Eco adventure: Kempinski Dominica
Cabrits Resort & Spa
The lush, unspoiled island of Dominica the Caribbean’s best-kept secret. Unexposed to mass tourism, the island is perfect for eco-adventurers and escaping the hustle of everyday life. On this sun ridden paradise, largely covered by mountains and tropical rainforests, you’ll find Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica, a genuine Pearl of Paradise.
Located in Douglas Bay on the northwest side of the island, the resort is hidden away on a peninsula at the northern end of Dominica. Adjacent to the majestic Cabrits National Park and overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the resort guarantees peace and quiet during your stay. It is only a short distance away from some of the most breath-taking natural sights on the island including hot springs, waterfalls, rivers and canyons.
The Cabrits Resort has rooms to make even the most spoiled traveller jump for joy. But the grandest one of them all is the truly luxurious Presidential Villa. Unrivalled by its in amenities, this outstanding villa covers 426 m2 and features two large bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious living room, outdoor dining area and kitchen, private pool and sunbed, a private spa room with a sauna, and large windows with majestic panoramic views across Douglas Bay and the sparkling Caribbean Sea.
And the food. Oh my, the food. The resort offers four fabulous restaurants. Having spent his youth on his family farm, Executive Chef Senthil keenly understands the true meaning of “farm-to-table.”
Staying true to his roots, Chef Senthil is committed to serving only the freshest produce and ingredients to his guests. “Me and my team have planted our own tropical garden of pineapples, lettuce, chilli, thyme and rosemary, which guests may visit,” he proudly says. “Small nearby farms supply us with free-range poultry that is raised amongst Dominica’s vast green fields and fresh mountain air.”
Treasures of the sea
And not just the food from the land, but the treasures of the sea also are caught locally. “Fishermen bring line-caught fish straight to the resort jetty,” says Senthil. “Guests can hand-select their seafood for dinner and have us prepare it according to their exact preferences. A true sea-to-table dining experience.”
Extending the resort’s sustainability initiatives into the kitchen, food waste and the use of plastics are minimized to a bare minimum, and all dishes, including those at buffet stations, will be prepared a la minute. A specialized machine crushes any remaining materials for use in the garden, bringing Chef’s Senthil vision full circle.
And how wonderful it is, to clear your mind in the Water Temple at Kempinski The Spa Dominica, surrounded by rainforest trees. Or to find your space in the glass-fronted sauna and its incredible views of the surrounding landscape, or indulge in a Dominican mud-treatment experience in the outdoor patio. It is as close to heaven as you can get.
Dominica is a truly breath-taking island. Boiling Lake – the world’s second-largest hot spring – is a must-see, and the island’s thriving coral reefs are ideal for diving and snorkelling. Home to three national parks, two forest reserves, the delightful Syndicate Parrot Reserve and 365 rivers and waterfalls, you will never run out of things to do in Dominica, no matter how long you stay. And the best place to stay on Dominica is the Cabrits Resort.
This can be your Pearl of Paradise
Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica
Dominica is a truly breath-taking island, unexposed to mass tourism. Boiling Lake is a must-see, and the island’s thriving coral reefs are ideal for diving and snorkeling. Dominica is also home to three national parks, two forest reserves and 365 rivers and waterfalls, enough for an extended stay. And when you stay, the Cabrits Resort is the place to be.