Caribbean Tourism

Dominica

Getting Around

Air Dominica has 2 airports, the older Melville Hall (DOM) in the northeast, which handles most planes (including Liat), and Canefield (DCF) near Roseau, which takes only very small aircraft. Check which your flight will be using. Variable winds and short landing strips mean that planes do not land before 0600 or after 1800 in the dark. Melville Hall has no...

Getting There

Air There are no direct flights from Europe or North America to Dominica. Connections must be made in Puerto Rico, St Maarten, Antigua, St Lucia, Martinique or Guadeloupe. LIAT flies from Antigua, Barbados, Martinique, Guadeloupe, St Lucia; Air Guadeloupe from Guadeloupe, Barbados, Martinique (all into Canefield). Cardinal Airlines flies from Antigua, St...

Before Travelling

Also see "Getting Around", and "Getting There" for more detailed travel information. Climate Daytime temperatures average between 70° F and 85° F, though the nights are much cooler, especially in the mountains. The rainy season is from July to October though showers occur all through the year. Note that the mountains are much wetter and cooler than the...

Dominica

Dominica Dominica (pronounced Domineeca) is one of the largest and most mountainous of the anglophone Windward Islands.The highest peak, Morne Diablotin, rises to 4,747 ft and is often shrouded in mist. It is known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean with parks and reserves protecting vast areas of forest that cover most of the interior. In addition, the frequent...

DOMINICA: USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES Location Contact Information Dominica Division of Tourism National Development Corporation PO Box 293 Roseau The Commonwealth of Dominica Tel: 767-448-2045 Fax: 767-448-5840 E-mail: ndctourism@cwdom.dm United States Dominica Tourist Office 110-64 Queens Blvd. PO Box 427 Forest Hills, New York 11375-6347 Website: http://www.dominica.dm E-mail...

DOMINICA: WHAT TO SEE AND DO

DINING Restaurants available-Local. Gourmet. Fast food. International. Tipping is at the discretion of clients. Dress code is casual. NIGHTLIFE Entertainment includes: Discos. Occasional Dinner/Dances. Occasional Theater. Cinemas. Occasional Live Music. SHOPPING Carib made arts & crafts. Locally made fruit preserves. Locally produced toiletries....

DOMINICA: COUNTRY PROFILE AND MAP

GEOGRAPHY Dominica, located between Guadeloupe and Martinique, has 290 sqr mls of terrain and is the largest of the Lesser Antilles. Latitude is 15. 10 degrees north. Longitude is 61. 30 degrees west. The highest point, Morne Diablotin is 4,747 ft. TIME GMT -4. EST +1. CLIMATE Daytime temperatures vary between 75 & 90 degrees F. Coolest months are...

DOMINICA: MONEY/ BUSINESS GUIDE

BANKS Aid Bank. Bank of Nova Scotia. Banque Francaise Commerciale. Barclays Bank. National Commercial Bank of Dominica. Royal Bank of Canada. BANKING HOURS Monday to Thursday 0800-1500. Friday 0800-1700. BUSINESS HOURS Monday to Friday 0800-1300. 1400-1600. Saturday 0800-1300. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS April 1: Easter Monday. May 6: Labour Day. May 20: Whit...

DOMINICA: HOW TO GET THERE

AIRLINES Air Caraibe. American Eagle. Caribbean Star. LIAT. Winair. AIRPORTS (DOM) - Melville Hall Airport, 36 mls from Roseau. (DCF)-Canefield Airport, 3 mls from Roseau. FERRY SERVICES L'Express Des Iles. Departure Tax US$10. Levied on all passengers departing Dominica. Children under 12 exempt from taxes. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Valid passport and/or...

DOMINICA -High on the list for serious ecotourists

High on the list for serious ecotourists, Dominica, an independent common wealth with British overtones, is tucked between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. The island, lush, green and unspoiled, is fast gaining popularity with tourists. Reaching it requires connecting air service through Puerto Rico or other islands. Everyone agrees the...

Introduction

Dominica is the -Nature Island of the Caribbean-. Here, rainbows abound and mists rise gently from lush green valleys and fall softly over blue-green peaks. Rivers framed by banks of giant ferns rush and tumble to the sea. Trees sprout orchids. Hidden within the most diverse and luxuriant tropical rainforest in the Americas are gems including the unique...