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Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort is getting a fresh, new look in November 2023, and with its extensive reimagination comes a collection of 60 brand-new rooms — bringing the resort’s total room count to 100. Among the new rooms are Fort Mountain View rooms and Fort Ocean View rooms, each spectacular in their own right. From beautifully designed interiors to impeccable views, here’s everything you can look forward to. Plus, we are now accepting reservations! Book your getaway and be among the first to experience our reimagined retreat.
Inside The Fort Mountain View & Ocean View Rooms
The Fort Mountain View rooms offer breathtaking views of Dominica’s capital and the surrounding mountains while The Fort Ocean View rooms feature private balconies from which to enjoy the sea breeze and stunning sunsets. Both room categories are furnished with one king bed or two double beds, along with all the modern luxuries one desires. Plus, they can even be interconnected, providing flexibility for families and groups.
A Landmark Setting
The resort’s new guest rooms are located on the newly constructed and renovated historic section of the property. Adhering to the principle of maintaining the smallest possible footprint, the rooms have been carefully positioned within the central area of the original Rampart wall — a key element of the fort fabric that was further revealed during the renovation.
By orienting the rooms vertically, we’re able to provide guests with coveted vistas overlooking the resort and various landmarks turned amenities — from the Old Oven and soon-to-be Art Gallery, seaside-facing flagpole that will be our new Compass Fitness Center, and historic barracks that will be repurposed into our Marquis Bar & Lounge.
The design of the new room interiors is inspired by the 17th century creole architecture of Roseau, with its colourful geometric woodwork that adorns building facades and interiors, and the historic Fort, first constructed of wooden walls of pointed stakes called ‘palisades.’ The colour palette includes robust dark tones and nature-inspired elements balanced with the rustic feel of the old fort.
Dominica and the fort’s history are thoughtfully woven into the aesthetics, including wallpaper that showcases Fort Young in 1778 at the time of the French occupation when it was called Fort De la Reine, and Dominica’s national anthem being featured on the shower wall. Further, the room fabrics feature a touch of heritage-rich materiality that lends tactility and character to the palette and references to the history and locality of the old fort and the Dominican culture.
Can’t wait to experience the resort’s new rooms and amenities? Get in touch to reserve your stay now.