Remember if it were easy to get there...it would look like the rest of the Caribbean!
Dominica has two airports: Melville Hall (code: DOM) is the larger of the two and approximately 60 minute drive from Roseau. Canefield (code: DCF) is smaller but only 15 minutes from Roseau.
The two primary gateways to Dominica are San Juan via AA and Seaborne and St Marteen via a number of carriers and WinAir. There are many connections options to Dominica. Most are listed below:
- WinAir (the most reliable and the best carrier option from SXM to DOM). This is the carrier we use for our charter air contract via Single Divers.com
- LIAT and Hummingbird Air also offer connections to DOM from SXM.
- Caribbean Regional hubs include: Antigua, San Juan, St. Lucia, St. Marteen (SXM), Tortola and Barbados.
- SD CHARTER - SD has once again arranged a charter flight from SXM to DOM and back for $410(full price) $397(cash discounted price) with taxes USD round trip.
NOTE to book a seat using our contract air you MUST BOOK A ROUND TRIP FLIGHT AND PAY IN FULL WHEN YOU BOOK. The various flight options are included in our shopping cart add-on's including a week 1 air option, a week 2 air option and a both weeks air option.
You will need AT LEAST 2 hrs in SXM to do the transfer to DOM when arriving and to your US arriving airport when departing. The WinAir flight will depart at 4:15 pm so you need to be in SXM by 2pm at the latest and preferably as much earlier as you can. We will leave DOM at 9:45 arriving in DOM at 10:45 so plan on int'l flights from SXM from 1pm or later.
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Please give yourself AT LEAST 2 hrs and no less than 1hr50min to arrive/depart in San Marteen, as you’ll need to clear customs, collect your bags, go to the ticket counter, pay your departure tax of $10-35, clear customs again, go thru TSA and then reach the boarding gate.
Drive time from DOM airport to Castle Comfort is approximately 1 hour.
LIAT is often a cheaper option but it is also the least timely of all air options into DOM. Please allow plenty of buffer i.e. arriving a day early when flights are less full and/or a missed or delayed connection will not as adversely impact your trip. Many members have success with LIAT if they get trip insurance AND they do not travel on the weekends i.e Saturday. (Going home does not matter as much if you are delayed or your bags do not arrive)
Many divers choose to book their own air so they can use frequent flyer miles, their preferred carrier or because they have more time to search out deals. If you wish for SingleDivers.com to research and/or book your airfare ticket for you we are happy to do so for a $30 administrative fee. (This fee does not apply to booking the charter air for you).
SD Charter from SXM – as charter arrangements are currently being finalized, please check back here for specific restrictions once advised from the airline. As with all small aircraft, baggage is limited. Please plan and pack accordingly.
WinAir (OUR CONTRACT CARRIER) also allows 1 piece of free baggage – less than 50lbs/23k. WinAir has a very TIGHT carryon allowance.
LIAT offers 1 piece of free baggage – less than 50lbs/23k and 1 allowable carryon – less than 15lbs/7k. For baggage specifics please check the web link below.
Transfers are included from the Dominica Airport to the hotel and back again. The ride from the airport to the island is approx 1 hour. Int'l flights require you be at the airport 2 hrs in advance.
Do keep approx $35 EC or $26US for your exit tax out of the country. PLEASE USE ONLY CLEAN, CRISP, UNMARKED BILLS
Dominica is a country that is easy to fly in and out of for Americans and most Europeans. You only need a passport for legal entry and exit WITH 6 months left on it after your return date along with adequate pages to allow it to be stamped.