Rosalie Bay Hotel Review

Rosalie Bay

Rosalie Bay is an eco chic boutique hotel on the Caribbean island Dominica. The hotel is located where the Rosalie River meets the Atlantic Ocean, magical! The grounds are stunning and we were in awe of the natural beauty that surrounded us. At check-in we were greeted with warm friendly smiles and given a tour of the hotel. When we arrived at our room they had a personalized welcome note for us, which made it feel extra special! My mom and I were so excited to be together staying at beautiful Rosalie Bay embarking on our Dominica adventure.

Rosalie Bay also has many activities guests can enjoy in including: wellness journeys, spa experiences, nature adventures and sea turtle watching. We were lucky to be staying there when a sea turtle was laying her eggs and it was an incredible experience to witness (more on that below!)

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We stayed in a Junior Suite with a garden view. In this picture our room was the top balcony.

In room amenities included:

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Beach towels
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Coffee maker with complimentary tea and coffee
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Nourish, natural spa toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans

Rosalie Bay Pool

We enjoyed relaxing by their salt water pool and strolling along the black sand beach.

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The property also has multiple spots to practice meditation.

Rosalie Bay Spa

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Rosalie Bay Spa

Glo Spa was another highlight of our trip. We loved their nature inspired treatments, which you can learn more about here. This was the view from the spa’s deck, so beautiful! We loved listening to the waves while having our massages. The windows were left open with the cool ocean breeze rolling in.

Rosalie Bay Spa

Rosalie Bay Spa

Rosalie Bay Food

Zamaan, is the restaurant at Rosalie Bay and their menu is filled with healthy cuisine, which are also Dominican favorites. Dishes are created with ingredients grown in Rosalie Bay Resort’s organic garden and on Dominica island. This is definitely the best food we had on our trip!

One thing to note, is to make sure to be back to the resort by 8:30 p.m. This is last seating for dinner and the restaurant closes promptly at 9:30 pm and sometimes even earlier if there aren’t people dining. After a long day of fun activities around Dominica, including Screw’s Sulphur Spa, a must stop for those visiting Dominica, we’d worked up an appetite. That being said, we got back at 9:15 p.m. and had to go to bed hungry. So make sure you’re back on time for dinner or have brought some food back with you!

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Delicious Rum Punch!

Domenica Trip

Many of my favorite trips have been the ones that my mom and I have been able to go on together. Here’s my mom enjoying a quiet meditation at Rosalie Bay’s black sand beach, whilst the waves roll in. Beautiful.

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Another incredible offering that Rosalie Bay provides guests with is the opportunity to learn more about the sea turtles and the resort’s conservation efforts. During one of our nights there we received a phone call to our room letting us know that we were welcome to come and watch one of the turtle’s laying their eggs. This was absolutely incredible and unlike anything I’d experienced before, it was absolutely moving.

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One of the most impressive things about Dominica is that it’s an island rich in natural beauty and undisturbed
by tourism. The beauty of nature surrounds you here!

So far, this year the Rosalie Bay hotel has won both:

  • 2016 Condé Nast Traveler, Gold List, Our Favorite Hotels 
  • 2016 Condé Nast Traveler, Far-Flung Hotels & Resorts Worth
    the Trip

We had a wonderful time at Rosalie Bay and recommend it to those who are traveling to the beautiful nature island – Dominica.

Happy Travels!

Emily

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