Flights to Dominica – The Nature Island of the Caribbean
Dominica is also known as ‘The Nature Island of the Caribbean’, owing to its varied flora and fauna which are sheltered within a widespread natural park system. It is a Caribbean island country that lies between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, with Roseau being its capital. This volcanic island has an untamed rainforest surrounding it, which makes it an amazing setting for a soothing evening in the hot springs, carefree-snorkeling in the blue waters, fascinating treks to the boiling lakes, and hiking expeditions. The Morne Trois Pitons National Park is an important UNESCO World Heritage Site that cannot be missed.
Best time to visit
Spend your holiday in Dominica between October and January, when the weather is less humid and hotel tariffs are reasonable. It is an ideal time to explore Dominica’s top attractions and to indulge in adventure sports. You can also participate in the most popular World Creole Music Festival held in October. July and August are summer months in Dominica when the great Dive Fest is held, and the high temperatures make it ideal for beach holidays. The winter season from December to late February is also a good time to be here, as the weather is cold and pleasant. Enjoy the Carnival that takes place during February.
How to reach Dominica
Douglas–Charles Airport is the country’s major airport, located about 2 km from Marigot, in Northeast Dominica. Canefield Airport is another airport located about 5 km from Roseau. Travel within the city via taxis, car rentals, and bus services. Major international airlines like British Airways, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, LIAT, Seaborne Airlines, Air France, Jet Airways, JetKonnect, etc. provide regular connecting flights from India to Dominica every week. They also offer cheap air tickets from time to time.
Places to stay
Stay in budget hotels, sea-view apartments, campsites, villas, cottages, eco-lodges, or guesthouses, based on your preferences. Roseau and Portsmouth are the major cities of Dominica that provide a high concentration of accommodation options. Calibishie in Northern Dominica is also ideal for tourist accommodation. The per-night accommodation rates vary from INR 2,000 to INR 24,000, approximately.
The major attractions in Roseau include Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Papillote Tropical Gardens, Morne Bruce, Roseau Museum, Waitukubuli Trail, and St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral. The Scotts Head, Isla Aves Island, Mero, Portsmouth, Soufrière, Calibishie, and Hampstead are the other places that are worth a visit.
Do not miss the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, located about 10 km away from Roseau. It is a major UNESCO World Heritage Site, named after the highest mountain, ‘Morne Trois Pitons’ (mountain of three peaks). The park features small geysers, boiling mud ponds, Titou Gorge (the Boiling Lake), Trafalgar falls, Victoria Falls, and the Emerald Pool.
Victoria Waterfall is the most picturesque waterfall located in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park. It is a difficult hike to this waterfall but the beauty makes it worth the effort.
The Champagne Beach is home to myriad marine species and is a popular site for snorkeling and diving. The Cabrits National Park near Portsmouth offers black-sand beaches, lush rainforests, thriving coral reefs, and scenic views.
Shopping in Dominica
Take a piece of Dominica with you, by purchasing unique handmade items like Dominican pottery, hand painted t-shirts, ‘Vertiver straw’ rugs, baskets made from balizier leaves and dyed larouma reeds, straw crafts, Carib crafts, coconut goods, etc. Shop from popular duty-free shops and markets in Roseau, the Old Market Plaza of Roseau, and Kalinago Barana Autê in the Carib Indian Territory.
Cuisine of Dominica is based on crabs, manicou, agouti, crapaud (toad), crayfish, and freshwater fish. People use a lot of vegetables and fruits like mangoes, bananas, papayas, pineapples, avocados, lime, guavas, oranges, breadfruits, and grapefruits. You must try some of the delicacies of Dominica, like Sancocho (7-meat stew), Habichuelas Guisadas (stewed bean), Ensalada Verde (green salad), Pollo Guisado (braised chicken), Mangú (plantain mash), Morir Soñando (milk and orange drink), Habichuelas con Dulce (sweet cream of beans), Bizcocho Dominicano (Dominican cake), and Tostones (twice fried plantains).
•Which are the budget airlines to Dominica?
Virgin Atlantic, LIAT, and Air Canada are the budget airlines to Dominica.
•What is the time difference between India and Dominica?
India is 9 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Dominica.
•What is the average flight duration from major Indian metros to Dominica?
Delhi to Dominica – 24 hours and 45 minutes
Bangalore to Dominica – 28 hours
Chennai to Dominica – 29 hours and 40 minutes
Hyderabad to Dominica – 28 hours and 45 minutes
•What are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Dominica?
London, Antigua, Toronto, and Philadelphia are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Dominica.
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