Christmas in Dominica is full of surprises. And whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, or any religious or non-religious holiday, there’s nothing like relaxing with family and friends and enjoying Dominica’s laid-back, tropical ambiance.


Great Christmas Gifts ~ Made in Dominica

Michele Henderson – Mwen Inmé’w CD
Dominica’s own Michele Henderson released this CD in 2004. It is fusion of Creole styles and rhythms, jazz, R&B, and Hip-Hop – a perfect gift for anyone who wants to enjoy good music sung by an enchanting voice. Buy it here

Castile Soap (Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter Combo Pack)
Locally made Castile soap has been a long tradition in Dominica. Buy it here

Negre Mawon by Dr. Lennox Honychurch
Written by local historian Dr. Lennox Honychurch, Negre Mawon: The Fighting Maroons of Dominica is an historical account of Dominica’s inhabitants from the time of European explorers to present day. A ‘must read’ for every Dominican! Buy it here

Dominica Playing Cards
Enjoy some family fun while enjoying scenes of Dominica. Buy it here

 Where to Stay for the Holidays

Many hotels offer special Christmas Packages, here are a few to help you celebrate in style:

The Champs in Portsmouth – Special Packages for Winter and Christmas 2016

Fort Young Hotel in Roseau – See Special Packages.

It’s Starting to Feel a Lot like the Holiday – 3-Night and 5-Night Specials including full breakfast and holiday events. For reservations call 255-7215 or e-mail
See website for details

Secret Bay (Picard)
See the Current Promotins on Secret Bay’s website.
Call Secret Bay on+1 767 445-4444 or e-mail for more information or to make reservations.

See all our Accommodations Listings here.

 December Events & Activities

Christmas Eve Dinner. December 24th – Fort Young Hotel’s Christmas Eve Dinner.

‘3 Steps into 2016’ – An All-Inclusive Affair at the Fort Young. December 31st, 2015 – Fort Young Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Celebration. For reservations call 255-7215 or e-mail

New Year’s Eve Dinner. December 31st – 6 pm at the Lobster Palace, Sunset Bay Club in Coulibistrie. Call 446 65 22 or visit us at Sunset Bay Club.


What to do?

See more on our Christmas in Dominica Pinterest Board!

Fun things to do in Dominica at Christmas Time

  • Relax in a soothing hot pool
  • Take a hike out into nature
  • Listen out for the “booms” of “bursting canoo” or Bamboo Canons. A christmas tradition which dates back for many years.
  • Look to the skies. Venus, otherwise known as the “Evening Star” is seen in the southwestern sky – just after sunset. Throughout the night Jupiter can be seen shining brightly in the southern part of the sky.


Christmas Tastes & Treats

In Dominica, there are some seasonal treats that let you know the holiday season is upon us… one of these is sorrel, a wonderful flower from the hibiscus family.

Steeped with cinnamon, clove and ginger, then sweetened with natural cane syrup, this is a delicious, colouorful and fragarnt beverage that just declares “It’s Christmas Time!”

SorrelSorrel before harvesting.


The Perfect Venue!

Fort Shirley in the Cabrits National Park is a beautiful location for a Wedding. The newly restored fort and ground offer spectacular views and cool trade-wind breezes.


Find out more about Fort Shirley

Featured Hotels

Need Help finding a Hotel for your Wedding or Honeymoon?

From an Escape Wedding to a full-blown family function, Dominica is the perfect Caribbean destination for your wedding and honeymoon. Many hotels will be happy to assist you with organising your wedding, reception and accommodation. Whether it's just for the bride and groom, or you have a wedding party, family and friends coming along, you'll find the personal touch you're looking for from many of Dominica's unique hotels. For your perfect Wedding and Honeymoon, browse the our list of hotels offering Weddings and Honeymoon Packages.

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Shopping in Dominica

Locally Made Products

Buy Dominica

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Dominica Arts and Crafts Producers Association

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Earthly Treasures

Summary: Unique crafts using local materials (wood, seeds, glass).

Nature Blends

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Nature’s Caress Natural Bath & Body Products

Summary: Nature’s Caress Natural Bath & Body Products – All Natural Soap, Lip Balm, Bath Salts and more
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Tilou Kanawa- The Little Canoe

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Christmas in Dominica

A Dominica Christmas!




Christmas at Sunset Bay Club
Lobster Palace, Sunset Bay Club, Coulibistrie


Sorrel before harvesting


 Happy Holidays!
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