Rosalie Bay Resort: The Experience

Located in Morne Trois Pitons, Dominica

With Rosalie Bay’s fascinating sea turtle program and 22 acres of rain forest and coast to explore, guests could easily be contented with staying within the boundaries of the resort, enjoying the pool and spa, and hiking or kayaking around the property. But Dominica is full of wonderful natural surprises, and the lodge has created a series of thoughtfully designed excursions that showcase the island’s many facets.

See our sample itinerary describing how you would experience this lodge during a 6-day stay.

Things to Do

The following experiences are included in the cost of your stay.

Sea Turtle Observation

Take part in the sea turtle nesting and hatching program, observing the turtles and helping protect them from predators. Please note: guests are asked to make a $10 donation to the turtle conservation program in order to participate.

Nature Trails

Go on a variety of walks, hikes, and bike rides on the lodge’s extensive property, exploring on your own or with a naturalist guide.

Kayaking

Head out on the water in one of the lodge’s kayaks and explore Rosalie River.

Yoga

Enjoy complimentary yoga sessions in tranquil meditation spots.

Bird Watching

Follow a guide to prime bird-watching spots and look for species such as Jaco parrots and bananaquits.

Optional Activities and Experiences

The following experiences are offered at an additional cost.

Island Excursions

The lodge organizes a variety of guided excursions that vary in length and difficulty and encompass the breadth of experiences available on Dominica—from exploring the rain forest to discovering the local culture. Hike to beautiful waterfalls and swim in their natural pools, head deep into the rain forests of Morne Trois Pitons, or set out on a challenging climb to the world’s second largest boiling lake. Go birding in the jungle and the mangroves, and then take a tour of an old British garrison followed by a beach swim. Delve into Carib culture at a recreated village and a crafts market, and walk to Emerald Pool for a dip. Or visit the markets and gardens of Roseau and take in views of the island from atop Morne Bruce.

Whale Watching

From November to March, observe sperm whales that migrate to these warm waters with their young.

Snorkeling and Diving

Snorkel over Champagne Reef and feel the bubbles of its underwater spring or go scuba diving with sperm whales.

Canyoning

Join a local outfitter for an adventure that includes climbing, rappelling, zip lining, and hiking.

Custom Excursions

Tailor a guided outing to your own interests.

Food and Drink

Zamaan Restaurant is an intimate, open-air restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining and a magical view. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Zamaan offers some of the best food on the island, with a menu filled with healthful cuisine and Dominican favorites. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free menu options are available. The thatched-roof Oscar’s Pool Bar is open for lunch, afternoon snacks, and happy hour daily. The lodge’s expanding organic garden supplies much of the herbs, fruits, and vegetables used at the restaurant (and at the spa!); other ingredients are procured locally from fishermen and at the farmer’s market in Roseau.

For a special occasion or simply a romantic evening, the lodge offers Two-to-Share, an optional private dining experience for two. Sit down to an elegant table in a gazebo on the shores of Rosalie River and savor a delectable five-course meal.

Wellness

Wellness takes center stage at Rosalie Bay. The holistic approach includes nutrition, fitness, relaxation, and nature. Outdoor meditation spots, including natural stone benches and a river stone labyrinth, are found throughout the property. Activities include complimentary yoga, private yoga classes, guided nature hikes, guided meditation, strength training, and coaching by an on-site wellness coordinator.

The brand-new Gló Spa provides a full range of spa treatments inspired by the surroundings and integrating local ingredients. Enjoy a massage in a tree house or a therapeutic bath overlooking the fresh, clear waters of the Rosalie River. Many spa products are concocted from coconut oil, aloe, and other ingredients grown at the resort; and local volcanic mud and Rosalie River stones are also used in treatments. The menu includes massages, body wraps, body scrubs, facials, manicures, and pedicures.

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