This enchanting island of forested volcanic peaks is an authentic slice of Caribbean paradise.

Beautiful Dominica is a Caribbean island with a difference: it’s more Jurassic Park than Dominican Republic. There’s still the chance to relax in secluded high-end hotels, but here you can also glide silently down the Indian River through untamed Pirates of the Caribbean rainforest, snorkel through underwater thermal springs, and take on remote hikes through rugged wilderness to tumbling waterfalls and bubbling lakes.

A holiday to Dominica can be about testing your limits on epic outdoor adventures, or enjoying back-to-nature wellness escapes with just hummingbirds and bananaquits for company. There are impressive efforts in eco-tourism and conservation going on too, including ground-breaking plans to become the world’s first ‘climate-resilient’ nation.

The best bit? Dominica is still relatively unexplored by UK travellers, so you’ll feel like you’ve been let in on a well-kept secret.