Dominica Travel Essential Information

The pleasure of your trip to Dominica begins with your Dominica flight. Flying over and around the lush Dominica rainforests and towering green mountains are sure to take your breath away.

More than likely you will be landing at one of the two Dominica airports. The larger of the two Dominica airports is the Melville Hall airport in the north-eastern village of Marigot. There from the Melville Hall Airport in Dominica is approximately USD20. Every exiting passenger in Dominica must pay the assigned departure tax of about US$20.

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For those of you brave enough to drive on our winding roads, there are Dominica car rental services available at the airport or around the island. Most Dominica car rental agents are listed online. Driving in Dominica is one the left side. For a more Dominica experience, a ride on the local buses is highly recommended.

Once you get to Dominica do ask about Best Bar in Dominica. This is a well laid out restaurant which is housed in a mahogany gazebo and a modernly styled bar which stocks a very wide range of wines and liquors. Fusion Village Restaurant and Bar Roseau offers great prices and different types of mouthwatering appetizers.

Dominica’s currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar which is pegged to the US at 2.7 to 1, i.e., 1USD = 2.70XCD. The US is accepted all over the island though the rates may vary by a cent or two from merchant to merchant. Major currencies such as the Pound Sterling, the Canadian dollar, the euro, and the Barbadian dollar can be bought or sold at the commercial banks. Banking hours are 8:00am to 2:00p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. on Fridays. Major credits cards are accepted at most hotels and larger business places. Hotels levy additional taxes and surcharges on accommodation charges.

Dominica climate is a semi-tropical climate with two seasons. The rainy season is from July to October and the dry season from March to June. However showers are to be expected throughout the year. The hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Light clothing would be best suited for our Dominica climate. Public nudity is not allowed. Be sure to pack your hiking boots as Dominica offers many opportunities for nature treks.

Dominica telecommunications system is one of the most innovative and advanced in the world. Currently there are two cellular companies on island. Direct dial, fax, data and internet, (private) satellite, and fibre optic cable services are all available as well. The main broadcasting station on the island is the government owned Dominica Broadcasting Corporation (DBS Radio). There are two other privately owned stations as well: Q95 FM radio and Kairi FM.

For those wishing to tie the knot on island please note that both of you must be on island at least 15 days before applying for the Dominica marriage license. Same sex marriages are prohibited in Dominica. Dominica weddings are becoming very popular in the last view years, with the most exotic and nature filled Dominica wedding locations on this side of world.

Dominica peoples take pride in their island and ask that visitors not attempt to smuggle any plant or animal life into or out of the country.