Pagua Bay House ~ Oceanfront Cabanas
PAGUA BAY HOUSE
Our story....... Rick & I were looking for a lifestyle change & had travelled throughout Central & South America, Bahamas & Caribbean and wanted to find a spot to build a home. We got married in St. Croix & during a drive with our taxi guy; Rick asked him, "If you could live anywhere in the Caribbean, where would you live?" The driver responded with Dominica; his daughter married a Dominican & it's the most beautiful country he has ever been too. That's what put Dominica on the map for us. (Dominica, meaning the Commonwealth of Dominica in the West Indies, situated between Guadalupe & Martinique....not Dominican Republic.) We took a scouting trip to Dominica in November of 2006 and agreed with our taxi drivers' observation & moved here 3 months later! Not only does it have amazing topography, it claims to have as many rivers & waterfalls as the number of days in the year! And the people here are amazing, friendly & helpful wherever you go. You just have to remember not to be alarmed when you see some one walking down the street with a machete/cutlass; it is not a weapon, it is what I call their 'Swiss army knife', they use it for everything! A shovel when working in their gardens, to landscaping maintenance, utensils, knife & fork included!
I always say my husband ‘tricked me’ into moving to the Caribbean; I thought I was signing up for rum punch, rivers & hiking…little did I know we would embark on such a significant project that would have us doing construction for the past 7 years! It has truly been a labor of loveJ
We started with our first restaurant; Pagua Bay Bar & Grill in 2009, in 2010 we opened our first four Cabana’s. We worked tirelessly in 2011 & 2012 to finish the next phase, including two Suites, on-site restaurant, pool, rock walls and landscaping. We officially opened with this phase of the hotel in 2013 and have reaped amazing results! With numerous awards, all of which wouldn’t have been possible without the support and feedback of our guests.
*Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor in 2011 & 2012 for Pagua Bay Bar & Grill *Travellers’ Choice from Tripadvisor in 2011, 2012 & 2013 for Pagua Bay House for: Trendiest – Best Service – Best Bargain *Travellers Choice’ from Tripadvisor 2014 for ‘Best Small Hotels in the Caribbean’ we were listed at #4 out of 25 *’Cheap & Chic Hotels’ in the Caribbean 2014’ from Fodor’s for rooms under $250 *’The Cool List: Caribbean Coolest Hotels’ in the Caribbean Journal#12 out of 25 *‘The Caribbean’s Best Hotels for Design’ in the Caribbean Journal #13 out of 21…this one is my favorite since my husband did all of the architecture & design.
We have treasured all of our guests and thank you for sharing your holiday and amazing pictures with us! We will continue to strive earning your praise & recognition. Tripadvisor has been an invaluable marketing tool...that's how some of you found us:) So thanks a million for taking the time to share your experiences for past & future guests to enjoy. We hope to see you again in the future!
Thanks for your friendship & support.
Alicia, Rick & the Pagua Staff
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Dave & Kathleen from Canada. They were referred to us by a mutual friend in St.Martin, that they grew up with...small world:)
Hubert & Cosi from Vienna shared their honeymoon with us over the holidays:) It seems like ages since they were here, I think they need to come back again to knock off a few more things on their bucket list!
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Don & Sheila from MD stayed with us in January...can't believe how time fly's! Last time we talked it was a high of 33F where they live:)
Emily & Tom lived in the same neighborhood as Rick's parents in Ohio, their cruise ship was making a stop in Dominica, so they decided to join us for the day....this was just over two years ago! My, how things have changed, not only at Pagua Bay, but they now have a new bundle of joy, his name is Mason.
Saturday, January 04, 2014
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
Mark & Pipski my peeps from Sussex, England:) This was their 2nd trip to Pagua Bay and we had a blast!
Mark & Corrine from Calgary.... Enjoying dinner at Fat'z Fish Fry:) Best fish & crawfish broth on the island!
The Watson Family Louis & Jamie, Jane Ashley, Emily & Lauren...fabulous family! We hope Louis & Jamie can come back for a getaway this summer:)
Lisa & Dorian are just a hop, skip and a jump away in beautiful Barbados. Lisa has a beautiful place that she also rents, in case your going check it out: Perfect 10! I would agree:)
Janice and Rob are having a little PTS right now....upon their return home to the Hampton's:) Rob was especially lucky because his lovely lady upgraded to a fabulous suite. They are already planning their return trip, we can't wait!
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Salisha is a brave woman traveling with 3 children...she looks fab. while making Motherhood look easy:)
What a great Crew and a fabulous night, new and old friends come together at Pagua Bay from all over the world; Switzerland, Germany, London, America....I'm missing one I know? (Lena, Ingo..help me out?)
|Helena, our fab. cook :)|
Fresh Mahi-mahi, grilled in banana leaves, with homemade
mango chutney, bread fruit salad and palau...delicious
|The crew at our little soiree:)|
|Monika, Leo, Ingo and Rick|
|Claudia and Jonas|
|Ingo and Lena|
On a night night this, there must always be a 'Charlies Angel's' photo....1, 2, 3, ACTION
Angel's are as follows: Laura, Alicia, Claudia, Monika and Lena
I think Lena thought I said 'Budda' pose, not 'Angel' pose...she appears to be praying:)