The capital city of Roseau on the west coast is the largest tourist destination. The beaches have mostly black volcanic sand, but there are also some white sandy beaches in the northeast. Diving, sailing and deep sea fishing are the most popular sports.
Local handicrafts, including hats, bags and runners made from vetiver and banana leaves, are popular souvenirs. The Carib Reserve Crafts Center offers bags made from two layers of sedge buried to create a three-toned shade. After that, they are wrapped in fibrous sheets that make them waterproof. Shop opening hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.00, Sat 08.00-20.00.
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Some hotel bars are open until 11 p.m., and many hotels have entertainment programs on weekends. A popular nightspot in Roseau is La Robe Créole, which has music in the evenings and live entertainment on weekends. The Warehouse, Scorpio and Doubles International are among the most popular nightclubs. At many folklore evenings, singers and dancers wear original costumes.
During the closed season between April and August, crayfish, mountain chicken (land frog) and crawfish are only available frozen. You should order the specialty of the house or of the day as it is freshly prepared. Creole specialties include tee-tee-ree (small juvenile fish), lambi (sea snail), agouti (rodent), manicou (smoked pork and wild pigeon meat), and crabbacks (shells of red and black crabs stuffed with spiced crab meat). The spicy Bello Hot Pepper Sauce is made locally and is served with all dishes. Prices are reasonable. Restaurants close around midnight on weekdays and stay open later on weekends. Root vegetables like yams or turnips are often referred to as “provisions” on the menu. Drinks: Fruit juices and rum punch are excellent, but the Anchorage Hotel’s Coconut Rumpunch (fresh coconut milk, sugar, rum, bitters, vanilla, and grenadine) is particularly refreshing. Sea Moss is a peppermint-flavored soft drink made from seaweed. Spirits, especially the local rum, are inexpensive; Wine (usually French or Californian), on the other hand, is expensive. The beer selection is good. vanilla and grenadine). Sea Moss is a peppermint-flavored soft drink made from seaweed. Spirits, especially the local rum, are inexpensive; Wine (usually French or Californian), on the other hand, is expensive. The beer selection is good. vanilla and grenadine). Sea Moss is a peppermint-flavored soft drink made from seaweed. Spirits, especially the local rum, are inexpensive; Wine (usually French or Californian), on the other hand, is expensive. The beer selection is good.
In recent years, the range of hotels has increased. The largest hotel has 170 rooms. Three hotels stand on the edge of the national park. Further information from the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association, 38 King George V Street, PO Box 384, Roseau. (tel: 448 65 65). Categories: Most hotels offer a variety of accommodation options including Modified American Plan (Half Board) and European Plan (Room Only).
Camping is currently seen reluctantly. Some tour operators offer overnight safari trips.
Majority Roman Catholic 61.4%, other Christian 29.5%, and Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Bahai minorities.
Social Rules of Conduct
Dress code: Casual clothing is acceptable, but bathing suits and shorts should not be worn in town. Evening wear should be casual but conservative. Social manners: The Catholic Church plays a major role. Photographing: Before photographing someone, it is best to ask »OK – Alright?«, this expression is also a common greeting. Tipping: Hotels and restaurants charge 10% for service. Away from the tourist centers, tipping is not included in the bill and is left to the guest, 10-15% is reasonable. Taxi drivers do not expect tips.
Best travel time
Hot and subtropical all year round. The main rainy season (June – October) is the hottest season.
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71,625 (Source: homosociety)
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