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10 Benefits of Sun and Sea: How a Trip to Fort Young Hotel Can Refresh and Revitalize

Vacations are often known for being rejuvenating—but a tropical beach vacation takes everything to a new level (sea level, that is). Below, discover just how beneficial a trip to Fort Young Hotel can be for your mind, body and spirit.

1. Easy to get your daily dose of vitamin D.

In 30 minutes or less, your body absorbs enough sunlight to produce your daily dose of vitamin D. This essential vitamin helps support your immune system and can help with mood regulation—among other health benefits. 

2. Sun exposure helps you sleep better.

Our bodies are controlled by an internal clock that signals to us when it’s time to sleep and helps us fall and stay asleep. That clock is powered by a hormone called melatonin, which is indirectly produced through sun exposure.

3. The beach is a great place for exercise.

The sand and sea lend themselves well to sports of all types. From low-impact activities like walking along the sand or wading in the sea, to higher impact ones like kayaking or beach volleyball—there’s something for everyone.

4. Being at the beach promotes stress relief.

When you think of relaxing, unwinding, and tossing your cares aside, chances are, you picture an idyllic setting like a tropical island paradise. No better place to relax than the shores of Dominica.

5. It’s an adventurer’s paradise as well.

Deep-sea diving, surfing, jet-skiing—the sea is your oyster. Just steps away from the sandy beaches, you’ll find adventure calling in the lush forests as well.

6. Seek out a new perspective (on life).

If there’s one thing 2020 taught us, it’s the value of a change of scenery. Our guests come to Dominica to gain a new perspective—whether that’s literally a pleasing new view or a fresh perspective on your life and the world.

7. Nature is good for your skin.

Salt water has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, which can help with skin healing—while sand is naturally exfoliating, helping to buff away dead or dry skin.

8. The beach is a hot spot for fresh, local food.

Just-caught seafood, tropical fruits, herbs and produce that thrive in the Caribbean climate—all the makings of a satiated belly, happy taste buds, and a relaxed mind.

9. A new environment strengthens your microbiome.

Our bodies all have a unique microbiome—made up of microorganisms (good & bad bacteria) that help protect us and keep us healthy. Diversifying your microbiome—with new bacteria from various environments—can help support your overall health and well-being.

10. It’s easy to connect with the Earth.

The sand and sea (and nearby forest floor) set the scene for the practice of grounding. Taking off your shoes and letting your bare feet connect to the energy of the Earth is beneficial for the mind, body, and soul.

Ready to refresh and revitalize at the beach? Book your stay at Fort Young Hotel.

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