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Dominica Guide

Know Before You Go...®

If you’re interested in exploring the scenic, dense rainforests of Dominica, then you’re in the right place to learn more about this outdoorsman’s paradise.  From your villa on the island, you can enjoy the natural wonders of Dominica, including the Boiling Lake and numerous rivers and waterfalls.  Use this page to learn more about traveling to Dominica and what you can expect to find on the island.

Why Dominica?

  • Dominica is the only Caribbean island to have a population of indigenous people, the Kalinago.
  • Dominica is home to the world’s second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake.
  • Dominica is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, formed by volcanic activity less than 1 million years ago.
  • Dominica is home to the world’s only drive-in volcano, the Valley of Desolation.
  • Dominica is home to the highest mountain in the Eastern Caribbean, Morne Diablotins.

Dominica Weather/Climate

Average Temperatures

January
85° F
68° F
February
85° F
67° F
March
86° F
69° F
April
86° F
71° F
May
87° F
72° F
June
89° F
74° F
July
89° F
74° F
August
90° F
74° F
September
89° F
74° F
October
88° F
73° F
November
87° F
71° F
December
86° F
69° F

Average Rainfall

January
0.68
February
0.74
March
0.5
April
0.56
May
1.66
June
1.07
July
1.11
August
1.31
September
1.46
October
1.62
November
1.83
December
0.71

Transportation on Dominica

Getting to Dominica and getting around. Our transportation tips will help make your trip smoother. More good sand advice.

Entry Documents

Proof of citizenship (passport, birth certificate or voter registration card and photo ID) and a return or ongoing ticket.

Airport

Melville Hall Airport - one hour from Roseau Canefield Airport - 5 minutes from Roseau

Departure Tax

US$21

Driving

On the left - International driver’s license required to obtain Dominica permit; cost US$15.

Dominica Weddings and Honeymoons

Vacationers don’t just stay in Dominica villas - they come to paradise to get married and celebrate their honeymoons! Apply for a license.Cost: US$120.Documents Required: Proof of citizenship (passport, original birth certificate and photo ID) and non-marriage certificate. If applicable, copy of divorce decree or death certificate.Wait Time: Minimum of 2 days

Know Before You Go...® - Dominica Travel Tips

Before making their way to Dominica villas, vacationers like to know a little bit of helpful information to make them feel more at home during their stay. Take a look at our travel tips to make your time in villas in Dominica even more relaxing.

Capital:
Roseau
Population:
68,910
Size:
754 sq km
Electric Current:
220
Time:
02:12 am zone:-4 (GMT/UTC -4)
Official Language:
English (official), French patois
Currency:
East Caribbean dollar (XCD) - U.S. dollars widely accepted.
Tipping and Taxes:
Tipping and taxes in Dominica are an essential part of the country's economy and should be understood by visitors and locals alike. Tipping, also known as gratuity, is not mandatory in Dominica, but it is greatly appreciated by service workers. It is customary to tip 10-15% of the total bill at restaurants, bars, and hotels. However, some establishments may include a service charge in the bill, so it is important to check before tipping. Tipping is also expected for tour guides, drivers, and other service providers. In terms of taxes, Dominica has a Value Added Tax (VAT) of 15% on most goods and services, which is added to the final price. This tax is non-negotiable and applies to both locals and tourists. Some hotels and restaurants may include the VAT in their prices, while others may add it separately. It is important to check before making a purchase to avoid any surprises. Aside from VAT, there is also a Departure Tax of 59 USD for international flights and 26 USD for region
Dress Code:
"The dress code in Dominica appears to be casual and relaxed, with light, comfortable clothing being the norm."
Topography:
rugged mountains of volcanic origin
Telephone:
international: country code - 1-767

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