Dominica (Country Profile Official Name: Commonwealth of Dominica) is known for its unspoiled lush rainforest, diverse hiking experience, spectacular diving sites and its many streams, lakes, waterfalls and 365 rivers with more to be discovered. With a population of 70000 happy, friendly and most helpful individuals you will meet. A significant portion of the population lives in and around the capital city, Roseau.
Dominica is located between the French islands of Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south, with a Latitude: 15˚ 20’ N Longitude: 61˚ 22’ W Surface Area: 751 km2 (289.5 sq mi) Highest Peak: Morne Diablotin – 1730 m (4,747 ft).
Our Morne Trois Pitons National Park was the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Caribbean.
Dominica has as its currency the Eastern Caribbean Dollars (XCD) with an exchange rate of USD 1: XCD 2.7169.
The primary language spoken is English, but you will often hear people speaking French Patois (“Kwéyòl”)
The island is one of only a couple in the Caribbean still with populations of the pre-Columbian Carib Indians. And the first Island to have a hiking trail that will take you from one end of the island, clear to the other end, The Waitikubuli Trail.
Casual light-weiht clothing are recommended due to the climate through the year, with a light sweater for cooler evenings or nights. It is not usually accepted to wear swimwear around public streets and displaying to much expression of affection are not generally accepted. Walking shoes and raincoats are recommended for rainforest hikes.