Are you in need of a vacation in paradise? Then you need to come to Dominica with its beauty unspoilt. Culture preserved. It is a diver’s dream and a hiker’s paradise. Dominica is the trailhead to adventure and discovery, unlike any other Caribbean destination. Its volcanic peaks, boiling waters and underwater champagne springs. Sparkling waterfalls, rushing streams and rainforest canopies. The celebrations of music, art and flowers. Its nature’s island. It is your Dream vacation!
Dominica is an island for travelers and adventurers rather than for those who like their pleasures manicured and tamed. As a visitor, one participates in the life of the islands and enjoys its natural gifts of sea, river and mountains as the islanders do, whether on foot, by bus or car.
Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" for its unspoiled natural beauty. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world's second-largest boiling lake. The island features lush mountainous rainforests, home of many rare plant, animal, and bird species. There are xeric areas in some of the western coastal regions, but heavy rainfall can be expected inland. The Sisserou Parrot (also known as the Imperial Amazon), the island's national bird, is featured on the national flag. Dominica's economy is heavily dependent on tourism, agriculture and heavy taxation.
Christopher Columbus named the island after the day of the week on which he spotted it, a Sunday (dominica in Latin), November 3, 1493. In the hundred years after Columbus's landing, Dominica remained isolated, and even more Caribs settled there after being driven from surrounding islands as European powers entered the region. France formally ceded possession of Dominica to the United Kingdom in 1763. The United Kingdom then set up a government and made the island a colony in 1805.
The emancipation of African slaves occurred throughout the British Empire in 1834, and, in 1838, Dominica became the first British Caribbean colony to have a legislature controlled by a black majority. In 1896, the United Kingdom reassumed governmental control of Dominica, turning it into a Crown colony. Half a century later, from 1958 to 1962, Dominica became a province of the short-lived West Indies Federation. In 1978, Dominica became an independent nation.
Come see our Indigenous People and go back in time as they unfold the history of Dominica which is called Waiti-kubuli, in their native language.
TRAVEL TO DOMINICA
International flights from US and Europe arrive through hubs in Antigua, Barbados, St. Maarten, Guadeloupe and Martinique. A second airport accommodates smaller intra-regional flights. Dominica’s numerous ports are accessed by Cruise lines, and a 300-foot catamaran ferry from neighboring islands.
The Fort Young Hotel Experience Dominica’s Premier Hotel
The Fort Young Hotel offers you an authentic and extra-ordinary experience. Maybe it’s the warm Dominican welcome, or perhaps the charming mix of historic elegance and contemporary design including infinity pool, spa and duty free shopping. It probably has a lot to do with the combination of fine dining, luxury and comfort. Whatever it is that makes the Fort Young Hotel such a favourite with leisure and business guests, you need to come and experience it for yourself. Book a room, relax and enjoy the moment.
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