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Dominica Things to Do

  • Waterfalls and Botanical Gardens

    Dec 12, 2013, we went on a private van tour with www.bumpiingtours.com. The tour guide and driver picked us up near the cruise ship docks in Roseau and after introductions were made, we went through town and up winding mountain roads into the rain forest. Eventually, we hiked to Emerald Falls and Trafalgar Falls. All along our route, our guide,...

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  • Trafalgar Falls

    Trafalgar Falls was a highlight of our tour of Dominica. The falls were about a twenty minute drive from the port in Roseau in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park. When we arrived we walked through the Visitor's Center and hiked a short walk to the Falls.From a viewing platform we were able to see these twin falls known as the "Mother" and...

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  • Sulphur Springs

    You smell it before you see it. The sulphur springs are a popular attraction for tourists and locals. We had the opportunity to visit the springs but forgoed the bath. We had done a sulphur springs excursion on St. Lucia and frankly didn't want the heat of the water and the lingering smell of rotten eggs on our bodies for the remainder of the day.

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  • Chez Ophelia

    This was a weird stop on our local tour of Dominica. Basically this was someone's house (a local singer) that we visited. There were three different types of drinks being served: a grapefruit, lime and orange. There was also CD's for sale of this woman's singing. We had our drinks and went back on our tour. Still makes no sense to me but we got a...

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  • Dominica Botanical Gardens

    The Botanical Gardens was just one of the stops along our tour of the area. The Botanical Gardens were established in 1889 when Dominica was still a Brittish colony. Well known Botanist from England supplied the majority of the tropical plants and several species are from around the world.The garden was once considered one of the finest gardens in...

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  • David the Goliath

    In 1979 Hurricane David struck the island of Dominica, devastating most of the Botanical Gardens. During this storm a huge African baobab tree fell and crushed an empty school bus. The bus and tree are still in the gardens as a reminder of the devastating storm. The tree is Called David, the Goliath.

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Dominica Hotels

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  • Floral Garden Hotel

    DEFUNCT Reserve naturelle indienne, Aeroport de melville, Concord Village, , 12975, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Wesleeann Apartel

    8 9th St., , Dominica 483

Dominica Restaurants

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    by cjg1 Updated Dec 24, 2013

    As a perk for styaing in an Aquaclaa Suite onboard the Celebrity Summit we has access to Blu. Blu is one of the Aquaclass only restaurants on board the ship serving breakfast and dinner.

    My wife and I loved this restaurant so much we never ate a single dinner in the Main Dining room. The food here is a better quality than the usual main dining room fare and has healthier options. Service here was incredible and we loved the decor. The atmosphere was nice and intimate; not loud at all and no children.

    Escargot Shrimp Cocktail Strawberry Panna Cotta Seafood Medley Tiramisu

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Dominica Nightlife

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    by cjg1 Updated Dec 17, 2013

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    My wife and I spend half of our day on an island tour and were in need of a nice refresing drink to beat the heat. My wife was told by a local to visit The Ruins Rock Cafe for a "local" experience that wasn't too touristy and had a good Rum Punch.

    We found the place rather easily; down a side street off the main waterfront area. The place was rather large with some seats at the bar area and sets of long picnic like tables throughout the dining area. It was a casual no frills sort of place; just grab a seat and wait for someone to take your drink order. The place was quite busy so it took about ten minutes to place our drink order but the delivery was fast. I chose to try their local beer, "Kubuli" while my wife ordered a Rum Punch.

    DCrinks arrived quickly. My beer was nice and cold with a crisp flavor; quite nice. My wife liked her Rum Punch but it was not to her personal tastes. Rum Punch is different from island to island and this rum punch was full of grapefruit juice which is not a favorite flavor of my wife. She did love the Tiki looking cup that the drink was served in; complete with half a coconut shell as a topper to hold the straw in place.

    We had a fun time here enjoying our drinks, people watching and chatting with some other travellers who happen to wander in. I'd definitely return here again and maybe next time I'll be hungry enough to try some of their delicious looking food items.

    Dress Code: Casual: come as you are.

    Liz and her Rum Punch (November 2013) Rum Punch with a coconut shell topper Enjoying some Kubuli

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Dominica Transportation

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    by cjg1 Updated Nov 25, 2013

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    My wife and I arrived in Dominica aboard the Celebrity Summmit. We both enjoy taking cruises as a vacation and this was a great one. We had a seven night cruise that sailed out of San Juan hitting the following ports: St. Croix, St. Thomas, Grenada, Dominica and St. Kitts. Dominica became one of our favorite ports of the trip due to the friendliness of the locals and the lush green island.

    Sailing into port Yay! Dominica! Enjoying the view from the top deck Enjoying our Aquaclass stateroom balcony

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Dominica Local Customs

  • Chainsaws and Machetes?!

    During our tour one of the roads became impassible due to a vey large tree falling down. No worries; every driver seemed to have a machete and even ours had a chainsaw in the van. In five minutes they all had the tree cut up and the road cleared. According to our driver and guide this is a common even they all come prepared for. Another tip: don't...

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  • Kubuli Beer

    Kubuli Beer is the local beer of the island. I always make it a point to try our the local whenever I visit an island. Aftera tour my wife and I stoped into abr for some cool drinks. This is where I tried Kubuli. I found it to be a nice, light tasting beer very similar to the Piton beer of St. Lucia. It was refreshing in the hot climate and I...

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  • The Local People

    My wife and I found that the local people were some of the nicest we have encountered in the Caribbean. The island definitely is not the richest and there is alot of unemployment but desoite that the people are still seen smiling and are very friendly. Our local guide Joan was a lovely woman; so sweet and friendly. She and my wife got along very...

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