Dominica News

Going Local---and Luxe---on a Caribbean Vacation
Fly-and-flop vacations are out. Local experiences are in, as one writer finds in an eye-opening series of close encounters on the Caribbean island of Dominica. | 1/17/17 1:25 AM
Skerrit: Chip in

ROSEAU – CARICOM chairman, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, urged regional leaders to be less confrontational than they have been previously in addressing the parlous state of West Indies cricket.... | 12/27/16 4:03 AM
Sir Dwight Venner dies

CASTRIES – Former governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Sir Dwight Venner has died. Dominica’s Prime Minister and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman, Roosevelt Skerrit, confirmed... | 12/23/16 3:42 PM
The 'Best Boutique Hotel In The World' Is Even More Magical Than We Thought

As travelers with very long bucket lists, we’ve just about seen it all when it comes to strikingly beautiful hotels. But this particular piece of paradise ― recently named the best boutique hotel in the world ― may just be the most dynamite destination we’ve ever seen.

Secret Bay is a colony of eco-friendly villas on the relatively secluded volcanic island of Dominica in the West Indies. A team of travel pros at the Boutique Hotel Awards recently named it the best boutique hotel in the world after an extensive evaluation of about 400 properties worldwide, awards director Edward Gabbai told HuffPost.

And oh, is it a stunner:

At Secret Bay, travelers can laze on white-sand beaches, swim in a sea cave or trek through rainforest reserves on one of the Caribbean’s most remote islands

The Boutique Hotel Awards sends real-deal judges out into the world to personally vet each shortlisted hotel. Secret Bay beat out other properties for its exquisite rooms and warm-hearted service, Gabbai said. Of course, this perfection comes at a price: One of Secret Bay’s famed 2-person villas will set you back more than $1,000 per night this holiday season.

But hey, it’s never too late to add a vacation to your wish list, right? Here are the winners from the Awards’ other top categories, for inspiration:

Best Beach or Coastal Hotel

El Nido Pangulasian Island, Philippines

Best City Hotel

11 Mirrors, Kiev, Ukraine

Most Sustainable Hotel

Vigilius Mountain Resort, South Tyrol, Italy

Best Wellness Spa

Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy

Happy travels! 

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British cruise ship passenger is killed when tour bus crashes on Dominica
The tourists were on a shore excursion on the Caribbean holiday island of Dominica when the collision happened. | 11/10/16 3:35 PM
Lenswoman sets free dive record

JOHANNA LOCH-ALLEN has set a new national free-diving record at the Blue Element Free-diving International Challenge in Soufriere, Dominica. Loch-Allen, a Barbadian underwater photographer and videographer... | 11/8/16 3:01 AM
Magnitude 5.8 quake strikes off Dominica island in Lesser Antilles
(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.8 quake struck off the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea's Lesser Antilles archipelago on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Although a magnitude 5.8 quake is capable of causing considerable damage, it was relatively deep, 91.8 miles (148 km) below the seabed, which would mitigate its impact. Dominica is a sovereign island with a population of about 72,500 people. | 10/18/16 8:35 PM
Weather system is now Tropical Storm Matthew

A TROPICAL STORM warning is now in effect for Barbados as well Dominica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia, Guadeloupe and Martinique. At 11 a.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Matthew was located... | 9/28/16 2:00 PM

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