ROSEAU, Dominica, Sept. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dominica has been ranked among the many 25 finest islands throughout the globe by Travel + Leisure Magazine. The island nation ranked eighth within the annual survey carried out by the luxurious journal.
Every yr, World’s Best Awards survey Travel + Leisure readers asking them to weigh in on journey experiences across the globe and share their opinions on the highest cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airways, and extra. Readers rated islands based on their actions and sights, pure sights and seashores, meals, friendliness, and general worth.
In the eyes of Travel + Leisure readers, the very best islands on the earth promise way more than aquamarine waters, dramatic coastlines, and pristine seashores.
The Commonwealth of Dominica, often called the Nature Isle of the Caribbean, took eighth spot within the survey for causes together with its lush inexperienced jungles, hanging black-sand seashores and pure sizzling springs.
Dominica scored 91 factors within the survey, surpassing 17 different island nations.
The island presents vacationers leisure, seclusion, and eco-adventures set towards a backdrop of probably the most stunning seashores and rainforests.
Well-known because the Nature Isle for over 300 superb causes, Dominica lures largely eco-adventurers with its 365 rivers, Boiling Lake, Champagne Reef, rainforest-shrouded volcano, sulfurous sizzling springs, excellent diving websites and the Caribbean’s first long-distance climbing path.
Halfway between Guadeloupe and Martinique, Dominica is the one place within the Eastern Caribbean that’s nonetheless residence to a sizeable inhabitants of indigenous folks, the Kalinago, who’ve lived on the island for the reason that thirteenth century.
Based on geological exercise Dominica is one of the youngest islands within the Caribbean chain, having first emerged from the ocean in the course of the Oligocene period roughly 26 million years in the past and is one of the final Caribbean islands to have been shaped by volcanic exercise. The island is a vibrant tapestry of European and African cultures.
In June this yr, Dominica earned the title of #1 Island within the Caribbean, securing the primary rating in its debut within the prestigious journey and leisure World’s Best Awards which focussed on the areas together with the Caribbean, Bermuda and The Bahamas. As one of the Caribbean’s most sparsely populated, environmentally acutely aware, and culturally wealthy nations, Dominica is quick rising as a prime journey vacation spot.
Since the Ministry of Tourism by means of the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) launched its daring new vacation spot rebrand in February 2022, the Commonwealth of Dominica has already seen triple digit progress percentagewise to vacationer arrivals within the nation. This has additionally been enhanced by airlift by way of a direct flight from mainland US with American Airlines.
Dominica attracts a extra discerning traveller searching for wellness, regenerative and adventurous journey and, extra importantly, a sustainable and eco-conscious vacation spot. Those trying to journey to much less crowded, off-the-beaten-track locations will welcome the nation’s well being and wellness belongings, wealthy flora and fauna, and cultural heritage.
Some of these belongings embrace Secret Bay, a six-star all-villa rainforest resort expertise magnificently designed in concord with the setting to make guests really feel at one with nature. Secret Bay has been named Travel and Leisure’s No #1 Resort for the area which incorporates the Caribbean, Bermuda and The Bahamas for 2022. The resort topped the World’s Best Awards reader’s survey for the second time in three years within the area.
As travellers seek for deeper, extra distinctive, and extra significant experiences, locations want to guard what’s distinctive and concentrate on high quality over amount. This is strictly what Dominica presents to vacationers because it continues its sustainable and eco-conscious drive.
While eco-friendly journey could also be a brand new pattern for some, it has at all times been on the forefront of planning and improvement for Dominica. With nationwide commitments to not solely minimising its environmental impression however basically eliminating it altogether, Dominica is on monitor to turn out to be the world’s first climate-resilient nation by 2030. One prime initiative supporting this bold aim is a swap to 100% home renewable vitality manufacturing as a contribution to a zero-carbon economic system.
Set to be accomplished in 2022 is a geothermal vitality plant within the Roseau Valley, which is anticipated to generate roughly 120 megawatts of electrical energy. Dominica’s geology is right for supporting this sort of vitality, which is dependable, efficient and low value.
The World Best Awards are compiled from an annual survey developed by the editors of Travel + Leisurein affiliation with analysis agency M&RR, from October 25 by means of to February 28, readers are invited to take part and charge the very best resorts, airways, cruises and islands.
In the latest CBI Index Report, a score system designed to measure the efficiency and enchantment of world citizenship by funding (CBI) applications throughout a various vary of indicators, Dominica secured the primary spot for the sixth consecutive yr, beating 11 different nations with energetic citizenship by funding programmes.
Citizenship by Investment applications provide the chance to legally purchase citizenship of a rustic in return of a contribution to a authorities fund of that nation or funding in a single of its pre-approved actual property tasks. CBI applications in the end present a singular event for buyers wishing to entry elevated enterprise alternatives in addition to for nations that will profit from international direct funding to guarantee wider financial progress to its residents.
Initiatives sponsored by the direct international funding transferred by means of Dominica’s CBI Program, in truth, contribute to the island’s schooling and tourism sector, healthcare infrastructure, in addition to the creation of environmentally pleasant resorts and villas and hurricane-resistant houses for Dominican households.
Established in 1993, the Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program is one of the longest standing within the citizenship by funding business, and has welcomed international buyers from throughout the globe to acquire citizenship of the nation for over 3 a long time.