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At one with nature, safe and secluded in Dominica's jungle: Bamboo Tree Houses, Rustic Cabin, Camping and Dormitory accommodations,in a unique & natural environment

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As well as offering accommodation on property, we now offer a new experience - our Community Village Homestay programme.

As part of our community based eco tourism products, we are delighted to offer the latest real life eco experience, our Community Village home stay programme.

Below, or on the left menu, you can select the name of the homestay family, click on it and you will see some information about that family, the home, and the way that they normally spend their time.

The families have asked to be in the programme, and stays are normally limited to one or two nights in order not to disrupt family / village life. Exceptions can however be made.

The goal of the Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge Homestay Programme is to offer guests the opportunity to experience true Dominican life through the eyes of its community residents. The programme focuses on interaction between host and guest as a way to enhance and exchange cultural knowledge and understanding. Keep in mind that host families are not professionally trained in the hotel/service/tourism industry and have been encouraged to avoid altering their lifestyles to suit guests. Instead, Homestay families seek to involve guests in their everyday lives, interactions and activities (e.g. church, gardening, drinking etc.).  

Rememeber, the idea is for you to experience their way of life, not to change their way of life to suit yours !!!

If the way they live sounds interesting to you, then why not book one night staying with them in their home in the beautiful villages of Grand Fond or Freyal, Dominica.

Homestay Terms and Conditions for Guest

Homestay General Information:

  1. Homestay durations are limited to one night only and includes dinner and breakfast
  2. The cost is EC$200 / US$75 for one person, and EC$325 / US$ 125 for two people in a room, including tax.
  3. Guest transportation to and from the homes will be provided by Rosalie ForestEco Lodge
  4. Issues, concerns and suggestions should be expressed to Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge or the host family as they arise

Host Families Provide:

  1. Meals (Dinner and Breakfast) *
  2. Clean & private accommodations
  3. Clean towels & sheets
  4. Access to bathroom
  5. Conversation and guest inclusion (interaction is important!)

* Vegetarians or special needs can be catered to – the guest must inform us at the time of booking of any special dietary needs; failure to do so may result in these needs not being met, and will be entirely the responsibility of the guest, who will not be entitled to compensation or refund.

Other Information:

  1. If a guest(s) requests any services beyond what the Homestay programme provides (e.g. craft instruction, guided tours, etc.) then it is up to the host family and the guest to agree upon the terms of these services before they are rendered including, for example, payments and time periods. Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge cannot be held responsible for any outside arrangements made directly between the host and the guest, so families are expected to use their own discretion in such matters and guests are expected to make sure they are willing to pay for any additional services requested.
  2. If the host offers any service or anything else to the guest for which they expect payment, it must be explained beforehand that there is a fee. Failure to explain to the guest that there is a price, may result in non payment for that service, at the discretion of the guest. Rosalie Forest cannot be help responsible for any outside services arranged directly between the host and the guest.

* HOMESTAY GUESTS: Please remember that you are invited as guests into someone’s home and not in a hotel. The families involved in this program are volunteers who are excited to be welcoming you into their lives and homes. The host family will make every effort to meet your needs and ensure you have a happy stay in their home, but please understand that they are not trained hotel staff.



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