Dominica Travel Planner
Past U.S. Representative for Fly-Drive Dominica
Dominica is like no other Caribbean Island. "Wai'tukubuli" means 'Tall is her body' in Kalinago. The Caribbean’s only remaining pre-Columbian Carib Indians group, the Kalinago here. A nature lover's dream, a hikers dream, a diver's dream!
Mix volcanic peaks, waterfalls, rushing rivers, streams and rainforest with the celebration of music, art, flowers and nature. Add ingredients off aTop that with a preserved Culture and people, an experience you'll never forget. Welcome back my Dominica with accommodations that give travelers the chance to discover the Nature Island of the Caribbean!
Hurricane Recovery - 6 Months Later
We love Dominica and have over a dozen visits stamped in our passport so we're happy to share with you the major progress in restoring hotels and cruise lines resuming stops with the same vibrant spirit of the people, the land, rivers, flora and fauna and 393 hotel and guest house rooms now available. (that's 41 percent)
. Cruise Travel by Mein Schiff 3, part of German cruise brand TUI Cruises, visited the destination on January 28. Carnival Cruises will be back in July, 2018.
. Flights: full connectivity to international and the region with LIAT, Seaborne Airlines, WINAIR, Air Sunshine, Coastal Express Carrier and, most recently, InterCaribbean Airways. (as of March 22, InterCaribbean Airways will offer nonstop scheduled services between Dominica, St. Lucia and Tortola!). Chartered flights are also available via Sky High Aviation Services and Trans Island Air. Connections are available to Barbados, Antigua, San Juan, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Tortola,St. Thomas, Anguilla, St. Lucia, St. Croix and St. Thomas.
Ferrys: L'Express des Iles fast ferry service is operational between Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia.
. The majority of sites and attractions, 19 of the 23 on the island, have been officially declared open to visitors. These include the signature sites of Trafalgar Falls, Middleham Falls, Emerald Pool, Fresh Water Lake and the Indian River. Easy-to-moderate hikes across the island, including Syndicate Nature Trail, Cabrits/Fort Shirley and others. Six dive operators dive tours at all of the key dive sites on the north, south and west coasts of the island.
. Meaningful voluntourism packages with cleanup include Indian River (one of my favorites, dive sites and the Waitukubuli National Trail.