Welcome to Dominica!
You won’t find endless white sand beaches, wild nightlife, or duty-free shopping. What you will find on the beautiful island of Dominica is an untouched island paradise.
Home of one of the world’s largest oceanic rain forests, visitors can experience the spectacle of over 17,000 acres of rain forest, crater lakes, rivers and waterfalls and even boiling lakes heated by underground volcanic lava.
Located between Guadeloupe and Martinique in the eastern Caribbean, Dominica is made up of about 290 square miles of land, some of which has yet to be explored.
Among Dominica’s 74,000 residents are 3,000 people said to be the last living pre-Columbian descendants, the island has maintained the natural glory many Caribbean islands have lost to tourism. A breeding facility at the Botanical Gardens is home for some other natives: the imperial parrot and the red-necked parrot, both of which are facing extinction.
So grab your hiking boots and binoculars and experience the true beauty of a tropical island not packed with souvenir-ravishing tourists, but a place to explore uncharted landscapes like no where else in the world.
Climate: The Weather in Dominica averages 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit all year.
Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar, but U.S. currency is widely accepted.
Language: English, but locals speak French-based patios.
Banking: Banks are open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where is Dominica?
For more information to help you plan your trip to Dominica, contact:
Visit the Dominica Tourist Board website at: http://www.dominica.dm/