Caribbean Tourism

Flora & Fauna

Hurricanes

In 1979 the island was devastated by Hurricane David, 37 people were killed and 60,000 were left homeless. Much of what David left standing was felled by Hurricane Allen the next year. In 1995 Dominica was hit by three storms in August and September. Storm Iris damaged roads and spoilt some crops and Hurricane Luis destroyed many roads, seafronts and...

The Windward Islands

The Windward Islands include four independent nations: Dominica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada as well as the French Antilles which are departments of France. They form a series of volcanic peaks jutting out and forming a barrier between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Sulphur fumaroles and hot springs can be found on some...

Flora & Fauna

There are several national parks, including the Morne Trois Pitons (17,000 acres) in the south, the Central Forest Reserve and the Northern Forest Reserve, which together protect rainforest covering much of the island’s mountainous interior. At the highest levels on the island is elfin woodland, characterized by dense vegetation and low-growing plants....