Dominica

The commonwealth of Dominica—not to be confused with the Dominican Republic—is an active volcanic isle blanketed by tropical rainforests in which untold numbers of species flourish. From afar, the mountains that towers 4,000 feet above the surrounding sea appear to touch the sky. Known as nature island, an abundance of natural attractions awaits with Dominica's 290 square miles; two-thirds of the island is covered in rainforest. Extensive geothermal activity occurs above and below sea level. In the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, myriad footpaths wind around peaks and deep gorges, while bubbling brooks turn into spectacular waterfalls that cascade into natural pools.

Dominica

Getting Ashore

Cruise ships dock at the Bayfront Pier in Roseau, Dominica’s historic capital.

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The island’s official name is the Commonwealth of Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-EEK-a), not to be confused with the Dominican Republic.

Fast Fact

Guaranteed stores are located in Roseau, within easy walking distance of the pier.

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Trafalgar Falls

Swim in freshwater pools at the base of stunning twin waterfalls tumbling down from the jungle above.

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Champagne Beach

Volcanic gases escaping from the ocean floor create the steady stream of bubbles that give this beach its name.

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Boiling Lake

A 200-foot-wide steaming basin is one of the most fascinating geothermal attractions in the Caribbean.

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Sulfur Springs

Take a rejuvenating mineral bath in pools fed by hot springs or soak in one of the bubbling thermal pots.

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Where
Guaranteed stores near the cruise ship docks in Rosseau.

What
Designer brands, island gifts, and handcrafted leather goods.

Currency
Officially the East Caribbean dollar, but US dollars are gladly accepted.

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Did You Know?

Dominica’s rainforest is home to 170 bird species, over 1,000 species of flowering plants, 74 identified species of orchids, and 200 types of ferns.