Sea Turtle nesting season begins at eco-resort Rosalie Bay

A 1,000 pound turtle at Rosalie Bay
A 1,000 pound turtle at Rosalie Bay

A spectacular ancient ritual, that dates back to the time of dinosaurs, has begun on the Caribbean’s Nature Island of Dominica.

Endangered sea turtles are beginning to arrive and nest on the protected black sand beach of Rosalie Bay Resort.

In approximately 60 days, the first hatchlings will emerge.

During the annual nesting season, which is now through October, hundreds of sea turtles travel thousands of miles to lay eggs on the same beach where they were born. Three species nest at Rosalie Bay, the giant Leatherback, Green and Hawksbill.

Plan a vacation now for a chance to witness the incredible sight of an 800-pound sea turtle crawling ashore to nest or hatchlings smaller than a baby’s footprint head out to sea.

Located on the Atlantic coast of Dominica, Rosalie Bay founded the sea turtle conservation efforts on the island more than 10 years ago.

The eco-boutique resort provides a protected nesting ground for the endangered species and gathers research to aid in their recovery.

Guests are invited to participate in the sea turtle conservation efforts by helping patrol the beach to protect nesting turtles, assisting researchers in collecting data or watching as they relocate nests that are too close to the ocean to the turtle hatchery, or being “on call” for when baby sea turtles hatch and begin their journey.

In addition to saving endangered sea turtles, guests who visit during sea turtle season will also save 33 percent on their stay of 4 nights or more at Rosalie Bay Resort. The special offer is available in all of the resort’s 28 rooms and suites, each featuring local hand-crafted hardwood furniture, luxurious bathrooms with rain showers, and patio with views of the garden, ocean or river.

Discounted daily rates start at $150.75 for two, plus tax and service charge. Daily rates include complimentary Continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, yoga classes and nature walks.

For reservations, call toll-free (877) 732-2864 or speak with a travel agent. For more information, visit


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  1. de dag
    April 15, 2014

    I live in Tortola and they are doing a very good job at protecting the turtles, so I through all my support behind those who put time into protect the turtles that chose our shores to nest. but going to see them should be free and we need to get the schools on board after all the students are our future conservationist.

  2. benjo
    April 12, 2014

    America mesup thewhole world

  3. faceup
    April 12, 2014

    Don’t know where that foreigner come from and teach us about conservation? my great grand father use to feed his Children, Children with turtle meat, and now what? all you just make some w foreigner just come from no where, and make all of you just eat wings and fish year in and year round !!

  4. Mane
    April 12, 2014

    Yea right for free. It take money to protect them, and compliment to Rosalie Bay for such a wonderful idea which started ten years ago. Keep up the good work.

  5. Anonymous
    April 11, 2014

    Tellme do you have to pay to watch the turtles?. in evry island you dont have to pay to go to the beach.

  6. Anonymous
    April 11, 2014

    :-P 8-O lol tehehe tiny was here

  7. Anonymous
    April 11, 2014

    i remember when you could go watch the turtles for free.

    • April 14, 2014

      Anonymous .

      Hello and good afternoon my people. Hi you can go to Laplaine and watch the turtles come a shore on the black sand beach by the Sari Sari River. It’s just a promotion for the Rosalie Hotel but nothing is wrong with that.

  8. Unbiased Kalinago
    April 11, 2014

    Kudos! This is an excellent initiative to protect the turtle population. Love it!

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