Author(s): Paul Crask
Bradt's Dominica is the most respected, in-depth and comprehensive travel 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. 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'.
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.
Contents Introduction 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 Index