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Meet the friendly team at Rosalie Bay

Zahir Oscar

Facilities Manager & Local Tour Guide

Zahir has been part of the Rosalie Bay family before Hurricane Maria and is now back to see it grow.  He heads security, maintenance and landscaping and above all most important—our excursions for our guests.

As an experienced tour guide,  Zahir has been guiding hikes and hosting tours on Dominica for more than a decade. In fact, Zahir has hiked to the Boiling Lake more than 180 times! His best time is 3.5 hours round trip. These days he prefers taking guests on daily excursions to share and explore the vast beauty of Dominica, especially Victoria Falls.

To best enjoy your visit to Dominica and any excursion, Zahir recommends bringing shoes that are supportive with good traction and that can get wet, as trails can be slippery.

Marisa Sabaroche

Operations Manager

Marisa was born in Dominica and has been a hospitality professional since the age of 18.  She first started her career with Rosalie Bay Resort.  After gaining over 11 years of experience across many departments, she is now the Operations Manager at the resort, responsible for the Spa, Front office, Housekeeping, Restaurant and Kitchen and Event Services.

Ms. Sabaroche is also the resident reservationist. With her warm and friendly nature, simply magical customer service comes naturally.  Feel free to ask for her if you ever need help with anything.

Ellen Joseph

Licensed Massage Therapist, Holistic Wellness Practitioner

Ellen is a natural wellness practitioner from LaPlaine, Dominica who uses advanced massage techniques, spa treatments merged with health and wellness protocols, local herbs and medicinal essential oils, meditation and yoga, and detailed wellness consultations to help guests alleviate symptoms associated with mind body spirit illnesses.

At Rosalie Bay Eco Resort and Spa, she is the Wellness Consultant and Glo Spa supervisor with 10 years experience in the wellness field, having been schooled at the Arizona School of Massage Therapy with continued wellness education from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. She owned and operated My holistic wellness practice in Tempe, Arizona and contracted with Chiropractic and Physical Therapy offices in Phoenix and Tempe.

Rosalie Bay Eco Resort and Spa offers guests a therapeutic escape within a safe, peaceful and relaxing natural environment – which, in combination with our world-class cuisine, rejuvenating spa wellness treatments, friendly and accommodating resort staff, makes for a “Simply Magical” experience.

Avril Coipel

General Manager

Avril is a Dominican who has had a varied career having worked as a Software developer, systems analyst, database developer and analyst, survey statistician, banker and University lecturer over the years. Skillsets, experience and training include strategic planning, human resource manager and business continuity planning. She also was a management consultant to the Rosalie Bay for several years.

As a full-time member of the team, Avril hopes to leverage her knowledge to help make the property into a sustainable business. The property changed ownership in 2019 and is now an independent hotel owned by locals, managed by locals, and run by locals, all of whom are committed to the success of the venture.