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Roseau at a Glance

Roseau is Dominica's largest city and its historic wood and stone buildings are all dressed up in pretty pastel colors.

Roseau is a nice place to stroll during the daytime. Reggae music drifts (or blares) through the narrow streets and the sunlight dabbles under shady trees. Take in the old French Quarter and learn about the island's history as a French and then a British possession. Local architecture still bears the influences of Spanish, British and French colonizers.

For lunch enjoy seafood and local delicacies at a smattering of restaurants. Take in the market and maybe pick up food for a picnic. Museums and ocean side walks make up a pleasant afternoon. Roseau plays hard during the day and the streets are filled with activity. By dusk, everyone has gone home for a rest.

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May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Passport / Visa Requirements

      Visitors to Dominica need a valid passport to enter the country as well as proof of a return ticket. Canadian and French tourists may only need photo identification in some cases. Learn about Dominica's entry requirements at their tourism website. American citizens can research travel information on the U.S State Department's website.

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      Severe Weather Dominica lies in a region especially prone to hurricanes. Stay tuned the weather forecasts and consider postponing your trip if a violent storm is approaching.

      Safety Concerns Keep an eye on your personal belongings and don't leave things unattended on the beach. Driving can be fast, twisty and full of potholes.

      Health Concerns: Ask about local water and consider boiling it or using bottled water if you are concerned.