ROSALIE, Dominica, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Witnessing a remarkable ritual dating back to the time of dinosaurs is guaranteed on the Nature Island of the Caribbean at Rosalie Bay Resort, a charter member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World. Guests who book the World's Only Guaranteed Sea Turtle Experience at the eco-boutique and wellness resort will witness a sea turtle nesting, hatching, or both, and save 30% on 7 nights or more. As an added bonus, all guests who book the special will receive a free night if their stay includes World Turtle Day, May 23, 2016.
Nestled at the foothills of the Morne Trois Pitons, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Rosalie River meets the Atlantic Ocean, the resort is a natural nesting ground for endangered sea turtles. Guarded by towering coconut palms, the black sand beaches of Rosalie Bay are where three species of endangered sea turtles are born, and some, decades later, return to lay their eggs. Home to Dominica's first sea turtle conservation program, Rosalie Bay offers guests the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with these magnificent endangered creatures. Like many island guests, these gentle giants travel great distances to be in Dominica — sometimes from as far away as Canada, Europe and Africa.
Guests of the World's Only Guaranteed Sea Turtle Experience are automatically signed-up to:
- Be "on call" for turtle activity. Guests are instantly added to Rosalie Bay's "on call" list to witness turtle activity. Stand inches away from an 800-pound gentle giant as it crawls ashore to nest. Marvel at the simply magical moment when a hatchling, smaller than a baby's footprint, emerges from its shell and crawls out to sea.
- Receive a money-back guarantee. Should a guest not witness turtle activity during their stay, they will receive an additional 15% savings for a total of 45% savings on the room rate.
- Lend a helping hand. Guests are invited to further participate in the resort's sea turtle conservation efforts with hands-on opportunities that include patrolling and cleaning the beach, assisting researchers in data collection and observing as turtle experts tag nesting turtles and relocate nests that are too close to the ocean to the turtle hatchery.
- Adopt a sea turtle. Guests can remain involved long after they leave the Nature Island by volunteering to adopt a sea turtle. Thanks to tagging technology, guests who adopt a nesting mom ($50) will be notified any time the sea turtle returns to Rosalie Bay's beach. Guests who adopt a nest ($25) will be notified when the baby turtles hatch. An official certificate of adoption will be given to guests who contribute to the sea turtle conservation efforts.
The Odds of Turtle Activity
Sea turtle season, which spans from March through October, is officially underway in Dominica as Rosalie Bay Resort reported leatherback nests in the double digits. Hundreds of baby sea turtles are expected to hatch in June, boding well for travelers who book the World's Only Guaranteed Sea Turtle Experience. Ultimately, the timing of nestings and hatchings is up to Mother Nature. Guests on the Turtle Guarantee are automatically signed up for the resort's nesting/hatching alerts. If a guest chooses not to participate in the "on call" alerts, the additional 15% discount will not apply.
Guaranteed Sea Turtle Experience Rates
Discounted daily rates begin at $175 per night for two (30% savings), plus tax and service charge. Rate includes a healthy Continental breakfast sourced locally and from the resort's onsite organic garden, WiFi and nature walks. Guests who book this special direct with the resort will receive complimentary private roundtrip airport transfers from Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM). Valid for travel May 1 through August 31, 2016. The special is not combinable with other offers or packages.
For reservations, call toll-free (800) 831-9249 or book online at RosalieBay.com.
About Rosalie Bay Resort, Dominica
Rosalie Bay Resort is an eco-boutique and wellness resort nestled in the foothills of the Morne Trois Pitons where the Rosalie River meets the black sand beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Rosalie Bay is a pioneer in its environmental efforts with the largest wind turbine in the region and founding Dominica's sea turtle conservation program. The hand-built sanctuary seamlessly blends into its 22-acre surroundings with 28 spacious rooms and suites, waterfront spa, wellness program, and local and organic cuisine. Stunning natural beauty and modern touches work in perfect harmony to create a vacation that is simply magical. In 2015, Rosalie Bay was named a charter member of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World. Spanning six continents and including 44 lodges, Rosalie Bay is one of only five Caribbean properties to be included in this prestigious group.
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