Dominica Trip Planner
Know Your Trip Budget for Your Dream Vacation to Dominica
How to plan a trip to dominica
Known as ‘Nature Island of the Caribbean’, Dominica is a country cum island with lush greens and a different surprise from nature at every foot step. There is a large natural park here which is home to a large variety of flora and fauna. This place is also known to house the second largest active thermally lake in the World and also ranges which have cones of lava craters and boiling lakes. If you are looking for solitude and want to have an affair with just nature then Dominica is the perfect place for you.
Visas are not required for citizens of European Union, Canada, Singapore Common wealth countries and United States for a stay of up to 21 days. They are granted visas on entering the country. Every visitor to Dominica requires to have a valid passport and a return ticket to obtain a visa. French nationals can plan a trip for up to two weeks with an official Carte d’Identité. Find out further about your trip from Dominican embassy.
When to go
The best time to visit Dominica is from the months of October to January, when the hotel rates are pretty decent and the humidity is not as bothersome as the rest of the year. Temperatures see little variance, with yearly average going up till 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Destinations to cover
There are plenty of places to see and things to do in Dominica. Remember to include Roseau, Portsmouth, Scott’s Head and Calibishle in your Dominica travel guide. Otherwise visit the Toucari Bay, which is a small fishing village. Hike through the Waitukubuli National Trail. Other destinations to visit are Jaco, Glassy and Champagne. You can also go hiking close to the Boiling lake although take enough precaution as it is the second highest thermal body of water in the world.
Get in and around
If you are thinking of how to reach Dominica then the following are your options. You can get in by any of the two operational airports; Douglas Charles and Canefield. Most commercial flights operate through Douglas Charles and you can take a flight from San Juan, Antigua, Barbados, St. Maarten, Martinique and Guadeloupe. The other way to arrive is by boat. You can either take a ferry from Martinique or Guadeloupe or take a cruise ship. To get around, you can either rent a car but it gets risky as the island consists of various mountainous roads. Otherwise go for a bus that is operated privately.
Hotels and Food
There are plenty of budget accommodations as well as luxury resorts waiting to be explored on this island. There are couple of restaurants here but the shacks and the cafes take away the prize. There are plenty of sea food items that you should definitely try out here and a basic meal will cost you about 2-3 USD. Remember that service charge is usually levied here which is about 10% and even tipping is appreciated.
How much does it cost to travel to Dominica
Plan your trip to Dominica with an estimated budget for your travel. The average daily cost of food in Dominica is USD 45 per person. For a family of four, the cost of eating out is USD 180. For getting around Dominica, you will need a rough figure of USD 57 per day. For detailed Dominica trip cost calculator, use Dominica Trip Planner.
*Based on Food, Accommodation & Transportation