Green Globe certifies Rosalie Bay Resort

Owner Beverly Deikel and partner Oscar with the Green Globe certification

Eco-luxury and wellness retreat, Rosalie Bay Resort, says its environmental efforts have been recognized through certification by Green Globe.

The resort, nestled in the foothills of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Morne Trois Pitons National Park, is described as a local pioneer in sustainability management and the only Green Globe certified property on the island.

Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses.

According to Rosalie Bay Resort management, the accommodation features 96 solar panels and a 225 kW wind turbine, which is the first wind turbine on Dominica and one of the largest in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean.

Resort officials boast that currently most of the energy used at the resort, including the energy to heat water, comes from renewable resources.

Its owners say Rosalie Bay Resort also actively contributes to protecting endangered sea turtles on the island by providing a protected nesting ground.

“We are excited to be Green Globe certified and to bring this distinction to Dominica,” said Beverly Deikel, owner of Rosalie Bay Resort.

“More than ten years ago, we set out to create a luxury resort that would protect the local environment, empower local residents and share the natural beauty of the island with guests. Seeing our dream become reality is very fulfilling, and receiving international recognition for our environmental and community achievements makes us very proud,” she said.

In justifying the recognition afforded the Dominican resort, Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, said, “Everybody at the resort considers the environment  in everyday decisions and little details – from installing LED lights and using chairs made from recycled materials to providing sustainably produced cotton towels and UV filtered natural spring water”.

“Employees, clients, customers and the community are educated about environmental issues and sustainable work practices as well as encouraged to adopt green practices themselves,” Bauer observed.

According to the resort’s owners,  97 percent of its staff members are local Dominicans.

They are said to have been employed during construction of the property and received professional training to become resort staff members.

“All of the resort’s furniture, artwork and buildings were created and built by local artists and artisans, and the gift shop in the hotel features local artwork and crafts as well,” according to a release from the eco-luxury and wellness retreat.

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of DominicaNewsOnline.com/Duravision Inc. All comments are approved by DominicaNewsOnline.com before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • a reasonable person would consider abusive or profane
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-topic

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.

25 Comments

  1. R R Morne C Fond
    June 17, 2012

    Congratulations ++++We share your joy with you. You have always been there for us long before the awards. Now all of us are seeing you grow and reap prestigious awards which we hope will bring in more $$$$$ and many more awards on the investment……….

  2. Anonymous
    June 17, 2012

    DNO. First thing, Since when was Dominica returned to the Leeward Islands? Secondly, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Dominica is the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, not Morne Trois Pitons (as was wrongly stated) – the mountain, and highest point in the park.

  3. So True
    June 16, 2012

    very nice place congrats to the owners. my husband and I had a real nice time there sometime ago. can’t wait to visit there again.

  4. Truth Seeker
    June 16, 2012

    Sincerely, I hope that Rosalie is turning a reasonable profit, as there always seems to be tension between investing in green energy in full and profitability. Seems to me everybody wins with sustainable energy. The award sanctions it! Keep on winning by staying green. Congratulations!

  5. God's child
    June 16, 2012

    Good job management and staff. Keep on working hard.All the best for a brighter future.

  6. June 16, 2012

    Congratulations! Very well deserved. Good News always get less attention in our World but keep up the great work and understand you will reap the rewards later. It would be Wonderful if Grand Fond Village was located at Rosalie every one would agree it would be in the running for the next Town. But sadly it is what it is” cant cry over spilled milk. As the saying goes we are close enough and enjoying the Great News. What is Good is Good no matter where it happens Dominica wins all the time that`s the bottom line.

  7. anonymous2
    June 16, 2012

    Somebody has money.

  8. dhestini
    June 16, 2012

    wow!!! thats very lovely to hear. i’m fr the east but i’ve never been there. but real soon i’m gonna make it a duty to check it out. green-globe certified. thats an accomplishment. good job

  9. jennifer-Anne
    June 16, 2012

    Its not one of the first to have wind turbines…first hotel/business probalby, by Mr Heskeith Alexander was the first I think….Ronald Astaphan also runs his events using a wind turbine. Rosalie Bay Retreat is definitely the place to go for total relation and a true eco experience.

  10. eyeswideshut
    June 16, 2012

    good going Patrice and Beverly. Great job.

  11. calibishie
    June 15, 2012

    Great job guys!

  12. too hard too long
    June 15, 2012

    Wonderful. I hope other businesses take up this initiative. This will certainly open up our tourism industry to conscious nature lovers.

  13. Grotesque
    June 15, 2012

    Well done! love for environment = love for thyself = love for thy neighbour = love for thy God.( I Stand by thaT). lets hope that this achievement serves and an impetus for us locals to show better appreciation for our environment.

  14. pooh
    June 15, 2012

    I’M going there for the weekend and i’m pretty excited!!!!

  15. weezib
    June 15, 2012

    i thought the entire country was Green Globe certified, wasn’t that the case a few years ago? why then is there a need for individual certification of hotels?

    Is Dominica, as an island, no longer Green Globe certified?

    just a few questions, don’t crucify me for them!

    • Anonymous
      June 15, 2012

      the island being Benchmarked for certification does not automatically mean the properties on island are certified. Each has to go through its own individual processes. nI hope this helps you better understand.

      • weezib
        June 15, 2012

        yes it does, thanks for the clarification..

  16. Citizen
    June 15, 2012

    Wow!

  17. ATL
    June 15, 2012

    Great Job! Keep up the good work.

  18. June 15, 2012

    Well deserving, Rosalie Bay. I knew for sure that Rosalie Bay Resort would stand out one day despite the odds. Hats off to Beverly and Patrick.

    • Dely
      June 15, 2012

      His name is Patrice, not Patrick

  19. Pangirl
    June 15, 2012

    Way to Go rosalie. it is a beautiful resort. Keep it that way and you guys will go far. You are putting us on the map continue the good work.

  20. Realist
    June 15, 2012

    If more of our business try to be eco friendly, and Dominica will be a better place for the children to inherit

    • Anonymous
      June 15, 2012

      Not our businesses only, but all Dominicans! Too often we litter along the road sides especially the items that are not bio-degradable (styro foam, plastic etc) and blame someone else for Dominica being dirty…..

      • Anonymous
        June 15, 2012

        I totally agree with you. Our people are still set in the slavery mentally. Messages and signs won’t change anything. Law enforcement needs to take place.
        And then again our law enforcers in Dominica need sharpening themselves.

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available