Dominica - this island has been our next destination after spending some days in Guadeloupe and before returning back to Martinique. Some similarities with St. Lucia - the island has become independent too and shouldn't be in the Europe Travel's section. But somehow I find it suits better than to Americas :) Other similarity - we took the ferry, my favorite (NOOOT) again. But beside that, the island is completely different than the others.
Let me start with the two main mistakes I did and I really regret those:
These are the two things I highly recommend to check and plan before for getting most out of your stay in Dominica!
Although we didn't had too much time, I can still highlight great memories:
You can see that the island is poorer than the other islands. The streets are not in good condition but the people take care when driving. Many bridges have been broken by Taifun "Erika" some years ago and the money is missing to rebuild the street. But the people seem happy and my host mum told me some years ago Martinique and Guadeloupe remained the same which have now much higher European influence that Dominica. And I think this is what I loved so much about the island - its culture and wonder of natures.
I mentioned earlier the island has a lot to discover and obviously there is a reason why some scenes of Pirates of the Carribbean 2 have been filmed in Dominica.
If I come back one day, I will do the famous hike to the Boiling Lake it's a long and hard one, but must be worth from what I heard of everyone returning from it. This page gives a great overview of all activities you can do when in Dominica: http://www.avirtualdominica.com/what-to-do/
For me it was love at first sight with Dominica and I hope I get the chance to come back one day.