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Dominica

In the shimmering Caribbean Sea between Guadeloupe and Martinique sits the almost untouched island of Dominica - an eco-lover’s dream, a diver’s best friend and a stunning destination for whale and bird watching. Drenched in virgin rainforest, home to scorching hot springs, charcoal black beaches and a mountainous centre, it’s like no other place in the Caribbean. You won’t find chain hotels, beach parties or loud bars, and you’re more likely to need your hiking boots than your bathing suit, although the myriad of majestic waterfalls provide ample opportunity to cool off.

That's not to say that adventure can't be coupled with a relaxing retreat: a stay in one of eco-friendly Jungle Bay’s tree house rooms includes morning yoga, cookery lessons and daily spa treatments. Dining on Dominica is based around the agriculture of the island, with plenty of informal beachfront bars offering Creole inspired dishes, yam and plantain. Try the Waterfront Restaurant at Fort Young and the Old Stone Bar & Grill in Roseau.

 

 

Getting There

There are several daily LIAT services into Dominica from a number of islands in the eastern Caribbean, including Barbados, Saint Lucia and Antigua. All scheduled flights arrive and depart from Melville Hall Airport in the north of the island, 40 miles from Roseau. The smaller Canefield Airport in the south services private charter flights only.

Note: All our inclusive holiday prices are based on British Airways World Traveller or Virgin Atlantic Economy flights to Antigua with onward LIAT scheduled flight connections to Melville Hall Airport.

Language

English.

Time Difference

4 hours behind GMT and 5 hours behind BST.

Currency

Eastern Caribbean dollar. Major credit cards and US dollars are also accepted on the island.

Useful Information

A full British passport is required for Dominica and it should be valid for 6 months after the return date of your holiday. Visas are not required for British citizens. No special health documentation is necessary for residents of the UK who have not recently visited parts of the world where cholera or yellow fever is a problem.

It is illegal to wear any camouflage clothing anywhere on the island. Any camouflage clothing found by customs will be confiscated and returned on departure.

See the island

Hike the Waitukubuli National Trail

The Waitukubuli National Trail is the Caribbean’s first long distance walking trail, covering 115 miles of stunning tropical scenery. Spanning the communities of Scott’s Head in the south, to the Cabrits National Park in the north, you’ll take in national parks, local communities, farm lands, forest reserves, coastal areas, and the acclaimed Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of course, you don’t have to hike the entire trail as it’s made up of 14 manageable segments.

Dive a submerged volcano

Dominica is one of the top dive spots in the Caribbean with an underwater volcanic crater, reefs, walls and pinnacles all in their pristine state. You’ll have a good chance of seeing seahorses, frogfish, flying gurnards and many other exotic sea creatures. For a truly unique experience, try diving Champagne Reef where you’ll swim through warm bubbling waters created by geothermal vents and you’ll find the sea floor itself is warm to the touch. If you dive to experience thrill, wonder and beauty, Dominica is definitely for you.

A spot of twitching

You don’t have to be a serious bird watcher to appreciate the numerous bird species found on this island. But if you are, we’ll happily organise a guided tour for you. Dominica has 170 recorded bird species, including the Sisserou Parrot, a protected species which also features on the Dominican flag.

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"Set on a beautiful bay and tucked between the magnificent Pitons, Sugar Beach’s spectacular location will take your breath away every day."

"Continuously upgraded and improved over the past few years, this iconic hotel has become one of the most sought-after luxury resorts in the region"

"Relax after your Rainforest Spa treatment in an earthen Amerindian steam dome - known as a temascal - which reconnects the Spa to the Island’s earliest settlers."

"With a Marine National Park just off shore, the diving and snorkelling at Sugar Beach is sensational - we’ve seen squid, turtles, rays and countless varieties of tropical fish whilst snorkelling here."

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