7) ROSALIE BAY Dominica
From the fish-flocked reefs to that over-200-degree boiling lake you’re better off not playing Marco Polo in, any resort built on Dominica can simply harness its proximity to outrageously unique surroundings for marketing purposes. But Rosalie Bay, just opened in August on 22 acres of the island’s east coast, returns the favor. The eco-friendly-with-benefits resort — basically a village of cottages surrounding a central onyx pool — uses a Norwin 225 wind turbine to power 70 percent of its electricity, the other 30 percent comes courtesy of its rooftop solar panels. Not green enough for you? The hotel employs nighttime security staff to protect the sea turtles wandering around the black beach out back.
INFO from $250; rosaliebay.com
By Chris BuntingPublished October 25th, 2010