The Commonwealth of Dominica—not to be confused with the Dominican Republic—is an active volcanic isle blanketed by rainforests. From afar, the mountains that tower 4,000 feet above the surrounding sea appear to touch the sky. Known as Nature Island, an abundance of natural attractions awaits within its 290 square miles. Extensive geothermal activity occurs above and below sea level.


Getting Ashore

Cruise ships dock at the Bayfront Pier in Roseau, Dominica’s historic capital.

Fast Fact

The island’s official name is the Commonwealth of Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-EEK-a), not to be confused with the Dominican Republic.

Port Shopping

Guaranteed stores are located in Roseau, within easy walking distance of the pier.


Trafalgar Falls

Swim in freshwater pools at the base of stunning twin waterfalls tumbling down from the jungle above.


Champagne Beach

Volcanic gases escaping from the ocean floor create the steady stream of bubbles that give this beach its name.


Boiling Lake

A 200-foot-wide steaming basin is one of the most fascinating geothermal attractions in the Caribbean.


Sulfur Springs

Take a rejuvenating mineral bath in pools fed by hot springs or soak in one of the bubbling thermal pots.

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Lush rainforest covers the Caribbean island of Dominica.
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Dominica: Nature Island

The Commonwealth of Dominica—not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, and pronounced Dom-in-EE-ka—is an active volcanic isle blanketed by tropical rainforests in which untold numb...
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Visit two of Dominica’s most popular attractions: Trafalgar Falls and Emerald Pool. Enjoy a 15-minute hike through the rainforest to the viewing platform for spectacular views of the waterfalls. Spot rare national birds like the sisserou and jaco parrots shaded by exotic tall trees.

Discover the history and architectural beauty of Bois Cotlette, the oldest surviving family estate on Dominica currently producing coffee, sugar, cocoa, and other fresh crops. Step back in time to a bygone era, when French and British colonialism dominated the island.

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Guaranteed stores are located near the cruise ship docks in Roseau.

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Officially the East Caribbean dollar, but US dollars are gladly accepted.

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Did You Know?

Dominica’s rainforest is home to 170 bird species, over 1,000 species of flowering plants, 74 identified species of orchids, and 200 types of ferns.