Eco tourism reigns in this mountainous island and for those with adventure in mind it is perfect. It has been called the Nature Island of the Caribbean and with its many rivers and unspoilt beauty, there are many activities such as hiking, exploring the nature trails, whale watching, exploring the natural beauty of the rain forests etc. Spectacular scenery and an opportunity to be at one with nature
What to See and Do
Dominica also know as the Nature Island of the World!
Dominica remains one of the hidden treasures of the Caribbean, a spectacular example of diverse tropical wildlife and an eco-tourist's dream come true. Vacationers are sure to enjoy a abundance of lush green tropical forest, cascading waterfalls, and breath taking coastline, all making it easy to find a spot that's perfect for you.
Whether you are looking for a self-guided Dominica tour or want to join a guided tour the nature Island of the Caribbean "Dominica" is the one place you must visit.
A vacation on the nature isle will let you combine the best of everything – beaches, rainforests, waterfalls, and more!
Snorkeling and Dive Sites
Mountain Views and Volcano Tours
Historical and indigenous Sites
Getting to Dominica
Most international flights arrive at Melville International Airport (DOM), but Canefield International Airport (DCF) receives a steady number of flights as well. Canefield is near the capital Roseau while Melville is about an hour north.
There are no direct flights from North America or Europe so you have to switch planes on one of the other Caribbean islands. Airlines serving Dominica are Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) and American Eagle.
Destinations are mostly within the Caribbean region, with hubs at Antigua and Barbados for example, although Dominica also has flights from the neighbouring islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique which is your best bet when flying from Europe
Need To Know
Local currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar or XCD. - 1 USD = 2.7169 XCD
Dominica Electricity Company Limited Voltage 220 Volts. Residential customers pay approximately EC$0.70/kWh (US$0.26) for the first 50kWh and EC$0.81/kWh (US$0.30) for additional kWh.
- Personal Safety
The island has numerous waterfalls. These can cause strong currents in nearby pools. If swimming near a waterfall, wear a Personal Flotation Device.
Dressing is casual, including light summer wear for most of the year and a sweater for cooler evenings. Locals do not appreciate swimwear being worn on the streets of the capital city, Roseau, or in the villages. Dress respectfully
Do not pick wildflowers. They contribute to Dominica's Unspoiled beauty.
Don’t take photos of people without their permission.
- Store hours
Many shops close midday – from 1 pm to 2 pm. Shops are closed on Sundays.
- CHILL OUT
You’re going to Dominica to experience island living. The pace of life likely moves more slowly than you’re used to. Relax and enjoy it!
Health and Safety
Very Safe place, most likey the safest in the Caribbean, natives are very friendly and crime is not common place here.