From when to visit and how much things cost, to a few island surprises, these Dominica travel tips will help you plan your trip to this special Caribbean island.
Dominica is one of the best destinations in the world to see whales in their natural habitat. Find out all about whale watching in Dominica, what to expect on the day and a few tips to make the most of your trip.
Anticipation was high as we stepped foot on the Sting Ray II for our whale watching tour. While the captains will never say sightings are guaranteed, they’re pretty common. I was SO excited, but also apprehensive – what if we’d come all this way and returned disappointed? In my head, I’d already decided that wasn’t going to happen.
Dominica is known as the whale watching capital of the Caribbean. Over 20 species of whale have been spotted in the waters around the island, but the big draw is the pod of sperm whales. There are said to be around 300 in total, and from what I’ve read, Dominica is the only country in the world where they can be spotted all year round.
From stunning waterfalls and delicious food, to whale watching and diving, these are the best things to do in Dominica in the Caribbean.
Let me introduce you to my new favourite island in the Caribbean! Before visiting Dominica, I’d spent time in Barbados, Antigua, St Kitts and St Martin. I’m way off being Caribbean expert, but I was starting to get a feel for what makes each island special.
When I stepped foot on Dominica, I was surprised by just how different it was from all of the others I’d visited. With its volcanic landscapes and lush forests, it reminded me more of Hawaii mixed with Costa Rica!