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Fort Young Hotel: Your Trailhead to Dominica’s Unparalleled Hiking Paradise

Nestled along the tranquil Caribbean coastline in Roseau, Fort Young Hotel stands as more than just a place to stay; it’s your trailhead to an extraordinary exploration of Dominica’s untamed beauty. Dominica, shaped by volcanic forces, unfolds a rugged landscape of steep tracks through tropical rainforests, inviting hikers, climbers, and bird enthusiasts to embark on a unique journey.

Discover Hidden Gems Beyond the Beaten Path

Venture into the heart of Dominica’s lush rainforests and discover hidden gems beyond the beaten path. The Jaco Steps, an ode to a courageous escaped slave, carve into a high plateau. As you ascend, consider making a meaningful stop at a farmhouse, supporting the local family that maintains the track. Cooling off in a tributary, walking along the Layou River, and reaching the Bells Schoolhouse create an enriching experience that sets the stage for further exploration.

Waitukubuli National Trail: Your Odyssey Through Nature

Dominica’s first long-distance hiking trail, the Waitukubuli National Trail, unfolds a 115-mile odyssey from south to north. Divided into fourteen segments, this trail introduces you to the island’s original indigenous beauty, described by Christopher Columbus as he crumpled a ball of paper. Lofty peaks, precipitous valleys, and riotous rainforest vegetation accompany you on this trek. Embrace the challenge and consider the wisdom of a local guide for navigating the steep, corrugated landscape.

Morne Diablotin National Park: A Symphony of Nature’s Bounty

In the northern mountain ranges lies Morne Diablotin National Park, established to protect the habitat of the endangered sisserou parrot. Spanning 8,242 acres, the park unveils Dominica’s highest peak at 4,747 feet, shrouded in cool mist, cloud forest moss, ferns, and spindly trees. Start your exploration on the Syndicate Natural Trail, winding through tropical rainforests, offering a symphony of bird songs for avid bird watchers.

Boiling Lake: A Dramatic Natural Cauldron

Embark on a breathtaking journey to the heart of Morne Trois Pitons National Park, where the Boiling Lake, a deep, flooded fumarole, awaits. Traversing steep rainforested river valleys and skirting mudpots veiled in steam, the 8.1-mile roundtrip is best experienced with a local guide. Respect trail closures and heed the warning against swimming in the lake, as the temperature fluctuations pose potential dangers.

Titou Gorge: Nature’s Water Wonderland Beckons

Nestled in the rainforest leading to the famous Boiling Lake, Titou Gorge beckons with cool, deep waters and smooth cliff walls formed by molten lava. With water shoes and a flotation device, you can journey upstream through a series of pools, culminating in a mesmerizing waterfall. Perhaps you recognize this spot from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, where portions of the movie were filmed, adding a touch of cinematic magic to your adventure.

Trafalgar Falls: Nature’s Majestic Cascade Awaits

Embark on an easy, 10-minute trail to Trafalgar Falls in Morne Trois Pitons National Park. Witness the grandeur of Father (279 feet) and Mother (131 feet) Falls, where the path stops at a viewing platform. Dare to descend and bathe in the pools, navigating cautiously over slippery rocks for a close encounter with nature’s majestic cascade.

Fort Young Hotel serves as your oasis of comfort after each day’s exploration, offering a seamless blend of adventure and relaxation. Book your stay now and elevate your Dominica adventure beyond the ordinary, where every step tells a unique story of this untouched paradise.

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It is with heavy hearts that we honor the life and legacy of Phillip Nassief, the visionary behind Fort Young Hotel (1986) Ltd. whose profound influence positively impacted Dominica’s economic and social landscape. Phillip passed away on April 28th, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of entrepreneurship, generosity, and community spirit. After completing his education at […]

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Welcome to Fort Young Hotel, a hidden gem nestled along the Caribbean coastline in the heart of Roseau, Dominica. Unveiling the island’s rich heritage, this boutique 100-room hotel stands proudly as a living testament to Dominica’s natural wonders. With its unique history as a transformed British Fort, Fort Young Hotel seamlessly integrates the old and […]

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Exciting news for travelers looking to explore the natural wonders of Dominica! American Airlines has announced a significant increase in flight service to the “Nature Island,” making it easier than ever to experience our Caribbean gem and sought-after resort. Starting this summer, American Airlines will offer daily nonstop flights from Miami to Dominica, a substantial […]

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