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Dominica’s Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort Aims to Raise All-Inclusive Expectations

Curated island adventures are among the many perks at this stylish getaway.

Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort
The setting is everything travelers expect from this beautiful island, but the activities take any vacation to another level. Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort

Set within Dominica’s vibrant capital of Roseau, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort is the island escape many travelers dream of. This intimate, boutique-style resort opened in 1964 and has a storied history—the land first housed a military fort in 1699. But today’s guests are treated to modern luxury amenities with oceanfront rooms that offer breathtaking views and elevated comforts of home.

Now all-inclusive, Fort Young offers guests the vacation experience of a lifetime, all for one easy price. But this is not your typical Caribbean all-inclusive resort, where guests rarely stray off property. Instead, travelers are encouraged to get out and explore, and there’s no shortage of activities on this island where nature is the main attraction.

Visitors can participate in a lionfish catching expedition, hike to Trafalgar Falls and Titou Gorge, relax at a local thermal spa, visit the rainforest, and experience world-class scuba diving right off the resort’s dock. Of course, just relaxing on the tropical beach is always an option. But nature lovers will want to explore the island’s 365 rivers, deep canyons, high-altitude lakes, and volcanic national park.

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Wilderness and water around Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort
The on-site amenities are great, but what’s off property is what truly makes this a special destination. Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort

There’s no shortage of dining options from sophisticated fare to relaxing seaside ambiance, all featuring authentic Dominican cuisine meticulously prepared to showcase the chef’s locally sourced ingredients. Bala’s Bar is the spot to enjoy a sunset cocktail before heading to a candlelit dinner at the resort’s fine dining restaurant. Bala’s Friday Night Cocktails and Conversations invite guests to meet and greet and mingle over libations.

The resort aims to be more community-focused, with an emphasis on sustainability, hence the ‘All-Inclusive, Island-Included’ program. This is the first resort in the Caribbean to focus on cultivating community through a truly immersive experience that engages local service providers to host authentic island tours and excursions, including visits to local artisans and cultural events.

As part of its commitment to sustainability, the resort has implemented smart energy and waste practices to ensure low impact on the surrounding natural environment.

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