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Roseau Port of Call

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Boiling Lake © DiscoverDominica.com

Known for its pristine beauty and unspoilt nature, the small Caribbean island of Dominica is every eco-tourist's dream destination with its mountain trails, rivers, natural springs, fantastic diving and verdant rainforests. It is also home to some of the last remaining Carib Indians. Its most recent claim to fame is its use as location for the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise.
Key sights include the highest peak in Dominica, Morne Diaboltin, which towers 5,000 feet (1524 metres) above sea level, breathtaking views from a nature trail crossing Breakfast River Gorge on a suspension bridge, and plenty of whale watching opportunities. Dominica boasts more marine preserves, parks and forests per capita than any other place in the world.
Ships dock in the capital of Roseau at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth, which is located just a few steps from bars, restaurants and cafés as well as some fantastic shopping, markets, colourfully distinctive corner houses and museums.


Contact

Tourist Office, Valley Road
Tel: +1 767 448 2045
www.dominica.dm

Transport

Taxis can be easily hailed from the piers while Jeeps can be hired from local operators such as Bonus Rentals, Island Car Rentals and Nature Isle Car Rental. Visitors can walk to the town but transport is advised for those wanting to venture further inland.

Attractions

Those who are not up to trekking through the rainforest can still experience its beauty by coasting above the treetops in a tram, or for more adventurous travellers, the River to Ocean kayaking adventure is a must. Champagne beach, named after the bubbles that trickle up from volcanic vents, offers some of Dominica's best snorkelling while the highest mountain in Dominica, Morne Diaboltins, which towers 5,000 feet (1524 metres) above sea level, can be found in the Morne Diablotin National Park.

Restaurants

Guiyave - casual creole eatery.

Romantic - gourmet restaurant set in a rainforest.

Best Dish

Traditionally cooked Creole seafood, and Mountain Chicken

Shopping

The shopping areas of Roseau begin just within the cruise terminal on the bayfront. The local fruit and vegetable market is legendary and rumoured to be the best in the Caribbean.

Best Buy

Kubuli (Dominican-produced beer made from the island's natural spring water)

Excursions

Go mountain biking

Hike to the Trafalgar Falls

Scuba diving

Visit the Boiling lake

Trek to the Emerald Pool

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