jamaica, as this is the island that is the...
International Day of Yoga

International Day of Yoga

International Day of Yoga Wednesday, June 21st 2017 Yoga on the Nature Island International Day of Yoga     What is it?   The United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st the International Day of Yoga on December 11, 2014.  The Honourable Prime...
Soukous

Soukous

Soukous About Dominica History National Symbols Kalinago People Carnival in Dominica Creole “Kwéyòl” Language SOUKOUS The central African country formerly known as Zaire, now Democratic Republic of Congo, is the home of the world renowned beat called...
Zouk

Zouk

Zouk About Dominica History National Symbols Kalinago People Carnival in Dominica Creole “Kwéyòl” Language ZOUK Zouk originally came from the French islands – Martinique and Guadeloupe – and was a great sensation in the 1970’s and...
Cadence-Lypso

Cadence-Lypso

Cadence-Lypso About Dominica History National Symbols Kalinago People Carnival in Dominica Creole “Kwéyòl” Language Cadence-Lypso (Kadans) Cadence-lypso started off in Dominica and developed in the French islands. The French Creole (Kweyol) spelling for...
Konpa (Compas)

Konpa (Compas)

KONPA (COMPAS) About Dominica History National Symbols Kalinago People Carnival in Dominica Creole “Kwéyòl” Language KONPA (KOMPA, COMPAS) The infectious rhythm of Haiti’s national dance music is known as KONPA (Con Pah, Kompa). The relentless KONPA dance...
Bouyon

Bouyon

Bouyon! Dominica's Own Music About Dominica History National Symbols Kalinago People Carnival in Dominica Creole “Kwéyòl” Language What is Bouyon? … a unique blend of the island’s traditional music and dance – namely Bele, Quadrille, Jing...
Music from Dominica

Music from Dominica

Music in Dominica The music of Dominica is infused with a variety of genres that are commonly heard in many places around the world. A lot of our music is derived from African and European elements. Instruments Genres Musicians Festivals INSTRUMENTS Although in modern...
Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate in Dominica The Dominica Perspective   With a population of just 70,000 citizens, Dominica is ideally positioned to offer more square space per person than most other countries in the world. Here on the Nature Island you can find fresh air, clean...
Carnival Events Calendar 2019

Carnival Events Calendar 2019

Dominica’s Carnival Carnival ‘How To’ Guide Carnival Calendar Carnival Traditions CALYPSO! Carnival Winners Carnival Perspective (1998) Carnival 2019 ~ Calendar of Events More about Carnival in Dominica Carnival Winners Carnival Through the Years...
Pirates in Dominica

Pirates in Dominica

Pirates in Dominica Films like “Pirates of the Caribbean” & “Pirate Master” have perpetuated Pirate legends and in some cases, created new ones. But what was a pirate’s life really like? Were pirates the top sea-dogs, or were there others whom even pirates feared?...
Calypso in Dominica

Calypso in Dominica

Dominica's Calypso Dominica’s Carnival Carnival ‘How To’ Guide Carnival Calendar Carnival Traditions CALYPSO! Carnival Winners Carnival Perspective (1998) About Calypso Calypso Rules Calypso 2018! Past Winners About Calypso in Dominica Called Kaiso...

Bay Oil & Bay Rum

Bay Oil, Bay Rum Of all the agriculture practised in Dominica, one plant stands out as being quietly consistent throughout, when other crops have waxed and waned. No crop is immune to the ups and downs of the world market, but at least the bay tree doesn't fall over...
Citizenship by Investment

Citizenship by Investment

Citizenship by Investment in Dominica Dominica's Citizenship by Investment Programme Dominica's Citizenship by Investment (CBI) or Citizenship Investment Programme (CIP) is one of the longest-running and most trustworthy citizenship programmes currently available....
Yoga in Dominica

Yoga in Dominica

Yoga in Dominica Let Dominica Restore Your Health Yoga on the Nature Island - Practicing Yoga here is like no other place on earth! Dominica's amazing natural attractions make the perfect back-drop! Whether you are doing yoga, meditating or getting fit in new &...
Well-Being

Well-Being

Being Well Health and Wellness in Dominica Yoga & Fitness Practicing Yoga on the Nature Island is an experience you won't forget! Find a Yoga Class, a Gym, or a Fitness Consultant right here to guide you. We also have a detailed Yoga in Dominica page where you can...
Freediving in Dominica

Freediving in Dominica

Freediving in the Nature Isle Dominica Freediving in Dominica   What is freediving? Freediving is an underwater sports activity in which you do not use any breathing apparatus – only your lungs!       Congratulations to Freediver Sofía Gómez...
Dominica in a Day

Dominica in a Day

What to do in Dominica for a day See the best of Dominica during your short stay!   I live here Studying On Business On a Cruise Blog Sign-Up Contact Dominica in a Day Don't have much time to explore? Perhaps you are here on a cruise, or only have a few hours to...

Kristine Simelda

Kristine Simelda Kristine Simelda, an American who has lived on the island of Dominica for the past twenty years, is the author of three adult novels, three novellas, a novel and a collection of short stories for young adults, and several published pieces of short...
Mountains of Dominica

Mountains of Dominica

Mountains of Dominica All about Dominica’s geological make up About Dominica History National Symbols Kalinago People Carnival in Dominica Creole “Kwéyòl” Language It is clear that Dominica is more vertical than horizontal. This diagram taken from The...
Tropical Fruits & Plants in Dominica

Tropical Fruits & Plants in Dominica

Tropical Fruits of Dominica and their local uses Dominica is often called the breadbasket of the Caribbean. One of the reasons for this is its abundance of tropical fruits. The list of fresh fruit available in Dominica is a long one and includes: Avocado Barbadine...
Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera - Nature's Remedy The aloe vera plant is actually native to North Africa. It arrived in the Caribbean in the 19th century on trading ships from Africa. Aloe vera grows easily in Dominica and is one of several crops mentioned in relation to diversifying the...
World Creole Music Festival

World Creole Music Festival

Dominica's World Creole Music Festival Events & Festivals Carnival in Dominica Dive Fest Dominica’s Independence Celebrations World Creole Music Festival World Creole Music Festival Dominica's World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) is held over three nights at...