Monday, June 18, 2012

Turtles & Tranquility in Dominica

As a native New Yorker, I'm as Type A as they come.  So, when I select a resort, I'm content when I'm got a mass of activities to choose from. And, as a committed tree hugger, I'm also on the lookout for venues that are eco-oriented and laden with verdant foliage. Oh, and I forgot to mention, that I'm also a foodie, so the cuisine should be tempting and healthy. There should be some fine wines available as well as a spa (even a small one) that offers vigorous massages to help me recoup from strenuous hikes and a salt-water, chlorine-free swimming pool.  But, I prefer a a resort that doesn't exude attitude, if you know what I mean. The pretension factor should be low or non-existent. Yes, I've got a lot of criteria when judging a great resort.  And, I found that at the Rosalie Bay Resort in Dominica that had the unique advantage of offering guests the ability to watch endangered sea turltes migrating from the sea, preparing a nest and laying dozens of perfectly round white eggs.



My article for the Huffington Post describes why this resort will satisfy tree huggers, vegetarians, adventure seekers, oenophiles, foodies or those just seeking a tranquil, easy-going resort alike but also where attitude just doesn't come into play.


16 comments:

Alexandra said...

Sounds divine. I'm putting it on my list. Thanks!

Jane Boursaw said...

Sounds like a place where everyone will find something to love. And the extent of your travels continues to amaze me, Jeanine.

JTravel said...

Hi Alexandra, Cool. You'll enjoy it, for sure.

JTravel said...

Hi Jane, This resort definitely is appealing across the board, whether you want adventure, indulge in some luxe offerings, or just prefer to lay low.

Living Large said...

What a beautiful, magical place!

JTravel said...

Hi Living Large, I can't wait to return.

merr said...

I would like to sit on one of those benches and simply watch the water rush by. How beautiful.

HeatherL said...

I love anything with turtles. You sold me.

JTravel said...

Hi merr, Those benches were plenty seductive, I must say. I had to drag myself away from them each morning because there were so many activities on the property and on the island. But I always returned to them at the end of the day.

JTravel said...

Hi Heather, Cool. I'm a bit obsessed with turtles of all sorts. In fact, I love reptiles in general.

Irene said...

Looks like a lovely place to visit and a hard place to leave..

Best, Irene

MyKidsEatSquid said...

It looks like such a relaxing place to visit, recharge. Have you always been interested in turtles?

JTravel said...

Hi Irene, I wish I had a few more days to hike, do yoga, and just chill out.

JTravel said...

Hi MyKidsEatSquid, Well, since I'm a biologist by training, I've always been in love with reptiles and amphibians and a bunch of other creatures.

Kris @ Attainable Sustainable said...

This kind of place is RIGHT up my alley!

Moving France said...

Turtles are magnificent creatures- to me they are metaphor for our planer- ancient, wise and ...endangered. They only rely on our cosciousness to help them, to make the ecological environment more friendly and welcoming so that not to lose other precious species.