1/16 Dominica

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If you want to spend your days lying on the beach, Dominica may not be for you as its shores tend to be rather rocky, but if you want to enjoy refreshing dips in a tropical fantasy-like swimming home, this is your island. Frequently referred to as "The Nature Island of the Caribbean," it offers spectacularly lush landscape that includes an unspoiled rainforest, volcanic hot springs, 365 rivers and countless waterfalls. There are no chain resorts whatsoever and commercial development of any kind is sparse.

The island is also ideal for those who are looking for a more budget-friendly escape, with the chance to explore Dominica's striking natural beauty through the nature trails of Morne Trois Pitons National Park or dive at Scotts Head Pinnacle. If you'd like a guide to show you some of the island's best spots, Jungle Bay Lodge offers escorted tours to the Emerald Pool.