MIDC’s Client - Rosalie Bay a Caribbean Resort, Brings Home the Gold


Photo of Rosalie Bay Resort, RosalieBay.com

March 2016 | ROSALIE, Dominica - MIDC is pleased to report that its client Rosalie Bay Resort, an eco-boutique and wellness resort on the Atlantic coast, has received golden honors to begin 2016. Editors of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler have named Rosalie Bay one of Our Favorite Hotels in the World in the 2016 Gold List just released.

MIDC’s, and its Norwin America team together with local in-country Sustainable Planning and Development, LLC of West Indies, provided and installed the 225 kW wind turbine along side the PV solar and diesel generation with integrated grid tied central hybrid controls. The site is on one of the more renowned nesting beaches on the island for Leatherback, Hawksbill and Green Turtles. The wind turbine is the first utility scale wind project completed and operational in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member countries.

Rosalie Bay is one of only six properties in the Caribbean, and the only resort on Dominica, to make the list, which totals 158 properties, spans 47 countries and six continents. Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List is currently on their website at CNTraveler.com.

Additionally, Rosalie Bay was also recognized as one of only nine properties in the world on the magazine’s Far-Flung Hotels & Resorts Worth the Trip: Gold List 2016. Editors described the resort as “Built as a labor of love, this 28-room eco-enterprise is a master microcosm of Dominica: 22 acres of verdant grounds (frangipani, ginger lily, heliconia, and hibiscus) and a hotel blessedly free of pretension,” going on to highlight the resort was locally built, carefully controls its environmental footprint and invites guests to participate in its endangered sea turtle conservation efforts.

Recognition of Rosalie Bay as a “favorite” by the editors of Condé Nast Traveler follows recognition by the magazine’s discerning readers in the 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards wherein the resort leapt a staggering 35 spots from the previous year to be ranked No. 10 in the Top Resorts in the Caribbean. More than 128,000 readers—and the most in its history—participated in the survey casting votes that resulted in the world’s best travel experiences.

“This is a wonderful way to begin the New Year,” comments Daryl Aaron, Resort Manager for Rosalie Bay. “It is a great honor to be recognized by the travel experts and readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine among the best resorts in the world and to represent the Nature Island.” Condé Nast Traveler’s 22nd annual Gold List comprises hotels around the world that are “doing it best” according to the magazine’s Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán. The complete list of 158 properties are those that the magazine’s editors “always recommend and come back to again and again.”

About Rosalie Bay Resort, Dominica

Rosalie Bay Resort is an eco-boutique and wellness resort nestled in the foothills of the Morne Trois Pitons where the Rosalie River meets the black sand beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Rosalie Bay is a pioneer in its environmental efforts with the largest wind turbine in the region and founding Dominica’s sea turtle conservation program.

The hand-built sanctuary seamlessly blends into its 22-acre surroundings with 28 spacious rooms and suites, waterfront spa, wellness program, and local and organic cuisine. Stunning natural beauty and modern touches work in perfect harmony to create a vacation that is simply magical. In 2015, Rosalie Bay was named a charter member of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World. Spanning six continents and including 38 lodges, Rosalie Bay is one of only two Caribbean properties to be included in this prestigious group.

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