Dominica (Commonwealth of Dominica)

Are you in search of a Dominica travel guide to help get to know this island paradise? Well, you have come to the right place. Dominica is indeed an island with more than enough attractions to interest any tourist or holidayer. And what's more, it doesn't cost much to visit. In fact, it's a cheap island and you can enjoy all that Dominica has to offer without spending too much. This article will introduce you to some of the best things about Dominica:

One of the main things that you should definitely not miss when visiting Dominica is the 'cozine tour.' It is a relaxing and informative tour that takes you to some of the most beautiful and romantic locations in Dominica. The main destinations include Pitons, Morne Trois, and Roseau. Pitons is the island's most popular tourist hotspot because of its picturesque and tranquil beaches. However, don't think that these are only good for sunbathing; the island also offers many other activities. Roseau in particular is one of the most exciting destinations in Dominica because you can dive or snorkel in the warm, crystal-clear waters of the island.

Another attraction on the island is its 'zoo adventure' where you can zoon on an elephant, ride a horse, go to the beach, or experience other adventurous activities like zip-lining and white water rafting. Apart from these, you can also do some shopping in Roseau and at other shopping spots in the Caribbean town. If you want to shop, then you must visit one of the many Caribbean restaurants that abound on the island. These restaurants serve some of the best tasting food in the world and are great places for island dining and relaxation.

Another top attraction of Dominica is its 'watersports,' which range from snorkeling, banana boat, scuba diving, and paragliding to white water rafting and kayaking. You can even rent kayaks and enjoy yourself on the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean island. The 'White Water Rafting Cruises' is also one of the top draws of Dominica. In this tour, you can enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Caribbean island while it takes you through the pristine waters of its three large lakes. The tours offer visitors the chance to view the unique flora and fauna of the island.

In addition, the Dominica Travel Guide also lists other fascinating activities and sightseeing that you can do in and around the island. First, you should visit the "Manuel Antonio International Airport." Here, you will get to see some of the largest commercial and government buildings in the capital city of Roseau. Next, you can go to the "Roseau Airport" where you can find a lot of Dominica hotels, restaurants, and attractions. The "Manuel Antonio International Airport" is also a good place to catch a glimpse of the beautiful roseau hills.

Thirdly, you need to take part in the "Day Tours to Roseau," which are arranged by the hotel staff. In this trip, you get to observe the exotic flora and fauna of the island while it is open to visitors. There are three day tours offered, which provide the best opportunity to see the rich cultural heritage of Dominica. Each day will let you witness a different aspect of the island life, including its history, its festivals, its music, its cuisine, its art, its cuisine, its people, its architecture, its wildlife, and its culture.

Fourth, you can try the "Picard Beach Picard," which is considered as the most picturesque spot on the island. It offers a nice view of Soufriere beach. You can also enjoy the beauty of the island by strolling along the jungle bay. Next, you can participate in the thrilling activities like "fish camp," "snorkeling," and diving, as well as photography. Other day tours that you need to pay attention to include the "King's Island Sea Kayak," "Diving adventure," and the "Grand Bay Adventure Tour."

The fifth activity that you should not miss out on is the unforgettable experience of scuba diving with the help of the expert instructor during the "Jungle Island Scuba Dive." This activity allows visitors to experience the underwater world of Dominica. It gives you an opportunity to explore sea caves, as well as learn about the rich marine life of the island. Aside from this, you can also go whale watching during the trip to the Caribbean island.

Dominica Travel FAQs


Are vaccinations required before travelling?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Dominica are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Dominica?

For up to date information around safety and security in Dominica read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Dominica.

Best time to visit?

The best time to visit Dominica is from October to January, when the hotel rates are lower and the humidity is less stifling. Temperatures see little variance, with monthly averages residing around 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Do I need a visa to enter Dominica?

British Passport holders don't need a visa to visit Dominica. On entry, you will be granted a specified period to stay. If you wish to stay longer, you must apply and pay for an extension of stay through the Dominica Immigration Department.

What currency do i need?

The official currency of Dominica is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Dominica you can grab amazing East Caribbean Dollar deals via Wise.com (GBP to XCD).

What wild animals live in Dominica?

The island has large capaud (Leptodactylus fallax) frogs, small tree frogs, many lizards, thirteen bat species, boa constrictors that grow nearly 3m in length, and four other types of snakes (none venomous). Among invertebrates, there are 55 species of land and freshwater mollusks and 55 butterfly species.

What is the traditional food?

Dominica's national dish was the mountain chicken, which are snares of the legs of a frog called the Crapaud, which is endemic to Dominica and Montserrat. The new national dish is Calalloo soup, made from the green leaves of the dasheen plant and other vegetables and meat.

What Languages are spoken in Dominica?

English is the official and most widely spoken language of Dominica.

How much do you tip?

The currency in Dominica is the East Caribbean Dollar (Restaurants: If the service charge is not automatically included in the bill, tip 10% to 15%; if it is, it's up to you to leave a small additional tip. Taxi: Tip 10% to 15% of the fare.).

Where can I find a local travel expert for Dominica?

Local Dominica travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Dominica Numbers?

  • Police: 999
  • Ambulance: 999
  • Fire: 999
  • UK Embassy: + 1 246 430 7800

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    The GMT time difference is -4 hours

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