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About the Island of Dominica
Journey to the Boiling Lake
How to get to Dominica
Map of the Island
Airfare & Hotel Info
Island: Saint Lucia
HOW TO GET THERE
||Flights: American Eagle
has flights that originate in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The regional
carrier, LIAT offers flights to/from Antigua, Barbados, Pointe-à-Pitre,
San Juan into Dominica's main airport Melville Hall. Of the two
airports on the island, Canefield is very close to the capital city of Roseau,
while Melville Hall, is an hour's drive away.
Additionally, charter airlines offer the following
services: FlyMontserrat to/from Montserrat; St. Barth Commuter to/from
Saint Barthélemy; Trans Anguilla Airways to/from Anguilla.
Canefield Airport is served by Dominica Air Taxi which is operated by
Carib Aviation using Twin Otters.
Take Air operates a Czech
built Let 410 from Martinique to Canefield.
In 2006 an airport expansion and upgrade
program began which entailed the expansion of the terminal building to include
a new departure lounge, customs and immigration section and check in area. The
runway and apron was also extended and new night landing and navigational aids
were installed. These enhancements had an extended completion date of
Night landings at the airport began on 20 September 2010; the
first flight, from LIAT, flew from V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua.
The Netherlands Antilles' Winair and Venezuela's Conviasa will also serve
night flights to Melville Hall. (Source: Wikipedia. Thanks Wikipedia and its
Ships: Cruise ships pull into the new docks at Roseau (as does the high-speed interisland
ferry) and Cabrits National Park.
Getting around: Taxis are reliable and reasonable; roads, while often twisty and slow, are
paved and suitable for rental cars. When renting a vehicle, consider a 4-wheel
drive car or truck for off-road driving. A public minibus system is also handy for getting around.