Hurricane Maria

On September 18, 2017 at 8.30 pm Hurricane Maria hit Dominica as a Category 5 super-storm.

The devastation to our beautiful Nature Island is mind-numbing. About 60 lives have been lost so far and people are still missing. But if I know anything about Dominica, it is that the people are STRONG. We will rebuild. We will recover. We will see the beauty of the Nature Island once again. It will take a lot of hard work, and a lot of help from the international community.

The final stanza of our National Anthem sums it all up for me:

Come ye forward, sons and daughters
Of this gem beyond compare.
Strive for honor, sons and daughters,
Do the right, be firm, be fair.
Toil with hearts and hands and voices.
We must prosper! Sound the call,
In which ev’ry one rejoices,
“All for Each and Each for All.”

Watch this page to see how you can help rebuild the Nature Island.

General Information

For up-to-date, accurate information about what is going on in Dominica:

Press Release from Discover Dominica Authority:


Here are some Fundraising Efforts


The rest of remains untouched, as it was on September 18th, 2017. It is a tribute to our beautiful country and a beacon of hope for rebuilding. #DominicaStrong

Last Update on 18th November 2017.

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And welcome to ~ a comprehensive guide to our beautiful Caribbean island, Dominica 

Get to Know Dominica – From hiking the lush mountain peaks soaring nearly 5,000 ft. tall, to diving the dramatic vertical walls of our underwater terrain, it’s no wonder Dominica can take your breath away at every turn.

Explore our site to find out what makes Dominica one of the best vacation destinations in the Caribbean for scuba divingwhale & dolphin watching, hikingbird watching, exploring a pristine tropical rainforest along our Waitukubuli National Trail, discovering our unique culture, find the perfect place to stay…or simply relaxing on one of Dominica’s secluded beaches or in our unique, natural hot springs.

World Creole Music Festival 2017

Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival is October 27th to 29th, t2017. There is an exciting line up,  featuring amazing music from around the world including local, regional and international stars.

Welcome to 2017 & our Fresh New Look!

This year we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of a virtual Dominica. We hope you enjoy the new look! Feel free to send us your feedback or comments as we continue to refine and enhance our site. AVD Logo 2

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World Creole Music Festival 2017 is Cancelled due to Hurricane Maria

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Dominica has beautiful hikes for all levels! Whatever the trail, it will always be an amazing adventure. Learn more about hiking in the following links.
Hiking in the Nature Isle
The Boiling Lake


Dominica makes the perfect back-drop for meditation, yoga and fitness, while finding harmony within yourself surrounded by nature. Start your plan to get healthy by taking a Yoga Class! Visit our new Yoga Page to learn about Yoga Classes on island. om


Dominica has been influenced by different cultures over the course of its history. Originally inhabited by Arawak and Kalinago people, colonised by the Europeans, and a strong African influence. Dominica’s culture is as multi-faceted

Learn more about our culture!

Sunday, December 10th from 3pm to 6pm at Mero
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Maria swept through but couldn't stop our pens. Join us at Books on the Beach on Mero Beach, Sunday 10th December. There'll be readings by local writers, books on sale and lovely entertainment. So mark your calendars and come down to Fred's at Romance Café!

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Sightings of our rare birds are big events #postmaria so it's amazing to see this guy so up close and personal with the Jaco parrot!

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