Dominica is renowned for its abundance of natural splendors. 365 rivers, the second largest boiling lake in the world, volcanoes, mountains (known as Mornes), waterfalls, hot springs, and both black and white sand beaches. Many species that are extinct on neighboring islands can still be found here. Much of the island is protected under national parks, one of which has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. With abundant flora and fauna on land as well as underwater, Dominica is a paradise for hikers, divers, birdwatchers and nature-lovers who seek excitement, inspiration or respite.
If you look on a map you will see that Dominica is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other. At Scotts Head you actually get to stand right between Ocean and Sea on a narrow strip of land that separates these two different bodies of water. Behold crashing waves on one side and serene turquoise waters on the other. Climb to the top of the peninsula for outstanding views of the southern tip of the island and villages that make for awesome photographic moments.
There are two airports in Dominica. Since they are not international airports, it is necessary to take a connecting flight from a nearby island such as Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados, Antigua or St. Martin.
The most frequently used connection for US visitors is via San Juan, Puerto Rico which serves as a hub for the Caribbean. From Canada, travelers may connect primarily through Antigua, Martinique and Guadeloupe. Regular flights operate from several European countries including the U.K., France and the Netherlands to neighboring islands.