After months of anticipation, Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica has finally opened its doors to guests. The resort is the first internationally branded hotel to debut on the island and is expected to boost Dominica’s economy significantly. The resort marks another milestone in Dominica’s promising expansion into ecotourism.
Known as the Caribbean’s best-kept secret, Dominica has made significant strides in the last few years when it comes to boosting tourism and strengthening its national development. The new Kempinski hotel is expected to further contribute to developing the island, particularly the northern town of Portsmouth where the resort is located.
Luxury Meets Nature
Operating under Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, Kempinski, the resort manages to still retain Dominica’s identity and preserving its natural surroundings. The small island is renowned for its green landscape, earning it the affectionate moniker as the ‘Nature Isle of the Caribbean’. While the new resort incorporates the luxury elements that Kempinski is celebrated for, it’s also uniquely surrounded by Dominica’s protected Cabrits National Park, highlighting the island’s immense natural beauty.
However, with that natural wealth comes the need to ensure its protection. This national philosophy ensures that all resorts built on the island have high consideration for the environment and local communities. After Hurricane Maria made landfall in 2017, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced that Dominica would strive to become the “world’s first climate-resilient nation”. With a series of resorts making their way to the island, it’s important that an environmentally conscious approach is prioritised.
The Guest Experience
The 151-room five-star resort offers guests breathtaking views of Dominica’s Cabrits National Park and the pristine ocean at Douglas Bay. Other than its contemporary rooms, the resort will host distinct restaurants and bars featuring Creole, Pan-Asian and international cuisine. It also offers space for meetings, corporate retreats or weddings. With over 743 m2 (8,000 ft2) of inside and outside space, three meeting rooms, a boardroom, and an outside amphitheatre, guests, whether on holiday or here for business, will surely not lack for anything.
Additionally, Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica ensures that guests can sit back and relax. The Spa is home to seven Asian bungalow-style treatment rooms including a sauna and a hammam. The new Kempinski hotel is particularly committed to the wellness experience and offers a multitude of treatments including a Dominican mud treatment on an outdoor patio.
However, most impressively, the resort has launched its very own air service for guests travelling from nearby Antigua or Guadeloupe. Once you step off the plane, there is also the option to hire a private SUV for a full door-to-door experience.
Investment Under CBI
Investment shares under Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme for the Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica have already sold out. Dominica’s CBI Programme enables highly vetted individuals and their families to acquire Dominican citizenship once investing in either a government fund or buying into selected real estate options.
Dominica has been operating its world-leading CBI Programme since 1993, making it one of the longest-standing programmes in the investor immigration industry. There are currently several CBI programmes across the globe, but experts at the Financial Times’ Professional Wealth Management magazine have recognised Dominica as offering the world’s best citizenship by investment programme for the last three consecutive years. With over two decades worth of experience, Dominica’s affordability and efficiency have attracted foreign investors across the globe to become lifelong citizens.
Once citizenship is acquired, a wealth of benefits become accessible, including increased global mobility to nearly 140 destinations, alternative entrepreneurial prospects and the invaluable option to pass down the citizenship for generations to come. Moreover, investments made into the Economic Diversification Fund (EDF) are channelled into national development initiatives in areas including education, healthcare, climate change resilience, tourism, infrastructural development, housing and many more.
While investors have already bought off all available CBI shares for Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica, there are still various other upcoming resorts available alongside the other hotels currently open on the island.
Find out more: https://cbiu.gov.dm/investment-options/approved-real-estate-projects/
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