Every year, from March to October, Leatherback, Green and Hawksbill sea turtles nest and hatch at Rosalie Bay Resort.
From witnessing a 1,000-pound Leatherback turtle crawling ashore to holding a hatchling that is smaller than a baby’s footprint, turtle season offers a vacation experience that is unforgettable and simply magical.
It was a thrilling discovery when Rosalie Bay Resort owner Bev Deikel and her partner Oscar discovered sea turtles nesting on the property. To protect these creatures for future generations, the two worked with WIDECAST and founded the first sea turtle conservation program on Dominica.
This successful program began at Rosalie Bay, but has become island wide. In 2003, there were just seven leatherback nests. By 2010, there were 69 nests of three species of sea turtles and a 100% survival with all nesting species protected.