The Full Packing Guide for an Unforgettable Trip to Fort Young Hotel

Your trip to Fort Young Hotel is booked and we can’t wait to welcome you to the abundant experiences that lie through our doors. But, before you head out, there’s one more important task you need to accomplish—packing. Preparing for a trip is as exhilarating as it is complicated, but to help your packing experience go a little smoother, we’ve created the ultimate guide. Below, you will find packing essentials based on every feature of Fort Young. Whether you have every minute of your stay planned, or you’re going with the flow, this list will surely inspire your packing feat.

For Relaxing

Relaxing is what we do best at Fort Young. You are on vacation, and one of your biggest priorities might be to get some much needed R&R. Whether you wish to relax in our infinity pool and jacuzzi, indulge in a spa treatment from the Zemi Spa, or partake in a rejuvenating yoga class, here are a few essentials that should be on your relaxation packing list:

Clothing
  • Yoga pants and tops
  • Swimsuit
  • Beach/pool coverup
  • Sun hat
Accessories
  • Beach/pool tote
  • Waterproof sunscreen
  • Face sunscreen
  • Portable speaker
  • Headphones
Pre-Travel Prep
  • Find a new book or audiobook
  • Create a new playlist with vacation jams

For Families

Dominica presents the perfect backdrop for your family to treasure forever. Our hotel is family friendly, creating a space for parents and kids to have an amazing vacation. There are areas meant for mom and dad, as well as our very own kid’s club, Cannonball. From the rooms to the menus, we cater to your family’s every needs at At Fort Young. If you’re traveling to Dominica with your family, here are a few must-have packing items that you should be sure to add to your luggage.

Clothing
  • Swimsuits
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Activewear
  • Casual wear
  • Sandals
  • Sneakers
Accessories
  • Goggles
  • Floaties
  • Sunscreen
Pre-Travel Prep
  • Prep for downtime with cards, games and your children’s favorite activities.

For Adventure

If you’re coming to Dominica, there is no doubt that you have an adventurous spirit. The lush green landscape and crystal clear waters are filled with endless opportunities for exploration that are calling your name. Fort Young Hotel offers a myriad of activities to appeal to those of all ages, including whale watching, snorkeling, gentle hikes and more. If these adventures are on your bucket list in Dominica, here are a few essentials that will make these experiences even better.

Clothing
  • Good sneakers/athletic shoes
  • Compact rain jacket
  • Breathable athletic clothing
  • Backpack/day pack
  • Water shoes
Accessories
  • Ear plugs
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera/camera gear
  • Hat
  • Reusable water bottle
Pre-Travel Prep
  • Empty memory cards to ensure you have maximum photo storage
  • Charge and prep electronics for weather-specific circumstances
  • Familiarize yourself with the history of Dominica through the land and the sea surrounding Fort Young.

Forget something? Fear not! Fort Young’s Dive Shop carries water shoes, snorkeling equipment and most anything you could desire for your grand Dominica adventures.

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