About Dominica


About Dominica - "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" is known for its natural environment. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, and has the world's second-largest hot spring, called the Boiling Lake. It is an eco-traveler's paradise, unspoiled, with lush landscape. Dominica is known for its beaches, scuba diving, snorkeling, canoeing and kayaking.

Travel US News nicely puts it, "Dominica’s interior terrain is a vast playground for adventurous travelers". https://travel.usnews.com/Dominica/Things_To_Do/ 

Did you know that National Geographic listed Dominica as one of its 25 "Best of the World: "Destinations on the Rise for 2021? Exploring one of its many trails is Morne Trois Pitons National Park – a must visit".

Recently, Dominica was featured by the New York Times and described as “A Secret Garden to Discover”. https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/27/travel/dominica-caribbean-island.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare

Facts about Dominica: 

Dominica's traditional National Wear includes a Wob Dwiyet for women and black pants, white shirt and red sash for men. The Wob Dwiyet is a national symbol of Dominica. During Miss Wob Dwiyet Competition, which is held annually during Independence, you can see it in all its splendor.




Dominica’s National Flower is a wild Xerophitic plant known botanically as Sabinea Carinalis, commonly known as Carib Wood or 'Bwa Kwaib'. It was legislated as the National Flower, along with the Coat of Arms and National Flag in 1978.



National Bird of Dominica is the Sisserou Parrot (Amazona Imperalis), "The Pride of Dominica". The parrot figures prominently on the Coat of Arms, the National Flag, The Public Seal, The Mace of the House of Assembly and Dominica's Honours for Meritorious Service to the Country.


Dominica's national dish is the Mountain Chicken. It refers to a species of giant frog native to the area. The legs, which form the basis of a dish, is considered Dominica's national food. The natives and indigenous Carib Indians, also known as the Kalinago People of the island, have prepared and eaten Mountain Chicken for many years.


Dominica's National Prayer:

Dominica God hath blest thee, With a clime benign and bright, Pastures green and flow'rs of Beauty, Filling al with pure delight, And a people strong and Healthy, Full of Godly reverent fear, May we ever seek to praise Thee, For these gifts so rich and rare.

Must-visit-sites in Dominica:

Trafalgar Falls:


Morne Trois Pitons National Park:


Boiling Lake:


Papillote Tropical Garden:


Middleham Falls and Ti'tou Gorge:


Botanical Gardens:



Dominica Scenic Drive:


Dominica Beaches:


Scuba Diving/Snorkeling:


Fort Shirley – Sightseeing:


Carib Cultural Village by the Sea:


Freshwater Lake, Middleham Falls:


Tubing on the Layou River:


Because of Dominica’s lush, unspoiled, volcanic and natural beauty, Dominica is able to grow and produce natural products using its raw materials sourced from the island's breathtakingly gorgeous terrain. Buydominicaonline.com is happy to make available and mail Dominica's finest products to you!