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 spent the night here with my family after arriving on a late night flight out of Douglass Charles Airport (DOM) - formerly Melville Hall airport in Dominica.
The reservation process was a breeze. Manager Sheldon Bruno was so accommodating - and even let us order dinner as we were arriving at 10pm, after the kitchen had closed. The food was delicious. Watch out for their famous Rum Punch - it really packs one!
The Cabana was very comfortable, with a huge modern bathroom, WiFi and and a small fridge.
I would definitely stay here again.
Everything at Pagua Bay exceeds expectations. We stayed in the Ocean Suite for a few nights after spending the first half of our trip on the other side of the island. The room was incredible, nice bed, beautiful bathroom with a very romantic bathtub, rainfall shower head, etc. The staff was very friendly, as well as the owners. All were very helpful finding places to go and providing recommendations. Alicia was even able to get us some spices and small gifts the morning we left so we could take back stocking stuffers for Christmas. The restaurant is excellent, there isn't anything bad on the menu - just don't get trapped into eating every meal there, there are lots of other great places to eat on the island (and the staff will gladly point you to them.
The location isn't very close to anything, but the island is small enough that you can get anywhere fairly quickly, and no where on the island would be central to everything.
Overall, we absolutely loved Dominica and everything it had to offer. PBH is a great spot to call home during your stay there.
This is my second stay - my first visit was two years ago. Rick and Alicia have done a fantastic job here. They visit every morning and make sure their guests have everything they need. All excursions are planned for you with guides etc arranged. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. I haven’t seen anything on the island to compare with Pagua Bay House. I will be coming back.
PBH is a gorgeous property!Our cabana was spacious with views of the sea, beautifully appointed & meticulously clean. The staff is superbly trained, food is excellent and we felt like we were staying with friends.The owners are beloved by their employees and locals we encountered.This says a lot about how they run their business. I was quite ill on Christmas Day and Alicia & Rick had the local doctor visit me. I'm a nurse and knew how sick I was but the doctor was incredibly competent and kind. He was able to access the pharmacy on a holiday to obtain medication for me and called to check on my recovery. We hope to return to Dominica and without a doubt Pagua Bay House would be our choice for accommodations. Dominica was devastated by Hurricane Maria last year but the recovery is remarkable! This speaks to the spirit of Dominicans who lost so much but have a love of country strong enough to overcome it all. There is natural beauty in abundance and infrastructure to allow access in any way you choose. We rented a car at the airport and drove ourselves all over the island. My husband did a trek to Boiling Lake with a local guide (Elvis) arranged by PBH. He felt it was an experience of a lifetime. There are beautiful sites accessible by easy walks suitable for reasonably mobile travelers or adventure hikes for those seeking extraordinary experiences. Dominica isn't usually noted for their beaches but the hotel directed us to the most beautiful beach I've ever seen and I've traveled to many Caribbean islands. Drinking water out of the tap was pure and delicious. Families traveling with children will find many activities open to them and we could see ourselves returning with our grandchildren to Dominica. Give Dominica and Pagua Bay House a try and you won't regret it!
We stayed one week in Pagua Bay House during our first trip to Dominica and enjoyed the time very much, not at least due to one of the most personal customer services we ever experienced.
The hotel is located very close to the ocean providing a lovely view. The ocean breeze is always present with a constant roar of the waves making the place calm and peaceful. We stayed in Cabana 4 that was a quite large, comfortable and tastily arranged room, and received an upgrade for the last two days to Cabana 5 with a private pool.
The service was excellent including detailed morning briefings by the owners what to do next (big thanks to Alicia and Rick), help in arrangement of trips and lunch stops, a lot of effort searching for our luggage that has been delayed (big thanks to Sheldon), providing equipment due to our lost luggage as well as delicious drinks and foods (a big thanks to the whole team).
Overall, we loved our stay and the warm and welcome atmosphere. Highly recommended.