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 discover an abundance of beaches to visit on the island. Whether you enjoy people watching, or you'd rather find a more secluded spot, you should be able to find just the right beach. Click on the name of each beach for a detailed article concerning that specific beach.

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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A second alternative to consider is Au Tou. A tiny cove set aside in a series of cliffs that tower above the shore, Au Tou is a fantastically exotic location that offers those visiting privacy from everything but the sea.

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.

These examples are just some of the options that are available. You can go to this extended discussion if you'd like to learn additional facts.

Landmark Attractions

Museum of Rum

A landmark worth visiting is Kalinago Cultural Village. It is located in 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 interesting landmark worth visiting is Old Mill Cultural Centre. It is located in Canefield, Dominica. The Old Mill Cultural Center is a community level civic center, where groups and individuals can perform and exhibit their ideas, products, and works of art. The regular flow of exhibits will give any visitors a unique insight into the cultural heritage of the island, both modern and historical.

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.

That's not all -- there are a full range of other places to visit. To learn about more other sites worth visiting on Dominica, navigate to this page.

Natural Attractions

Morne Trois Pitons National Park

Morne Trois Pitons National Park is one of the natural attractions you might consider visiting. <p>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.</p>

Papillote Tropical Gardens is another outdoor attraction you might like. <p>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.</p>

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