Dominica’s Secret Bay, a Bucket-List Caribbean Hotel, Is Open Again

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By Alexander Britell It began in 2011, a personal real estate project that turned into a dream hotel that turned into one of the Caribbean’s bucket-list travel experiences. A little over a year ago, Hurricane Maria came, and Dominica’s halo […]


A New Look (And a New Leading Chef) at Dominica's Signature Eatery

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor It’s the place to eat, the place to be, the place to be seen in Dominica, and it just got even better. The Palisades restaurant at Dominica’s Fort Young hotel has officially relaunched, with a […]


Dominica, the Caribbean’s Adventure Island

By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton We’re somewhere in the Roseau Valley, stopped on a cliffside, looking out at imposing, massive green mountains and a scattering of homes dotted on the lowlands. We’ve been spending the day winding on these […]


Dominica's Hotels Are Making a Comeback

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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 […]

Secret Bay, the Caribbean’s Most Anticipated Reopening of 2018

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By Dana Niland CJ Contributor It’s almost certainly the most anticipated hotel reopening of 2018 in the Caribbean: Dominica’s iconic Secret Bay. And the legendary eco-luxe retreat will be unveiling a host of changes and upgrades to the property when […]

Dominica’s Jungle Bay Planning 2019 Return

By the Caribbean Journal staff It was once one of Dominica’s signature places to stay: an eco-lodge, a hotel in harmony with the island’s magnificent natural landscape. And while last year’s hurricanes meant a new direction, Dominica’s Jungle Bay is […]


A New Dominica-Guadeloupe Ferry

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By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to island hop in some of the Eastern Caribbean’s most exotic destinations. The new Val Ferry began operating between Dominica and Guadeloupe last month, complementing existing ferry service by popular operator […]

Dominica’s Kempinski Hotel Project Is on Track for 2019 Debut

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By Alexander Britell It was perhaps the most spectacular hotel opening in the Caribbean that no one knew about. Last year, Swiss luxury hotel brand Kempinski opened the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski in Havana, a five-star stunner that was one […]

Air Antilles Adding New Flights to Dominica

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By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to fly to the Caribbean’s Nature Island. Caribbean carrier Air Antilles is adding two new flights from Guadeloupe to Dominica, with the new service set to launch Nov. 1. The flights […]


The 10 Best Caribbean Snorkeling Hotels

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It’s one of the most popular activities for travelers to the Caribbean — snorkeling. There’s just something about grabbing a mask and fins and exploring reefs, coves and beaches that calls on the adventurer in all of us. But while you […]

VIDEO: Discovering the New Dominica

By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton DOMINICA – It’s the brightest hour of the late afternoon and everyone is in the water, looking out at stunning green mountains and blue sea. We’re all at the new infinity pool at the Fort […]

Kempinski Names GM for Dominica Hotel Project

By the Caribbean Journal staff Global luxury hotel brand Kempinski has named a general manager for its highly-anticipated hotel in Dominica. The company has appointed Michael J. Schoonewagen to the role, in which he will open the hotel and help […]


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