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Temporary Number Change!
Added 27 June 2013
It seems the Scrubious Pips at Cable & Wireless have been scratching their noses too hard and caused a major problem with our local Antiguan telephone number!  But don't worry, we have plenty more you can reach us on.  Our local Antigua...
Moving Money to Suit You!
Added 27 June 2013
One of the important factors frequently overlooked by overseas property buyers is the true cost of your purchase. Exchange rate fluctuations can make a significant difference in the price of your property by the time you reach completion. Payme...
Great Expectations - Renting your Property
Added 27 June 2013
How do they do it?  Is it worth it?   What’s the damage?  There are many points and ‘issues’ which need to be seriously considered when loaning your property in exchange for a few dollars.   The pros and con...
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About Dominica

The most unspoilt and undisturbed island in the Eastern Caribbean, Dominica is inevitably the island paradise everyone only dare dream of. Known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean, Dominica is safe and friendly with an abundance of fresh water, rivers, and fresh locally grown food.

This beautiful island offers the benefits and respite that only a peaceful and slow haven of nature can. The fresh air and a slow pace of life is just two of the things that you immediately benefit from the second you land here.

Surging from the sea, Dominica sits midway along the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, It is one of the youngest islands in the Caribbean, formed by the shift of two tectonic plates and is still evolving in both economy and infrastructure.

Sparsely populated with around 70,000 people inhabiting her 289.5 square miles, The island is one of only a couple in the Caribbean still with populations of the pre-Columbian Carib Indians who named the island "Waitukubuli" meaning "tall is her body" in the Carib language.

Its highest peak reaches more than 500 feet where virgin flora and tropical forest coats two thirds of the island, covering these dramatic mountains creating beautiful verdant landscapes with hundreds of intricate rivers and streams, webbing the island's lush terrain.

The main tourist attraction besides discovering the Islands lush and tranquil surroundings is scuba diving. There are a number of dive sites on the island to amaze even the most experienced divers. The most unusual site being "Champagne" where snorkelers and divers alike can swim through bubbles of volcanic gas that trickle up through the sea floor.

It is on this unique Island that divers and whale watchers come in hordes, to explore the waters that plunge to nearly 6,000 feet, right off the coastline which provides an ideal base for seven types of Whales that can be seen nearly all year-round.

Investing in Dominica

The Commonwealth of Dominica offers numerous attractions as a prime investment destination in the Caribbean for conducting business. As the island’s infrastructure and cultural economy gently grows the country benefits from:

Importantly: the Government of Dominica has just offered a unique opportunity to grant economic citizenship when purchasing one or more property from a newly released project available through us.

Airport & Travel

The Annual World Creole Music Festival which began in 1997 has provided a platform for Dominican musicians and also increased the knowledge of the island overseas. The festival has helped to promote tourism and promote Creole music, local cuisine and culture.

Dominica has the luxury of two airports, neither of which are International.

Melville Hall is a very small airport, however it is the main airport on the island, an island three times the size of Antigua with almost the same population, Connections must be made from the surrounding islands of Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, St. Maarten, Guadeloupe or Martinique.


Dominica is a paradise for the outdoor adventurer interested in unspoiled natural attractions. Those who love to bask in fresh water can bathe in one of the island's 365 rivers, wallow in the Emerald Pool, or frolic at the Trafalgar, Victoria, Sari Sari, or Middleham Falls.

Sea lovers can snorkel or scuba dive along several reefs of the one of the world's top marine destination, or take a Whale watching excursion just off the island's coast.

Visitors with a geological interest can hike to the Boiling Lake, the Cold Soufriere or the Soufriere and Watten Waven Sulphur Springs.

Those who prefer jungle adventures can hover above the rainforest on the 4,600 foot-long Aerial Tram, ride horses or ATVs in the forest, discover the Boeri and Freshwater Lakes, Bird-watch at Syndicate, or trek across the island's interior.

For visitors interested in cultural anthropology, a tour of Fort Shirley at the Cabrits National Park or the Kalinago Barana Autê at the Carib Territory is a fascinating experience. The historic architecture surrounding the Old Market in Roseau, including the Dominica Museum reveals poignant information of the island's history. There are several tour operators on the island who can arrange a specific tour to match the visitor's interest.

Facts & Figures

Location Leeward Islands, Eastern Caribbean
Capital Roseau
Size 289 sq miles
Population 70,000
Currency Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Airports Canefield Airport, Mellville Hall Airport
What's Popular? Carnival, World Creole Music Festival
Links Official Tourism Website