DOMINICA TRAVEL GUIDE
Often called "The Nature Island of the Caribbean" due to its spectacular, lush, and varied flora and fauna, which are protected by an extensive natural park system. Dominica is a mountainous Caribbean island nation with natural hot springs and tropical rain-forests. Morne Trois Pitons National Park is home to the volcanically heated, steam-covered Boiling Lake. The park also encompasses sulphur vents, the 65m-tall Trafalgar Falls and narrow Titou Gorge.
Do You Need a VISA to Visit
Advanced real-time filter by visa, region, value, weather & activity
DOMINICA QUICK FACTS
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Population: 71 625 (2018)
Language: English (official), French patois
Religion: Roman Catholic 77%, Protestant 15% (Methodist 5%, Pentecostal 3%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3%, Baptist 2%, other 2%), none 2%, other 6%
Search for flights to
DOMINICA PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
- 1st Monday in May, Labor Day
- 6 August, Emancipation Day
- 3 November, Independence Day
- 4 November, Community Service Day
Also, Carnival, Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Whit Monday.
DOMINICA WEATHER SYNOPSIS
Dominica experiences the year‐round warm, humid conditions associated with a maritime tropical climate. Mean temperature is around 26°C, dropping only to 24–25°C in the cooler months of December to February. During the warmest period of the year, a maximum of 33°C may be observed along the coast, compared to 27°C in the mountains. The wet season occurs from June to October, during which the island receives around 250–400 mm of rainfall per month. El Niño episodes bring warmer and drier than average conditions between June and August and La Niña episodes bring colder and wetter conditions at this time. Heavy rainfall associated with cyclones and hurricanes contributes significantly to wet season rainfall values. The occurrence of hurricanes is strongly linked to ENSO, with more frequent hurricane activity associated with La Niña events.
SPORT & ACTIVITIES
HIKING & CYCLING IN DOMINICA
Outdoor activities in Dominica can be enjoyed all year round, just be prepared for the odd rain downpour! The dry season from February to April is arguably best. between August and October it's hurricane season.
BEACH OPTIONS IN DOMINICA
The best time to visit the stunning beaches of Dominica is during the dry season from February to April. Despite the odd rain downpour, and a few hurricanes and tropical storms between August and October, the weather is warm all year round.
KITESURF IN DOMINICA
Although not known for its variety of spots, the north-east side of the island offer some remote (albeit rocky) beaches with onshore winds.
HEALTH RISKS IN DOMINICA
Be aware of possible health risks in
Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.
Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.