Caribbean Hotel Perched on Cliff Overlooking the Sea
Dominica, a small island nation in the Lesser Antilles, is often known as the "Nature Island of the Caribbean" for its unspoiled, almost primeval landscape. The terrain is characterized by lush rainforests, volcanic mountains, bubbling lakes, and pristine beaches. Guests of the seaside Fort Young Hotel are ideally situated to enjoy these natural attributes. Whale-watching, snorkeling, and diving tours are available, and the hotel's location promises stunning views from the guest rooms.
The romantic Waterfront Restaurant incorporates fresh seafood into Caribbean and international dishes. Traditional offerings on the menu include gumbo-like callaloo soup and creole-style lamb. During happy hour on Friday nights, locals and guests mingle as they listen to live music and sample tropical drinks made with island rum. If you'd like to experience the dining scene in Roseau's city center, it's only a five-minute walk away.
Though the rocky shores abutting the hotel aren't suitable for swimming, you can take to the waters of the infinity pool and jacuzzi tubs or stop by the tour desk to book a shuttle (for an extra fee) to the closest swimming beach. Helpful staff members at the tour desk can also help you sign up for activities such as waterfall hikes and tubing trips along the Indian River.
Roseau, Dominica: Capital of the Caribbean's "Nature Island"
Dominica sits between Guadeloupe and Martinique in the arc of small Caribbean islands known as the Lesser Antilles. Dominica is one of the most mountainous islands in the chain, and more than half of it is covered in dense tropical rainforest. A host of nature trails allows hikers to discover the treasures hidden deep under the canopy, including waterfalls and the second-largest thermally active lake in the world, Boiling Lake. Roseau, the capital city, is within walking distance of Fort Young Hotel and features many examples of French Colonial architecture. Popular attractions include the botanical gardens, the large cross and cannon overlooking the city, and a number of bars and restaurants.