5 Reasons Why Aloe is Magical for your Skin

The aloe plant has been used for centuries as an herbal medication. A precious friend to the skin, many Dominicans grow aloe in their home gardens as it also grows extremely well on the island. Aloe vera is a common ingredient in beauty and hygiene products because the soothing, hydrating and healing properties are well-known. […]

Wellness Wednesday: Sugarcane

Cane is one of many tropical plants grown locally on Dominica and at our nature resort. Many Dominicans enjoy drinking sugarcane juice and snacking on the raw stalk. In fact, Chef Seraphine recalls her grandparents making cane juice with their own traditional cane press and using it to sweeten homemade cocoa tea. Roaslie Bay Resort Maintenance Supervisor […]

Wellness Wednesday: New Year Detox

After indulging in holiday treats and beverages, part of your New Year’s resolution may be to detoxify your body for a fresh start to 2015. If so, we’ve made it easy for you with a few detox tips* and a purifying juice recipe. Detox Tips Drink plenty of water. Proper hydration is one of the […]

Wellness Wednesday: Cocoa for the New Year

A Natural Body Glow for the New Year Do your resolutions for the New Year include taking better care of your skin to attain that natural, healthy glow? Indulge in cocoa and let your skin reap the rewards. Grown locally in Dominica, cocoa’s active minerals and antioxidants offer countless benefits for your skin and heart. Benefits […]

A Wellness Wednesday Christmas Tradition: Sorrel Juice

Merry Christmas Eve! Every Christmas, guests and locals of Dominica enjoy the fresh taste and health benefits of sorrel juice. Grown on the island, the red and purple flowers of the sorrel plant bloom once a year during the holiday season. Boiled with spice and ginger, fresh sorrel juice is one delicious Christmas tradition. Not […]

Wellness Wednesday: Shining Light on the Benefits of the Sun

Recharge your batteries with the sun At our eco-resort, we utilize the power of the sun to create energy via our solar panels, but what power does the sun have on our well-being? On Dominica, one of nature’s blessings is natural sunlight. Exposure to sunlight in moderation can help you recharge your batteries.* Soak in the rays and the benefits […]

Wellness Wednesday: Watermelon

On a warm day on Dominica, watermelon is the perfect snack to stay hydrated while enjoying the outdoor beauty of the Nature Island. Not only is the fruit refreshing, it is also considered a nutrient-dense food that provides a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for a low amount of calories. When consumed as part of a healthy […]

Wellness Wednesday: Benefits of Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a tangy yet sweet fruit packed with nutritional value. Although grapefruit are often available throughout the year, they are typically in season from winter through early spring and are currently abundant on Dominica. Seasonal eating can make your food even more flavorful and nutritious, so we have chosen to highlight the health benefits* of this citrus fruit for Wellness Wednesday. […]

Wellness Wednesday: Soak in the Benefits

This Wellness Wednesday, like last week,we are continuing to highlight the health benefits of water.  This week we are featuring the sulphur springs of the Nature Island. Thought to be magical by Dominican ancestors, sulphur spring water is rich in key minerals such as calcium and sodium bicarbonate and offers many restorative properties. Benefits of Sulphur Water Increases […]

Wellness Wednesday: Benefits of Hydrotherapy

The benefits of water therapy are at the center of our new riverside Gló Spa. Gló  is the creole word for water, and it is believed that Spa comes from the Latin term  “salus per aqua,” which means health through water. The use of water in wellness practices dates back to ancient times in both Eastern and Western civilizations. This time-honored […]