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On track to become the first climate-resilient nation in the world and most recently named a top destination to visit in 2020 by Condé Nast Traveler, Dominica remains unspoilt by the impacts of mass tourism and offers an ethical, environmentally supportive option for travelers. Embraced by lush foliage and secluded beaches throughout, the island fosters one’s most dream-like fascinations. With world-class diving, whale watching and boundless wildlife amongst the Caribbean’s longest hiking trail and only natural World Heritage site, Dominica realizes adventurous living amidst untrammeled natural splendour. Meander the island’s thermal spas, 365 rivers, dramatic waterfalls, well-preserved colonial architecture and the last remaining home of the indigenous Kalinago peoples: all of this and much more can be experienced while staying at Fort Young.

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  • History of Dominica

    As a hidden treasure, Dominica prides itself on its well-preserved cultural heritage, natural attractions and incomparable hospitality. With 365 rivers, never-ending hiking trails, the second-largest boiling lake in the world, three national parks, relics of pre- and post-Columbian antiquity, colorful tropical gardens, and active volcanic habitats, Dominica’s natural heritage is an untouched gem of the Caribbean, waiting for you to experience.

  • About

    Dominica is most known for its deep waters and lush landscape, but what makes Dominica stand out among other locations is its deep rooted cultural history and preserved sites. Naming the island ‘Waitukubuli’—meaning “tall is her body”—to reflect the mountainous and elegant fertile land, Dominica is home to the largest native population in the region, with around 2,000 indigenous Kalinago people still living on the island, which keeps the cultural history and awareness alive. A representation of a pre-Columbian village, the Kalinago Barana Auté is one of the island’s most rich cultural attractions.

  • Our Local City

    Dominica’s capital and largest city, Roseau, was built upon the site of the ancient Kalinago village, making it the oldest and most significant urban settlement in Dominica. Served by the Canefield and Douglas-Charles Airports as well as Dominica’s exclusive ferry terminal, and near to the famed Botanical Gardens, Boiling Lake, Morne Trois Pitons National Park, natural thermal spas and scenic plateaus, Fort Young Hotel’s location in the capital makes it the ideal home base for visitors to explore Dominica’s cultural vibrancy.

  • Getting Here

    Dominica is served by two airports: Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM) and Canefield Airport (DCF). Most visitors will arrive through Douglas-Charles Airport, which is the the larger of the two and accommodates commercial airlines, located approximately 55 minutes from the capital city of Roseau. Canefield Airport, 15 minutes from Roseau, primarily facilitates courier services.

    Book non-stop from the U.S. Miami International Airport (MIA) to Dominica (DOM) on American Airlines. Other international flights from the U.S. and Europe connect to the island via surrounding hubs in Antigua (ANU), Barbados (BGI), St. Lucia (SLU), Trinidad (POS), St. Maarten (SXM), Puerto Rico (SJU), Guadeloupe (PTP) and Martinique (FDF).

    American Airlines provides non-stop service from Miami (MIA). Silver Airways / Seaborne Airlines provides non-stop service from San Juan (SJU). Caribbean Airlines offers non-stop or direct flights from Barbados (BGI) and Trinidad (POS), as well as connecting flights including international routes from Toronto (YYZ) and New York (JFK). Leeward Island Air Transport (LIAT) offers direct flights from Antigua (ANU), Barbados (BGI), St. Lucia (SLU), St Maarten (SXM), San Juan (SJU), and Guadeloupe (PTP), as well as other connecting flights across their 22 island network. Windward Island Airways (WINAIR) offers daily flights from San Juan (SJU) and St Maarten (SXM). 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.