Dominica

Overview

Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-EEK-a, and not to be confused with the Dominican Republic), is a paradise for adventure travellers and nature lovers. This unique destination offers whale and dolphin watching, hiking, canyoning, diving and water sports as well as cultural events and festivals.

Rated as one of the world’s top 10 dive locations, Dominica offers a range of dive sites including the aptly named Champagne Reef. The reef gets its name from the continuous flow of tiny bubbles that emerge from the vast system of active fumaroles on the sea floor.

Known as the whale watching capital of the Caribbean, Dominica is home to 20 species of whales and dolphins, including sperm whales. Dominica is the only country in the world where sperm whales reside all year round. Spotting Dominica’s resident sperm whales is not the only activity that sets this Caribbean island apart from its counterparts as it is also boasts the Caribbean’s longest walking trail – the Waitukubuli National Trail which extends the length of the island.The only country in the world to have a resident population of sperm whales

Dominica is also home to the last indigenous tribe in the Caribbean islands – the Kalinago Indians.


Come to Dominica and discover the beauty and adventure of the Nature Island.

Airlines

Dominica is served by connecting flights from gateways served by American Airlines/American Eagle. Regional services into Anguilla are operated by Air Antilles Express, LIAT, Rainbow International Airlines, Seaborne Airlines, Trans Anguilla and Winair.

 

More information in the Guide to the Caribbean (pages 56-57).

Cruise

Carnival Cruise Lines are pleased to offer cruises across the world to exciting destinations such as the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada and Panama. Spotlight topic

 

Several cruise lines include Dominica on their Caribbean itineraries. More details will follow shortly.

Hotels

Dominica offers a good range of accommodation options. More details will follow shortly.

Tour Ops

Eight CTO-member tour operators serve Dominica. See pages 58-59 of the Guide to the Caribbean.

Itinerary

A perfect day on Dominica begins at the Kalinago Barana Aute where visitors can tour a model Kalinago village.
Visitors experience a herbal medicine garden, hiking trails, scenic view points, the Crayfish River and Isulukati Falls.
Kalinago artisans display canoe building, weaving baskets and creating authentic crafts.
Next is a hike to Trafalgar Falls, the Nature Island’s famous twin waterfalls that tumble into refreshing pools below. Visitors can cool off in the smaller waterfall or seek out the taller fall’s hot springs for a natural spa bath.
Complete your day in one of the island’s many ‘bubbling pots’ and hot water pools, such as the village of Wotten Waven.
Screw’s Sulphur Spa has pools where visitors can relax in the natural hot waters after a day of exhausting adventure. Ahhhhh...