A hurricane was brewing, so he continued on, hoping to find shelter on Hispaniola.
British Dictionary definitions for Hispaniola
/ˌhɪspənˈjəʊlə; Spanish ispaˈɲola/
the second largest island in the Caribbean, in the Greater Antilles: divided politically into Haiti and the Dominican Republic; discovered in 1492 by Christopher Columbus, who named it La Isla Española. Area: 18 703 sq km (29 418 sq miles) Former name Santo Domingo