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The "Nature Island" of Dominica Has an Eco-Friendly Luxury Resort
Looking to spend some time on an island that isn’t so polished? Head to Dominica, and you’ll quickly see why it’s called The Nature Island.
As for a place to stay? Consider booking a room at Coulibri Ridge, which specializes in sustainable luxury. As climate change becomes more of an issue, many people are trying to be more conscious of the environment when traveling.
Here’s what to know about this eco-friendly resort and Dominica in general.
Luxury Surrounded by Nature
Coulibri Ridge was born out of years of meticulous planning. It opened in October 2022 and is one of a small cluster of luxury accommodations in Dominica.
What exactly is sustainable luxury, you ask? It’s the idea that one can have a top-tier experience without worrying about negatively impacting the environment.
To this end, Coulibri Ridge is powered by solar energy and carefully allocates power and water for each room.
Take in views of the natural landscape from just about anywhere. Whether you’re dining or taking a dip in one of the swimming pools, you’ll be awed by what you see.
Coulibri Ridge boasts “200 acres of lush wilderness, mature tropical gardens and fields, an orchard, a farm and 18th-century estate ruins to explore.”
There are 14 rooms, including the Seafront Studios, the sprawling Morne Fou Loft and the Sky Penthouses. The minimum stay is three nights during the low season and four nights during the festive period.
Treat yourself to a selection of spa services or, in keeping with the adventure Dominica is known for, you can pay for a sperm whale encounter.
Dominica Is for Adventure Seekers
When most think of Caribbean luxury, islands like Turks and Caicos and St. Barths are at the forefront. But just because Dominica isn’t the most luxurious island doesn’t mean it lacks charm—it simply appeals to a very specific kind of traveler.
Depending on where you’re coming from, getting to Dominica isn’t so straightforward, but some travelers don’t mind taking the extra steps. Once you arrive on the island, all the hassle will be worth it.
While you’re there, check out Champagne Beach, so named for its gently bubbling waters. Or, cool off in the smoky blue depths of the Emerald Pool, which is part of Morne Trois Piton National Park.
Also consider hiking to Boiling Lake, the second largest of its kind, right behind New Zealand’s Frying Pan Lake. If you want to do this excursion, a guide is highly recommended—you don’t want to get lost out there.
If you want to learn more about Dominica with the help of locals, read Travel Noire’s feature on Ecoinnvites, which is Black-owned.