DOMINICA FACT SHEET

DOMINICA FACT SHEET

 

About Dominica

  • Dominica (Dom-in-EEK-a) lies south of Guadeloupe and north of Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean. Dominica offers adventure experiences for travelers who are looking for an exciting and unique travel vacation in the Caribbean.

 

  • The island’s official name is the Commonwealth of Dominica, which is used primarily to distinguish the island from its northerly Caribbean sister, the Dominican Republic.

 

  • The indigenous Carib Indians named the island “Waitukubuli”, which means “tall is her body” in the Carib language.

 

About the people

  • The island is sparsely populated with about 70,000 people inhabiting its 289.5 square miles. The majority of the population lives in and around the capital city of Roseau.

 

  • English is the official language, spoken with a melodic French lilt. A large portion of the population speaks Kwèyòl with a few northern villages speaking Kokoy.

Haven for adventure travelers

  • Dominica is a haven for adventure some travelers seeking a unique vacation consisting of:

Hiking and adventure
Cultural events/festivals
Diving and water sports
Whale/dolphin watching
Canyoning adventures
Dining and food specialties

Breathtaking natural beauty

  • Dominica offers lush, breathtaking natural beauty that is unspoiled and uncrowded.
  • Tropical forest covers two thirds of the island, which nourishes 1,200 plant species.
  • Rivers, lakes, streams, and waterfalls abound, fed by the high annual rainfall.

How to get there

  • Air travelers can connect to Dominica on Air Sunshine, BVI Airways, LIAT, Seaborne Airlines or Winair from the surrounding hubs of Antigua, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Lucia.
  • The L’Express Des Iles ferry service brings passengers to Dominica from the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia. The ferry operates at various times of the year, but more frequently during the summer months.

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