Caribbean Beat Magazine

Symphony in green: a guide to Dominica

If Christopher Columbus could return to the Caribbean now, Dominica might well be the only island he'd recognise. "Unspoiled" is the most abused adjective in Caribbean tourism, but Dominica gives it new meaning. And the "Nature Island" has much more to offer, too, with its rich cultural life, underwater wonders and warm people. Simon Lee reports
Concorde Valley. Photograph by Clem Johnson/ Freestyle

Caribbean volcanoes: fire down below

Shaped by subterranean forces, the islands of the Lesser Antilles are an arc of volcanoes — some extinct, some dormant, some still active. And among their dramatic forested peaks, crater lakes, and hot springs, amateur vulcanologists (and ordinary tourists) can find ample evidence of our planet’s restless energy