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03 Dec

Taking A Minibus From Roseau To The Emerald Pool, Dominica

Tour Buses Dominica Museum Roseau Dominica

Street Tour Buses Roseau Dominica

Emerald Pool Tour Dominica

Massacre Tour Dominica

Rock Formations Tour Roseau Emerald Pool Dominica

No trip to Dominica is complete without a trip to the lush interior. If you walk along the street beside the Dominica Museum/Tourist Information, you’ll find many bus drivers looking for your business. To cut the cost, we shared a minibus with a British couple to go to the Emerald Pool and back. It cost $15 per person. The driver is simply that, a driver. He isn’t a tour guide, and when instructed, he’ll take you to your destination via the shortest route. There are two main routes to the Emerald Pool. We asked to go a different route on the way back to Roseau. We also asked to stop to take pictures of the mural in the small town of Massacre, and to take some photos of the different rock formations.

21 Nov

Fort Young Hotel, Roseau, Dominica

Fort Young Hotel Roseau Dominica

Fort Young Hotel, on the outskirts of Roseau but easily within walking distance, is a historical hotel. It incorporates some of the walls from the original fort but has been destroyed by hurricanes and rebuilt.

03 Nov

Dominica Museum / Visitor Information, Roseau, Dominica

Dominica Museum Visitor Information Side View Roseau

Rainbow Dominica Museum Visitor Information Roseau History

Craft Market Dominica Museum Visitor Information Roseau

Sign Dominica Museum Visitor Information Roseau Dominica

Visitor information in Roseau is easily found right across from the cruise terminal. It is well worth a visit, simply for the displays alone. The helpfulness of the employees was wonderful also. We visited Dominica this second time on a rainy, windy day. The hubby asked about snorkling and the employee was upfront and honest, advising that visibility was poor and there were other things he might wish to do in Dominica. She gave us a list of sites to see on a budget and directed us to transportation.

Behind the building is a craft market, handy if you’re looking for little trinkets and post cards.

(As per Sign)

Dominica Museum

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Visitor Information Centre

Building History

This building originally served as the Market House for the old Roseau Market place. It was constructed in 1811 on the site of an earlier wooden building dating from 1765. The offices of the town and market wardens were upstairs. This lower floor was a fish market and boats were dragged from the beach right into the building. Later it served as Dominica’s first General Post Office, and as the fire station and town council offices. In 1995 it was turned into the Visitor Information Centre and Dominica Museum.

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