Mother Nature isn't happy with us. Humans have created massive (and potentially irreversible) damages to our planet's ecosystem. According to Climate.gov, human activities emit 60 or more times the amount of carbon dioxide released by volcanoes each year. And in the US, the average carbon footprint for a person is 16 tons, one of the highest rates in the world. Globally, the average is closer to 4 tons. But despite the negative impact of humans, we all saw how nature rebounded during Covid so we know how beautiful and resilient nature can be when left to flourish.
Ducks swimming in the Venice Canal
From a recent Forbes article, "Having “space to breathe is the new luxury,” according to trend data from Traveller Made, a consortium of travel advisors, noting that traveling now or in the coming months are seeking open spaces and remote destinations."
As people are seeking out unique natural experiences, there seems to be a growing recognition that nature = luxury. From high-end hotels like the Park Royal on Pickering in Singapore creating natural habitats inside to an oceanside forest therapy you can book on Airbnb, people are seeking out experiences that let them truly enjoy all that nature has to offer.
View from the top of the The Park Royal on Pickering in Singapore
Dominica is called Nature Island because it is still one of the most undiscovered natural places in the world -- and relatively untouched by humans. In fact, there aren't any golf courses on Dominica, so leave your clubs at home. This makes Dominica a luxurious destination for anyone wanting to connect with nature on a deeper level. Dominica's rich, lush, natural habitat is also why Isle de Nature has made it our inspiration and the place where our beeswax comes from -- and why we've put these pure ingredients into our luxury candle experience.
We don't see the trend of nature as luxury going away any time soon. If anything, as climate change continues to wreak havoc on our planet, we will find solace in places like Dominica.