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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.


Built to protect the island, Fort Young Hotel has always commanded a position like no other. Located in Roseau, Dominica’s capital and only “downtown,” it sits in the main marina with the ferry port and market just a minute’s walk from its entrance. Fort Young Hotel has ideal exposure to Dominica’s vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and activity in the marina, yet affords its guests a luxurious sense of seclusion. From your room’s balcony, the sights and sounds of the capital vanish, replaced by the gentle lapping of waves and endless expanse of the sea and sky.



While Fort Young Hotel’s peerless location and natural environment are amenities in and of themselves, we offer an array of luxuries to enhance your stay. Whether you wish to relax in our infinity pool and jacuzzi, partake in a strengthening yoga class or embark upon a day of underwater adventure, with all gear available at our Dive Shop, your stay at Fort Young Hotel is bound to be full.


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.


From the moment you and your family arrive at Fort Young Hotel, we can ensure a Dominican holiday to treasure forever. The hotel features several adjoining rooms to accommodate larger families, as well as the Cannonball Kids Club and child-friendly meals offered in all restaurants and cafes. Additionally, Fort Young Hotel offers a myriad of activities to appeal to those of all ages, including whale watching, snorkeling, gentle hikes and more. We pride ourselves on accommodating the needs of each family in our care, so you are sure to leave Fort Young Hotel with countless memories, made together.


Fort Young Hotel evokes an unrivaled ambiance of romance that is both inherent to its setting and fulfilled by the hotel’s curated services. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, honeymoon or wedding, Fort Young Hotel will go above and beyond to cater to you and yours. Unwind with an in-room couple’s treatment or adventure into the rainforest to bathe in a natural spa. After a day of both exploration and respite, indulge in cocktails and dinner at the illustrious Palisades Restaurant. Your opportunities in pursuit of passion are endless.

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Boasting a unique location in the heart of the capital with idyllic sea views, Fort Young Hotel provides an inspirational setting for anyone wishing to conduct business in Dominica. Located in the marina, where the ferry is able to connect you to neighbouring islands, and an hour’s drive away from the main airport, the hotel is situated in both a convenient and stunning locale. Fort Young Hotel has the widest range of spaces available for meetings in all of Dominica, from the largest meeting space on the island (complete with dedicated secretariat), to intimate boardrooms and waterfront private dining.

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The opportunities for exploration around Fort Young Hotel, and throughout the Nature Island, are limitless. Whether you scour Dominica’s volcanic shallows for colourful fish or Portsmouth’s vibrant Saturday Farmer’s Market for fresh local fruit, the island offers rich rewards for every explorer. Some guests spend all day unearthing the natural and cultural wonders of Dominica and unwind with delicious fare, live music and the comforts of home away from home by night.



Dominica is one of the most coveted destinations worldwide for diving; and, Fort Young Hotel just so happens to sit moments away from the island’s wide array of sites. Our dive concierge accommodates both beginners and deep sea thrill-seekers, offering matchless access to, as we say, the wonder of down under.

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Island Hopping

Once you’ve arrived on the Nature Island, it’s likely you will not want to leave. Dominica offers ceaseless experiences and memories to be made; however, if you wish to island hop, Fort Young Hotel is a mere one minute walk from the ferry terminal. Here, you can board a 300 or 400 seat catamaran and travel just one hour amongst the islands of Guadeloupe, St. Lucia and Martinique. Our concierge is happy to arrange tickets and offer recommendations for what to do and see while visiting our neighbours.

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