Totaling just 290 square miles, the island of Dominica is smaller than New York City. And while this country is small in size, it is mighty in beauty, fun and culture. Come explore this less-traveled corner of the Caribbean; it might just be your favorite new destination.
Those traveling to Dominica will land at the Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM), formerly known as Melville Hall Airport, on Dominica’s northeast coast.
Dominica enjoys a warm and mild climate with highs averaging between the mid-70s to upper 90s year-round, allowing for perfect swimming conditions no matter when you visit. The island does have a rainy season from July to November where downpours and thunderstorms can be intense, but storms generally don’t last long.
English is the official and most widely spoken language. However, you may hear hints of Creole, Island Carib and Kokoy throughout your visit.
Dominica’s official currency is the East Caribbean dollar.
Beachy and beautiful, Dominica boasts the same gorgeous blue waters that our wanderlust dreams are made of. Covered in rolling green hills, the island is lush and full of opportunity for outdoor adventures. Some of the most popular activities in Dominica include diving and snorkeling, easy to advanced hiking, animal-based activities such as whale watching and turtle watching, subterranean fun like rappelling and crayoning and much, much more.
Immerse yourself in traditional Kalinago culture in Kalinago Territory, a community inhabited by around 3,000 indigenous people where travelers can experience the island’s traditional way of life with an authentic home stay, art and craft production or local culinary activities.
Speaking of culinary experiences, Dominica offers some of the freshest cuisine in the Caribbean as dishes are prepared with organic foods sourced on and around the island. Expect an abundance of meals with ingredients such as fruits and veggies, fresh fish, conch and crab, ripe plantains, tasty yams and island-grown chicken.