Flights to Dominica: practical information
Cheap airlines to Dominica
After a premier Caribbean destination? Dominica will definitely satisfy your travel needs for beaches galore and fabulous food. Start planning your trip with cheap flights to Dominica’s main airports: Melville Hall (DOM) or Canefield (DCF). Virgin Atlantic, Liat and American Airlines fly from London.
When to book flights to Dominica
Dominica is a tropical island and flash floods are always a thread. Summer is hurricane season so best to avoid booking a holiday in Dominica from June to August. Book your flights at least 6 months in advance for the best fares.
- Peak season: Winter, November-March.
- Low season: Summer, due to hurricanes.
Flights to Dominica take around 12 hours with a stopover from London.
Experience Dominica: what to see, what to do
Known as the “Nature Island of the Caribbean,” Dominica has it all from lush flora and fauna, an extensive natural park system and incredible beaches on the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean.
Essentials in Dominica
Scott’s Head: You’ll find this beautiful town at the very southern tip of the island. It’s right on a bay that was formed by an ancient volcano. Bring your scuba diving gear or snorkelling things for the day. Don’t miss the traditional food being sold from the shanty huts along the waterfront.
Champagne: Another fab snorkelling spot, Champagne is on the southern coast where an underwater volcano emits continuous bubbles, making the sea look a lot like a giant glass of champagne.
Glassy: For trekking and hiking, head to this hiking path. It’s a 2-3 hour hike that takes you across farmland, through a jungle valley and out to some incredible cliffs to an old volcano flow that juts out into the ocean.
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Accommodation in Dominica
Most of Dominica’s hotels are actually located outside of city centres and there is no shortage of fabulous beach-side hotels and resorts around the island. Villas are very popular for stays longer than a week. There are also eco-villages and lodges for more adventurous travellers.