Conde Nast Traveler is a top U.S. travel publication that reaches approximately 5,351,474 unique monthly viewers and Dominica has been named one of Conde Nast Traveler’s “20 Best Places to Go in 2020!” The aim is to compile a list that is geographically diverse but also has points of interest for every traveler, whether you’ll fly for unparalleled stargazing, gorilla spotting in the wild, or shopping in Tangier.
Dominica’s is highlighted for climate resiliency initiatives, influx of new properties and various natural wonders. The tiny, lush island of Dominica sustained intense damage during the passage of Hurricane Maria and remains one of the world’s most vulnerable places in the face of climate change. Dominica is declared to become the first climate-resilient country in the world. This is all in the name of rebranding Dominica as the destination of choice for adventure and nature lovers.
The island has also upgraded amenities to encourage more travelers to visit. The five-star Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica opened in October 2019, and the Anichi Resort & Spa, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, will open in 2020. Romantic Eco lodges Secret Bay and Jungle Bay both reopened this year following major rebuilding. Two new developments were recently announced: Sanctuary Rainforest Eco Resort & Spa will be nestled in the jungle of the Roseau Valley, making it Dominica’s first luxury inland resort; and Tranquility Beach, a Curio Collection by Hilton, will be a 73-room resort with access to two beaches. Flight options are also improving. Air Antilles added more seasonal winter flights from Martinique and Guadalupe, and Silver Airways has started daily flights to Dominica from San Juan, Puerto Rico.