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Stories and Tips Dominica

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Waterfall Hunting

Written by Ben the Grate on 02 Mar, 2002

Dominica is a tiny island, but receives over 300 inches of rainfall a YEAR, and has over 300 rivers. Add that to 4 mountains over 4,000 feet above sea level, and you've got WATERFALLS! Thousands of them...literally. And the island's terrain is so rugged,…Read More

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Diving in Dominica

Written by DominicanDiver on 23 Apr, 2006

We again dove with Cabrits Dive Centre because they are simply the best. They take great care of us, very uncrowed diving, care where you want to go and what you want to do, and most importantly they have great people. Helen and Pete, the…Read More

Communicate--or Not!

Written by madaunt on 25 May, 2005

School kids, most tour guides, and younger people on Dominica speak English with a delightful lilt and occasional French pronunciation of some words. We could talk easily with them, and there was no trouble understanding what was being said. However, your best bet for communicating…Read More

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Dominica: An Overview and Cautions

Written by Ben the Grate on 01 Mar, 2002

Dominica is just about the most perfect manifestion of "escape" that I can imagine. Her people have no desire for the "quick wealth" that tourism brings. In fact, if they TRIED to develop the island for tourism, they'd have a hard time.…Read More

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General Information About Dominica

Written by Bobbie on 03 Feb, 2001

The official name for this island is the Commonwealth of Dominica; the name helps people avoid confusing Dominica with the Dominican Republic. The official language is English, but it might take you a few days to get used to the native pronunciations. For months I…Read More

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Geography, Flora, and Fauna

Written by nmagann on 01 Apr, 2003

General: Dominica, not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, is an independent state within the British Commonwealth, 16 miles wide by 29 miles long. There are three main cities: Marigot in the NE where the main airport is located, Portsmouth in the NW, and…Read More

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Going around Roseau, Dominica

Written by Pirate43 guide on 09 Dec, 2000

The port does accommodate semi-large cruise ships so the cattle come ashore periodically. The shopping in town is ok with most souvenir hunters hitting the harborside area. If you want Cuban cigars, head inland about 3 blocks to the department store.…Read More

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In The Jungle, The Mighty Rumbles

Written by CarolinaPanthers1983 on 28 Dec, 2008

When one looks at this island from a boat, you think as though you are going be robbed or injured by the inhabitants, or even worse, killed. However, don't be fooled when you step on this island. My wife and I took a tour to…Read More

Dive Site Pros & Cons

Written by scubaboo on 25 Oct, 2006

Some of the diving around Rouseau was beautiful with lots of healthy small fish and turtles. They have a new marine park but no one to police the area so there were fish nets and traps all over the marine reserve on most dives.…Read More

A brief note about accommodations on the island

Written by madaunt on 25 May, 2005

While a little short on high-end shopping and luxury accommodations, Dominica has many small hotels and quaint "guesthouses." Most of these places are located in or near Roseau. We found that the Visit Dominica website was great for hotel info, and Dominica…Read More

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