Dominica, the Caribbean’s hidden gem, graces the coveted spot-on National Geographic Traveller’s ‘The Cool List 2024.’

The Commonwealth of Dominica featured in the latest edition of National Geographic Traveller’s ‘The Cool List 2024’.  

The Caribbean Island stands out as one of the 30 most thrilling destinations in the world to explore in the coming year. 

Reaffirming its status as a captivating and one of the most exciting Caribbean destinations! 

The Nature Isle of the Caribbean 

Often referred to as the ‘Nature Isle’, is renowned for its lush rainforests, majestic mountains, and breathtaking waterfalls. 

Dominica boasts a unique allure that has earned it a place among the top 30 ‘Cool List’ of 2024.  

However, the spotlight of this feature falls on Dominica’s Waitukubuli Sea Trail, an exciting addition to the island’s treasure trove of natural wonders. 

The Waitukubuli Sea Trail That Steals the Spotlight 

National Geographic Traveller specifically highlights the Waitukubuli Sea Trail for its pristine beaches and inviting swim spots.  

This trail is not only a remarkable gem in Dominica’s crown but also the first dedicated sea kayaking route in the entire Caribbean region. 

It offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the island’s unspoiled coastline from the water. 

Paddle through hidden coves, rugged cliffs, and secluded beaches, providing an adventurous and unique perspective of Dominica’s beauty. 

Balancing Adventure and Sustainability 

Dominica’s interior is no stranger to adventure-seeking visitors.  

The significance of the Waitikubuli Sea Trail as a step towards rebalancing Dominica’s tourism offerings, emphasising ecoadventure activities tourism while staying true to the island’s commitment to preserving its natural wonders. 

Dominica’s remarkable achievement in securing a spot on ‘The Cool List 2024’ reaffirms its standing as an exceptional global destination.  

Remarkably, Dominica stands as the sole Caribbean Island featured on this prestigious list, solidifying its position as a must-visit location for travellers seeking unspoiled natural beauty and adventure. 

Additional Attractive and Must-See Features in Dominica 

Boiling Lake Trail 

Dominica boasts a network of hiking trails, with the challenging Boiling Lake Trail being a standout. 

This trail leads adventurers through lush rainforests, hot springs, and culminates at the world’s second-largest boiling lake, an unforgettable natural wonder. 

Exploring Hidden Gorges 

Dominica’s rugged terrain is perfect for canyoning adventures. 

Explore hidden gorges, plunge into natural pools, and rappel down cascading waterfalls with the guidance of experienced guides. 

Champagne Reef 

Adventure seekers can dive into the Champagne Reef’s warm and explore the underwater geothermal waters. 

Witness bubbling underwater vents and vibrant marine life, creating a unique and thrilling underwater experience. 

Discover the Marine Life 

Dominica is renowned for its unique species of whale watching opportunities. 

Venture out to sea to spot resident and migrating whales, including sperm whales and humpback whales, adding an element of marine adventure. 

Volcano Exploration 

Discover the Valley of Desolation, a volcanic area with geothermal springs and bubbling hot pools. 

Adventure seekers can hike to these unique and otherworldly landscapes, experiencing the earth’s power up close. 

Adventure Tours and Waterfalls 

Numerous adventure tour operators provide opportunities for zip-lining, mountain biking, river tubing and exploring hidden waterfalls and hot springs. 

These activities cater to adrenaline junkies who seek excitement in Dominica’s untamed wilderness. 

Traverse lush canyons, cascading waterfalls, and thrilling rapids while enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds you. 

Sustainable Tourism Practices 

Dominica’s commitment to eco-friendly tourism ensures that adventure seekers and visitors can explore its natural wonders while preserving its fragile ecosystems for future generations.