The magic happens every summer just beyond this cottage. Along a virgin stretch of silvery volcanic sand, where the surf churns too violently to swim, they come from thousands of miles to the most unspoiled corner of the Caribbean to ensure the continued survival of their species.
Sea turtles just love Dominica.
More so than anywhere else in the Caribbean, natural surroundings here still rival those enjoyed by their ancestors thousands of years ago. The Nature Island moniker truly fits.
The best way to experience sea turtle nesting in this most unspoiled natural habitat: stay at Rosalie Bay.
As we’ve noted before, the thoughtful folks at Rosalie Bay work hard to make sure their corner of Dominica stays amazingly pristine for all their guests – the human ones and the turtles.
Every year during the summer months three species of endangered turtles – Leatherback, Green, and Hawksbill – nest on the hotel’s protected black sand beach. In turn, every summer, guests are invited to participate in Rosalie Bay’s sea turtle conservation program.
Whether it’s helping to patrol the beach to protect nesting turtles, assisting researchers in collecting data during nestings, volunteering at the nearby turtle hatchery, or remaining “on call” to witness hatchlings emerge from their nests, Rosalie Bay guests play a key role in sustaining these amazing creatures.
The impact is seen in the ever-increasing number of turtles nesting here each year. Nearly 80 Leatherbacks have already laid eggs at Rosalie Bay so far in 2016, putting the hotel on pace to break its all-time record for turtle nestings in a given summer!
Hatchlings are emerging from the Rosalie Bay sand nearly every day, but that’s not the only thing making this a very special summer to book a stay at this very special place.
What could make this uncommon experience any better? How about a 40% discount!
During the very peak of the turtle nesting season – August 1 to September 3 – Rosalie Bay is slashing its room rates big time. All you gotta’ do to get the savings is stay a minimum of three (3) nights. (Like you could possibly stay any less time here.)
With the 40% savings, nightly rates start at just US$150!
Rates are based on double occupancy, of course, and tax and service charges are additional, but you also get a healthy continental breakfast every day, WiFi and select nature walks.
Oh yeah, and the turtle nesting experience of a lifetime – a GREAT deal indeed!
For reservations and more information, visit Rosalie Bay online, or call them at (800) 831-9249.
*The information in this story was accurate at the time of publishing. All rates and specials are subject to change at the travel provider’s discretion.