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Rosalie Bay Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

In summary, this was one of the best resorts we have stayed in. The staff overall were excellent, the food was good and reflective of Dominican cuisine, and the accommodation and views the best. The service we received was very good. The staff were genuinely polite and interested in you. They always greeted you (typical of Dominicans anyway). It would be unfair to name anyone in particular but the bar staff, the cook and the gardeners all stood out for us. We stayed in one of the Oceanfront rooms. The room we had had a very nice décor with lots of space for all our belongings and an excellent bathroom. The verandah looked out on to a view that I can only describe as one of the best. It looked out onto the Atlantic ocean. Waking up to that everyday and relaxing by it at night was a privilege and something to be savoured. One of the centres of activities was the swimming pool where we met people from various nationalities. And we made a few friends. Nothing is perfect. The few problems we had with the room such as a failed lightbulb and non-working fridge were quickly resolved and an example of their customer service. The lady who led the yoga was a joy and a very interesting woman. We all enjoyed the yoga and if you decide to do any of the long walks, yoga will help with the preparation. The tour guides knew their stuff. And are always willing to engage in conversation to impart their knowledge and to hopefully make your stay all the more enjoyable. We did the Boiling lake tour and it was made all the more achievable by their leadership. There are more things I could mention that helped to make the stay enjoyable but hopefully the above gives you a flavour. I have already mentioned how the resort sought to remedy things quickly. The areas that could be improved centres on keeping customers updated. We wanted to see the turtles but a misunderstanding between the turtle organiser, reception and us meant that we missed this opportunity. That said, we enjoyed our stay. The room, the view, the staff all made it one of the best vacations we have had in a resort, and that was enough to give it five stars. Would we go back. Of course!

We stayed at Rosalie Bay resort in June this year. We were given a beautiful suite overlooking wild palm trees and the Atlantic Ocean, truly heavenly! The Ocean was wild and sadly not safe enough to swim, but the respire pool was lovely as was 'messing about in the river'. We were given a very warm welcome by the lovely staff at the resport, in fact everyone there could not have been more friendly and helpful. The food in the restaurant was good, and I would recommend booking dinner, bed and breakfast as there are few other places to eat, buying dinner was quite expensive, given the current exchange rate. Guided walks round the resport are very good and interesting, and turtle watching is a real privilege. Dominica is a wonderful island with the loveliest people, all completely unspoilt.

Everything about this resort is excellent..The service..the staff and the food! My husband and I got married there and we received the best service by the staff and then spent a night at the resort.. This resort is Dominica's best resort in my eyes and they sure stole our hearts!

We just returned from another trip to Dominica. Certainly, one of the best highlights of our trip was our stay at Rosalie Bay. The staff and service were exceptional. They remembered my son's name, our preferences, and made us feel just absolutely welcomed... Breakfast was also a highlight... the "Dominican" Eggs Benedict is a must do... , the service and massages at the "Glo Spa" were unparalleled... Finally, on the Rosalie beach, we were able to see Simon (and the Dominica Sea Turtle Conservation Organisation) excavate a nest of baby leather-back turtles and release them into the sea. A great organization and a good man. These are memories that my son will never forget. If you go to Dominica... you can certainly stay at one of the more "pricier" resorts, but... If you want a "real" Dominican experience, combined with excellent facilities... STAY HERE.

If you want a peaceful getaway in an idyllic location with friendly staff, Rosalie Bay is perfect. It is a resort, but not in the lively, bustling sense. It is quiet, staff are friendly, but unobtrusive, and the grounds are large enough to absorb all the guests so that it never feels crowded. The restaurant serves excellent food, there is a lovely spa, a well-equipped gym, and a small shop for basic necessities and gifts. Plenty of activities are available, including hikes and sightseeing, yoga and canoeing on the river to enjoy if you like, or you can just relax by the pool or wander the grounds. And if you are lucky you may get a turtle wake-up call when they appear on the beach. Judy is a fount of knowledge about the resort, activities and the location. The owners live nearby and often eat at the restaurant or stop for a chat. Don't come here for lively nightlife, or easy access to towns - but otherwise do! It's perfect!

Beautiful location on the Atlantic coast, great rooms and so much to do and see. Start your day with a yoga session with Judy, excellent organiser of a range of local activities - tour of the gardens highlighting spices, herbs and exotic fruits, a guided nature walk plus much more. All the staff were friendly, relaxed and delivered great service. There is a range of visits and trips, from easy to challenging across the beautiful island of Dominica all with a guide. Alternatively just get directions and walk through the rainforest or along the stunning coast, to beautiful waterfalls or historical 'escaped slave' trails. Go to the gym and work out with engaging resort owner Oscar. Have a massage following your hike through the rain forest. Enjoy the restaurant, great Dominican food - owners Beverley and Oscar eat there most evenings. At the pool bar try the local cocoa tea or a cocktail. Rooms are large, comfortable and well equipped, set in beautiful, well maintained gardens. Our room on the first floor looked through a tapestry of coconut palms to the black sand beach and the Atlantic breakers. Turtles nest on the beach - register for a turtle call to see them on the beach at night - we were unlucky early in the season and also too early for the hatching youngsters. Humming birds and a range of other wild life are a step away. Relax by the pool or keep active or all of these things. We loved it!

this place is soooo beautiful, i am from Dominica, been to a lot of hotels but by far this was my best experience, the ambiance, the staff is so welcoming and polite,the food was great! breakfast was my favourite. We had a couples massage done and thier hand are magic! its the best escape for couples looking for quiet alone time, will surely be back soon!

This is a beautiful location, but it's on the other side of the island for any tours or other activities that are happening. So, if you want to go Roseau to go snorkeling or start a hike, it's at least a 1-hour drive over very narrow, windy roads. If you're looking for a place to just stay at and experience the wilds of Dominica, then the Rosalie would be perfect. Regarding the rooms: We could never get our air conditioner to work correctly, even though we asked every night. Also, the ceiling fans would ONLY operate when the lights were turned on. (This meant they couldn't be used at night.) There were no screens on the windows, so we didn't feel comfortable opening the windows at night. On the positives - the people are absolutely wonderful. They were extremely kind, welcoming, and warm. Bottom line: Make sure you want this location and check the air conditioner and fan before you take the room! Otherwise, everything else was wonderful!

Loved our stay at Rosalie Bay and have been monitoring road repairs and other site accessibility to return to Dominica. We got a turtle call every night we were there and it was an amazing experience to watch a giant leatherback come in and lay eggs. Food on site was good and smoothies excellent. So much is walkable in the area and tours easy to schedule. Lots of beautiful natural sites nearby.

We stayed here for 4 nights in July - the weather was rainy (but fun as tropical rain can be!), Dominica is the real Caribbean - lush and green, mountains covered with tropical plants. All around Rosalie Bay there are forests and birdsong. We went to Champagne Reef for snorkelling which was lovely. Don't self drive in Dominica though, it takes hours to get anywhere round loads of hairpin hill roads! Rosalie Bay has a lovely freshwater pool and pool side bar - the watermelon and honey smoothies were lush! Breakfasts were a highlight and the staff were all very helpful and friendly. There is a 'turtle centre' on the beach which consisted of a sand pit vaguely marked off to protect the nests but I'm not sure how effective this is ... I think they need a lot more help to provide protection for these gorgeous creatures. I did see a couple of hatchlings being released, very moving and I hope they survived! Our room was on the far end where unfortunately the beach and the old spa had been pounded in the hurricane the year before. However, we had the whole block (4 rooms) to ourselves and there is a huge outside balcony where we sat and watched the rain and the palms swaying outside. There was still a lot of construction work outside the property but this was fixing the hurricane damage across the river mouth so can't be helped. We understand that the rooms on the river side were being re-built too.

1854 Roseau Rosalie

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Rosalie Bay Resort is located 6.1 mi (9.9 km) from Boiling Lake and 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from Sari Sari Falls. This 28-room, 3.5-star resort welcomes guests with free breakfast, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. It's on the beach and also within a 15-minute drive of Morne Trois Pitons National Park.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Zamaan, the resort's onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


All 28 air-conditioned rooms provide furnished balconies or patios, iPod docks, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Rosalie Bay Resort enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. If you drive, self parking is USD 12.00 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 95.00 per vehicle one way. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach resort include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a garden.

Room options

Junior Suite

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, Oceanfront

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Premier Suite, Oceanfront

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite (Riverside)

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 267 reviews