The Nature Island of the Caribbean is getting its first-ever five-star resort. Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski is set to open in Dominica on Oct. 14. It’s the luxury-hotel brand’s second Caribbean property.
“Bringing this project to fruition is another remarkable milestone for Kempinski Hotels,” resort General Manager Michael Schoonewagen said. “We are especially proud of this property because it will give travelers the chance to experience Dominica like never before by bringing together the timeless opulence of Kempinski with the destination’s pristine, untouched landscape to create a transcendent experience where luxury meets nature.”
Cabrits Resort & Spa has been designed to reflect its natural surroundings. Dominica is a mostly unsettled island with three national parks, two forest reserves and the Syndicate Parrot Reserve. The resort itself is surrounded by Cabrits National Park, hence the name.
In turn, guests will be engulfed in a natural, environmentally friendly atmosphere. Off-property activities include bird-watching, watersports (like snorkeling and diving) and hiking to the world’s second-largest hot spring, one of 365 rivers, a bevy of waterfalls or one of the island’s unique beaches.
Back at the resort, there are 151 guestrooms and suites, each positioned to have an ocean or mountain view. Also available are suites, two-bedroom duplexes and villas. Each room comes with a terrace, climate control, a flat-screen TV, WiFi, in-room espresso machines and a safe.
For those looking for an extensive and more luxurious stay, there is the presidential villa. In addition to its ocean views, there is dedicated butler service, a private-lobby entrance, two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a dining room, a private spa room with a sauna and a terrace with a grill and private pool. Guests staying in the presidential villa can also request a private chef.
For on-property food options, there are three restaurants: Cabrits Market (the resort’s signature restaurant with multiple buffet stations), Kweoyl Beach Café (a Creole beach bar-inspired, sea-view restaurant) and Bonsai (a Pan-Asian alternative). The Rumfire Bar also offers outdoor and indoor seating for guests who want to spend the end of their day sipping on classic cocktails and original concoctions made from local Caribbean products.
Among the resort’s most significant amenities is its 18,000-square-foot Kempinski Spa. The treatment menu is influenced by Dominican culture, and guests can choose from indoor or outdoor experiences.
Cabrits Resort & Spa also offers space for gatherings and celebrations. There is more than 8,000-sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor event space, providing venues on the beach, by a pool or on a lawn. In total, there are four pools, six beach cabanas and two tennis courts. There are also three meeting rooms, a boardroom and an outdoor amphitheater.