Dominica: Travel Tips|
Dominica Department of Tourism on-island:
- Old Market Plaza, Roseau - (767) 448-2186
- Melville Hall Airport - (767) 445-7051
- Canefield Airport - (767) 449-1242
Caribbean Tourism Association (212) 682-0435
20 East 46th Street; New York, NY 10017
Caribbean Tourism Association (0171) 233-8382
Vigilant House; 120 Wilton Road; London SW1V 1JZ, England
Dominica Tourist Office (071) 835-1937
1 Collingham Gardens; London SW5 0HW, England
The official currency of Dominica is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$). The United Nations offers exchange rate information.
These events have a tendency to change venue and date rapidly. We strongly suggest calling or writing the Tourist Board to get exact information.
- New Years Day, January 1
- Carnival, Before Ash Wednesday
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday
- May Day, May 1
- Whit Monday, June 5
- August Monday, First Monday in August
- Independence Day, November 3
- Community Service Day, November 4
- Christmas Day, December 25
- Boxing Day, December 26
English is the official language, but a French-Creole is widely spoken.
The population of Dominica is estimated at 70,000.
When calling Dominica from off-island, the area code 767 is followed by a seven digit local number.
Our Caribbean Sailing Resources page includes lists of upcoming regattas, boat charter information and links to other sailing related sites.
Taxi are readily available at the airports, and a good taxi service can be recommended by your hotel. Rates are about $18 per hour for a car that holds about 4 passengers.
Minibuses serve as public transportation, and can be hailed as they pass by. The minibuses are inexpensive, but taxis are more reliable.
See our car rental, airline and cruise line listings for more information.
The daily temperature is between 70 and 85 degrees, but it gets cooler at night and in the mountains. The rainy season is June through October. For up to date forecasts and satellite images of the region visit our weather resources page.