Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get there?
By Air: International flights from US and Europe are connected to the island through hubs in Antigua, Barbados, St. Maarten, Guadeloupe and Martinique and San Juan Puerto Rico. Connecting flights into Dominica are through LIAT which flies out of all of the hubs listed, Seaborne Airline which flies out of San Juan Puerto Rico and BVI Airways which flies out of St. Martin
By Sea: A 300-seat catamaran operated by L’Express des Îles ferries passengers between Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia. Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors arrive on the island from Cruise Ships berthed at the Bayfront, Woodbridge Bay, and Cabrits. Captains of Yachts and Sailboats can also anchor their private yacht at any of the island’s official ports, but they should check in with customs and immigration on arrival
What are the Visa requirements?
Immigration officials require most visitors to Dominica to present a valid passport on arrival. All need to show a return ticket and some need to have a visa. Canadian citizens can show documents certifying proof of citizenship that also bears a photograph, and French nationals can stay for up to two weeks by presenting a valid identification card. Visitors coming from a specified list of countries, who intend to stay for 21 days or less, do not require a visa. Please see our Entry Requirements page for full details
Do your rates include airfare?
No. Our rates only include room accommodation.
What’s the electric current?
220/240 volts, 50 cycles. A transformer may be required for American appliances. Outlets are three prong European style, adapters may be needed.
Are irons available?
All Rooms have irons.
Is the departure tax included?
Departure tax is not included in our rates. Dominica’s departure tax is US$ 22.00.
Are safe deposit boxes available?
There are safety deposit boxes located in all our rooms.
What temperatures should I expect?
Come equipped for sun, and fun! The Caribbean is generally warm all year round. Daytime temperature on average is 82F (28C) and 72F (22C) on average at night.
Is Internet access available?
Wireless Access is available in all rooms free of charge as well as public areas.
What is the check-in and check-out time?
Check-in time is at 3:00 pm and checkout is at 12:00 pm. Guests requiring late checkouts are asked to contact the Front Desk prior to the date in question.
What types of credit card do we accept?
VISA, MasterCard, and American Express
Are you located on a beach?
The hotel overlooks the ocean. The nearest bathing beach is 20 minutes away;
How far away is the hotel from the city (Roseau)?
5 minutes walk from the center of Roseau.
What are some of the attractions around the city?
Roseau is a quaint town featuring French colonial architecture. The Roman Catholic Cathedral is a favorite historical site; the Museum is 2 minutes walk from the Hotel, as are the Botanical Gardens. Morne Bruce is the site of several historical fort buildings and a large cross and cannon overlooking the city (great views of Roseau and the coastline). Trafalgar Falls is a nearby hiking/bathing attraction and some of the best diving and snorkeling sites are 15 minutes by boat from our jetty.
Does the Fort Young have an airport shuttle service?
We are happy to arrange airport transfers when requested.
How much does a taxi cost from Melville Hall Airport to the Hotel?
US$30.00 per person one-way for shuttle service. Private Taxi costs US$80.00 one-way.
How many beds are in the rooms?
All suites have one king size bed, and can accommodate a rollaway bed. Ocean Fronts and Deluxe Oceanfront rooms may have 1 king size bed or 2 full size beds, Fort Rooms each have 1 King/queen-sized bed or two twin beds
What entertainment is recommended for guests?
The Fort Young hosts a weekly Manager’s Rum Punch party and Barbeque on Monday evenings. We also feature a Unwine Wednesday every Wednesday and Cocktails and Conversations every Friday with live musical entertainment.
What are the airlines coming into Dominica?
Liat, Seaborne and BVI Airways. International Connections are through San Juan Puerto Rico, Antigua, Bridgetown Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Martin.