Welcome to the Caribbean island of Dominica

Dominica (pronounced “Domineek-ah”), not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, is the Nature Island of the Caribbean. The youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, Dominica is located between Guadeloupe and Martinique.

When you travel to Dominica, you’ll discover an island rich in natural beauty and undisturbed by tourism.

  • Two-thirds of our 289.5-square-mile island is blanketed with natural vegetation, including more than 1,200 species of plants
  • On land there are 8 active volcanoes, countless waterfalls and 365 rivers
  • Flying overhead are more than 172 types of birds, including two endangered parrots
  • Offshore, dolphins and sperm whales can be spotted year-round

Dominica is committed to preserving its natural beauty and was the first country to be Green Globe Benchmarked. It is also one of the “World’s Best Ethical Destinations” according to Ethical Traveler.

Quick facts

Language English
Capital City Roseau
Population 71,000, many of which live near the capital
Currency East Caribbean Dollar (EC$). US dollars are also accepted on island. The official exchange rate is US$1 = EC$2.70.
Electricity 220/240 volts. Rosalie Bay is wired 110/220 volts (US standard), 50/60 cycle current.
Time Zone Eastern Caribbean Time Zone
Temperature Range 75 – 85 °F / 24 – 29 °C