Holidays in Dominica
Boutique and unique are two words that aptly describe the island of Dominica, also known as the Nature Isle of the Windward Islands. You would not fly to Dominica if you wanted ordinary.
Rustically comfortable, typically known as the most unspoiled island in the eastern Caribbean. Dominica caters specially to hiking and diving enthusiasts, eco tourists or health and wellness travellers. Whales are a frequent sight off the coast of Dominica, other sights are inland. A natural paradise teeming with amazing wildlife and sea life. Consider it one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets, not to be confused with the Dominican Republic.
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When to go to Dominica
The high season runs from mid December to mid April when hotel prices will rise and you will need to book up to a year in advance to get the best deals.
We recommend that you try travelling to Dominica at other times if you are not bound by school holidays, where you will find some great hotel and airfare deals. Check out our latest deals to Dominica with flights via Barbados with Virgin Atlantic or British Airways.
Weather in Dominica
The rainy season runs from July to November although you can still find rain at other times. The mountains have about four times the amount of rain as the coast. The average temperature year round is 27C.
Approx 13+ Hours
GMT -5 Hours (Atlantic Standard Time)
December – Mid April
Dominica in essence
The island is 39 miles long and 16 miles wide.
Language – Whilst English is the official language you will find Creole spoken widely across the island.
Currency – The East Caribbean dollar is the official currency.
Local Customs – It is customary to dress smart casual when dining out at restaurants and to only wear swimwear and beachwear on the beach.
Tipping – Restaurant and hotel staff expect 10-15% of the bill and a small amount if the service is already included.
Voltage – This is 220 /240 volts.
Country dialing code is +767
Departure tax – See our flight pages for details of the departure tax payable.
Need to know
Emergencies - Dial 999 for Emergencies
Security in Dominica - Many visitors travel to the island each year and do not have any incidents however we recommend that you take care at night and exercise caution at all times in the main town of Roseau. Take advice from the locals as to any city areas you should avoid at all times and do not leave your belongings unattended on the beach. Use your hotel safe or security boxes to store your valuables. Avoid driving at night outside towns and at carnival avoid the Grand Bay area where some party goers can be armed, however theft is normally not violent on the island.
Other Risks - When sourcing a water sport provider that is not affiliated to your hotel, make sure they are properly licenced to provide those services, avoid approaches on the beach from vendors offering water sport.
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