Choose from our Dominica holidays to discover the 'Nature Island' of the Caribbean
Here is a little practical information about the destination to help with your planning, but please do contact us with any questions that you might have.
Roseau is the capital of Dominica and the official language is English, though you will also hear the locals using French Creole.
No visas are required for UK, US, Canada or European passport holders but your passport must be valid for 6 months.
Although not compulsory, it is advisable to make sure that your inoculations, particularly tetanus is up to date. No treatment is required to prevent malaria, but mosquitoes can carry dengue fever and other diseases, so it is advisable to use insect repellent as a precaution. Always consult your own doctor’s surgery for up to the minute advice.
The health and hygiene standards are generally high and tap water is considered safe for drinking. However we do recommend drinking bottled water if possible.
The official currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar, which is tied to the US dollar and the rate against the Pound Sterling fluctuates accordingly. US dollars are also widely accepted.
There are ATM cash machines at the airport and scattered through the island. It is advisable to change money locally at these and the representative meeting your flight will be happy to show you where it is located at the airport, on arrival. Alternatively all the hotels will change money for you and will of course accept Credit Cards to pay for any extras.
The dry season is usually from December to May and the rainy season from June to November, but it is possible to have a little rain on most days of the year. Temperatures are nearly constant all year round averaging 29C/84F during the day and 23C/74F at night.
It is not possible to fly directly to Dominica as the airport is not big enough to accommodate large aircraft. It is therefore necessary to fly to either Antigua and Barbados, from where the short connection with LIAT can be made. There are non-stop flights with BA and Virgin from London Gatwick to both these islands and also charter flights from Manchester.