Dominica’s Jungle Bay Reopens Two Years After Hurricane Maria

The nature-oriented resort has bounced back and is once again offering its decade-long, renowned hospitality.

Nature Island
Dominica is known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean—and for good reason.Jungle Bay

Two years after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, Dominica's Jungle Bay has reopened to the public. The resort is offering special soft opening rates through the end of July, after which the rates will increase slightly.

Following Hurricane Maria, Jungle Bay expanded from 35 villas to 60. The villas allow guests to overlook the Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Reserve. Each villa comes decorated with palm tree-inspired lamps hand-made in Dominica, bamboo furnishing, hand-painted bedding, a jungle-spa bathroom with a raindrop showerhead and more.

Jungle Bay offers two versions of its accommodations: the full villa and villa rooms. The full is an 800-sq. ft. accommodation with a king-sized bed and a chaise lounge; a villa room can come with one or two beds and is 400 square feet. Additionally, guests can opt for either the basic villa rate or the inclusive jungle wellness adventure package.

Whereas the basic villa rate provides Jungle Bay’s standard, luxury accommodations, the adventure package includes a bevy of other convenient, nutritious and relaxing perks.

Jungle Bay’s new infinity swimming pool
Peer out at the Caribbean Sea from Jungle Bay’s new infinity swimming pool.Jungle Bay

Included in the package are deluxe scenic transfers to and from the airport or ferry, island-fresh meals and tropical fruit juices, 30-minute daily spa treatments, yoga classes and a choice of a scheduled daily tour, including snorkeling, hiking and sightseeing.

Jungle Bay also hosts escape weddings, honeymoons, scuba dives, yoga and wellness retreats, corporate retreats and hiking groups.

At 289 square miles, Dominica is the largest of the Windward Islands. In addition to its 91 miles of coastline, Dominica also boasts a host of beautiful, natural landmarks. The “Nature Island of the Caribbean” has waterfalls, hot-sulfur springs, a boiling lake, four cold, freshwater lakes (two located 2,500 feet above sea level) and 365 rivers and streams. There are also over 1,000 species of flowering plants, and 172 species of birds have been recorded.