Dominica gets high TripAdvisor hotel ranking

Beau Rive
Beau Rive

Dominica has been ranked among 18 Caribbean island nations, as having the highest percentage of hotels with Trip Advisor 5 star ratings.

In an analysis done by columnist Madigan Pratt, with information obtained from travel website Trip Advisor, 6 out of the 17 hotels on the island or 35.3%, have received 5 star ratings from the website.

Pratt writes, “Three island nations have six 5-star hotels, including Turks & Caicos, The Bahamas and surprisingly, the tiny and relatively undiscovered island of Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic). Dominica also has the highest percentage of hotels with 5-star ratings – a total of 35.3%!”

He says, “While these hotels may not be delivering traditional Michelin 5-star service, they are providing guests with something even more important today – a 5-star vacation experience.”

Pratt adds that according to reviews, although relatively new to tourism, Dominica is making quite a splash with visitors by providing genuine island hospitality and an authentic Caribbean experience.

A short trip by DNO to TripAdvisor.com reveals the website’s six 5-star hotels on Dominica as Secret Bay, Beau Rive, Pagua Bay House Cabanas , Jungle Bay Resort and Spa, Rosalie Bay Resort and  The Champs Hotel, Restaurant and Bar.

St. Kitts and Nevis comes in second with 11.1% of its hotels (2 of 18) rated as 5-star (both are located on Nevis).

He says with TripAdvisor being so critically important to travelers, destinations and hotels, the analysis uncovered which Caribbean islands have the greatest number of hotels with 5-star TripAdvisor ratings and which Caribbean hotels have earned 5-star TripAdvisor ratings.

According to Pratt’s analysis, TripAdvisor rates a total of 29 countries and nearly 2,500 hotels in the Caribbean, Bahamas and Bermuda; there are 18 island nations (including Cuba) with at least one 5-star rated hotel and conversely, 11 Caribbean countries are without a single 5-star rated property.

Only 53 hotels in the entire region carry a 5-star TripAdvisor rating. The top-rated hotels account for only 2.2% of total Caribbean hotel inventory and 3.5% of hotels on islands with at least one 5-star property.

Jamaica is the island destination with the most TripAdvisor 5-star hotels with 10 out of 293 properties.

TripAdvisor.com is a travel website that assists customers in gathering travel information, posting reviews and opinions of travel-related content and engaging in interactive travel forums.

Millions of travelers use TripAdvisor to plan their vacation, including help in selecting a hotel.

In the Caribbean, this may involve choosing between several hotels on the same island or several hotels on different islands.

Pratt concludes in his article that “TripAdvisor therefore has the ability to help increase a hotel’s occupancy and an island’s air arrivals.”

 

 

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46 Comments

  1. peter karam
    August 25, 2013

    a bunch blasted set of glorified guest houses remote hiden away. why can we not get the big names actual hotel chains in Dominica close to the city center. go ask Fort young hotel why.

  2. August 12, 2013

    Indeed, that’s very good news for my Island Dominica

  3. Justice and Truth
    August 12, 2013

    It is wonderful and encouraging to know. In time, Dominica will place first. Keep up the good job of general hotel hospitality.
    When tourists are planning their trip, they review the country, it sceneries, hotels, accommodation including the meals. These are important facets to make for an enjoyable trip.
    I have heard Canadians say, upon their return from vacation, “The food was good”. :) Yes! They love good food. This is why restaurants in this country (and elsewhere make good business. They enjoy a well-prepared and tasty meal. They do look forward to that as well as comfortable accommodation. We do know they love going for a swim.
    Safety is also a concern. Therefore, keep Dominica safe that tourists will have an enjoyable time and upon their return they will rave about the kindness of nationals and the overall enjoyable time they had. Dominica was always noted for this.
    A satisfied customer will obtain new business and customers. This also applies to customer service in stores. A pleasant smile and courteous service go a long way.

  4. August 10, 2013

    Where is Beau Rive?

    • beholder
      August 25, 2013

      Beau Rive is on the windward side of Dominica past the Carib Territory on the ocean side before to get to Castle Bruce. You can not see it from the road. The place is lovely and the service and food are excellent.

  5. Bwabande
    August 10, 2013

    Go D/ca go we won’t stop till we reach the top that’s good news keep up the good work my brothers let’s take D/ca to the next level like bob has taken J/A to the rest of the world

  6. DOMINICAN CANADIAN.
    August 10, 2013

    Please allow (SANDALS)to open an all inclusive resort.This would really contribute to the economy.

  7. Glo Chaud
    August 10, 2013

    Go My homeland go….Proud of our 2 southeast establishments on that list….Sam take a bow my bro

  8. bougla
    August 10, 2013

    “An authentic Caribbean experience”. Thats it we make them feel like a Dominican and they like it!

  9. Dooks
    August 10, 2013

    I have read the tripAdvisor Reviews myself and I also shared the reviews with a friend on how much great reviews Dominica had been receiving. I was amazed because I worked for a hotel and we barely receive 5 points. They spoke of the friendlyness of the staff, the cleanliness of the water and the great atmosphere. Way to Go DA. Keep up the good work!!!

  10. beholder
    August 10, 2013

    Well deserved. Let’s all help keep Dominica a beautiful green oasis of friendliness and safety. Word of mouth is our best advertisement.

  11. GOOD JOB
    August 10, 2013

    GO DOMINICA GO. GO NATURE ISLAND GO. MY NAVLE STRING WAS BURRIED THERE SO I AM SO, SO PROUD. WE NEED THAT EXTRA PRAISE AND EXPOSURE. I GO TO DOMINICA EVERY YEAR, AND SOMETIMES TWICE. I TELL EVERYONE, DOMIICA HAS SOME MANY THINGS SPECIAL ABOUT IT. WE LIVE OR TRAVEL TO OTHER COUNTRIES, BUT WE SHOULD BE ALWAYS PROUD TO SAY WE COME FORM DOMINICA, NO MATTER WHAT! EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE TO SAY OVER AND OVER WE ARE NOT DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

    I AM ABOUT TO BOOK MY FLIGHT FOR CHRISTMAS. MY ONLY FRUSTRATION IS, NOT GETTING HOME THE SAME DAY, OR HAVE TO WASTE SO MUCH TIME IN THOSE STUPID OTHER CONNECTING COUNTRIES IN THE CARIBBEAN. BIG IS NOT ALWAYS GOOD, SOMETIMES IS THE QUALITY. THANKS TO THE MANAGERS AND WORKERS IN THOSE PLACES MENTIONED.

    • real possie
      August 10, 2013

      hmmm all caps

    • airaccess
      August 10, 2013

      Good day. Love to read your words.
      Where will you be traveling from? Are you sure you cannot get same day connection? There has been tremendous improvements in same day access this year. And more to come.

    • August 10, 2013

      Depending on where you are flying from you can reach home the same day. Choose your flight carefully, do not make reservations to put you out of the way. The best way is to pick a date. The Agencies, such as TripAdvisor, gives an option of one – three days before or after the actual date you want to fly. You can also try Bookingbuddy.com. There are many options that will take you home the same day. Good luck.

      • August 12, 2013

        Is try now there are many flights you able arrive same day,before I live in Atlanta and now no hassle for me to arrive Dominica same day,be fore it was difficult eagle was a pain ,everytime had to overnight Puerto Rico,when you are booking pick the right airline..

    • Justice and Truth
      August 11, 2013

      Are you shouting at us with those capital letters? We have ears. We are not deaf. We can hear you know. :lol: :lol: :lol:
      Or shall I say we have eyes. We can read but it makes it difficult to read “block, bold, capital letters.”
      Do you know On Line etiquette prohibits capital letters? DNO has also informed readers about it.

  12. LABOR
    August 9, 2013

    TRIPADVISOR GOT IT ALL WRONG.

    • Woy, Woy
      August 10, 2013

      Of course it would have made your day if the Trip Advisor report had included Dominica among the worst 20 places to visit on earth. Next thing you will say is that Skerrit bought Trip Advisor too. Go ahead and lament all day and wish Dominica bad at evry turn. By so doing that will land you in government and with a magic wand you will reverse the global financial recession, make demands on the WTO trading arrnagements and force European Housewives to buy only Dominican bananas; tourist will begin arivingon island in droves; LIAT will chnage course and begin arriving and leaving Dominica at the scheduled time and the private sector will begin to make use of available incentives for jump starting the economy – alt that within one month of catapaulting Skerrit from government.

    • August 10, 2013

      Can you tell us what is ALL RIGHT?

  13. "O" STRESS"
    August 9, 2013

    Great news For D/ca, but it leaves me asking although we do not have five star hotels in Dominica, we deliver five star service. Imagine if we had at least two five star Hotels? and to top it off if we only could travel to and from Dominica in a day? The potentials are endless. we have to take it to the next Level yes we can’.

    • August 10, 2013

      YES WE CAN!

  14. JF.
    August 9, 2013

    This is good but it is a shame that they are only concentrating on hotels. There is a lot more than hotels. Check out specialty lodgings on trip advisor. One of the highest rankings goes to Mermaids Secret which is tucked away in the forest at Roselie over on the East coast. So much more on our lovely island that is not even given a mention.

  15. Helas!
    August 9, 2013

    this is good for D/CA I am surprised though at the names,

    Keep up the good work guys-keep thinking outside the box!!

    • SMH
      August 25, 2013

      Good for the ones listed but they left out 2 totally amazing spots. Zandoli Inn and Crescent Moon Cabins. Why weren’t they listed? They give great service and they definitely have the BEST food on the whole Island.

  16. Hello Dear
    August 9, 2013

    Great Job to the Management and Staff of our Hotel Industry…Woop Woop! You guys Rock!

    I am sure that would inspire the other hotels in this rating.

    Also everyone needs to do their part in making Dominica #1 hospitable to tourists so that they can give us great ratings online and in their communities. Just one report of a poor experience can hamper many opinions.

  17. Walter
    August 9, 2013

    Hello All,
    Just want to comment on this story. As a person NOT from your most beautiful country, my family has visited several times and LOVE your country.
    We will be returning next year!
    If I’m allowed to comment, it would be a suggestion to place more trash containers along the streets in Roseau.

    • Jay
      August 10, 2013

      Walter, thank you. I have an even better idea. We are an untidy people and should not create that amount of trash in the first place. However I am very hopeful that we can- and will do better. Roseau does not have to be a smelly and unsightly obstacle course

    • August 10, 2013

      I agree.

  18. Anonymous
    August 9, 2013

    Congrats, this is great news. Fort Young Hotel didn’t make it on the list and they have been there for so long i guess they need to step up their game.

    • August 10, 2013

      Fort Young Hotel is relying on seniority. They do need to make improvements.

  19. hope
    August 9, 2013

    Bravo Dominica :-D . Hooray!

  20. Jbfox
    August 9, 2013

    Nice reading something nice about DA.

  21. nancy megan
    August 9, 2013

    Calabash Restaurant’s in Calibishie received a Trip advisor sticker only awarded to over 3 star service provider .
    Dominica is on the way to be the best.
    Congratulation to all these businesses.

  22. yenyen
    August 9, 2013

    Soon papa Uwp come in power first budget pass must have international airport! workerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

    • john
      August 10, 2013

      you people live in a dream world? I would like to know where is uwp going to get the money
      government do not get money on trees.

      • August 10, 2013

        That is their thinking cap.

  23. Observer
    August 9, 2013

    Way to go Dominica! Shine let the whole world see!

  24. real possie
    August 9, 2013

    Like i said befor the gem just start getting dust of in the near future we will the best place to live,work and visit.The other day they said dominica was one of the least known place it had over a fifty comments i hope this story will have over fifty.

    • August 10, 2013

      Opinions are based on WHO is talking.

  25. dcamassice
    August 9, 2013

    It boils down to the people… friendly service and true hospitality.

  26. Doc. Love
    August 9, 2013

    Thank you, Mr. Edison James and United Workers Party for the Delice Petite Savanne Road.

    • real possie
      August 11, 2013

      I would like to thank edo for building those roads to while am at it i would like to thank him for the stadium,airport,and the loan he got from Trinidad to do all these work @ doc love.

  27. Just Blaze
    August 9, 2013

    Nice to know. I just hope there was someway to get more stay over visitors in Dominica. Ni intl airport is a setback but I wonder if that would make a big difference.

    • August 9, 2013

      why not put these facilities in place, we will never know before we try :-D

  28. Too Hard Too Long
    August 9, 2013

    Well, here you go!!!
    Every good report is a step int he right direction.

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