Welcome to Dominica

Welcome to Dominica

The Nature Island of the Caribbean


Where is Dominica?
Officially known as the Commonwealth of Dominica – Dominica is a beautiful island in the West Indies. Situated in the Lesser Antilles archipelago, with Guadeloupe located to the northwest and Martinique to the southeast, it was first founded on November 3, 1978.

What Is the capital on Dominica?
The capital of Dominica is Roseau, which is located on the western side of the island. Well-known for its Creole architecture and the Dominica Botanic Gardens, it is a must-visit destination for travelers. Overall, the island of Dominica covers 289.96 square miles, and data from 2017 revealed that the current population was just under 74,000 people.

What is the official language of Dominica?
The official language of Dominica is English. However, you will notice a large portion of Dominican inhabitants speak Kwéyòl (Creole).Kwéyòl is a French-based language with grammar and vocabulary borrowed from Carib, English and African languages. A select number of Dominica's northern villages also speak an English-based dialect called Kokoy.

What currency is used in Dominica?
In Dominica, the local currency is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD), but United States Dollars (USD), Euros and British Pounds are also accepted everywhere on the island. Exchange rates will vary; however, 1 USD is roughly equivalent to 2.70247 XCD.

What time zone is Dominica in?
Dominica is four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT -4), which is one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time and the same as Eastern Daylight Time.

What is the climate like in Dominica?
Dominica is blessed with warm weather all year round, with winter temperatures averaging between 21 - 23 °C, and summer temperatures sitting around 23 and 30 °C. Dominica's rainy season takes place between August and September, and both tropical storms and hurricanes are to be expected.

Is Dominica safe to visit?
Even though Dominica has one of the lowest crime rates in the Caribbean, visitors are encouraged to practice common sense and protect their property at all times.

How do I contact emergency services in Dominica?
If you need to get in touch with the Police, Ambulance and Fire departments in Dominica, simply call 999.

If I require medical assistance, what medical facilities can I visit in Dominica?
Dominica is served by three public hospitals: the Marigot Hospital, the Portsmouth Hospital and the Princess Margaret Hospital. If you need an intensive care unit, they can be found at Portsmouth Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital.

Private clinics with several specialists and general practitioners can also be found across Dominica. If you need assistance while staying at Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica, please don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of staff.

What are business hours in Dominica?
Businesses and stores typically open between 8am and 4pm on weekdays, with a lunch break between 1pm and 2pm. On Saturdays, most stores are open until 1pm. Banks are open between 8am and 2pm Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 5pm on a Friday. Banks are closed on weekends.

Which credit cards are accepted in Dominica?
In Dominica, the majority of tourism-related businesses (e.g. hotels, restaurants and car rental agencies) will accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express credit cards, as well as travelers cheques.

The standard voltage for Dominica is 230V. You can bring your own electrical appliances in Dominica if your country's standard voltage is between 220V and 240V. Some appliances require transformers for voltage conversion.

There are three major mobile service providers in Dominica: Cable & Wireless, Digicel, and Orange Caraibe. Dominica's area code is 767, and you will easily be able to find public phones across the island.