It’s All About Nature in Dominica

Lush, green Dominica looks like the Caribbean as it once was – before mass tourism hit.  And they don’t call it the Nature Island for nothing.  The diversity of flora and fauna is wide and deep, fed by abundant rainfall.  Black sand beaches and hot springs are testament to the island’s volcanic nature, while the locals, unjaded by the lack of mass tourism, project a laid-back, island mentality that we wish would rub off on us.  We had an interesting visit to Screw’s Sulfur Spas, a privately-run complex of spring-fed hot pools splayed along a verdant hillside.  All-day admission is $10, but the orange-tinged sulfur will stain your white bathing attire while you relax in nature’s Jacuzzi.