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Rosalie Bay - 4 Star

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Opened in January 2011, Rosalie Bay Resort is an acclaimed eco-boutique Dominican hotel and nature inspired Spa that's simply magical. It enjoys close harmony between the Rosalie River, the ocean and the rainforest.

Prepare to be mesmerized by unsurpassed natural beauty. Let the magnetic force of the ocean pull away the stress of everyday life leaving in its place peace and serenity and enjoy one of the 28 spacious rooms and suites, organic cuisine, nature-inspired spa, a daily wellness, culture and hiking program. Stroll along the wild and beautiful black sand beach where turtles nest and watch then hatchlings struggle to the sea.

 

Amidst the wilderness of Dominica, lies the sanctuary of Rosalie Bay - an eco-village and wellness resort inspired by nature. Its incomparable natural beauty will leave you feelingrelaxed and peaceful, without the stresses of everyday life. Built over the course of 9 years, Rosalie Bay Resort is a dream and labour of love for owner Bev and her partner Oscar. Together, they created a sanctuary to share the beauty of the nature isle with visitor and empower the local residents. The construction gave every consideration to Dominica’s precious environment.

Talented island artisans hand carved wood into beautiful furniture that you can find around the resort. Owner Bev also founded the sea turtle conservation program on Dominica where the efforts to protect the endangered gentle giants began on their beach has now spread throughout the island resulting in huge success for the protection of nests and hatchlings.

Tucked within a lush landscape are 28 spacious, air conditioned rooms and suites, all designed to provide the utmost comfort and privacy for guests. Rest peacefully in your hand carved four-poster bed, sample some of the unique local artwork from the comfort of your room and relax in your luxurious bathroom.

Other features of this exceptional resort include saltwater pool lined with onyx, riverfront spa with nature inspired treatments, expansive fitness centre, hireable kayaks for use in Rosalie River, complimentary Wi-Fi, massage lessons, gift shop, secluded beach, sea turtle watching (March-October), Oscar’s Pool Bar and one of Dominica’s finest restaurants – Zamaan. Zamaan, which means almond tree in Creole, is praised by locals and guests alike for its fresh organic produce and inventive healthy menu. Located where the Rosalie River meets the Atlantic Ocean, this intimate open-air restaurant features dining indoors and also alfresco on the covered patio.

We offer Rosalie Bay on a half board basis (dinner, bed and breakfast – not including alcoholic drinks) or to include our Spa & Adventure package with full board.

~~Sample guided walking programme~~

Sunday

11.00 am ~ Victoria Falls and Glassé Trail

A 35 minutes drive will bring you to Rastafarian’s private property situated on the edge of the White River. From here, your journey along moss-covered trails over winding streams to the waterfalls begins. This hike involves five river crossings and is completed in three stages. After the hike and a bath in the White River, you will return to the “Rastarant” to pick up any food orders. If you desire, you can stop at the entrance of Glassé Trail on your way back, from where a scenic 40 minute walk will lead you to breathtaking views of the ocean.You will need good balance skills as rocks can be unstable. Lunch not included.

Monday

09.00 am ~ Salton Waterfalls, Emerald Pool and Kalinago Village

A short drive through the rainforest will lead you to the trails entrance to Salton Waterfalls. A 15 minute walk will take you past three small waterfalls before you arrive at the spectacular main waterfall. This will be followed by another short drive to Waitukubuli National Trail entrance for an hour’s walk to Emerald Pool. Underneath the rainforest canopy, you will come to a cascading waterfall and shimmering pool, tinted a mesmirising emerald green where you can enjoy an invigorating soak.

A half hour drive will then bring you to the Kalinago Village, established for the descendants of the indigenous Carib people, also known as the Kalinago. A tour of the model village will show you various exhibits demonstrating traditional activities such as canoe building, basket weaving and herb collection. Enjoy a local lunch at Sea View Restaurant. Lunch not included.

Wednesday

09.00 am ~ Champagne Reef, Soufriere and Scott’s Head

This tour takes you to all the highlights of the spectacular southern portion of Dominica. Champagne reef is a not to be missed snorkelling experience. Just off shore is an underwater hot spring with hundreds of vent holes streaming air bubbles up to the surface to create the sensation that you are swimming in a glass of bubbly! Your day will continue with a drive through the village of Soufriere where you will visit a beautiful old Catholic Church by the sea where the film Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed. You will then have the option to take a short walk to see sulphur deposits where you can also enjoy a hot bath in the sulphur springs.

Your day ends at the scenic southern tip of Dominica, a stunning small fishing village called Scott’s Head. Enjoy lunch watching the fishing boats come in with their catches. You can then walk up to the top of Scott’s Head for a beautiful view over the village and the neighbouring island of Martinique. Snorkel gear included. Lunch not included. Opportunity to purchase local food & beverages.

Thursday

10.00 am ~ Sari Sari Falls, Spanny Falls or Emerald Pool

The journey to Sari Sari Falls is a raw, tropical jungle experience, full of adventure and close rainforest encounters. After a short drive, you will arrive at the village of La Plaine, home to many of the Rosalie Bay staff. You will being your walk on an overgrown roadway then through a cow pasture full of guava and grapefruit tree, laced with passion fruit vines. After about an hour of walking and three river crossings, you reach the viewing platform high on the side of a gorge, bathed in the refreshing mist of the thundering waterfall. You will then have a local lunch before walking to Emerald Pool. Alternatively, you can walk to the larger Spanny Waterfalls if you do not wish to go back to Emerald Pool. On your return trip, take a break at the river crossings to enjoy a cooling swim in the freshwater pools, amidst the boulders and rushing water. Picnic lunch included.  

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