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Have you always wanted to be an ornithologist? Check into one of the hotels in Dominica, the youngest island nation in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, for a chance to see the Sisserou parrot (also called the Imperial Amazon). You can also travel from the central mountainous rain forests to the beaches in the Calibishie region, all in an afternoon.
Dominica is the very essence of a tropical island, and most of the island is covered in rain forest with fresh waterfalls and colorful exotic wildlife. Stay in Dominica hotels on seaside cliffs for sweeping vistas of lush vegetation, or relax in Dominica resorts and enjoy an umbrella drink on the warm golden sands. There aren't many beaches since most of the coastal areas are rocky, so get a good spot early in the day! When you are ready to explore the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean," look into car rentals in Marigot, the largest city on the north region of the island. Head to Morne Trois Pitons National Park to go kayaking or canoeing on a river, or take in the unspoiled splendor of the island on a hiking trail. Don't miss Boiling Lake while you are there; it's the world's second-largest natural hot spring. Next, drive down to the capital city of Roseau in the south, and try some salt fish and "bakes" (a fried dough) from one of the many street vendors. Then, finish off your meal with sweet fried plantains. No need to worry about a language barrier when ordering; English is the national language.
You can't go wrong with a trip to Dominica—you can probably cross off several bucket list items! Use Travelocity for the best accommodations, deals, and day destinations on Dominica, and remember that when you research hotels and Marigot flights, you can save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time. That should leave you plenty left over for a great pair of binoculars to catch a glimpse of the national bird!
Hotels in Dominica start at $105 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.