Jungle Bay Eco Villas
Morne Acouma, Soufriere, Dominica
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Sun 12pm - 11:59am
Jungle Bay Eco VillasWhy we love it: A plush eco-resort with a world-class spa and yoga program, plus good vibes all around
- Great value for this level of luxury
- A green, sustainable, and community-minded focus
- A restaurant that caters to special diets with Caribbean flavors and organic ingredients
Having doubled in size and relocated to Dominica’s underdeveloped southeastern side, Jungle Bay Eco Villas now offers unrivaled views of the rainforest and the Soufrière-Scott’s Head Marine Reserve. Still, the resort maintains its emphasis on wellness, bringing in renowned yogis and Buddhists to run retreats. Popular among honeymooning couples, Jungle Bay is the brainchild of Dominican-born entrepreneur Samuel Raphael. A pioneer of sustainable tourism, he got married barefoot on a rock in the White River, near the resort’s pre-hurricane site. His wife Glenda Raphael brings a deep expertise in health and wellness to Jungle Bay. She captains the exceptional spa and teaches meditation—drawing inspiration from Amerindian (Kalinago) culture—while pursuing a doctorate in health psychology.
On the accommodation side, roomy villas punctuate a tropical forest that was once a British lime plantation. Stone and hardwoods abound in the construction, while bamboo furnishings, made on-site by local artisans, hold sway. Craftspeople also designed the hand-painted linens and palm-inspired lamps. Expect natural, biodegradable toiletries, along with classic amenities like mini-fridges, coffee-makers, and spacious patios. Additionally, the resort features a hot tub, infinity swimming pool, a recreation center, and a restaurant, which emphasizes seafood, but also caters to vegan and gluten-free diets with everything from curry roti wraps and teriyaki-tofu kebabs to blackened marlin with mango salsa.
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Jungle Bay Cottages, Dominica
Propped up on stilts, each of Jungle Bay’s 35 cottages feels like a private tree house, complete with an open-air shower. Overlooking Point Mulatre Bay, the hillside resort offers a full schedule of outdoor activities. Walk along the White River and swim at the base of roaring Victoria Falls.