Six months following the passage of Hurricane Maria a total of three hundred and ninety-three hotel or guest rooms are available.
This is approximately 41 percent of the pre hurricane Maria room stock which was nine hundred and nine rooms.
A press release from the Discover Dominica Authority revealed this. It added that Dominica has made major progress in restoring routes to and from the island, essential services and amenities, and transportation throughout the island.
In November 2017, about 27% of the pre hurricane Maria room stock was available.
Fort Young Hotel will open additional rooms and Secret Bay, Calibishie Cove and Citrus Creek Planation are expected to reopen in the last quarter of 2018. Two additional properties, Jungle Bay Resort and Cabrits Resort Kempinski, are expected to open during the first half of 2019, and Anichi Resort late in 2019. The opening of these three hotels will increase Dominica’s room stock by 340, the release added.
It also quoted Chief Executive Officer of the DDA Colin Piper as saying, “Nothing is better for our recovery from Hurricane Maria than visitors to our island. We have made significant progress in getting the island ready for guests. Whether it’s for a relaxing getaway, special event or meaningful travel, visitors will see the same vibrant spirit of our people and beautiful scenery and features that make Dominica the Nature Island of the Caribbean.”