It is no surprise that Dominica is nicknamed the Caribbean’s ‘nature island’, home to a variety of striking landscapes. Timeless rainforests conceal beautiful waterfalls, hot springs, and one of the largest active boiling lakes in the world, while 365 rivers, mighty volcanoes and countless rivers promise yet more adventures in the great outdoors. If you like hiking, Dominica is the destination for you, the island offering an array of trails for all levels of experience and fitness. Whether you choose to traverse volcanic hills, hike around freshwater lakes, squeeze through striking gorges or stroll along the rugged coastline, expect glorious vistas and rewarding routes.
As well as the island’s striking interiors, Dominica is surrounded by beautiful beaches, clear waters and vibrant coral reefs, making it one of the Caribbean’s top diving and snorkelling destinations. Spot colourful tropical fish and other magical marine life as you glide through eerie caves and past plunging cliff walls, with a range of varying sites for you to choose from. You can also take to the waves with fishing adventures, sunset boat trips, kayaking and more.
Paradise for bird watchers, Dominica is home to an array of rare and wonderful species – including Sisseriou and Jaco parrots that aren’t found anywhere else in the world! The Morne Trois Pitons National Park was established primarily to protect the habitat of these striking species, home to the Syndicate Nature Trail and Parrot Preserve – a great place to spot them! Several other species can be spotted here during migration periods – from September to November (southbound) and February to March (northbound).
Compact, charming and colourful, the capital of Roseau was built on the ancient Kalinago Indian villa of Sairi. Today, the town is quaint and easy to explore on foot, home to a variety of 18th century French architecture, the bustling Old Market Square, the New Market, Dominica Museum, beautiful Botanical Gardens and more.
There are flights from Antigua and Barbados to Douglas Charles Airport on Dominica. Your Luxury Travel Specialist will advise the best way to arrive according to your bespoke itinerary.
Travelling With Children or Without an Adult
Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.
Visa and Advance Passenger Information
All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.
Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.
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Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs from your general practitioner or a specialist clinic as early as possible before travel. Those planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare provider to assess their risk of infection with Zika. For information about Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (such as Dengue fever and Chikungunya), Lyme Disease (caused by tick bites), and to receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures, please visit Insect and tick bite avoidance.
In addition, we highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling.
Visit the FCDO website and select your destination country for the very latest travel advice: Foreign Travel Advice. Additional sources of information include: Public Health England, The National Travel Health And Network Centre, Foreign And Commonwealth Office and your General Practitioner or a specialised clinic.