Dominica’s latest five-star hotel makes it an even more attractive place to visit for ecotourists. More and more travel experts agree that Dominica, aka the 'Nature Isle of the Caribbean', is emerging as a top ecotourist destination. The five-star Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica won the 'New Hotel of the Year' award as part of the 2020 Caribbean Travel Awards recently.
Caribbean Journal awarded the Dominican resort for its significance as the Caribbean's first Kempinski resort that also "works seamlessly with its stunning natural environment." Cabrits is one of the few select eco-friendly hotels whose development was funded by Dominica's Citizenship by Investment Programme.
Introduced in 1993, Dominica's CBI Programme enables foreign investors and their immediate relatives to obtain second citizenship after contributing to its economy and successfully passing all due diligence checks. There are currently two channels for investment under the programme: a one-time investment into the Economic Diversification Fund, which sponsors countless socio-economic initiatives on the island, or investing in pre-approved hotels.
Kempinski shares eligible as investments for economic citizenship were in such high demand, that they sold out entirely. However, the Dominican CBI Programme provides investment opportunities into several other eco-resorts from renowned hoteliers like Marriott and its impressive Anichi resort, or Hilton and its cliff-hanging villas at Tranquillity Beach, alongside two already open luxury boutique hotels – Jungle Bay and Secret Bay, but also the newly announced Sanctuary Rainforest Eco Resort & Spa.