In Dominica, A New Kind of Caribbean All-Inclusive Vacation

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The Caribbean’s Nature Island is about to get its first-ever all-inclusive resort experience.

But it’s also getting a new kind of all-inclusive vacation. 

Roseau’s signature Fort Young Hotel and Dive Resort is launching a new all-inclusive program, one it bills as an “all-inclusive, island included” experience. 

That means it’s not just about traditional all-inclusive offerings like food and beverage — uniquely, the Fort Young all-inclusive program will give guests access to everything from lion fish catching expeditions to hiking and waterfall exploration. 

The pool deck at the Fort Young.

“Fort Young Hotel has always been a gateway to Dominica’s incredible sights and landmarks so it was a natural evolution for us to introduce this All-Inclusive, Island-Included offering,” said Dinesh Kissoon, Fort Young’s general manager. “We wanted to offer travelers to Dominica a truly seamless, effortless and authentic way to experience the local culture, land and sea unlike ever before. Doing an all-inclusive with island included is a way of engaging our community and gives guests a more robust and immersive experience, creating a more sustainable and symbiotic ecosystem.” 

While the 40-room hotel (that number will soon expand to 100 rooms) is not going completely all-inclusive, the program is available to guests who stay for a minimum of five nights, according to the property. 

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So what else is included? 

Round-trip airport transfers, two 60-minute massages, two 60-minute yoga sessions, national park entrance fees, unlimited scuba diving and even cocoa tea and juice at local eateries, among other inclusions. 

The included excursions range from hiking to Trafalgar Falls to a guided walking tour of Roseau. 

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It’s part of a strategy to reshape the all-inclusive concept, according to Fort Young. 

“By involving independent tour providers and local food and beverage outlets, the new model will cater to guests while also supporting the community at large,” the property said. 

It’s a significant boost for Dominica’s hotel product, and another selling point ahead of what will likely be a game-changing event for the island later this year when American Airlines’ launches its first-ever nonstop flights to Dominica. 

For more, visit Fort Young

— CJ