Jungle Bay Dominica

Caribbean, North America

Jungle Bay Dominica

Caribbean, North America

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    ‘Perched on a hill, Jungle Bay offers stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. Perfectly located for hikes through the misty mountains and a visit to Trafalgar Falls.’


    • Highlights

      From $225 USD per night

      Snorkle at Champagne Beach, with its volcanic bubbles

      Visit one of the Caribbean’s last traditional markets

      Enjoy the infinity pool with a fresh tropical juice

      Indulge at the Bamboo Spa with its ancient therapies

      Authentic, organic cuisine with plenty of Caribbean flavour

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      ‘Morning yoga is so worth getting up for, followed with banana pancakes for a memorable morning in paradise.’

      Eco Activities

      Don’t miss the Perdu Temps Hike. A chance to retrace the footsteps of Dominica’s “maroons” (run-away slaves). After some river crossings, and a steep climb you’ll discover a place often described as ‘the Garden of Eden.’

      Dominica is the whale watching capital of the Caribbean. Scuba divers from around the world visit these dive sites with underwater caves.

      Experience Jungle Bay’s unique birding tour with the island’s famous guide, Bertrand “Birdy” Jno Baptiste, who’ll take you to hidden bird hot-spots.

    • Rooms

      60 island-inspired villas – nestled within tropical trees, banana plants and flowers – boast spectacular views of the luscious green island from the comfort of your private balcony

      Hand-painted bedding by artisans

      Handmade furniture, like the Palm tree-inspired lamps

      Raindrop shower-head and indoor tropical oasis

      Rooms inspired by birds of paradise flowers, sea turtles and fish

    • Meet Your Host

      Jungle Bay is the brainchild of Dominican born entrepreneur & sustainable development expert Samuel “Sam” Raphael.

      The inspiration for Jungle Bay came about during Sam’s fifth-grade field trip to Cinnamon Bay Campground in St. John, US Virgin Islands, in 1972.

      Sam spends his spare time promoting youth entrepreneurship and sustainable development projects throughout the Caribbean. When you are visiting be sure to catch him and ask about the hundreds of fruit trees he’s helped plant and grow here.

      Sam has been named a top global sustainable tourism leader by Virgin Holidays & Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.

    • Need to Know

      Dominica is a secluded island, which means finding flights here may be challenging. It’s often best to reach out to their reservations team for expert advice

      Dominica is not the Dominican Republic. These two Caribbean countries are often mistaken for each other. It’s twice the size of Barbados but has much fewer people on it, it’s much quieter.

      There is little else other than Jungle Bay in the area, so it’s your only option for dining. There’s plenty of activities on-site, but you’ll need a rental car to discover other parts of the island.

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    • Location

      Dominica, otherwise known as the Caribbean’s ‘nature island’, is found between Guadeloupe and Martinique. Jungle Bay is located in Morne Acouma. This eco-resort overlooks an amazing marine reserve on the Caribbean Sea.

      How To Get There

      The distance from the main airport: Douglas Charles Airport, is a 1h 25 min drive (56km). Jungle bay can recommend the best route to reach them, just contact them directly with where you’re coming from.


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    • Energy
      Ceiling fans are powered by solar panels. The villa pathways and other areas are lit with eco-friendly bulbs, to reduce energy consumption.
    • Water
      In order to ensure the protection of the island’s natural resources, Jungle Bay uses an efficient water system; all of the fixtures in the hotel, including taps, showers and toilets are...

      water-saving, as are the appliances in the kitchen and laundry room.

    • Waste
      Dominica is an island that is committed to banning single-use plastics, and Jungle Bay is fully aligned with this commitment, not using plastic straws, plastic shopping bags or plastic containers...

      They avoid packaged products by working directly with farmers and suppliers that pack ingredients in reusable crates. The resort also composts their food waste and supplies guests with reusable bottles to decrease waste of disposable plastic bottles.

    • Conservation
      Jungle Bay involve themselves in many conservation projects to encourage other communities and enterprises to be more environmentally conscious. They take part in...

      beach clean-ups, sea turtle education programmes and forest protection schemes. They are involved in a project with UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) who work to reduce poverty and inequality through sustainable development.

    • Food
      The food at Jungle Bay is primarily sourced from organic suppliers based on the island with the aim for all produce to be as fresh as possible, including fish from a local village caught daily. The farmers...

      that Jungle Bay work with are from neighbouring villages, they are supported by the staff at Jungle Bay to grow organic produce, including honey and eggs. The resort also has over 30 varieties of their own fruits in their on-site garden including avocados, bananas, papaya and pineapples.

    • Engage Guests
      There are hikes, excursions and jungle adventures available which are all nature-based. Nature lovers will especially enjoy going off the beaten path along remote trails that take guests...

      to the many waterfalls, mountain pools and mineral springs. Allowing guests to explore the sights, sounds and smells of Dominica. The resort also encourages guests to explore the on-site fruit tree garden.

    • Architecture
      Jungle Bay was built to incorporate reclaimed stone and other natural materials from around the island, keeping construction as local as possible, including the workers coming from a nearby...

      village. Furniture for the resort has been handmade on-site by local people using bamboo. The architecture at Jungle Bay allows for natural airflow to cool the villas, instead of the use of air conditioning. This means that energy consumption is much more efficient than traditional villas.

    • Housekeeping
      The housekeeping at Jungle Bay uses Ecolab cleaning products, and toiletries (shampoos, conditioners, shower gels and soaps) are all provided in refillable pump bottles to...

      avoid plastic waste. The resort has also carefully chosen linens that significantly reduce drying time in order to reduce energy consumption.

    • Kiwano Bonus
      Jungle Bay has a commitment to the surrounding communities. Donations have been made over the years, $300,000 has been donated to needy senior citizens...

      This meant that the House of Hope, a home for the disabled, was built, the Leave a Book Behind project was also started. They also mentor local artisans so that spa products and other fair trade products can be sold in their gift shop. Jungle Bay owner Sam Raphael mentors local entrepreneurs, one example is Big G's Hot Pepper Sauce which has won several awards!


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      "Highly recommended"

      This place is magnificent. The Architectural feel to it I've never seen before... Love the organic feel as well. Highly recommended.

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      "Great staff that treats you like family"

      It’s a quiet place to get spiritually grounded and centred. The Yoga was awesome, the instructor even better. The guides on the excursions were knowledgeable and very helpful. I will be returning soon. 5 stars, oh and the massages were top-notch as well.

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      " Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Jungle Bay!"

      I arrived right after Jungle Bay's official grand opening. I had lovely villa #10 and loved the decor, seclusion, & fantastic views. I especially enjoyed the shower area that felt more like a private sauna. The staff throughout the resort were friendly and always asking how they could help. The food was good and enjoyed the cooking class too.

      cstocker, TripAdvisor


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