The Islands of
Dominica is a mountainous Caribbean island nation with natural hot springs and tropical rainforests. 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. To the west is Dominica’s capital, Roseau, with colorful timber houses and botanic gardens.
Known as “The Nature Island of the Caribbean,” Dominica remains an unspoiled paradise for divers, hikers, and naturalists. It is the largest of the Windward Islands and features dramatic volcanic landscapes with lush rainforests, waterfalls, lakes, gorges, rivers, steamy hot springs, and the highest mountains in the Eastern Caribbean.
The rugged coastline shelters rustic coastal villages and rocky black-sand beaches, many of which are good snorkeling or diving spots.
Dominica also offers a captivating mix of cultures. British, French, and West Indian influences all infuse their own charm, and Dominica is home to the Eastern Caribbean’s largest Carib Indian community. Colorful Roseau, the main town and capital of the island, reflects these eclectic roots in its food, art, languages, and customs.
Island Resorts & Retreats
WHERE TO STAY
Jungle Bay Dominica
Jungle Bay Dominica is an award-winning, adventure, and wellness boutique retreat resort located on the nature isle of the Caribbean. We design vacations with the perfect blend of adventure, cultural experiences, delicious organic local cuisine, spa pampering and yoga to help rejuvenate you! The ecotourism island of Dominica offers hot springs, waterfalls, hikes such as to the 2nd largest boiling lake in the world, top-rated underwater snorkeling/dive adventures, and the most hospitable local people you have ever met! Most guests book the popular Adventure Wellness Package for the best value.
Fort Young Hotel
First built in 1699, the Fort Young has been at the heart of Dominica’s story for several hundred years. Travellers from across the globe have stayed within our walls from the very beginning, all sharing the same breath-taking setting that our guests do today. Today our site on the capital’s main quay is still the focal point of the capital city, with the main market and ferry port connecting island hoppers to neighbouring islands just a minute’s walk from our entrance. The Fort Young Hotel is a 4 star property with historical ambience and the most recognized name in quality hospitality services in Dominica The Fort Young marries traditional elegance with breath taking views of the ocean.
The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar
Perched high upon the Picard hillside is the Award Winning Hotel The Champs. While you stay in your perfectly sited 3-star room with sea view and balcony, our smiling staff will provide you with 5-star personal service. This remarkable place overlooks the calm Caribbean Sea, the colonial town of Portsmouth and the gorgeous green hills of the Cabrits National Park. The beach is just 5 minutes down the hill. Its hospitable treatment to clients brings guests from far and wide to its welcoming doors. Combined with this mini paradise is its highly popular restaurant and cocktail bar, lush flower garden, relaxing leisure and jacuzzi area, parking lot and local shuttle service.
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Things To Do In
For the traveler looking for a pristine Caribbean island devoted to authentic ecotourism, Dominica is it. There are no resort chains represented on the island, and it’s not the place to come looking for a vibrant nightlife, but if a serene and beautiful natural island landscape is important, and the must-do list contains plenty of adventurous eco-friendly exploration, then this island in the Lesser Antilles archipelago welcomes you. A short, easy hike takes visitors to the Emerald Pool, a natural pool and waterfall draped in rainforest canopy, while a more rigorous guided hike rewards trekkers with pools at the bottom of jaw-dropping Trafalgar Falls; both are in Morne Trois Pitons National Park. This is only the beginning of 20 remarkable things for eco-travelers to do in Dominica.
Fresh Island Flavours
DRINKS & DINING
Pagua Bay Bar and Grill
EXPERIENCE THIS ENCHANTED ISLAND
Indulge your senses, where nature meets luxury. Pagua Bay House, Dominica’s tranquil & chic boutique hotel, is a stylish retreat overlooking the tranquil cove of Pagua Bay, just 10 minutes South of the Douglas-Charles Airport. The ideal place for the holiday of your dreams, designed for those in search of unforgettable moments.
Coral Reef Restaurant bar
What local grocery store has a dramatic ocean view and romantic ambience? Only Coral Reef. A general store fronts this fantastic restaurant, like a hidden treasure.
Speaking of gems, owner Gus and staff will wow you with their hospitality and are ready to serve you authentic, affordable Dominican meals. The menu changes daily for the freshest offerings. The famous Coral Reef short ribs are tender, flavorful and unforgettable.
Riverside Café is located in the main stone building at Citrus Creek Plantation, just in front of the Taberi river.
All tables are under an open veranda overlooking the river. There are some wooden outside tables in the garden.
Riverside Café is offering as many local products as possible , cooked with a French touch.
The concept of « eat what you grow, grow what you eat » is prevailing at Riverside Café.
We try to use our garden products as we use absolutely no chemicals.
EXPLORE THE ISLAND
The island nation of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea, is volcanic in origin. It has a total area of 750 sq. km (290 sq mi).
As observed on the physical map of Dominica, the terrain is mostly mountainous. The landscape is also almost totally covered by rainforest. Across the island, north to south and east to west, volcanic slopes and gorges dominate the landscape.
The highest peak is Morne Diablatins at 1,447m (4,747 ft). A yellow triangle marks its position on the map.
Nine of the Caribbean’s 16 active volcanoes are located on the island of Dominica. One of these is Morne aux Diables at 848m (2,826 ft), an isolated cone that forms a peninsula at the extreme northern end of the island.
Further south, Morne Trois Pitons National Park is home to three volcanic peaks. The Park’s “Valley of Desolation” is an area of boiling mud ponds and small geysers. Located there, the Boiling Lake is the world’s second largest hot spring.
According to the historical records Dominica is among the Earth’s most rain-drenched lands, and that water runs off forms hundreds of streams, dozens of rivers and a handful of small crater lakes.