Dominica’s Hotels Are Making a Comeback

dominica roomsThe pool deck at the Fort Young has become one of the most happening spots on the island.

By Alexander Britell

Dominica’s impressive tourism recovery has extended to its hotel sector, according to a media briefing on the heels of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference in Nassau this week.

Out of 962 rooms on the island, 484 are now available, according to Director of Tourism Colin Piper.

That represents about 57 percent of the total as of this summer.

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The sky pool at the Fort Young in Dominica.

That includes the Fort Young hotel, which has partially reopened as its works to complete a significant transformation project, along with the luxe boutique the Pagua Bay House, among others.

And then there is the wave of new hotel development coming to Dominica, from the soon-to-debut Kempinski (slated to open its doors in 2019) to the new Anichi to the reimagined Jungle Bay.

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The new Kempinski project in Dominica.

In the interim, the Fort Young has become the de facto hub of the island’s tourism sector.

— CJ

 

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