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Weddings in Dominica

Dominica (pronounced dahm-uh-NEE-kuh) is quite different from any other Caribbean island. It’s few beaches and few large resorts ad to the local ‘natural’ charm of the island. Dominica is known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean, a wonderland of tropical rain forest and mountains laced with 365 rivers and home to a boiling volcanic lake. While other islands work on preserving their ecosystems, Dominica's flora and fauna lie secluded, untouched by modern development and human encroachment.

There are two airports on the island however, most flights arrive at the busier Melville Hall Airport on the northeastern part of the island. The drive from the airport to the capital, Roseau is an hour and twenty minutes of spectacular mountainous scenery, through some of the most picturesque villages in the Caribbean.

Perhaps the most eco-touristic island of the Southern Caribbean, Dominica is a popular wedding destination for off-beat, eco-travelling couples looking for a very special ceremony in beautiful, natural surroundings. If mountains, rivers, waterfalls and nature are your vision of a Dreamy Wedding, you'll be delighted with Dominica.

Dominica Flights

Dominica is serviced by two airports: Douglas-Charles (DOM), formerly known as Melville Hall, and Canefield (DCF) Airports. Most visitors to Dominica will arrive through Douglas-Charles as it is the larger of the two airports.. Douglas-Charles, located in the north-eastern side of the island, approximately one hour from the city, features a longer runway and updated terminal. Canefield Airport is 15 minutes from the capital city of Roseau and has a shorter runway, only 3,100ft long. Regular commercial airline service into Canefield has resumed as of January 2016.

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Dominica Hotels

With accommodation ranging from intimate resorts and family hotels, beachside cottages, rustic inns and eco-lodges, Dominica has a wide variety of choices for couples planning an environmentally friendly destination wedding. Whatever your idea of getting back to nature, Dominica has your Dreamy Wedding getaway covered.

Dominica Wedding Venues

Dreamy Weddings’ favourite venues in Dominica are both beautiful and unusual. Emerald Pool in the Morne Trois Piton National Park, where torrent of cool water splases into the deep green waters below, surrounded by tropical ferns and shady forest. Mero Beach, near Roseau, is a wide, palm fringed, black sand bay with an authentic local flavour, yet another unforgettable venue for your Dreamy Wedding in Dominica.

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Dominica Nature

The mountainous volcanic terrain of Dominica makes it a stunning island to visit, and paradise for eco-adventurers who really want to get off the usual tourist trails. With hundreds of mountain rivers and falls to tube, raft and kayak, a boiling lake and rain forest covered hillsides to walk, hike and zipline, the Nature Isle really does live up to its name, and offers a glimpse into a simpler Caribbean island lifestyle.

Dominica Kalinago

Dominica’s history is a fascinating one, and the island was originally inhabited by the tribe Kalinago tribe of Carib Indians, whose ancient traditions and culture you can visit at the protected Carib Territory. From thatched huts and hewn-wood fishing canoes to traditional foods like cassava bread and hand-crafted souvenirs, a visit to Dominica’s historical roots if a must on your Dreamy Wedding vacation to the Nature Isle.

Dominica Wedding Requirements

Dominica’s requirements for wedding ceremonies are straightforward and easy to follow, so couples can spend time enjoying the charm of the island as they await their big day.

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Dominica Facts

  • No residency requirement
  • Land Area :  290 square miles
  • Population : 72,785
  • Capital : Roseau
  • Languages : English
  • Time Zone : Atlantic Standard Time
  • Currency : Eastern Caribbean dollar (US currency also accepted)
  • Cruise Call : Roseau Cruise Ship Pier
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