Caribbean Beat Magazine

Soufrière Bay, Dominica | Wish you were here (Jan/Feb 2021)

Postcards from the Caribbean’s most extraordinary places

  • Soufrière Bay, Dominica. Photography courtesy the Discover Dominica Authority

Near the island’s southern tip, the broad, sheltered expanse of Soufrière Bay is the most popular dive site in Dominica — and one of the best in the Caribbean. A volcanic crater submerged in pristine sea, the bay is home to exciting rock formations, pinnacles and walls, plus dozens of fish species and delicate sea fans. It’s overlooked by the peninsula of Scotts Head, with a hiking trail leading to its peak. From here, the view stretches for miles along Dominica’s southwest coast — and as far as Martinique on the horizon.