Here are helpful Dominica travel tips from our staff and past guests to help you plan your vacation at Rosalie Bay Resort.
Get a window seat for your flight to Dominica for an amazing aerial view of the island before you land.
The drive to Rosalie Bay Resort from the Melville Hall Airport is approximately one hour. You may take a taxi or utilize our airport transfers (complimentary for guests staying five nights or more).
Zahir, or another Rosalie Bay team member, will greet you with a cool and refreshing lemon-scented towel and bottled water.
To break up your drive to the hotel, stop half-way at The Islet View Restaurant in Castle Bruce to admire their wall of local rums and an amazing view of the coast!
ATMs and Currency
Local EC (Eastern Caribbean) currency and US dollars are accepted on island. The official exchange rate is US$1 = EC$2.67.
While at the airport, we suggest visiting the ATM to withdraw cash (EC) for use during your vacation. Rosalie Bay Resort does not have an ATM, but currency can be exchanged at the Front Desk. ATMs and banks are also available in the city of Roseau.
You may use your MasterCard or Visa at the resort; however credit cards are not widely accepted outside of Roseau. Dominica accepts traveler’s checks in US dollars. Personal checks are not accepted.
Dress at the resort is Caribbean casual. There is no need for formal clothing. Flip flops are welcome throughout the day; however, a swimsuit cover up is needed for dining during the day.
If you plan on exploring the island, bring comfortable walking/hiking and/or water shoes, wicking long-sleeve shirts and hiking pants, extra socks and a raincoat (for hikes into the rainforest).
Rosalie Bay is located on the windward side of the island and the ocean breeze will keep you comfortable under the Caribbean sun and also keeps us pretty much bug free. However, if you plan on hiking into the rainforest, bring bug spray with deet.
Most cell phones are operable on Dominica. Roaming fees and charges vary for each cell phone service provider.
Many tours are strenuous and may not be suitable for small children. Parents are responsible for the care, entertainment and safety of their children at all times. Babysitting may be arranged with advance notice
Average daytime temperatures range from 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit (24 to 29 degrees Celsius) with cooler temperatures in the mountains. Dry season is January to April and rainy season is July to October.