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Authentic Island Adventure. Endless Amenities.

Set along the coastline of the Caribbean Sea amidst Dominica’s vibrant capital city, Roseau, our seaside resort pairs warm hospitality and thoughtful amenities with boundless coastal and cultural activities right at your doorstep. Experience world-class diving, whale watching and island wildlife amongst the Caribbean’s longest hiking trail. Meander the island’s thermal spas, 365 rivers, dramatic waterfalls and well-preserved colonial architecture. Refuel over traditional island dishes, relax at the waterfront Zemi Spa or recharge with a guided yoga flow. All of this—and much more—awaits.

  • History

    Set upon Dominica’s most storied property, Fort Young Hotel embraces a rich and soulful history that reinforces the hotel’s welcoming and homely ambiance. While the hotel first opened in 1964, the land upon which it sits dates back to 1699. Having evolved from a military fort to a central police station and, presently, a hotel, the land has been inundated with an undeniable sense of character; a colorful and cultural vibrancy that defines Fort Young Hotel.

  • Values

    At Fort Young Hotel we value offering guests authentic experiences, while incorporating island sustainability at the heart. Let us bring the island to you with an exciting range of planned excursions and experiences utilising locally-owned, managed and run transport and tourism services, creating a sustainable approach to all inclusive travel that benefits the island as a whole, while giving you the ultimate island experience.

    “Guests typically spend more than 50% of their time exploring and experiencing Dominica."

    Authentic Experience

    At Fort Young Hotel, off-property experiences are a natural extension of our guests’ stay. Our highly trained and largely local team ensures that our full-service amenity-rich property is the gateway to exploring Dominica. Spend your days filled with city, land or sea excursions, maximizing the Dominica Experience, while learning about the island’s deep history and culture.

    Sustainable Economic Development

    Our All-Inclusive stay generates a significant, positive impact on the local economy by engaging local service providers to deliver tours and excursions, offering culinary and cultural experiences outside of the hotel so local businesses can benefit, sourcing local food and beverages to supply our on property restaurants, and implementing smart energy and waste practices to ensure a sustainable and low impact on the surrounding natural environment.

  • Location

    Located in Roseau, Dominica’s capital and only “downtown,” Fort Young Hotel sits in the main marina with the ferry port and market just a minute’s walk from its entrance, yet affords its guests a luxurious sense of seclusion. From your room’s oceanfront balcony, the sights and sounds of the capital vanish, replaced by the gentle lapping of waves and endless expanse of the sea and sky. Maximize Fort Young Hotel’s proximity to the island’s most sought-after adventures with the All-Inclusive, Island-Included package that brings guests to the heart of the vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, land and sea excursions and luxury experiences Dominica has to offer.

  • Resort FAQs

    • How do I get there?

      By air: Fly non-stop from Miami International Airport (MIA) on American Airlines. Otherwise, international flights from the U.S. and Europe connect to the island through hubs in Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia, Trinidad, St. Maarten, Guadeloupe, Martinique and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Connecting flights into Dominica are operated by regional airlines LIAT, Silver Airways/Seaborne Airlines, WINAR or Caribbean Airlines. All regional airlines operate code-share or interline agreements with several legacy U.S. and Europe carriers like American Airlines, JetBlue, Delta, British Airways, etc., allowing travellers to book their flights through to Dominica directly through their preferred international airline.

      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 to the island from Cruise Ships berthed at the Bayfront, Woodbridge Bay and Cabrits. Captains of yachts and sailboats can also anchor their private boat 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 and 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 $22.00 USD.

    • Are safe deposit boxes available?

      There are safety deposit boxes located in all of our rooms.

    • What temperatures should I expect?

      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, as well as in public areas, free of charge.

    • What are the check-in and check-out times?

      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 cards do you 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)?

      It is a 5 minute walk to 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 Fort Young Hotel 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?

      It costs $30.00 USD per person for a one-way shuttle service. A private taxi costs $80.00 USD one-way.

    • How many beds are in the rooms?

      Oceanfront Rooms 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. All rooms can accommodate a rollaway bed.

    • What entertainment is recommended for guests?

      Fort Young Hotel hosts Unwine Wednesday every Wednesday at Bala’s Bar and Happy Hour every Friday at Warner’s Bar with live musical entertainment.