Pagua Bay House Oceanfront Cabanas
What To Know
- Just a short 10-minute drive from the airport
- The restaurant menu is geared toward Americans and doesn't have many local dishes
- Pagua Bay is a bit secluded, so if you want to explore it is smart to rent a car
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
How to Get There
I attended Ross University School of Medicine on the island. My friends and I visited after our final exams. I would highly recommend. The food was amazing, I had goat tacos with rum punch, amazing! The view was amazing and the staff was very friendly.
My boyfriend and I stayed at Pagua Bay House for a 3 night birthday vacation and loved every minute of our trip. Rick and Alicia were great hosts, and it was so interesting listening to them talk about their experience building this beautiful retreat from scratch. We stayed in the garden suite, complete with our own pool, spectacular views, and parrots flying above us. The staff was terrific, the food excellent, and Alicia’s rum punch was perfection after touring all day!
At the time of our visit March 2018, most of the island remains without power post Maria (September, 2017) . This beautiful island suffered so much, but its people are resilient and grateful to have made it through the storm. Don’t be afraid to visit because of hurricane damage ..... you won’t be sorry! We are already looking forward to a return visit !
After three amazing trips to Pagua Bay House in the past, I returned recently to show my support for everyone who lives on this wonderful island. The owners, Rick and Alicia, let me know that they were hosting people in cabanas 5 and 6 as they did the final repairs to a few structures that were affected by Hurricane Maria. After exploring the island and seeing all the damage that was done, I was pretty amazed to see how well Pagua Bay House withstood the storm. The restaurant was already open (get the chicken tacos, so tasty!) and my cabana was exactly how it was the last time I stayed there. Everything you need for a relaxing vacation is there. The local bars and restaurants are up and running and there's endless hikes and other activities to keep you busy if that's what you're hoping to do. The big issues for Dominica now are repairing the roofs to so many of the houses that were destroyed and rebuilding the power grid.
Fortunately, electricity isn’t an issue for Pagua Bay House. They have their own generator system so outside of giving it a brief rest one afternoon, I had full power and water my entire stay. The spirit and resiliency of the people is incredible. Despite any hardships they endured, the staff was as friendly as ever. There’s still visible damage on the island, but the natural beauty and wonder of Dominica has already returned. If anything, I have a deeper appreciation for its unique charm now.
I hope others won't hesitate to head down there. You’ll not only have a wonderful time, you’ll be supporting the people who live there. I’m so glad I did, there really is nothing like Pagua Bay House.
Our family stayed here for 4 nights and had a memorable stay. Rick, Alicia and all the staff are so friendly and helpful. The location is stunning and the cabanas are nicely decorated, although a few more lights are needed. Food in the restaurant is very good with a nice selection of Caribbean and American fare. They help organize trips and recommend places to visit and see, they even managed to get the private beach at Batibou opened especially for us. If you like peace and quiet in a beautiful environment then this is the place to be on the East coast of the island.
My husband and I travel to Dominica at least twice a year--yet every time we go, we make a point to visit Pagua Bay...for their pool...for their view...and for the drink called the Centipede. The owners of this classy yet organic establishment are SO incredibly hospitable...they were so casually gracious in hearing about our plans for the day and asking how best they could accommodate us. One day in particular, we were leaving for our little adventure, and the owners-Alicia and Rick, gave us a home cooked chewy pretzel with the most delightful spicy/sweet mustard sauce that of course, was made by them. Because we've been to Dominica so many times, we choose to have an experience that is Dominica-esque as in organic, rustic but yet so comfortable. Pagua Bay gives us this experience and we can never go to Dominca without visiting Pagua Bay. I admire this couple immensely. They are true creators and generous in spirit.