Known as the ‘Nature Island of the Caribbean', the wild and untamed island of Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) is the perfect holiday destination for keen walkers and naturalists; those looking for a Caribbean holiday with a difference. Nestled between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, Dominica was previously a French, then British, colony. Now an independent nation, English is still the official language and strong Creole influence also remains. Largely unspoilt by tourism, it is said that Dominica is the only Caribbean island Columbus would recognise if he were to return today.