ROSEAU, Dominica(CARIBUPDATE/OCT 31, 2016) - Dominica has been featured in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017, a collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations, and experiences for next year.
Dominica is listed fourth and is one of two Caribbean islands to make the list. The other is Bermuda.
Here is what Lonely Planet had to say about Dominica:
“Locals joke that if Christopher Columbus rose from the grave and returned to the Caribbean, Dominica is the only island he would still recognise. One glimpse of its prehistoric ferns and deserted shores, and you’ll see what they mean. For decades, an absence of shiny white beaches has helped keep at bay the resort development that has swept through other parts of the Caribbean. Coconut palms are the only skyscrapers you’ll see here. Visit before Dominica gets its first large-scale chain resorts in 2018, which will pave the way for a new era of tourism.”
Lonely Planet Best in Travel is published annually and it highlights the top ten countries, cities, regions and best value destinations that Lonely Planet’s experts recommend travelers to experience.
Top 10 Countries according to the travel book are:
Canada – Turning 150 in 2017 and making no apologies for it
Colombia – South America’s ultimate comeback kid
Finland – Get ready for parties to celebrate 100 years of independence
Dominica – The Caribbean’s ‘Nature Island’ opens its doors next year with first resorts
Nepal – Witness its road to recovery from the devastating 2015 earthquakes
Bermuda – Eyes will be on this quietly elegant island for the 2017 America’s Cup
Mongolia – Both the rapidly growing capital and nomadic culture are living strong
Oman – Epic sights for such a small nation, and there’s never been a better time to go
Myanmar – Continues to open up to the outside world with political change
Ethiopia – Step back in time in a land of ancient mystery and dramatic mountain