The `Nature Isle of the Caribbean` is Dominica known for its verdant natural landscapes featuring dramatic volcanoes and the highest mountains in the Eastern Caribbean. The island is still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity and is famed for the second-largest hot spring in the world Boiling Lake, nestled in Morne Trois Pitons National Park. This primordial rainforest is the island’s crown jewel filled with UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Victoria Waterfall, Boeri Lake, Titou Gorge, and the steaming Valley of Desolation. Lush verdant rainforests cover the interior of the island and lead to hidden majestic waterfalls like the impressive Victoria Falls formed by the White River cascading over the cliffs into a stunning warm pool, gushing rivers, calm lakes, and steamy hot springs. This island oasis has a rocky coastline with sheltered black sand beaches where diving and snorkeling are popular offshore activities.
Roseau is the colorful capital decorated by West Indian cottages, and modern buildings, a Romanesque church, the bustling Old Market, and a waterfront seaside promenade and vibrant breathtaking Botanic Gardens and the interesting Dominica Museum. Authentic shopping opportunities, and local restaurants specializing in fresh flavorful dishes await. Attend Dominica`s lively festivals and celebrate the nation`s music, heritage and food, Carnival, DOMFESTA, Dive Fest and The World Music Creole Festival are among a few of the famed island celebrations. Champagne Reef is the island’s famous dive and snorkel site with thousands of underwater bubbles caused by the geothermal activity beneath the rocks. .
Domnica Island also known as the `The Nature Island of the Caribbean`, is situated between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean with 365 Rivers, 9 Volcanos, and 70,000 people. Dominica is wild, it feels untouched, with its spectacular, lush, and varied flora and fauna. It is not a Caribbean Island you visit to relax on a beach (although there are plenty of opportunities to do so) it is an island for adventure for nature and for some very friendly locals! It is a must-visit Caribbean island!
The climate in Dominica is subtropical and hot with daily average temperatures that range from the low 80s in the winter to the high 80s during the summer months. The weather is always cooled off by the sea breezes and rainfall can be heavy in the mountainous regions. The best time to visit is October to January with lower hotel prices, low humidity, and outside of the rainy season. June to November is hurricane season and the islands peak hurricane season is between late August and early September.
We recommend 7-10 days based on what you want to see and do. We offer flexible vacation packages so you can select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel, and activities. We suggest a minimum of 3 nights in larger cities.
Traveling around Dominica is best done by car, this is the most efficient way to experience the top activities that are spread throughout the island. Rental car companies are available in downtown Roseau and at the island`s two airports. The island features 311 miles of paved roads, many winding through the mountains which can be bumpy.
The official currency in Dominica is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$) which is fixed to the US dollar at US$1=EC$2.68. The US dollar is widely accepted, the change will be given in EC. There are ATMs found at airports, and banks throughout the main cities and towns.
The official language spoken in Dominica is English, in addition, Dominican Creole, Antillean Creola, and French are widely spoken. Many people speak English especially in the service industry at hotels and restaurants. Most of the island's inhabitants have a good comprehension of the English language. We recommend you get a good English-Creole guidebook and learn common phrases such as hello, goodbye, please, thank you, and numbers 1-10.