Dominica is located in the eastern Caribbean, between the French Islands of Guadeloupe (which lies to the north) and Martinique (which lies to the south).
The island is sparsely populated with around 70,000 people inhabiting its 289.5 square miles. A significant portion of the population lives in and around the capital city, Roseau. Dominica is an arcadia of unspoiled nature. Tropical forest coats two thirds of the island, which nourishes 1,200 plant species. Rivers, lakes, streams, and waterfalls abound, fed by the islands high annual rainfall.
The island is one of only a couple in the Caribbean still with populations of the pre-Columbian Carib Indians. About 80% of the population is Roman Catholic.
Dominica has two airports: the Canefield Airport and the Melville Hall Airport. The Canefield Airport, which is 15 minutes from Roseau, is the smaller of the two. Melville Hall, which is one and a half hours from the city, is much bigger but is not an international airport. Capitol Air offers Private Charter flights to both airports on Dominica from St. Thomas or any of our other Caribbean Destinations.