Rosalie Bay Resort will not reopen following the damage the resort suffered as a result of Hurricane Maria Last year.
This was announced via a post on the resort’s official Facebook Page on Wednesday.
The post read “The time has come to wish you farewell. In September 2017, Discover Dominica was hit with the full force of Category 5 Hurricane Maria. Rosalie Bay Resort suffered catastrophic damage. After tremendous consideration, we are deeply saddened to announce the resort will not reopen.”
The farewell post went on to encourage visitors to come to Dominica saying “Dominica is once again thriving, so please plan a visit. Airports, hotels and restaurants are open and the vegetation is lush. By choosing a vacation to the Nature Island, your tourism money will continue supporting this special island.”
The post also thanked Dominicans for patronizing the resort, saying Thank you for your generosity and kindness, for being a part of the Rosalie Bay Resort story and for allowing us to share our simply magical home with you.”
Rosalie Bay Resort is an eco-style resort which boast of 28 luxury rooms and suites powered by solar and wind energy, and owned by Bev Deikel and her partner Oscar.
The resort is located in Rosalie, where it has operated since 2011 before it was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria.
Distinctly different from other resorts in Dominica, Rosalie Bay has earned wide acclaim since its opening in January 2011. Conde Nast Traveler has honored the resort as one of the best resorts in the Caribbean and among the Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World.
The intimate Dominica resort has also earned recognition from Travel + Leisure and the US Secretary of State, among others.
Most recently, Rosalie Bay Resort was named a charter member of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World for our demonstrated commitment to sustainability, authenticity and excellence.