Dominica, an exotic paradise



The Dominica is another island, but it is unique in that it is placed right between the island of Martinique and the Guadeloupe. Unlike most Caribbean islands that have been so shaken by colonisation, Dominica still retains much of its traditions that are rooted in the Creole culture. Everywhere you go you’ll see avocados, bananas, coconuts, plantains and many more rich foods that are indigenous to hot countries and to most Caribbean islands.

The word or term Creole is what being a Dominican is all about. The French language/dialect is a broken type of French which is described by many as “Patois”. Although today English is the official language, so you won’t be “lost in translation”, but Dominicans like their heritage like to mix it up every now and again. All the while it should be noted that those that speak fluent French in the European parts of the world wouldn’t understand this dialect of French, which is considered to be “broken and subservient”. But the tenets of the French West Indies like Mauritius and the Seychelles would have no problem with this form of French.

Moving on from the language, the food in Dominica is to die for, with the contrasting and conflicting of food, you will glimpse smoked pork, fresh out of the sea fish, breadfruit, plantain and all kinds of desserts and sweets. The hip jiving music will surely get you out of your seat after you’ve finished your three course meal (starter, main and dessert island style). The music blends old with new, contemporary and alternative, after all music doesn’t discriminate, just like the Dominican people.

Top off your meal with a cocktail or two; just don’t forget to be ready to do it all over again the next day.