Where To Stay In Dominica, Caribbean – Dominica Hotels For Every Budget

Fort Young Hotel, Roseau, Dominica

From luxury beachfront cabanas, to Caribbean eco-lodges where you can become one with nature, find your dream hotel with my guide to where to stay in Dominica.

With epic volcanoes, beautiful rivers, lush rainforests, magical waterfalls and a famous boiling lake, Dominica isn’t your average Caribbean island! It’s nicknamed the ‘nature island’ for good reason. If you’re planning a trip, no doubt you’re an adventurous sort of person, with a list of places you can’t wait to see with your own eyes.

Sunrise in Dominica, Caribbean
Sunrise in Dominica, Caribbean

If you haven’t decided what you fancy doing on the island yet, then be sure to check out my guide to the best things to do in Dominica before you go! Highlights include rainforest treks, a dip in the Emerald Pool, scuba diving, whale watching (check out my blog post about that incredible experience now) and the island’s tasty Caribbean cuisine.

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17 Things To Know Before Visiting Dominica: Travel Tips For A Hassle Free Holiday

Sunrise in Dominica, Caribbean

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 might be known universally as the nature island, but I’d describe it as the island of surprises. Surprising landscapes, surprising activities and… surprising prices! This is a Caribbean island, but not like the others you know.

White sandy beaches? Nope
Luxury hotels? Nope
Honeymoon destination? Nope – well, actually yes, but only if you’re an adventurous couple!
Expensive prices? Nope

If you’re planning a trip, I’d recommend reading my guide to the best things to do in Dominica, which gives you the lowdown on the island’s attractions and beauty spots. But first, scroll on to read a few Dominica travel tips to make your first trip to the island totally hassle free!

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Whale Watching In Dominica – Sperm Whales, Dolphins And More

Whale watching, Dominica

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.

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13 AWESOME Things To Do In Dominica – The Caribbean’s Nature Island

View approaching Roseau, Dominica, Caribbean

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!

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