The Commonwealth of Dominica, also referred to commonly as Dominica, is an island country that occupies a total area of 750 square kilometres or 290 square miles within the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea. The country’s top ten largest cities are as follows: Roseau, Portsmouth, Marigot, Berekua, Mahaut, Saint Joseph, Wesley, Salisbury, Castle Bruce, and La Plaine. Also, Dominica is home to approximately 72,660 inhabitants as of 2009.
What to see & do
Tourist destinations and attractions that can be visited when in Dominica include Boiling Lake, Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Cabrits National Park, Ti Tou Gorge, Layou River, Morne Watt, Old Market of Roseau, Morne Diablotin National Park, and The Dominica Museum, in addition to a few. Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site as of 1997. Established in 1975, the national park, which covers an area of approximately 68.57 square kilometres, has been named to recognise the park’s highest mountain Morne Trois Pitons. The park is also known for the Valley of Desolation, the Boling Lake, Titou Gorge, along with Emerald Pool.
How to get around within Dominica
Going around Dominica, the small island can be explored through its public transportation. When going by bus, the rides are often cheap and run with a good schedule. Please be advised that the buses do not operate on Sundays or late evenings during the weekdays. Don’t expect a comfortable ride on long-distance bus rides as punctuality and safety are prioritized more. The buses that go around the country of Dominica are privately owned and operated, and do not have any timetables to stick to. The rides just come and go whenever they are filled to the driver's satisfaction. It is recommended to ask around for estimated departure and arrival times. The villages within Dominica typically have three to 10 buses that go to Roseau. Portsmouth, on the other hand, operates dozens or even hundreds of buses that continuously take passengers to and from Roseau. Additionally, when within Roseau, the capital and largest city of Dominica, all of its villages have designated bus stops, possibly marked with red signs. Taxis in Dominica are better than buses since they are mostly more comfortable than the buses and can be affordable when shared with other travellers. It is advised to always agree on the destination and the fare price before starting any trips.
How to get there
Formerly the Melville Hall Airport, Douglas-Charles Airport is a public airport that serves Roseau in Dominica. Located at 15.546944 latitude, -61.3 longitude, the airport has direct-scheduled and charter flights to Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Montserrat, Nevis, Pointe-à-Pitre, Porlamar, Saint Barthélemy, San Juan, Sint Maarten, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Tortola, Trapani, Trinidad, Turks and Caicos, and Virgin Gorda, among others. These destinations can be reached with airlines like Air Antilles Express, Air Sunshine, BVI Airways, Conviasa, Fly Montserrat, LIAT, St Barth Commuter, Seaborne Airlines, Trans Anguilla Airways, and Winair.
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