Attractions on Dominica

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.


Woodford Hill Bay

You'll discover a large number of beaches to choose from on the island. Regardless of whether you prefer people watching, or you enjoy relaxing in a secluded area, you're likely to find what you want. Click on the name of each beach for more detail concerning that particular location.

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 option worth considering 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: The sand and Black Sand Beach is fully sand, not a dirt-sand mix that is common in other beaches with black sand. This makes the beach a wonder to see (and feel), especially if staying in the northern part of Dominica.

Luckily, the area has quite a few other choices for beaches on the island. For a more comprehensive look at beaches, check out this page.

Landmark Attractions

Museum of Rum

Many travelers choose to visit Kalinago Cultural Village. It is found in northeastern Dominica. The natives who run the Kalinago Cultural Village offer visitors to come and learn about the indigenous people, their history, and culture. The staff, all indigenous themselves, give tours of the area, offer live reenactments, and are happy to present all their culture has to offer.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Old Mill Cultural Centre. It is found 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: Visitors to the Museum of Rum will be able to explore the ruins of the distillery, as well as learn about a number of artifacts that have been gathered over the years. The owners here are always looking to expand, so you never know exactly what you will find.

Of course, the island has a full range of places to see. If you're interested, find out more concerning other enjoyable places to visit on the island by going to this page.

Natural Attractions

Morne Trois Pitons National Park

One of the frequently visited local attractions is Morne Trois Pitons National Park. 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.

Papillote Tropical Gardens is a second place that you might enjoy. 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.

Needless to say, you'll be able to find some other options too. Those needing to get more details about natural attractions on Dominica, can do so on this page.


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