Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica
What We Love
- Decorative frogs that appear across the property, a hat-tip to the island nation’s indigenous amphibians
- Treehouse-like treatment rooms in the property’s indoor-outdoor spa
- Even entry-level rooms here contain either a patio or balcony
- House-made ice cream at the beachfront Kweyol Cafe
What To Know
- The hotel offers its own air service for guests who travel through nearby Antigua and Guadeloupe
- The two-bedroom Presidential Villa has its own butler, pool and small spa
- There is a kids’ club onsite
- The property is Dominica’s first five-star resort
Dominica's first five-star luxury resort on its own peninsula outside Cabrits National Park
Dominica, a rugged West Indies isle known for waterfalls and sulfurous hot springs, took an especially hard hit during 2017’s destructive hurricane season. Despite the damage, The Nature Island is getting back on its feet, thanks, in part, to this upmarket oceanfront getaway, the first Dominican property of its kind. Extensive facilities including four pools, floodlit tennis courts, and an outdoor amphitheater all face a petite black-sand beach. Inside, rooms are sleek, with glass-walled bathrooms and freestanding tubs in addition to thoughtful touches like umbrellas, shoe brushes, and robes. In true high-end beach resort style, the dining options are comprehensive and around-the-clock, ranging from a tropical fruit-laden breakfast buffet (don’t miss the made-to-order omelet station), Creole-inspired lunch offerings, and an elegant pan-Asian dinner menu. For a literal taste of the island, indulge in a “bush rum”—there are 30 fruit-infused varieties to choose from at the bar—at the onsite fire pit.
In the Area
This Lesser Antillean island doesn’t have an international airport, which requires visitors to take connecting flights from a nearby destination such as Puerto Rico, Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, or Barbados. But that also means Dominica is as unvarnished as Caribbean isles come, with the region’s first long-distance walking trail spanning over 100 verdant miles. The hotel concierge can help you pinpoint the best segments, depending on your interests and abilities. Screw’s Sulphur Spa is the island’s most trafficked hot spring, but if you want to ditch the crowds, head to the winding paths and flowerbeds of Ti Kwen Glo Cho instead.