What to see & do
Morne Diablotin National Park - The Morne Diablotin National Park encompasses an area of 8,242 acres in the northern mountain ranges of Dominica. It was established as a national park in January 2000 to protect the habitat of the endemic and endangered Sisserou Parrot. The territory also contains the 1,447-metre high Morne Diablotin. It is the tallest mountain on Dominica and the second highest mountain in the Lesser Antilles.
Cabrits National Park - Established in 1986, Cabrits National Park covers an area of 1,313 acres in the north end of the island. It contains tropical forest, coral reefs, and wetlands.
Morne Trois Pitons National Park - A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997 but established in July 1975, the Morne Trois Pitons National Park was the first legally established national park in the country. Its most significant features are the Boiling Lake, Titou Gorge, and Emerald Pool.
How to get around
Dominica has bus services that travel most frequently between Roseau and Scotts Head, and Roseau and Portsmouth. The buses usually run from 6AM to 6PM on weekdays, and until 2PM on Saturday. There is very little to no service during Sundays. Buses in Dominica are cheap, but can be very time-consuming. The fares are regulated by the government, but there is a small chance you will be charged higher by the driver if they think you are a foreigner. Ask the other passengers for how much they paid to be sure. Dominica is quite safe, but always be mindful of your belongings anyway. All licensed taxi and bus operators use vehicles with license plates that start with H. The most convenient way to get around the island is by renting a car or a motorcycle. Several of the vehicle rental agencies can be found at the airports. There are also a few offices elsewhere in the island. Most of the car rentals include unlimited mileage, but some cap the number of free miles before a surcharge is added. Inquire regarding this in advance just to be sure. If you plan on exploring the mountains (or even if you don't, but just in case) a 4WD is recommended.
How to get there
The two airports in Dominica are Douglas-Charles Airport (formerly Melville Hall Airport), located near Portsmouth; and Canefield Airport, which is located in Roseau. Douglas-Charles Airport handles most of the international flights. Regular passenger service is provided by Air Antilles Express, Air Sunshing, BVI Airways, Conviasa, LIAT, Seaborne Airlines, and Winair. The airlines connect Dominica to Pointe-à-Pitre, Sint Maarten, San Juan, Anguilla, Nevis, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Porlamar, Barbados, and Antigua. Canefield Airport is only used by two airlines: Coastal Air and Hummingbird Air. There are flights to Roseau from Saint Croix and Saint Thomas.