Discovering More Than Just Tourism

More Than Just Tourism In The Caribbean

Each of the Caribbean Islands has it’s own unique and distinctive cultural identity that was molded by European colonialist, the African slave trade, as well as indigenous Indian tribes. Its rich culture, set against a backdrop of crystal clear waters and never ending sunshine is what gives the Caribbean its lasting influence on travelers who visit the islands.

Dominica

Dominica is known as the “nature island.” It has a wealth of natural wonders, including tropical rainforest’s that cover two-thirds of the island, rivers, waterfalls, and mountains. Dominica’s Director of Tourism, Dominica saw a 30 percent increase in US arrivals this year as the island continued to push their “Nature, Culture, Adventure” campaign. With this campaign, the island promotes vacations for adventure travelers who want to do things like hike and dive but also want to enjoy music festivals and authentic Caribbean cuisine. Between 4,000 and 7,000 people were expected at the annual World Creole Festival, which features top music acts in genres including Reggae, Zouk, Soca and Kompa music.

British Virgin Islands

BVI’s Director of Tourism, Sharon Flax-Mars, announced details of the annual culinary extravaganza, BVI Food Fete. This month-long celebration offers a variety of food tasting events and local food events throughout November. “The BVI Food Fete is a wonderful opportunity for the territory to showcase the finest Caribbean cuisine, and we’re excited to invite travelers to taste the best of the BVI,” said Flax-Mars. Included in this celebration are the BVI Restaurant Week, The Anegada Lobster Festival, On The Rocks Bar Crawl and more.

The British Virgin Islands are known for sailing, diving and snorkeling. Visitors can also enjoy hiking and other outdoor adventures. Some the most famous attractions across this archipelago include The Baths on the island of Virgin Gorda, the Wreck of the Rhone off the coast of Salt Island, The Caves off the coast of Norman Island, the flamingos on the island of Anegada, and Sage Mountain on the island of Tortola. To read more..

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