Dominica attractions

Top Choice National Park in Portsmouth

Cabrits National Park

The star attraction of this national park on a forested headland a mile north of downtown is Fort Shirley, an impressively restored 18th-century British garrison, just a five-minute uphill walk from the park entranc…
Top Choice Cultural Center in Kalinago Territory

Kalinago Barana Autê

This recreated traditional village on the Crayfish River near the Isukulati Falls is a good spot to get an overview of Kalinago history and culture. The 30- to 45-minute tour leads to various huts where locals demon…
Top Choice Waterfall in Trafalgar Falls

Trafalgar Falls

An easy 0.4-mile trail runs from the visitor center near Papillote Wilderness Retreat to a platform with full-on views of the two side-by-side falls: the 125ft 'Father' fall and 75ft 'Mother' fall. Following the nar…
Top Choice Beach in Calibishie

Batibou Beach

This coconut palm-fringed crescent has good swimming and snorkeling with a coral reef just offshore, and there's a cafe as well. It sits at the end of a 0.6-mile bumpy dirt road that's usually only accessible by 4WD…
Top Choice Gardens in Roseau

Botanic Gardens

Tucked beneath Morne Bruce hill, Roseau's beautiful 40-acre botanic gardens teem with mature banyan, century palms and ficus trees along with flowering tropical shrubs. It’s a great place for a wander and a picnic o…
Top Choice Museum in Roseau

Dominica Museum

This small but interesting museum above the tourist office right near the cruise-ship pier provides an overview of the history of Dominica and its people. Maintained by the island's top historian, Lennox Honychurch,…
Cultural Center in Kalinago Territory

Touna Kalinago Heritage Village

Created by former Kalinago chief Irvince Auguiste, this living village on the Pagua River was created to introduce visitors to the way of life of Dominica's indigenous people. On guided 90-minute tours, you visit th…
Historic Site in Soufriere & Southwest Coast

Scotts Head Point

A narrow isthmus separating the fierce Atlantic and the calm Caribbean leads to the eponymous ‘Scotts Head,’ the rocky headland named for an 18th-century British lieutenant governor. A short hike leads up to a smatt…
Hot Springs in Soufriere & Southwest Coast

Soufriere Sulfur Springs

Soufriere's undisputed ‘hot spot’ are the naturally heated mineralized waters draining from two streams into four stone pools in the hills above Soufriere. Changing rooms and a large pool are on your left as you wal…
Viewpoint in Roseau

Morne Bruce

Dominica’s president is among the residents of this rather exclusive hillside enclave above the Botanic Gardens. The main reason to venture up here is for the panoramic vista of Roseau. Pick up either the short but …