By Sue Cocking, Guy Harvey Outpost Travel Journalist firstname.lastname@example.org About 160 years ago, slave laborers braved swarms of mosquitoes and hordes of gators and venomous snakes to dig a three-mile-long …
Help Dominica Recover from Storm Damage
The small Caribbean island of Dominica is recovering from flooding and mudslides from Tropical Storm Erika that killed at least 20 people and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Your travel there will boost that process.
The historic Fort Young Hotel, a Guy Harvey Outpost expedition property located in the island capital of Roseau, was spared serious losses from the August storm and is open, fully operational and welcoming visitors. The resort’s dive boat and dock took hits, but the dock has been repaired and a substitute boat is carrying divers to Dominica’s scenic array of scuba sites. Banks, restaurants, bars, and shops in Roseau are open.
Visitors can reach Dominica’s Canefield Airport– located near the hotel– via daily Winair flights from St. Maarten. They can book a Seaborne Airlines flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Guadeloupe, then take the Express Des Isle ferry to Dominica. There are also frequent flights on LIAT from Antigua to Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia with ferry service to Dominica. Humming Bird Air operates out of St. Thomas/ St. Croix and Caribbean Helicopters from Antigua– both with flights to Canefield.
Meanwhile, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has launched a fund-raising drive to help Dominica’s recovery. The association is asking member hotels to donate three- to seven-night vacation packages to be auctioned online. Proceeds from the auction will go into an account created by the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association and distributed by a joint committee of the two hotel groups.
Call the Guy Harvey Outpost Reservations Office at 1-800-513-5257 for details about reserving a vacation at the Fort Young Hotel, fishing and diving packages, and so much more! Please also visit our website at www.guyharveyoutpost.com for more information, photos and videos of all our exciting destinations!
Sue Cocking chronicles the Guy Harvey Outpost travel and adventure experience in regular blog posts on GuyHarveyOutpostNews.com/. For 21 years, Cocking covered the full spectrum of outdoors adventure opportunities in South Florida and beyond for the Miami Herald, including fishing, diving, hunting, paddling, camping, sailing, and powerboat racing. She is a certified scuba diver and holder of an IGFA women’s world fly fishing record for a 29-pound permit.