The capital of Roseau has many restaurants, small shops and wonderful views of the mountains to the east and the Caribbean Sea to the west. The town hums with the sounds of vehicles, Caribbean accents, and minor commerce e.g. pavement BBQs, vendors selling clothing in street stalls.

An old British Fort is located on the north-west coast at Portsmouth. A small fee may be charged. Expect to spend 1-2 hours at the site.

Scotts Head is a small isthmus on the southern tip of the island. It is also the name of the small community located there. It takes about one hour to drive from Roseau each way. Scotts Head is a great place to hike up the steep outcrop, which offers a wonderful view of the south-west coast of Dominica and the Caribbean Sea and even the island of Martinique to the south.