Dominica is the Nature Island of the Caribbean, an oasis for rejuvenation, longevity and prosperity.
In Dominica life is simultaneously peaceful and adventurous. That’s because our natural surroundings are truly an oasis, providing a daily escape and opportunities for relaxation. Simultaneously, our abundant rivers, clear waters and incredible hiking trails provide endless recreation opportunities. Whether your speed is full throttle or you prefer to relax in the garden with a good book, you belong in Dominica.
The island has a wide variety of medicinal plants and herbs. These are part of the lifestyle of the people and are used in herbal stores, spas and rejuvenation centers.
Dominica Has a Rich Culture
The Kalinago people were the first to make Dominica their home. Today the Kalinago culture is preserved and shared through a model village located in the Kalinago Territory. Here, visitors can get a sense for what life was like for Dominica’s indigenous residents through music, food, crafts, and enactments of pre-colonial village living. You can learn more about the Kalinago people here:
Formerly part of the British Commonwealth, Dominica has been an independent country since 1978. With our own government structure and head of state, we have autonomy to create the future we envision, and this future is led by our values that include sustainability and resilience.
When it comes to the cultural heritage of Dominica – you’ll find the influence of our history present in the sights and sounds of our every day life and our celebrations. Whether you’re walking through a busy market place, enjoying a meal on a restaurant terrace, or dancing to the sound of a creole band – it’s evident that Dominica has an energy that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world.
Education Offers Rich Educational Opportunities
Education is important to the people of Dominica. Our highly educated population fuels business growth, inspires innovation and helps us to best manage our natural resources.
PreK- High School
Preschool, primary and secondary education is provided by local public and private schools. There are 57 primary schools and 15 secondary schools to choose from. Families have access to high quality education for their children, as well as opportunities to participate in music, sports, drama, visual arts, and other extracurricular activities. The theme of sustainability is carried through to the education of our young people, who grow up learning to appreciate the abundance and uniqueness of our island’s natural heritage.
Universal post-secondary education is available with most people attending Dominica State College right after high school. Students can pursue academic or technical degrees and certifications that lead to university or employment in trades.
Dominica Has a Strong Healthcare System
Dominica has an excellent primary healthcare system. The natural lifestyle that people experience here has an unmistakable influence on attitudes to health and wellness, and on how the COVID-19 pandemic was managed. Dominica has been one of the countries least affected by the pandemic.
Modern Healthcare In a Beautiful Setting
There are four hospitals in Dominica, including a new hospital offering a wide array of services and modern technology.
Princess Margaret Hospital
Goodwill, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
Marigot, Commonwealth of Dominica
Portsmouth, Commonwealth of Dominica
Grand Bay Hospital
Portsmouth, Commonwealth of Dominica
Presently, there are forty-eight (48) Health Centres on Island; namely:
|Anse de Mai||(767) 266 4058 – 266 4069|
|Atkinson||(767) 266 4011 – 266 4075|
|Bagatelle||(767) 266 4042|
|Belles||(767) 449 2199|
|Bellevue Chopin||(767) 266 4035|
|Boetica||(767) 266 4001|
|Calibishie||(767) 266 4066|
|Campbell||(767) 449 2123|
|Castle Bruce||(767) 266 2200 – 266 2201|
|Clifton||(767) 266 4039 – 266 4040|
|Cockrane||(767) 266 4072|
|Colihaut||(767) 266 4025 – 266 4026|
|Coulibistrie||(767) 266 4046|
|Delices||(767) 266 4000 – 266 4005|
|Dos D’ane||(767) 266 4047|
|Dublanc||(767) 266 4016|
|Eggleston||(767) 266 4034|
|Fond Cole||(767) 266 4030 – 266 4059|
|Giraudel||(767) 266 4049|
|Grand Bay||(767) 266 2226 – 266 2227|
|Grand Fond||(767) 266 4003|
|Laplaine||(767) 266 5400 – 266 5401|
|Laudat||(767) 266 4032|
|Mahaut||(767) 266 4051 – 266 4015|
|Mahaut River||(767) 266 4013|
|Massacre||(767) 266 4023 – 266 4068|
|Morne Prosper||(767) 266 4054 – 266 4022|
|Newtown||(767) 266 4019 – 266 4077|
|Penville||(767) 266 4226|
|Petite Savanne||(767) 266 4043|
|Petite Soufriere||(767) 266 4055|
|Pichelin||(767) 266 4009|
|Pointe Michel||(767) 266 4027 – 266 4021|
|Riviere Cyrique||(767) 266 4002|
|Roseau||(767) 266 5815 – 266 5821|
|Salisbury||(767) 266 4017 – 266 4018|
|Salybia||(767) 266 4048|
|Sans Sauveur||(767) 446 0378|
|Scotts Head||(767) 266 4028 – 266 4031|
|Soufriere||(767) 266 4022 – 266 4044|
|St Joseph||(767) 266 5306 – 266 5307|
|Tete Morne||(767) 266 4070|
|Thibaud||(767) 266 4045|
|Trafalgar||(767) 266 4060 – 266 4067|
|Vieille Case||(767) 266 4033 – 266 4056|
|Warner||(767) 266 4007 – 266 4060|
|Wesley||(767) 266 4004|
|Woodford Hill||(767) 266 4073 – 266 4099|
|Wotten Waven||(767) 449 9656|
Dominica Is Nature’s Playground
A top 10 diving destination with abundant marine life, waterfalls, and gorgeous hiking paths - Dominica has it all! There are three national parks which preserve the island’s tropical plants and wildlife. One of the parks, Morne Trois Pitons National Park, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which recognizes the value of this unspoiled natural area to the world community.
Fort Shirley, in the Cabrits National Park, is a rebuilt 1800s fortress that teaches about Dominica's past while providing stunning views of both mountains and sea.
The Waitikubuli National Trail runs around the island allowing adventurers to hike into the island’s pristine backcountry. A sensational marine ecosystem welcomes water lovers who wish to go underwater to dive and explore untouched coral reefs.
Dominica’s Climate is Beautiful Year Round
The average high temperature is 85°F in January / 90°F in July; average low temperature is 68°F in January / 72°F in July. Dry season generally occurs January – May, rainy season from June – October. The south and the west coasts receive about 85 inches of rain annually, while the mountainous interior rain forest gets more than 340 inches per year. Light to moderate showers occur everywhere year round. Hurricane season is predominantly between August and mid-October.
Dominica Is An Affordable Place to Live
Few would believe that you can live somewhere this beautiful at an affordable price. But, it’s true! Life in Dominica costs 10.7% less than in the United States and that’s attracting retirees, entrepreneurs and families to our beautiful island.
Those moving to Dominica from the United States can save in the following areas:
- Dining - a basic meal and drink in an inexpensive restaurant costs an average of $4.44 in Dominica versus $14.25 in the U.S.
- Housing - a 1-bedroom apartment in the downtown area will cost approximately $481.03 in Dominica versus $1,225.46 in the U.S.
- Childcare - in Dominica, families pay an average of $141.84 to send one child to preschool each month, versus $891.12 in the U.S.
Likewise, life in Dominica costs 12.7% less than it does in Germany, 13.4% less than in the U.K., 14% less than Hong Kong, and 26.6% less than it does in Australia. Click each of the links for a breakdown of how you can save money if moving from one of these countries. You can also enter a different home country to see how you can save money by relocating to the Nature Island of the Caribbean.
Anyone interested in making Dominica their home can earn citizenship through investment or apply for a work or residency permit.
Once Dominica is your home, you’ll benefit from no capital gains, estate or death tax on your assets - making Dominica even more financially attractive and affordable.