Dominica Attractions

Attractions on the island of Dominica let travelers experience the beauty of nature in the Caribbean

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Dominica remains one of the hidden gems of the Caribbean, a stunning example of diverse tropical wildlife and an eco-tourist's dream come true. Vacationers will find an abundance of lush foliage, cascading water, and coastline, all making it easy to find a spot that's perfect for you.

Beaches

Woodford Hill Bay

You'll find a large selection of beaches to choose from on the island. Whether you enjoy people watching, or you'd rather find a more secluded spot, you should find some appealing options. Just click on the beach names for more detail concerning that part of the coast.

Anse du Mai: Ideal for people looking to experience the locals' Dominica, Anse du Mai is is used mainly by local fishermen and the people living in the area. However, visitors are still welcome to visit and explore the area.

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Another place that beach-goers can consider is Au Tou. The cove is slightly protected from the open sea, but the ocean here is a bit more rough than in other places along this coast. While smaller children may find it too much, others are sure to enjoy fighting the waves.

Black Sands Beach: It is not hard to see how Black Sands Beach got its name. Come take a look at one of the most famous beaches on the island.

Luckily, you'll be able to find many other beaches to choose from on the island. You can read this page if you're seeking some more facts.

Landmark Attractions

Museum of Rum

Many travelers choose to visit Kalinago Cultural Village. It is found within northeastern Dominica. Discover the indigenous peoples of Dominica through the Kalinago Cultural Center. This large museum spread out like a village presents the heritage of some of the last remaining traditionalist natives on the island of Dominica.

Another landmark worth visiting is Old Mill Cultural Centre. It is situated in Canefield, Dominica. While the island and people of Dominica have grown and changed over the decades, at the Old Mill Cultural Center, they remember and preserve that culture, teaching it to their children and to the visitors who show interest. Come see this surviving modern culture of the past, including art works and performances.

Museum of Rum: Built in 1796 as a functioning distillery, the ruins now serve as a museum to give visitors an up-close look of a crucial part of Dominican history.

Of course, the island has a more extensive set of places to see. Follow this link to visit our page about landmarks on the island.

Natural Attractions

Morne Trois Pitons National Park

Morne Trois Pitons National Park is one of the outdoor attractions that's a popular stop for vacationers. Established as a national park in 1975 by the Government of Dominica, and a World Heritage Site in 1997 by the United Nations, Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a popular destination for both nature lovers and general tourist looking to explore both the natural and famous aspects of the island.

Another attraction that you might enjoy is Papillote Tropical Gardens. With a focus on science, education, culture, recreation, and of course, natural beauty, Papillote Tropical Gardens is a non-profit organization and a leader in garden tourism in the Caribbean. They aim to raise awareness about plant conservation while giving locals and visitors a beautiful space to explore.

These are only a few of the options worth consideration To read more about natural attractions on Dominica, see this page.

 

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