Think the scenery in the Pirates of the Caribbean was stunning? You can now own it. These spectacular parcels of land are now offered for sale on the strikingly dramatic island of the Commonwealth of Dominica (15" 30 N & 61' 30 W in the caribbean sea between the French Dependences of Martinique and Guadeloupe, and 1400 miles south of Miami, Florida).
The island's official name is the Commonwealth of Dominica, with is mostly referenced only in official communiqué and to distinguish the island from its northerly caribbean sister, the Dominican Republic. The island is one of only a couple in the Caribbean still with populations of the pre-colombians carib Indians. About 80% of the population is Roman Catholic. English is the official language, spoken with a melodic French lilt, but a large portion of the population speaks Kwèyòl (Creole), with a few northern villages speaking KoKoy.
The world renown National Geographic Traveler has selected Dominica among the world's twenty top best destinations for 2011. The countries were handpicked by the magazine's editors and are considered among the best of 2011. In selecting Dominica, the magazine had this to say about the country:
"A lack of white sandy beaches and an overabundance of rainfall keep the mountainous island of tropical rain forest off typical caribbean vacation itineraries, a plus for adventure seekers."