Distinctions

Awards and Nominations

  • ZING; LIAT In-Flight Magazine ~ #1 of top 7 Caribbean Eco-Resorts 2015
  • Trip Advisor ~ One of the Top 25 Resorts in the Caribbean for 2014 and 15
  • Condé Nast Traveler Magazine ~ The World's Top Yoga Retreats 2014
  • Trip Advisor ~ One of the Top 25 Resorts in the Caribbean for 2013
  • US News and World Report ~ Top Hotel in Dominica for 2013
  • Dominica Tourism Board and Hotel Association Responsible Tourism Award 2011
  • Dominica Tourism Board and Hotel Association Responsible Tourism Award 2010
  • Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award ~ Highly Commended Best Accommodation for Local Communities ~ 2010
  • Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award ~ Best personal contribution to responsible tourism to Sam Raphael ~ 2010
  • Islands Magazine Responsible Travel Blue List ~ 2009
  • E! Television ~ Top 4 Eco Vacation Properties ~ 2008
  • Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award ~ Highly Commended for Contribution to Poverty Reduction ~ 2008
  • Times Green Spaces Awards ~ Shortlisted 2008
  • Dominica Hotel & Tourism Association ~ “Contribution to Dominica's Ecotourism & Community Development” ~ 2007
  • Conde Nast Traveler ~ World Savers Awards (Small Resort Category) ~ 2007
  • Travel + Leisure Magazine ~ Finalist, World's Savers Awards ~ 2007
  • Travel + Leisure Magazine ~ Favorite 20 Green Hotels ~ 2007
  • Forbes Traveler ~ 10 Best Luxury Eco Resorts ~ 2007

2015

2014

2013

2011

  • Simon & Baker Luxury Travel Review ~ February 2012 ~ satisfying, flavorful organic meals & attractive dining settings in Dominica by Elena de Valle
  • Simon & Baker Luxury Travel Review ~ January 2012 by Elena de Valle
  • Telegraph (England) ~ November 2011 ~ Dominica, the Caribbean; a Boy’s Own Island by David Hoppit
  • Le Figaro Magazine (France) ~ September 2011 ~ « Caraibes Si verte Dominique »
  • Destination Guadeloupe ~ July – September Issue ~ (France, Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Canada, Belgium, Luxemburg and Switzerland) Text by Marie-Ange Terrasse
  • Simon & Baker Travel Review ~ July 2011 by Elena de Valle
  • Pressetext Newsservice (Austria) ~ July 2011 ~ “Dominica: Eco~Tourismus als Muss” Text by Wolfgang Weitlaner
  • Simon & Baker Travel Review ~ July 2011 ~ Text by Elena del Valle
  • Madame (Germany) ~ May 2011 ~ Garten Eden
    optimyz (Canada) ~ March/April 2011 ~ Take these lessons home; get fit while exploring the unique rain forest island of Dominica
  • Plongee (Dive magazine in France) ~ March/April 2011
  • The Week (UK) ~ March 2011 ~ Getting the flavor of a wild Caribbean Island
  • Condenast ~ February 2011 ~ “Whis you were where?” Text by Francesca Syz, photographs by Ken Kochey

2012

  • The Huffington Post (USA) ~ March 2012
  • Green Honeymoons: Destinations and Tips for an eco-friendly trip
  • France-Antilles (Guadeloupe) ~ January 2012
  • La Dominique mise sur l’écotourisme S.B. (Sarah Balay)
  • Coastal Living ~ January 2012
  • Island Life magazine ~ May 2012 Jungle Bay Resort & Spa (by Sharon McDonnell)

2010

  • AFAR ~ November/December 2010 ~ Sleep in a Forest Canopyr:travel (the magazine for responsible tourist) ~ 2010 ~ Resort brings hope to the Caribbean
  • Out of Office (UK) ~ November 2010 ~ featuring the responsible travel winners ~ Best personal contribution ~ Sam Raphael of Jungle Bay
  • Antilla (France) ~ September 2010 ~ Carnet de vacances, escale a la Dominique by Nadia Celcal
  • vital (Germany) ~ August 2010 ~ Grünes Juwel der Karibik
  • 100 Places to See Before You Die ~ Upcoming Print Edition ~ “…stylish treehouses for adults with all the creature comforts.”
  • The Economist ~ Spring issue 2010 ~ A world of good
  • Shape Magazine (Germany) ~ April 2010 ~ Featuring the Island Fitness Boot Camp
  • Le Devoir.com (Montreal, Canada) ~ 20 Février 2010 ~ La Dominique – L’ile-paradis des randonneurs by Hélène Clément
  • Coastal Living ~ February 2010 ~ “Our Favorite Fantasy Islands” Photography by Annie Schlechter
  • Brides Magazine ~ February 2010 ~ Honeymoon Getaways
  • Islands Magazine ~ January / February 2010 ~ Best Island Retreats in the World – Best for Balance
  • Men’s Journal ~ February 2010 ~ The Unknown Caribbean
  • National Geographic Traveler Magazine ~ January / February 2010 ~ Great Winter Escapes 2010
  • MSNBC / Shermans Travel ~ January 2010 ~ Top place to get fit

2009

  • New York Times’ T: Magazine ~ Winter 2009 Travel Issue~ “Beaching it 2.0” by Jill Fergus
  • FüR Sie (Germany) ~ December 2009 ~ “Hier sonnt sich das Glück“
  • MADAME (Germany) ~ December 2009 ~ “Mit den Elementen im Einklang: Ethno Hotels – ökologisch korrekt““
  • MSNBC ~ November 19, 2009 ~ Retreats that will satisfy your soul
  • Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine ~ October 2009 ~ “Dominica’s Best Nature Lodges ~ Nature Meets Nurture” by Bob Friel
  • Rodale’s Whole Green Catalog ~ September 2009
  • Outdoor Enthusiast Magazine ~ September 2009 ~ “Exploring the Caribbean” by Rebecca Corbally
  • Chicago Examiner ~ August 27, 2009~ New Developments in the Caribbean by Rita Cook
  • Guardian (UK) ~ May 2009 ~ 20 of the world's most romantic and affordable spots to tie the knot By A. Thorpe and N. Iseard
  • Brides.com ~ June 2009 ~ Eco~friendly Honeymoon Destinations By Tammy Levent
  • Shape Magazine (Germany) ~ June 2009 ~ Preview on the Island Fitness Boot Camp
  • National Geographic Traveler Magazine ~ April 2009 ~ Stay List Award Winner
  • Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Magazine ~ Spring 2009 ~ 20 Beachside Bargains – Chic Caribbean Hotels
  • W Magazine ~ March 2009 ~ 24 page fashion photo shoot in Dominica hosted by Jungle Bay
  • SHE Magazine ~ Spring 2009 ~ Wedding Issue highlighting Jungle Bay Destination Weddings
  • Sherman’s Travel & MSNBC ~ February 2009 ~ “Top 10 Places to Get in Shape”
  • GEO SAISON (Germany) ~ February 2009 ~ “Dominica – Die Schatzinsel” / „Dominica the treatsure island“

2008

  • Celebrated Living Magazine ~ Winter 2008 ~ 20/20 Winter Getaways By Elaine Glusac
  • Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine ~ December 2008 ~ Emerald Isle of the Windwards ~~ More Green for Less By David Swanson
  • The Independent (UK) ~ November 2008 ~ This Caribbean island isn't about the beach, its lush interior is the main attraction By Nick Boulos
  • Outside’s GO Magazine~ October / November 2008 ~ DOMINICA An Island for the Intrepid By Bob Friel
  • Travel + Leisure ~ November 2008 ~ Responsible Getaways T+L Reader Exclusives
  • SmarterTravel.com ~ September 15, 2008 ~ 10 Fabulous Female~Friendly Destinations By Molly Feltner
  • Condé Nast Traveler ~ September 2008 ~ Sam Raphael of Jungle Bay featured as a judge in the 2008 World Saver Awards
  • Concierge.com ~ Total Active Beaches By Sarah Tuff
  • E (Environmental) ~ Magazine ~ June 2008 ~ "Finding Grace in Dominica" By Abigail Rome
  • Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine ~ July 2008 ~ “Happy Endings – Jungle Bay dishes up a mean banana flambé“ By Rich Rubin
  • LA Times July 22, 2008 / Chicago Tribune June 8, 2008 ~ “Dominica offers an ecological escape from the everyday” By Lauren Viera
  • Telegraph (UK) ~ June 3, 2008 ~ “Dominica ~ the Caribbean’s lost world“ By Gavin Bell
  • National Post (Canada) ~ June 1, 2008
  • Be Smart Magazine (FWI) ~ June 2008 ~ “Jungle Bay”
  • Islands Magazine ~ May 2008 ~ “The Real Treasure of Dominica” By Jad Davenport
  • E! Television News ~ April 2008 ~ Top 4 Eco Vacation Properties
  • LA Times Online ~ April 2008 ~ Adventure Weddings
  • Sport Diver Magazine ~ April 2008 ~ “The Realm of Fire – Dominica” By Jad Davenport
  • Divine Carolyn ~ April 2008 ~ 10 Green Getaways
  • Modern Bride Magazine ~ February + March 2008 ~“Honeymoon Hot List: Conscientious Escapes –10 Do~Good Resorts” By J. Tang
  • The Observer (UK) ~ February 3, 2008 ~ #1 of 15 Caribbean gems
  • Bon Appetit Magazine ~ February 2008 ~ "Good for the Earth, Great for You"
  • Men’s Journal ~ February 2008 ~ One of “Four Remote Oases – Caribbean Escapes" By Erin Barnes
  • Condé Nast Traveler / Concierge.com ~ February 2008 ~ “Dollar Power”
  • World Travel News ~ February 2008 ~ Caribbean pull~out supplement
  • The Sunday Times (UK) ~ January 27, 2008 ~ 10 perfect Caribbean Islands – Dominica is Best for Adventurers
  • The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) ~ January 20, 2008 ~ “Beyond Green”
  • Travel + Leisure ~ 2008 ~ Worlds Best Hotels Book & Worlds Greatest Adventures Book

2007

  • National Geographic Adventure Magazine ~ November / December 2007 ~ Travel Feature By Costas Christ
  • Brides.com ~ December 2007 ~ Among the “Top Ten Eco~Resorts”
  • Condé Nast Traveler ~ December 2007 ~ “The Jungle Bay Story” By Samuel Raphael
  • Fortune Magazine & CNN Money ~ October 11, 2007 ~ “Travel Business misses the green boat” By Marc Gunther
  • Homemakers Magazine ~ “Low~impact travel ~~ how to be a conscientious tourist” By Dayna Boyer
  • The St Croix Ibis (USVI) ~ October 17, 2007
  • Condé Nast Traveler ~ September 2007 ~ “2007 World Saver Awards” in the area of Poverty Reduction by a Small Hotel/Resort.
  • MACO Destinations Magazine ~ July 2007 ~ "Jungle Joy" By Carla Harris~Pascal
  • Travel + Leisure Magazine ~ July 2007 ~ "Can ecotourism help preserve one of the world’s greenest & most beautiful countries?"
  • Condé Nast Traveler Magazine ~ July 2007 ~ "Feel Good Caribbean” By Christian Parenti
  • Martha Stuart's Blueprint Magazine /Martha Stuart Bluprint Blog ~ July 2007 ~ “Being a guest at Rob & Krupa's wedding”
  • USA Today Newspaper & Sherman’s Travel ~ April 25, 2007 ~ Earth Day – Top Eco Resorts
  • MSNBC ~ April 2007 ~ Eco hotspots
  • Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine ~ April 10, 2007 ~ “No Brainer Caribbean Vacations” By Bob Friel
  • Caribbean 360 ~ April 23, 2007 ~ Featuring the Forbes Article
  • The Chronicle, Dominica ~ April 2007 ~ Featuring the Forbes Article
  • AAA Go Magazine ~ April 2007 ~ “Dominica’s Secrets Revealed in Pirates of the Caribbean Movie” By Tom Crosby
  • The Scotsman Magazine ~ March 2007 ~ “Drops in the Ocean” By Michelle Higgins
  • Chicago Daily Herald ~ February 23, 2007 ~ “Bonding with Nature on Dominica” By Roberto Sotonoff
  • Telegraph (UK) ~ February 8, 2007 ~ “The Greenest Island”
  • Wanderlust Magazine ~ February 2007 ~ “Top 5 Eco Retreats in Dominica”
  • The Independent (UK) ~ January 20, 2007 ~ #4 of the “5 Best Jungle Retreats”
  • Sherman’s Travel & MSNBC ~ January 2007 ~ #3 on the list of “Top 10 Places to Get in Shape”
  • New York Times ~ January 28, 2007 ~ “The 10 Point Caribbean Escapes Plan” By Michelle Higgins
  • Lincoln Journal Star, Nebraska
  • Outside Magazine ~ January 2007 ~ "The Caribbean’s Forgotten Island” By Grayson Schaffer

2006

  • Telegraph (UK) ~ December 2006 ~ “ The Best Indies – Part 2”
  • New York Times ~ October 29, 2006 ~ “Rustic Luxe”
  • Green Bananas ~ October 2006
  • Martha Stuart’s Body + Soul Magazine ~ August 2006
    Outside Traveler Magazine ~ Winter 2006 ~ “#6 Escape Hot Properties”
  • Condé Nast Traveler Magazine ~ July 2006 ~ “Lush Life” By Suketu Mehta
  • Caribbean 360.com ~ June 19, 2006
    Islands Magazine ~ April / May 2006 ~ “Perfect Caribbean ~ Restorative” By Tim Jacob
  • New York Post ~ March 7, 2006
  • Caribbean Adventure Magazine ~ May 2006
    Miami Herald ~ May 2006
  • Healing Lifestyles and Spa Magazine ~ March/April 2006 ~ “Green Journeys”
    BBC Wildlife Magazine ~ Mach 2006 ~ “Walking in Eden”
  • Condé Nast Traveler Magazine ~ February 2006 ~ “The IT List” By Charles Runnette
  • The Guardian (UK) ~ February 4, 2006 ~ “The Alternative Caribbean”
  • Arthur Frommers Budget Travel Magazine ~ February 2006
  • Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Magazine ~ Winter 2006 ~ “Top 5 Romantic Resorts in the Caribbean”
  • Outside Traveler Magazine ~ Winter 2006 ~ Top Luxury Lodges "Perfect Ten: Relaxing at Jungle Bay" By Kate Siber
  • Independent (UK) ~January 2006 & June 2006 ~ “Top 5 Jungle Retreats”
  • Wall Street Journal ~ January, 28 2006 ~ “An Ecotourism Report Card” By Jeffrey Zaslow

2005

  • Outside Magazine ~ December 2005 ~ “#1 Warm Winter Escape – Om Away from Home”
  • GQ Magazine ~ November 2005 ~ “Top 3 Holiday Escapes”
  • Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine ~ November 2005
  • Plenty Magazine ~ August / September 2005 “Preservation Vacation” By Kate Siber
  • Jamaica Gleamer ~ October 2005 ~ “Jungle Bay is the model for Agri~Tourism in Dominica” By Rosemary Parkinson

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