Welcome to Dominica
Halfway between Guadaloupe and Martinique, Dominica is the only place in the Eastern Caribbean that’s still home to a sizeable population of indigenous people, the Kalinago, who've lived on the island since the 13th century. Owing to the Kalinago’s fierce resistance, Dominica was the last Caribbean island to be colonized – by the British in 1763.
Mother Nature may have been especially generous with Dominica, but it also deals it the occasional hardship in the form of hurricanes and tropical storms. Most recently, in August 2015, Tropical Storm Erika wreaked major havoc from which the island is still recovering.