Roseau is the capital and largest city of Dominica, with a population of 16,582. It is a small and compact urban settlement, in the Saint George parish and surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, the Roseau River and Morne Bruce. Roseau has many restaurants, small shops and wonderful views of the mountains (to the east) and the Caribbean Sea (to the west).

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Reggae music blares through the narrow streets while people zip around in the daytime, but at night the city all but empties. Roseau’s streets are lined with historic stone-and-wood buildings in states ranging from ramshackle to elegant.

Roseau is best explored on foot. The most historic section is the French Quarter, south of bustling King George V St.

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Languages: English is the official language of Dominica while French Patois is also common.

flight from London (UK): 8 hours, 50 minutes

Best Time to visit:

When is the best time to go to Roseau? Here’s some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Roseau are January, February, March and April
  • On average, the warmest months are April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months are August and September
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round

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