When to Go

Temperatures average between 75°F (24°C) and 86°F (30°C) year-round, with cooler temperatures in the mountains. There are short bursts of rainfall all year long.

February to June, the island’s driest months, are the most popular. The rainy season lasts from July to late October, coinciding with the Caribbean’s hurricane season, which peaks in August and September.

Dominica’s Carnival celebrations run for two weeks prior to Ash Wednesday. In October, Roseau hosts the World Creole Music Festival. The week leading up to Independence Day (November 3), or Creole Day, is a vibrant celebration of local heritage.