Enjoy the Beautiful Island of Dominica!

Facts about Travel to the beautiful island of Dominica

You want to enjoy the beautiful island of Dominica! Known as “The Nature Island of the Caribbean”. Because of its varied flora and fauna. And its lush scenery. It is located near Guadeloupe to the northwest and Martinique to the south-east. It has a population of 71,293 (2011). The largest religion is Christianity. The capital is Roseau. Popular meals include brown stew chicken, stew beef, rice and peas, fried and stewed fish.  

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Important to know:

  • The official currency is the East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
  • The official language is English
  • The time zone is UTC -4
  • Driving side is left
  • Calling code +1-767
  • There are no international airports on Dominica. Therefore it requires travelling through Puerto Rico or Don Juan. Or Guadeloupe, Martinique or Barbados. 

Best Time to enjoy the beautiful island of Dominica:

Dominica has a tropical climate. Hot and humid all year round. Monthly temperature varies from 72°F / 22°C to 88°F / 31°C. The Dominican sea is warm enough for swimming all year round. The temperature ranges from 79°F / 26°C to 84°F / 29°C.

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The major Dominican towns are:

  • Roseau, the capital. Visit the beautiful Botanical gardens. And the Government House gardens. Lots of French colonial buildings. Modern docking and waterfront facilities have increased the number of cruise ship stopovers. 
  • Portsmouth. A farmer’s market runs Fridays, Saturdays and Tuesdays. A developing tourist destination.  


The most popular Dominican attractions are:

  • Boiling Lake. The world’s second largest hot spring. It is a 8 mi / 13 km return hike from the nearest road.
  •  Cabrits National Park. A peninsula at the north end of Dominica. The park protects wetlands, coral reefs and tropical forest. There are hiking trails. And Fort Shirley is located there. Several of its buildings are completely restored. 
  • As Dominica is mostly volcanic it only has few beaches. It is an attractive ecotourism destination with its mountains, rainforests and hot springs. And fresh water lakes, waterfalls and diving spots!

Enjoy the Beautiful Island of Dominica!