Dominica, West Indies

A mountainous island country in the West Indies, Dominica lives up to its "nature island" nickname. Explore sulphur vents, lush rainforests, natural hot springs, black sand beaches, volcanically heated lakes, and Morne Trois Pitons National Park.

Tucked away on a peninsula at the northern end of the island lies Sisserou, Inspirato's sophisticated home with two levels of living space, two master suites, ocean views, and easy access to the luxury amenities of Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski.

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Situated between the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, Dominica is a lush, unspoiled island perfect for travelers seeking a private and peaceful tropical escape. The island is covered in rainforests and teeming with hot springs, waterfalls, volcanic sand beaches, and seemingly endless rivers. Dominica is also home to three national parks and the charming Syndicate Parrot Reserve. With plenty of opportunities for sailing, snorkeling, hiking, and exploring, travelers looking for adventure will not be disappointed. And if it's relaxation you're after, grab a cold beverage and take in the stunning scenery surrounding you.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested airport
    Douglas-Charles International Airport (DOM)
  • Currency
    Eastern Caribbean Dollar
  • Language
    English
  • Time zone
    1 hour ahead of New York
  • Peak season
    February-April

Destination Highlights


  • Portsmouth Saturday Market

    For a true taste of local life, visit the Portsmouth Saturday Market. Browse rows of fresh fruits, native vegetables, and fragrant spices. Order a coconut to drink and watch as its cut open open and served fresh with a straw.

  • Cabrits National Park

    Located on the peninsula at the north end of the island, this former military outpost is now a national park with plenty of trails and a mission is to protect the tropical forest and coral reefs.

  • Emerald Pool

    Take a dip in the cool waters of this popular natural pool. Marked by a stunning 40-foot waterfall and the appearance of glittering green waters reflecting the lush rainforest, Emerald Pool is the most accessible waterfall in Morne Trois Piton National Park.

  • Champagne Reef

    Divers and snorkelers love Champagne Reef for its full spectrum of colorful coral and mesmerizing marine. Towering cliffs and volcanic formations rise above the bubbling thermal waters, making this a picture-perfect spot to spend an afternoon.

  • Sulfur Spas

    Dominica is a geothermal paradise, teeming with hot spots ideal for a leisurely soak. Wind down at green canyon and bathe in the sulphur springs at Screw's Sulphur Spa. A variety of pools at varying temperatures are available.

  • Canyoning

    Ask your Destination Concierge to arrange a day of canyoning for you and your guests. You'll experience beautiful rivers and gorges through the rainforest under the careful direction of professional guides.

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Weather


  • Forecasting Your Dominica Vacation

    Dominica is the most northerly of all of the windward islands in the West Indies. A tropical climate means that temperatures are hot and humid most of the year with high temperatures in the 80s year-round. Rain showers will occur throughout the day, but they are bookended by long periods of sunshine and warmth. July to November marks the rainy season.

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Map of Dominica, West Indies

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