Did you know Dominica is home to two-thirds of all known whale species, making it one of the best locales in the world to see these majestic cetaceans? As of November 13, this fact has taken on even deeper meaning as the island announced the creation of a marine-protected area for sperm whales in our […]Read more
With a new year comes a slew of resolutions that we often find hard to keep. This is where your bucket list comes in—as you delve further into 2018, consider changing your travel imaginations into realizations.Luckily, Dominica is home to boundless adventure, where people from both near and far find an unmatched sense of accomplishment and inner peace when immersed in the island’s natural beauty. Make 2018 the year of fulfilling your wanderlust, of chasing your goals to see and experience the earth’s life-changing bounty. At Fort Young Hotel, we specialize in helping you check off your bucket list ambitions. With canyoning, hiking and waterfall tours within stone’s throw, one’s reveries of adventure are brought to complete fruition.
The island of Dominica is comprised of a remarkable 365 rivers, featuring 12 waterfalls throughout its lush rainforest. In fact, the island is believed to be the last place on earth that Columbus would still recognize. Fort Young Hotel partners with waterfall tour groups who know our country’s landscape better than anyone else. Dip in a hot spring at Trafalgar’s twin drops or clamber across rocks through the rainforest on a 45-minute hike to the dramatic Middleham Falls, which drops 200-feet from the looming cliffs above. Amongst the Nature Island, there are boundless sights to be seen, experienced and memories to be kept forever.
Canyoning, otherwise known as canyoneering or waterfall rappelling, is one of the most fulfilling and exhilarating ways to explore the magical depths of Dominica. Descend into the island’s canyons and discover the lush rainforest and waterfalls within the ins and outs of striking rock structures. Fort Young Hotel’s concierge is happy to arrange a canyoning adventure in which you will put on a wetsuit, harness and helmet and traverse into otherworldly nooks of the Nature Island.
Hiking is the simplest and most rewarding way to explore the island. Fort Young Hotel sits just moments from Dominica’s most sought-after trails, designed for both the timid and ambitious. Whether you wish to join us on a guided walk and learn the history of the island or trailblaze independently, Fort Young Hotel is conveniently located amidst the island’s natural grandeur. Stroll around Roseau’s Victorian buildings and craft market, explore the nearby Botanical Gardens or trek the Waitukubuli Trail—the Caribbean’s longest hiking trail with 14 sections that cover 115 miles of untrammeled rainforest. Here, everything is within easy reach and, as all visitors can attest, entirely eye-opening.