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Pagua Bay House Oceanfront Cabanas
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Marigot
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

From the moment we arrived at Pagua Bay we were in Heaven... The View, the Rooms ,we had the "honeymoon suite" and or own private pool! The shower was enormous, you never run out of water! The main pool is overlooking the bay and has a shallow end with lounge chairs in it... which I took full advavantage of ...as well as floating in the deeper water... everything is first class... and clean, neat as a pin, polished,well set up and organized.
The attention and attention to detail that we received from our hosts Alicia and Rick made us feel as if we had known them forever! Their knowledge of the island and willingness to help you have the experience you desire according to your specific agenda made our trip! The food is nothing short of amazing... my husband had fresh fish everday "best he ever had" he said. The staff is super friendly and everyone is smiling and laughing all the time!
There is sooo much to do with the waterfalls and beaches, snorkeling and more waterfalls, rivers and hot springs that we could not fit it all in.... and are already planning another trip!
My favorite beach was Batibou!

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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Pagua Bay is a warm, welcoming place. The rooms are very charming and comfortable (the beds being the best of the best). Hosts, Rick and Alicia, are wonderful people and attentive hosts. They have taken great care to have chosen equally friendly and welcoming staff. The lobby, restaurant/bar and pool are all part of the same structure where dining and relaxing are as peaceful or social as one wants. The menu is one of the more varied that you will find on the island and all of the food is extremely well prepared with the freshest of ingredients. There is so much to see in Dominica that no one place can be close to all. Rick and Alicia are terrific resources for helping you plan so that you see what you would like to see, and giving you precise driving directions (a must since signage can be tricky or nonexistent). They are caring, warm people and I cannot say enough about them or of Pagua Bay House.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

Just came back from a 5 day stay at Pagua Bay and all I can say is WOW!!!!! I was there on business and I hve to go out on a limb and say it is now my favorite hotel in the Caribbean. It bumped off my favorite place by a landslide. Th rooms look like tin shacks on the outside then open the door and be prepared to be blown away. The bed is the most comfortable one I have ever slept in. I used to travel 3 weeks a month so I know beds. The hosts Rick, Alicia and there "Director of Hospitality" Fina are 1st class. Now back to thr hotel,the view is stunning, guests congegate at the bar and mingle. The food is fantastic and again a new favorite. The best ribs I've ever eaten. Way to go Rick! My only complaint..............I wasn't there long enough.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

We spent 5 nights on Dominica, the last one at Pagua Bay. From the moment we arrived to our last possible moment departure (thanks Rick and Alicia for letting us hang out!) we wished we'd spent longer. Dominica is an exceptional island, full of extraordinary people and places, and Pagua Bay Cabanas went way beyond any expectation we had. Beautiful, wild location full of the sounds and smells of the Atlantic Ocean, vibrant private spaces to enjoy - in our case - painting the fantastic plants, drawing, reading in the hammock, yoga in sight of the ocean, swimming in our own pool. Relaxed, interesting conversations to be had with other guests in the open, well designed social spaces. The food was delicious with unusual and local ingredients, carefully explained and prepared, the company of owners and staff more than great - warm, welcoming and nothing too much trouble. It felt like home, only better, and that's not just the rum punch talking! It's unusual for 24 hours in a place to make such a long lasting, feel good impact, but Alicia and Rick, Kalima and Gaby and the others have got it absolutely right. Well done to them and we hope you will enjoy time there as much as we did.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Julie D
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

A truly exceptional stay in a haven of sensitive and subtle design with an strong eye to preserving what is special and unique about Unspoilt Dominica. Personal plunge pool in front of the room, where the bathroom the size our our living room in London! Ibiza-style chill and laissez-faire, perfectly lethal Rum based cocktails, best food on the island, and owners whose boundless enthusiasm for sharing their love of this exceptional island and its people seems eternally renewable. This is THE Go-To destination in Dominica, whose owners also know where, why and what to go to for those of us who are/were Island Virgins - this is THE Value Proposition For Dominica. High quality, safe and super scuba iving, secret deserted waterfalls and rock pools (to unlock the treasure - you need a key - and never, ever ask...). Stay here. Chavs, headbangers, Computer gamers, Nouveau Riche types, those who might ever consider a Cruise Ship holiday and Loud People need not apply. Bring what's in your Holiday Head only, and let Rick, Alicia, Gaby, Kalima and friends - and Dominica (still a Virgin, bless her!) make it work for you. It certainly did for us.

Room Tip: We adored room 5 - your own personal compound with a pool!
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3  Thank DogsinLondon
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

First time in Dominica and the choice of hotel couldnt be better. We found out about Pagua Bay thorugh a friend of us that had posted some pictures in Facebook and the place looked great so we gave it a try. Also the location was superb since it was just about 10min from Melville airport.

Well well well, what a great surprise this was. No picture can describe how beautiful, inviting and soothing this place is. Located in a series of terraces opposite the ocean to maximize the views and breeze, this place is relaxing and envigorating all in one. There are plenty of options to go hiking or just river/waterfall bathing nearby.

Pagua bay has a well stocked bar (specially rums) and superbly managed kitchen able to satisfy many tastes. I tried a really good ceviche, tasty thai calamari, caribbean shrimp curry and fish tacos during our stay. All dishes were quality food. For breakfast one must try their pancakes, homemade, not the crappy thing that comes in a box.

Regarding the rooms, truly charming wood/tin cabanas, very spacious (about 240 sqf) with gorgeous wooden floors and a bed that has nothing to envy to a five star hotel anywhere (same quality as a Sofitel type of bed). Bathrooms are also very comfortable and cleanliness is the norm throughout.

But I think what makes Pagua Bay truly special is its owners, Rick and Alice are not just owners they ensure each guest feels like if it was their best customer, no matter what. We found the service to be really good, far superior for any Caribbean island. Pagua Bay is not a boutique hotel, this is more like a tailor-made island retreat.

I highly recommend this place if you plan to travel to Dominica, specially if you want to stay in the East coast.

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Reviewed 13 March 2013

Just returned from Pagua Bay resort. This was our second time staying here, we loved it so much. I especially like the super comfortable beds and the extra large showers. We stayed in the cabin over looking the ocean with an extra large patio and our own chairs for privecy and relaxing. It also had a hugh soaker tub. Rick and Alicia helped us plan our car rental which was dropped off right at the resort for us. And we drove around the northern part of the island for the day. I must say driving should not be taken lightly in Dominica there are many hairpin turns and narrow roads to contend with. We hardly saw any turists driving around. Also note driving is on the left side of road. We drove to Portsmith and had lunch at Le Flamboant restaurant it was excellent with a beautiful view of ocean. Rick and Alicia also organized a fun day of tubing down the river which was so much fun I cant wait to do again. I loved the fish tacos and Ricks home made bagels.

We stayed at Pagua for 3 nights then drove south of the island to stay another 3 nights at Jungle bay, you will see my review on that separately . It takes about 1 1/2 hours to get from the north to south end of island. Its a good idea to break up your stay over 2 or 3 hotels. The town of Roseau is inbetween and is busy spot , but also has cruise ships coming into port on certain days.

We will definetly return to Dominica and Pagua Bay..

Room Tip: All the rooms are great. Really comforable beds. Some of the larger rooms have there own pool and pa...
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Address: Pagua Bay, Hatton Garden | 10 Minutes South of the Douglas-Charles Airport, Marigot, Dominica
Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint Andrew Parish > Marigot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Marigot
Price Range: £105 - £299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pagua Bay House Oceanfront Cabanas 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pagua Bay House, Dominica’s tranquil & chic boutique hotel, is a stylish, ocean view retreat overlooking the serene cove of Pagua Bay. The ideal place for the holiday of your dreams, for those in search of unforgettable moments. The four Cabanas and two Suites are wonderfully inviting with ocean views and upscale amenities, including Wi-Fi. Choose between A/C or enjoy being caressed by the natural, cool sea breeze. The rooms are large, furnished with king-size feather beds. The Ocean Suite with outdoor terrace includes a private plunge pool. Indulge your senses, where nature meets luxury. ... more   less 
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