I traveled to Dominica in April of 2017. Dominica is a small, relatively poor Caribbean nation between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. The islands make most of their money on tourism. The countries main draw is its beautiful forest and beaches. We traveled here on a RCL Cruise ship.
was first inhabited somewhere around 3100BCE by a group of Native
Americans called the Ortoroids. Around 400BCE the Arawaks Natives took
over and by 1400CE the Carib Indians took control of the island.
Because of fierce resistance by the Carib's the island was one of the
last Caribbean islands to be colonized by Europeans. Both the French
and the British laid claim to the island in the 1600's but it was the
British that eventually became victorious. The island was granted its
independence from Britain in 1978. Its main export is bananas, but
today its biggest money maker is tourism.