Dominica is one of the new year’s 25 most important travel destinations, reported by the global editors of National Geographic Travel and framed by five categories.
“The weathered mountains running down the spine of Dominica formed a natural shield, largely protecting the eastern Caribbean island, called Waitukubuli (“tall is her body”) by the Indigenous Kalinago, from colonial intrusions and overdevelopment,” wrote National Geographic.
Describing the island further, the reporters wrote, “Post hurricane, nature rebounded, residents rebuilt, and the government resolved to make Dominica the world’s first climate–resilient nation. It includes not only hurricane-proof buildings but also a diverse economy, including a tourism sector that attracts more high-end spenders and an agricultural system that grows a variety of fruits and vegetables eaten locally.”
Although the pandemic has affected travels, the report acknowledged that it has not quieted the curiosity of people. According to National Geographic, this list of destinations is to inspire travel in 2021.
Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, Svaneti in Georgia and Katmai National Park in Alaska also made the list.