Our trip to Dominica was planned entirely by my husband as a surprise for our anniversary. Not only was I completely surprised and thrilled that he did this for us, but when we drove up to the entrance of Cocoa Cottages I said "This is PERFECT!" And it was. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and well attended. Our hosts Liz, Richard & Iris were warm and personable, as was their staff. Nestled in the jungle of the island we were immediately transported from our hectic life in a busy metropolis to the tranquility of Cocoa Cottages. We stayed in the honeymoon suite towards the back of the property, with its private balcony overlooking a small stream. Rustic, charming, cozy and private, the property felt like its own little oasis. The only sounds we heard were the chorus of birds in the daytime, and the frogs at night. For us it was idyllic. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the bath adequate for our needs. I loved the locally made soap that was provided. Our meals were fresh and delicious. Everything was prepared from local, organically grown sources. The homemade jams served with fresh bread in the morning were yummy, as was the Cocoa tea. One day I was not feeling well, and the staff was especially kind in making sure I was cared for properly. It was great to meet such an interesting variety of guests from all over the world who were also staying there. The experience of time nestled in nature provided us with deep rest, tranquility, and a renewed sense of being present. Since our return home, we have transformed our meals to the healthful ones served at Cocoa Cottages and adjusted our fast, daily routines to include some of the peaceful habits we initiated during our stay. We look forward to returning….sooner rather than later.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Cocoa Cottage--Dominica Mind Body Adventure. Cocoa Cottage is an artistic guest house located in the heart of the Roseau Valley, only a few miles from town but worlds apart. This valley is home to many waterfalls, sulfur pools, rivers, and various trails, all within minutes' drive of the cottage. Cocoa Cottage is imaginative, earthy, rustic and whimsical, a fine gentle touch with rough edges. It is a perfect union of all that nature offers. Our kitchen provides food for the soul, using the plentiful offerings of our island. At any time you'll find yourself deep in lively conversation with someone you just met, connecting, sharing, inspiring and being inspired. We adopt eco- friendly daily practices as a way of connecting with ourselves, with one another, and with the world around us. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cocoa Cottages Hotel Roseau
- Cocoa Cottages Dominica/Roseau