Dominica, West Indies

Best known for its natural beauty and unspoiled landscape, Dominica is a mountainous island nation in the Caribbean abundant with waterfalls, lakes, rivers, and home to Morne Diablotin, the second-highest mountain in the Lesser Antilles islands. Visitors are especially drawn to the scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and snorkeling opportunities, making this island the perfect getaway for nature enthusiasts. Take a trip to Mero Beach, Dominica’s most popular stretch of shore that’s covered in unique black sand, or take a warm dip in the bubbling geothermal waters of Champagne beach.

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Best known for its natural beauty and unspoiled landscape, Dominica is a mountainous island nation in the Caribbean abundant with waterfalls, lakes, rivers, and home to Morne Diablotin, the second-highest mountain in the Lesser Antilles islands. Visitors are especially drawn to the scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and snorkeling opportunities, making this island the perfect getaway for nature enthusiasts. Take a trip to Mero Beach, Dominica’s most popular stretch of shore that’s covered in unique black sand, or take a warm dip in the bubbling geothermal waters of Champagne beach.

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

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

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