Six hotels on the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica recently earned recognition on the prestigious 2013 TripAdvisor' Travelers' Choice Awards.'
Dominica, a spectacular green island of rugged mountains, lush rainforests and rushing rivers in the Eastern Caribbean, is a haven for adventure travelers seeking a unique vacation experience. TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip.
"Our wonderfully rich community of hotels and accommodations on Dominica is wide-ranging and offers something for everyone at every service level and budget,"' explained Colin Piper, director of tourism. "We are extremely proud of the recognition that Nature Island hoteliers are receiving from our valued visitors."'
The six award-winning hotels include the following recognition:
Secret Bay took the top spot for "Top 25 Small Hotels in the Caribbean,"' and the No.3 spot for "Top 25 Hotels for Service in the Caribbean."' The hotel is described on TripAdvisor as, "The perfect spot to relax, unwind and spend a special vacation with someone you love! Every attention has been given to aesthetics, comfort and modern conveniences. They make you feel special and pampered. The perfect place to relax, unwind and spend a special vacation with someone you love! Every attention has been given to aesthetics, comfort and modern conveniences. They make you feel special and pampered." Located on the northwest coast of Dominica, Secret Bay is a boutique eco-luxury development near the quaint town of Portsmouth and one-hour's drive to the capital city of Roseau.
Beau Rive also received double recognition taking the No. 5 spot for "Top 25 Small Hotels in the Caribbean,"' and the No.17 spot for "Top 25 Hotels for Service in the Caribbean."' Travelers said, "Beau Rive became more than a place to stay; it became part of our holiday. The setting is glorious, Mark is the perfect host, and the other guests convivial." Beau Rive is situated on the East (Atlantic) coast between the villages of Castle Bruce and Sineku. The hotel is nestled into a hillside with a dramatic view of Anse Francais and Wakaman Point.
Dominica's Jungle Bay Resort & Spa was recognized as No. 13 on the "Top 25 Hotels in the Caribbean."' According to TripAdvisor, "The service is outstanding. The staff are friendly and very accommodating to guests' needs." Located in Point Mulatre, the award-winning Jungle Bay Resort & Spa is one of the Caribbean's top adventure eco-resorts offering rustic luxury, wellness, spa and retreat experiences.
Rosalie Bay Resort was recognized at the No. 10 spot on the "Top 25 Small Hotels in the Caribbean."' The hotel was touted as, "A true adventure lovers getaway." Rosalie Bay Resort is an eco-luxury and wellness retreat nestled at the foothills of Morne Trois Pitons where the Rosalie River meets the black sand beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.
Pagua Bay House, located in Marigot, was recognized at No. 2 for "Top 25 Bargain Hotels in the Caribbean"' and No. 24 for the "Top 25 Hotels for Service in the Caribbean."' The hotel was applauded by travelers who said, "There are some trips that fade quickly from your memory and then there are others that stay with you forever. Pagua Bay House and Dominica are definitely in that latter category." This extraordinary boutique hotel integrates a simple modern aesthetic with comfortable rusticity in a stylish ocean view retreat overlooking Pagua Bay.
Dominica's Manicou River Resort came in at No. 13 for "Top 25 Bargain Hotels in the Caribbean. The unique resort which features hand-built wooden treehouse lodges nestled amongst the treetops, is described on TripAdvisor as "A true Eco gem. Treehouses in the sky."' Located near Portsmouth, the eco resort is perched 400 feet high up on the foothills of Morne Aux Diables. Guests enjoy privacy, plus panoramic views of the Cabrits National Park and the Caribbean Sea.
"'Learn more about Dominica and the island's many exciting hotels and resorts by visiting www.discoverdominica.com, contacting a travel professional or calling Discover Dominica Authority toll-free from the U.S. and Canada at 1-866-522-4057.